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Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19

Jul. 24, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus. Ramil, a 9-year-old male snow leopard, was tested for the virus after caretakers noticed that he had a cough and runny nose on Thursday. The animal's stool sample was tested...

San Diego audit faults real estate deals under Faulconer

Jul. 23, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Kevin Faulconer was San Diego's mayor, his administration failed to follow best practices and conduct due diligence when spending hundreds of millions of dollars on real estate purchases, a city audit found. The audit released Thursday,...

Washington man pleads guilty to wire fraud

Jul. 22, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver, Washington man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to wire fraud after embezzling more than $400,000 from his San Diego, California-based employer, according to federal prosecutors. Derick Jonathan Cameron, 37, worked as the...

Radio host Larry Elder wins fight to enter California recall

Jul. 22, 2021 01:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge on Wednesday cleared the way for conservative talk radio host Larry Elder to join the field of candidates for an upcoming recall election aimed at removing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Elder scored a swift court victory...

Radio host Larry Elder wins fight to enter California recall

Jul. 22, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge on Wednesday cleared the way for conservative talk radio host Larry Elder to join the field of candidates for an upcoming recall election aimed at removing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Elder scored a swift court victory...

Padres win 1st game, 2nd game of doubleheader suspended

Jul. 21, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The second game of a split doubleheader between the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves was suspended by rain in the middle of the fifth inning Wednesday night. The game will resume at a date yet to be determined. “It will be picked...

Hugs as California public school returns to class in person

Jul. 21, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — There was pumping music, dancing teachers and lots of hugs as one of the first public schools in California opened fully to in-person learning Wednesday, marking a major milestone in the fight to return to normalcy in the nation's most populated state, though the...

California synagogue shooting suspect pleads guilty

Jul. 20, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 22-year-old former nursing student pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and other charges in connection with a deadly shooting at a Southern California synagogue on the last day of Passover. John T. Earnest avoided the death penalty with his plea in San...

Tax returns show Caitlyn Jenner's income has fallen sharply

Jul. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner's earnings have fallen precipitously in the last several years from a high of $2.5 million in 2016 when she had her own reality TV show to $550,000, tax filings show. Jenner is among those running in California’s upcoming...

EXPLAINER: How California could recall its governor

Jul. 19, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will hold a recall election Sept. 14 that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. The date was set by Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, a Democrat and Newsom ally, after election officials certified that 1.7 million valid petition signatures...