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Sheriff's Department Will Review Rebecca Zahau Case

April 16
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Monday they will reevaluate the Rebecca Zahau case, following a civil verdict that found a man responsible for her death.

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Horses Evacuated During Wildfire Return To San Diego Stables

April 16
By Associated Press

Hundreds of thoroughbred horses evacuated during a wildfire late last year are heading back to their home at the San Luis Rey Training Center near San Diego, according to a report.

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Federal Prosecutors Targeting Fentanyl Dealers During Opioid Crisis

April 12
By Matt Hoffman

Recently, the U.S. Attorney's Office brought charges against three opioid dealers after they sold fentanyl to someone who had a fatal overdose.

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Faulconer Proposes $3.8 Billion Budget, Averting Major Cuts

April 12
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget for next fiscal year manages to close a deficit by carrying over unspent money from the current fiscal year, dipping into reserve accounts and trimming the budgets of several departments.

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Chula Vista's Police Officer Shortage Impacts How DUI Officer Does His Job

April 12
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Reports have found that Chula Vista's Police Department has been understaffed for decades. The department has the lowest officer-to-resident ratio in San Diego County.

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San Diego Drivers In Crashes While Using Phones Up 24% In A Decade

April 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego police are participating in a statewide enforcement campaign on Friday targeting distracted drivers.

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News Media Sue Over California's New Execution Rules

April 12
By Associated Press

The Los Angeles Times and other news media organizations sued over California's new execution rules Wednesday, saying they would bar journalists from fully reporting on the lethal injection procedure. The lawsuit is the latest challenge as the state seeks to resume executions for the first time since 2006.

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Judges Weigh Scope Of Trump Sanctuary Cities Order

April 12
By Associated Press

A federal appeals court on Wednesday scrutinized whether President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from so-called "sanctuary cities" threatened hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to two California counties or potentially less than a million dollars as the administration claims.

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San Diego Promises Safety Upgrades For Dangerous Intersections

April 11
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Councilman Chris Ward, members of Circulate San Diego and other transportation advocates gathered Wednesday at the San Diego City Hall Concourse to reaffirm their commitment to pedestrian safety, starting with safety upgrades at 15 intersections.

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Border Patrol Agent Arrested On Suspicion Of Drug, Illegal Firearm Possession

April 11
By City News Service

An off-duty Border Patrol agent was arrested in Oceanside when officers found him asleep in a pickup truck with heroin and an illegal rifle, police and Border Patrol officials said Wednesday.

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Sacramento Police Unveil Body Cam Policy After Protests

April 11
By Associated Press

Sacramento police have issued their first written policy on when officers can turn off body cameras after two officers muted their microphones following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in his grandparents' backyard, and promised Tuesday to release more video footage in a week.

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Rally Against Supervisor's Meeting To Discuss Lawsuit Against California's 'Sanctuary' Laws

April 10
By Matt Hoffman

Next week the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is looking at joining the Trump Administration's lawsuit against California's so-called sanctuary state laws. Tuesday supporters of SB-54 voiced opposition to the closed session meeting.

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San Diego's Flu Season Still Going Strong; Hepatitis A Outbreak Not Over

April 9
By Matt Hoffman

County health officials said San Diego's flu season is lasting longer than usual this year, and despite the hepatitis A public health emergency declared over, the outbreak is continuing.

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Gun Store Employee Says YouTube Shooter Did Not Stand Out

April 6
By Associated Press

An employee at a San Diego gun store where a woman bought the pistol used to shoot three people at YouTube headquarters said there was nothing remarkable about the transaction, a newspaper reports.

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Menendez Brothers Moved Into Same San Diego Prison Unit

April 6
By City News Service

Erik and Lyle Menendez, whose 1989 shotgun murders of their wealthy parents in Beverly Hills made them two of the nation's most notorious convicts, this week got their first chance in more than two decades at a reunion due to a housing-unit transfer at the Otay Mesa prison where they are incarcerated.

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