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Boost for GOP as San Diego’s Economy Roars

San Diego, which refers to itself as “America’s Finest City,” seems to have the hottest economy in the Western United States. After years of financial and political turmoil that almost resulted in the eighth-largest U.S. city filing for bankruptcy, the San Diego local economy is off to a roaring start in 2015.
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Death Star Launches at Legoland

Luke Skywalker maneuvers his X-Wing fighter through the combat zone around the infamous Death Star in a new 500,000-brick Legoland Star Wars exhibit unveiled this week at the California theme park.
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Killer Superbug Breaks Out at Cedars-Sinai; Could Hit 67 Patients

Four patients at Cedars-Sinai have contracted the “CRE super-bug.” One has died and 67 are at risk of exposure, according to a hospital spokesman. The latest outbreak follows the death of two patients, near-death of five, and exposure to 179 patients in a similar outbreak from October through early January at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center. In both occurrences the culprit seems to have been contaminated body scopes.
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Voters to Decide L.A.’s NFL Stadium

Representatives from the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders took the first step to erecting an NFL stadium in Carson, California on Wednesday, filing a ballot initiative with the city to shift zoning ordinances that would clear the way for a 70,000 seat stadium in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Archbishop Stands Firm Against Faculty Wanting Change

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, a staunch traditional Catholic, is under attack from faculty and staff at the four San Francisco archdiocese high schools, as eighty percent of faculty and staff have signed a petition rejecting the additions Cordileone has made to the school’s handbooks for the 2015-2016 school year.
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L.A. Election Turnout Fell Below 10%

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times bemoaned the low turnout in Tuesday’s election, but noted that despite the paucity of voters, voters approved L.A. charter amendments that intend to align future municipal campaigns with state and federal elections.
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CA Man Indicted for Attempting to Join ISIS

21-year-old Adam Dandach of Orange County has been indicted on several charges after allegedly attempting to travel to Syria in 2014 with the stated intention of joining the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS, also known as ISIL or Daesh).
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Cameraman Filming Skid Row Attacked

Following on the heels of last Sunday’s fatal shooting of a Skid Row man, on Wednesday, KTTV sent a crew to document what it was like to live there, only to have someone attack the cameraman while he was filming, according to Deadline.
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Stock Market Peak: Worst-Case Scenario for CalPERS and CalSTRS

Investors celebrated the NASDAQ stock market topping the 5,000 level this week for the first time since March 2000. But there were no celebrations in Sacramento for the anniversary of the last time that California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) were over 100 percent funded.
Cedars-Sinai Hospital (Reuters)

Superbug Found at L.A.’s Elite Cedars-Sinai Hospital

Less than two weeks after the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center revealed that 179 patients might have been exposed to the "superbug"--the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)--Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills admitted on Wednesday that four patients also contracted the same superbug, and 64 others may have been infected since last August, according to Reuters.

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