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USS San Diego Commander Removed from Duty

Today’s headlines from around the county.

The commander of the still-to-be-commissioned USS San Diego has been removed from his duties pending an investigation into allegations of personal misconduct. Navy officials say Commander Jon Haydel has been re-assigned to the Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet headquarters. The nature of the allegations against him has not been released. The amphibious transport dock left its shipyard in Mississippi Tuesday. It’s sailing through the Panama Canal on its way to San Diego where it will be commissioned.

Beach bonfire rings

Bonfires at San Diego beaches will continue this summer with funding from the city of San Diego. According to Mayor Jerry Sanders’ Office this is the first time in more than three years that the city will be able to fund maintenance of its beach fire rings without private donations. Upkeep of the rings is about $120,000 a year. A little more than half of that sum was donated for the current fiscal year by the San Diego Foundation, The San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the La Jolla Community Foundation.

Weather watch

It will be partly cloudy throughout the county today with light winds. Highs today will be 60 to 65 degrees along the coast, 62 to 67 in the valleys, 55 to 65 in the mountains and 77 to 82 in the deserts.

-City News Service

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