Benefits for Foster Youths Protected in San Diego County Legislation

San Diego County in California has taken a significant step in supporting former foster youths by endorsing new state legislation that aims to ensure foster children receive survivor benefits when they come of age. This legislation, Assembly Bill 2906, would mandate that all counties in California hold Social Security benefits owed to foster children in accounts for them until they turn 18, rather than using the money to pay for their care. Between 40,000 and …

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Drone Captures Devastating Aftermath of Great Flood in San Diego: Exclusive Footage from NBC 7’s Aerial Tour

SAN DIEGO, California – After Monday’s historic storm in San Diego, the aftermath was captured by local journalists and shared on social media, providing shocking images and videos. However, on Thursday, NBC 7’s Drone Ranger captured new footage, offering a bird’s eye view of the damage caused by the storm. Recorded by NBC 7 Chief Photographer Scott Baird, the drone tour showcases the neighborhoods of Southcrest and Shelltown, which were among the hardest hit by …

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Benefits Boost: San Diego County Backs Legislation for Foster Youth Survivors

San Diego, California – Former foster youths and advocates are optimistic after San Diego County officials voiced support for new state legislation that would ensure foster children receive survivor benefits when their parents pass away, rather than allowing counties to claim those benefits. According to the University of San Diego’s Children’s Advocacy Institute, between 40,000 and 80,000 youths in foster care are eligible for or receiving Social Security disability, survivor, or other benefits, which can …

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Flash Flood Devastates San Diego Neighborhood, Leaving Hundreds Homeless

SAN DIEGO, California – As a forecasted storm threatened to bring heavy rain to San Diego, no one anticipated the catastrophic flooding that would hit the city. Within hours, hundreds of families found themselves homeless, their homes engulfed by floodwaters that rose swiftly due to a meteorological phenomenon known as “training.” The deluge dumped three to four times the amount of rain that had been predicted, leaving residents in shock and scrambling for safety. The …

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“Flooded” San Diego Communities Reel from Unprecedented Storm Devastation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A historic storm in San Diego left the neighborhoods of Southcrest facing devastating flooding and destruction. After experiencing about three inches of rain within a six-hour period, residents were left grappling with flooded homes, displaced vehicles, and a significant amount of debris washed into the streets. The unprecedented flooding occurred in several communities, including Southcrest, Encanto, Mountain View, and Lincoln Park, due to the heavy rainfall, which exceeded the area’s typical …

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San Diego Transit System Disrupted After Rainstorm Damage

SAN DIEGO, California – Following the heavy rainfall on Monday, San Diego transportation officials urged commuters and travelers to plan ahead when using public transportation due to significant damage. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System announced that all three trolley lines will be operating at reduced frequencies on Tuesday, with the Orange Line experiencing the most damage. This line is currently out of service between 12th & Imperial Transit Center and Courthouse Station, as well …

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Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash with Police at UC San Diego Campus

La Jolla, California – Demonstrators gathered in front of the student union at UC San Diego, blocking a Sheriff’s Department bus to prevent the arrest of dozens of people who had been part of a pro-Palestinian protest encampment. Tensions rose as police faced off with protesters following the early-morning raid on the tent city that students had set up in opposition to Israel’s actions in Gaza. According to reports, the police operation involved over 200 …

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Nonprofit Acquires San Francisco Art Institute, Including Diego Rivera Mural

San Francisco, California – The historic San Francisco Art Institute, known for its iconic Diego Rivera mural, has been successfully acquired by a nonprofit organization. The move comes after a period of financial uncertainty for the beloved institution, which has faced challenges in recent years. The nonprofit, backed by Laurene Powell Jobs, a prominent figure in the philanthropic world, aims to preserve the legacy and cultural significance of the San Francisco Art Institute. The purchase …

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San Diego Braces for Heavier Rainfall and Potential Flash Flooding

San Diego, California – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Prediction Center has issued a warning for possible flash flooding in San Diego County due to heavier rainfall moving into the area. The forecast indicates the potential for 0.25 to 0.75 inches of rainfall per hour, with total accumulations reaching 1 to 2 inches. In addition to San Diego County, a flash flood warning is in effect for Riverside County, southeastern Orange County, and …

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Wind Advisory: San Diego Undergoing Preparedness in Anticipation of Storm Disaster

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Less than two weeks after a historically severe winter storm led to disastrous local flooding and government state-of-emergency declarations, another significant series of rainy, blustery days is bearing down on the San Diego area starting Wednesday. A few showers could move in overnight on Wednesday, beginning near 10 p.m., then the rain will move in throughout the morning commute Thursday. Rainfall will get heavier through the morning and into the early …

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