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Coast Guard vessel hits pleasure boat, killing boy

An 8-year-old boy was killed and five others injured when a Coast Guard vessel struck a pleasure boat during the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.

District settles litigation over free speech violations

After the threat of a court order forced Fallbrook High School to allow publication of a previously censored article and editorial in the student newspaper, the Fallbrook Union High School District voted to settle a lawsuit filed to enforce the free speech rights of student journalists and the faculty advisor of a nationally award-winning newspaper.

$15 million available for first-time homebuyers

Local first-time homebuyers may be able to take advantage of state funds awarded to the County of San Diego Department of Housing and Community Development, through the Mortgage Credite Certificate program.

D.C. Mayor signs Marriage Equality Bill into law

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s today signed the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009, granting marriage equality to same-sex couples in the nation’s capital.

County jobless rate drops slightly

The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped slightly last month to 10.3 percent, down from a revised 10.7 percent in October, a state agency reported today.

$1.25 Million to benefit two Balboa Park Gardens

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders yesterday announced a major gift from the estate of Thomas and Lilyan Frank that will fund the continued upkeep of two of Balboa Park’s famed gardens.