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Viejas Band Of Kumeyaay Indians Donates $50K To Police Officers Fund

Viejas Band Of Kumeyaay Indians Donates $50K To Police Officers Fund

Aug. 29
By City News Service

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians made the contribution to the San Diego Police Officers Association's widows and orphans fund, which supports families of law enforcement personnel who lose their lives in service to the community.

News In Numbers: Half Of San Diego County Extremely Vulnerable To W...

News In Numbers: Half Of San Diego County Extremely Vulnerable To Wildfire

Aug. 29
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

More than half the land in San Diego County is at high or very high potential for difficult-to-control wildfire, according to data gleaned from maps prepared by the U.S. Forest Service.

Roundtable: Officer-Involved Shooting; Chargers; More Money, Less T...

Roundtable: Officer-Involved Shooting; Chargers; More Money, Less Traffic?

Aug. 26
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

An officer's deposition reveals a surprising outcome in the 2015 shooting of Fridoon Nehad. The Chargers defend their stadium plan. And does more funding mean less traffic?

Anti-Terrorism Training Attended By San Diego Sheriff's Deputies Dr...

Anti-Terrorism Training Attended By San Diego Sheriff's Deputies Draws Criticism

Aug. 25
By Andrew Bowen

Deputies this week went to a symposium intended to prepare law enforcement for Islamic-inspired terrorist attacks. But critics say the event's main speaker promotes Islamophobia.

Sewage Spill Closes Portions Of Coronado's Glorietta Bay

Aug. 24
By City News Service

Around 3,575 gallons of sewage ultimately ended up in Glorietta Bay in Coronado. Portions of Glorietta Bay within 500 feet of the Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill and 1,000 feet of the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch were subsequently closed to water contact.

Police ID Suspect In Violent University City Sex Assault

Police ID Suspect In Violent University City Sex Assault

Aug. 24
By City News Service

Jeremiah Ira Williams is suspected of committing a pair of sex assaults in University City and Grantville, each of which left a woman hospitalized with traumatic injuries.

San Diego Police Officer Wounded In Shooting Released From Hospital

San Diego Police Officer Wounded In Shooting Released From Hospital

Aug. 23
By City News Service, Brooke Ruth

Officer Wade Irwin, 32, was released Saturday and is now at home recovering. His partner was killed in the July 28 shooting.

Gas Leak Displaces Ocean Beach Residents

Gas Leak Displaces Ocean Beach Residents

Aug. 23
By City News Service

About 100 Ocean Beach forced to evacuate by a gas leak in their neighborhood were allowed to return home, but some 100 other residents remained displaced Tuesday morning.

Authorities Ask Public To Be On Lookout For Otay Mesa Prison Escapee

Authorities Ask Public To Be On Lookout For Otay Mesa Prison Escapee

Aug. 22
By City News Service

Corrections officers discovered Demetrius B. Robertson was missing from Facility Eight, a lockup facility next to George Bailey Detention Facility on Alta Road, during a head count Sunday evening.

When Jail Becomes A Death Sentence

When Jail Becomes A Death Sentence

Aug. 22
Lisa Pickoff-White, Julie Small / KQED Public Media

Statewide in 2015, one in four inmates who died in county jails committed suicide. In San Diego County, half of deaths were from inmates taking their own lives.

Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

Aug. 19
By KPBS News, City News Service

A small brush fire crept toward an apartment complex in University City today, but no structures were burned and no injuries were reported, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

More Californians Are Refusing To Evacuate Despite Fire Danger

More Californians Are Refusing To Evacuate Despite Fire Danger

Aug. 19
By Associated Press

Even though the state considers it a criminal offense to ignore mandatory evacuation orders, leaving or staying when fire approaches is often a personal decision. And many homeowners are staying put.

At Least 96 Homes Destroyed In Blue Cut Wildfire

At Least 96 Homes Destroyed In Blue Cut Wildfire

Aug. 19
By Associated Press

A preliminary assessment found 96 single-family homes have been destroyed in Southern California's huge wildfire, a spokesman said Friday.

San Diego's 911 Wait Times Improving, But Still Falling Short

San Diego's 911 Wait Times Improving, But Still Falling Short

Aug. 18
By Andrew Bowen

Mayor Kevin Faulconer has announced a marked improvement in 911 wait times over the last four months. But the city is still failing to meet national standards.

Wildfire Warning For San Diego County Mountains Extended Through Fr...

Wildfire Warning For San Diego County Mountains Extended Through Friday

Aug. 18
By City News Service

A protracted hot spell combined with gusty winds and low humidity levels prompted the National Weather Service today to extend a "red flag'' wildfire warning for local mountain and desert locales by 24 hours, to 9 p.m. Friday.

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