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New Children's Center Keeps Homeless Toddlers Off San Diego's Streets

Sept. 18
By Susan Murphy
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A new children’s center for homeless toddlers in downtown San Diego means the little ones no longer have to endure tough, long days on the streets.

San Diego Sen. Hueso Offered Plea Deal In DUI Case

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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The Sacramento Bee reported that prosecutors offered to reduce Sen. Ben Hueso's drunken driving charge to a lower-level misdemeanor of wet reckless. He was arrested by CHP officers after driving the wrong way on a downtown Sacramento street.

Man Arrested In Fast-Growing Wildfire In Northern California

Sept. 18
By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA / Associated Press
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A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes.

San Diego Cops Want Better Pay To Stay

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told City Council members the department hired 160 officers in the last fiscal year, but lost 162 to retirement or other law enforcement agencies. Officer retention has become a key issue for city leaders.

UC Task Force Issues Guidelines To Fight Campus Sexual Assaults

Sept. 17
By KPBS News
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Task force releases seven key recommendations that form the foundation of a systemwide model to address sexual violence throughout the University of California system.

2 Fires In City Heights Believed To Be Arson

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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Three small fires broke out early Thursday in the City Heights neighborhood, and at least two are thought to be the result of arson.

Border Patrol To Test Body Cameras Amid Criticism Over Use Of Force

Sept. 18
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press
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The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body cameras this year at its training academy as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.

Man Accused In Christmas Eve Triple Murder To Undergo Mental Tests

Sept. 17
By City News Service
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A San Diego judge ordered a mental competency examination for Carlo Gallopa Mercado, who is accused of killing two brothers and the fiancée of one of the men.

Wildfire Warning System Gauges Severity Of Santa Ana Windstorms

Sept. 17
By City News Service
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The new system gauges the potentiality and probable intensity of wildfire events by examining offshore wind flows and other factors, relying on three decades of Southern California weather data to pattern forecasts.

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.

California Dealing With Unprecedented Fire Season

Sept. 16
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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Dry, hot weather is leading to an unprecedented fire season throughout California.

Several Domestic Violence Bills Awaiting Governor Brown's Signature

Sept. 15
Capital Public Radio
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More than 20 domestic violence-related bills are on Governor Jerry Brown's desk. But several important measures have already gone into effect.

It's The Law: Vehicles Have To Give Bicyclists 3 Feet Of Space

Sept. 15
By Jill Replogle
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More than 100 cyclists are killed each year in collisions with motor vehicles in California. A new law that takes effect Tuesday is designed to make the roads safer for those who pedal.

FBI Chief: U.S. Safer After 9/11 But Al-Qaida Offshoots Pose Threats (Video)

Sept. 12
By Amita Sharma
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FBI Director James Comey, speaking in San Diego, said counter terrorism remains a top priority for the agency with terrorists from ISIS and al-Shabab posing significant threats.

San Diego Police Clear Suspect In North Park Attacks Of One Charge

Sept. 12
By City News Service

A 23-year-old man suspected of carrying out a spree of sex assaults in North Park over the last three months has been cleared in one of the crimes by police.

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