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San Diego County Plan Will Lead to Fewer Animals Euthanized

July 1
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The San Diego Welfare Coalition announced a new policy Wednesday that would lead to fewer dogs and cats being euthanized at shelters. Midday Edition reviews the policy and concerns that it may lead to overcrowding.

California Cuts Water Use By 29 Percent

July 1
By Associated Press
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The data released Wednesday by the State Water Resources Control Board comes as communities are ordered to save water in case the four year dry spell persists.

San Diego Tightens Water Restrictions To Meet State Conservation Goal

July 1
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The drought in California prompted San Diego leaders to step up conservations efforts this week, ordering residents and businesses to cut back on outdoor watering.

Contract For San Diego Police Officers Goes Into Effect

July 1
By City News Service
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The deal, which includes 3.3 percent pay raises in each of the final two years, is designed to reduce the number of officers leaving for better compensation at other law enforcement agencies.

Authorities Say Fallbrook Murder Suspect Owed Victim Money

July 1
By Associated Press
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San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators learned that victim Joseph McStay lent defendant Charles "Chase" Merritt money to cover a gambling debt before McStay and his family disappeared in February 2010.

California Residents Urged To Conserve Electricity

July 1
By Erik Anderson, City News Service
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With a heat wave gripping parts of Southern California and power demand on the rise, the manager of the state's energy grid has issued a "flex alert," urging residents to conserve electricity between 2 and 9 p.m. to reduce strain on the system.

Ex-State Senator Pleads Guilty To Racketeering In California

July 1
By Associated Press
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Leland Yee could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in October after entering the plea to conspiracy to conduct and participate in affairs of an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering.

Lung Association Combating Many Causes Of Lung Disease In California

July 1
By Steve Walsh
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The American Lung Association of California is announcing its Clean Air Challenge to increase awareness of the number of causes of lung disease, beyond the hazards of smoking, and raise money for research.

Rebates Available For San Diego Residents Who Remove Lawns

July 1
By City News Service
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The city of San Diego's turf replacement rebate program will resume Wednesday with the beginning of the new fiscal year, with $1.2 million available for residents who remove their lawn and install native or drought-tolerant landscaping.

It's Not Clear If California's New Animal Welfare Law Is Creating Better Conditions

July 1
Lesley McClurg / Capital Public Radio
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In 2008, Californians passed a law by a two thirds majority to create more humane conditions for egg laying hens. Farmers have had the last seven years to comply.