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San Diego County Hit By Winds, Rain, Lightning

Sept. 16
By City News Service
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A stubborn monsoonal heat wave kept the San Diego area roasting added to the misery by generating lightning, heavy rain, hail and stiff winds that sent trees and power lines crashing down onto roads and buildings.

Agreement Puts College Within Reach For Foster Youth At Cal State San Marcos

Sept. 16
By Matthew Bowler
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Cal State San Marcos and San Diego County expand a partnership to help former foster youth go to college.

'3 Feet Please' Law For Passing Bicyclists Rolls Out Across California

Sept. 16
By Dwane Brown
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California's new bike-passing law took effect Tuesday.

Council Approves Ordinance Regulating E-Cigarettes in San Diego

Sept. 16
By City News Service
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The ordinance will require store owners who sell e-cigarettes to obtain a police permit, and prohibit sales of the devices, vaping juice and other paraphernalia through vending machines. It will also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in the same types of places where people aren't allowed to smoke cigarettes.

San Diego City Council OKs $250K For Ex-SDPD Officer's Defense

Sept. 16
By City News Service
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The City Council authorized setting aside up to $250,000 to retain outside counsel to defend former San Diego police Officer Christopher Hays, who is accused of detaining and groping women while on duty.

Opponents Of Wage Hike Say Enough Signatures Gathered To Force Vote

Sept. 16
By Claire Trageser
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A group of businesses opposed to San Diego's minimum wage hike said Tuesday they have enough signatures to force the increase to a vote of the people.

San Diego Veterans Can Speak Up About VA Healthcare At Town Hall Meeting Thursday

Sept. 16
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The VA San Diego wants to hear from veterans about their experience with VA health care. Issues over waiting times, access to care and more will be aired at a series of town hall meetings around the county. These town hall events come on the heels of the new VA secretary's visit to San Diego to rehabilitate the group's battered reputation.

Zero Tolerance Policies' Impact On School-To-Prison Pipeline

Sept. 16
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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KPBS Midday Edition takes a look at how "zero-tolerance" policies in schools might be contributing to the crowding of juvenile detention facilities.

Sending Holiday Gifts To Your Sailor? Here Are The Navy's Mail Deadlines

Sept. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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Planning to send a Christmas gift or holiday card to someone you love aboard a Navy ship? The Navy has announced its mail-by dates to ensure presents and letters get to your sailor before Dec. 25.

Strong Rip Currents, Elevated Surf Expected At San Diego County Coast

Sept. 16
By City News Service
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Strong rip currents and above average surf are expected through Thursday. The conditions are being caused by a swell resulting from a storm in the southern hemisphere.

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