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Multiple brush fires near Barona Casino. Largest fire is 10-20 acres according to Cal Fire. Structure threatened.

Stories for September 14, 2011

Feds Sued Over Deadly Mojave Desert Off-Road Race

Sept. 14
Associated Press

Spectators who were injured and the family of a man who was killed when a truck plowed into a crowd at a Mojave Desert off-road race sued Wednesday for wrongful death and negligence.

SAT Scores Down, Participation Up

Sept. 14
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

More California students are taking the SAT, but scores are down.

City Council Hears Proposed Ordinance Regarding Foreclosed Homes

Sept. 14
City News Service

Two San Diego community groups proposed a city ordinance today that would provide for fining the owners of unoccupied foreclosed properties that fall into disrepair.

San Diego Housing Market Continues To Struggle

Sept. 14
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego home prices slipped again last month, but sales are up from a year ago.

ICE Audit Leads To Firing Of 55 Undocumented Workers

Sept. 14
By Jill Replogle
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The company is in charge of waste disposal and recycling for the City of Escondido. The workers were fired after immigration authorities found they lacked the proper paperwork.

Governor Awards Medals Of Honor To San Diego Sheriff's Deputies

Sept. 14
City News Service

Two San Diego County sheriff's deputies were among 13 public safety personnel awarded state Medals of Valor today by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Brown Says He'll Veto Lots of Bills

Sept. 14
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California Governor Jerry Brown is sending a stern warning to state lawmakers: Get ready for lots of vetoes in the next few weeks.

USD Receives Grant To Increase Number Of Women Science Professors

Sept. 14
City News Service

The University of San Diego announced today it was awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of women science and technology professors, especially minorities.

New District Lines Divide San Diego Council

Sept. 14
By Katie Orr
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San Diego has a new, ninth council district, but when it will actually go into effect is still up for debate.

San Diego County Gains New Source Of Electricity

Sept. 14
By Ed Joyce

A new hydroelectric project is now generating another source of electricity for residents of San Diego County.

Sempra Energy Announces Next President

Sept. 14
City News Service

San Diego-based Sempra Energy today announced a successor to its retiring president, Neal Schmale.

Gulf War Vets Have Abnormal Brain Blood Flow, Study Says

Sept. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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Veterans who fought in the Persian Gulf War and suffer from Gulf War illness have abnormal blood flow in their brains, according to to a new study. And it looks like the brain damage caused by Gulf War illness gets worse over time.

Several Injured In Structure Collapse At Border

Sept. 14
By Jose Luis Jiménez
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A wooden platform or roof has collapsed onto one or more vehicles in an area under construction at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Moms In Calif. Prisons May Be Eligible For Early Release

Sept. 14
Midday Edition
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We'll hear about a prison reduction program that, according to the California Department of Corrections, is more than reducing the number of inmates, it's about breaking the cycle of crime within families.

Sewage Spill Raises Questions About Pump Stations

Sept. 14
Midday Edition
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Most of San Diego is back to normal after last week's blackout, except our coastline. We'll get an update on a major sewage spill from San Diego Coastkeeper.

Stocking Needy Kitchens With Low Hanging Fruit

Sept. 14
Adrian Florido, Voice of San Diego
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On a bicycle tour through uptown neighborhoods last year, Philip Dunn kept noticing wasted citrus — oranges and lemons that had fallen off trees in people's yards only to rot.

4.1 Quake Near San Jacinto Fault Shakes San Diego County

Sept. 14
By Susan Murphy
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A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck near the San Jacinto fault on Wednesday morning and was felt in northern San Diego County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Returning La Niña To Bring Dry Winter To San Diego

Sept. 14
By Susan Murphy
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The La Niña weather pattern that delivered record rain to San Diego last year is re-emerging in the Pacific Ocean, but this time, the condition is more likely to keep our region dry.

San Diego Unified To Get Community Input On Closing Schools

Sept. 14
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego city schools had to make deep cuts including laying off hundreds of teachers to make ends meet for the school year that has just started. The district is already considering closing about 10 schools to reduce costs next year.

Calif. Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Falls Below 50 Percent

Sept. 14
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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A new poll shows that for the first time since he took office, President Obama’s approval rating has fallen below 50% in California.

GOP Opposes Obama Call To Pay For Jobs With Taxes

Sept. 14
David Welna, NPR
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The GOP and some Democrats are split over how to pay for the president's $447 billion jobs plan.

SD Somali Youth Leader Heads To Somalia To Aid Famine Victims

Sept. 14
By Amita Sharma
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As the famine in Somalia spreads, a San Diego Somali man leaves for his homeland today to hand deliver aid.

Violence, Increased Security Change Smuggling Along Border

Sept. 14
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Rising violence and increased border security have drastically changed the illegal business, and changed the role of those who look to help migrants on both sides of the border.