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San Diego City Attorney Candidates On The Issues

May 26
By Andrew Bowen

The race for San Diego city attorney is among the most crowded for the June 7 election. KPBS asked all five candidates the same questions to find out where they stand on key issues.

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Crews Battle Fire In 4S Ranch

May 26
By KPBS News, City News Service

A brush fire in a creek bed near Black Mountain Open Space Park prompted evacuations of nearby homes Thursday afternoon while ground and airborne crews worked to douse the flames.

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Fire Breaks Out In Chula Vista Riverbed

May 26
By City News Service

The blaze blackened an area of unknown size in the vicinity of Fourth Avenue and Beyer Way.

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San Diego Police Brace For Friday's Trump Rally

May 25
By Midday Edition

Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said the department plans to have a "significant presence" of uniformed and plainclothes officers at the San Diego Convention Center, where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally.

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San Diego City Council Passes Comprehensive Ban On Spice

May 23
By City News Service

The law prohibits the manufacture, sale, distribution and possession of federal Schedule I drugs, "novel synthetic drugs" and "novel psychoactive drugs," categories that include spice.

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5 San Diego-Area Schools Receive Threats

May 23
By City News Service

Nothing dangerous or suspicious was found at any of the campuses as of early Monday afternoon. The lockdowns and other emergency measures were mostly lifted within an hour.

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San Diego City Council To Consider Ban On Synthetic Drug 'Spice'

May 20
By City News Service

A rash of hundreds of medical distress cases attributed to "spice'' in San Diego has prompted a proposed ban on the synthetic drug that will be considered by the City Council on Monday.

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Two Gang Members Involved In Libby Lake Shooting Sentenced

May 20
By City News Service

The defendants were among four people charged in the March 13, 2013, shooting that killed 13-year-old Melanie Virgen and her 15-year-old friend, Edgar Sanchez at Libby Lake Park in Oceanside.

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7-Year-Old Bit By Rattlesnake Near Escondido

May 20
By City News Service

The child was airlifted to Rady Children's Hospital for treatment. An update on the child's condition was not available.

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Study: Human Activity To Blame For 90% Of Wildfires In California

May 19
By Midday Edition

Researchers at the George Washington University found human activity — everything from cigarette litter to toppled power poles — is as much to blame for how often and where wildfires occur.

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California Senate Approves Sweeping Gun-Control Measures

May 19
By Associated Press

The 11 measures approved Thursday would significantly tighten California's gun laws, which are already among the strictest in the nation.

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Growing Number Of Teenage Runaways Rely On Online Help

May 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Instead of calling a hotline, more teens are contacting the National Runaway Safeline through email, chat and other online tools.

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San Diego Firefighters Prepare For Potential Busy Season

May 18
By Maya Trabulsi

Spring rains in San Diego may have brought lush vegetation, but that could spell trouble in the upcoming fire season.

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911 Wait Times Scrutinized As San Diego Police Give 5-Year Plan Update

May 18
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego's shortage of 911 dispatchers is a continuing issue of concern at the City Council, and the issue has become part of the mayoral race.

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2 Smoke Shops In San Diego County Fined For Selling Spice

May 18
By City News Service

The operators of Smoke Zone in Pacific Beach and Outer Limits in Oceanside have accepted a permanent injunction prohibiting the sale of the illicit drug and agreed to pay civil penalties of $24,600 and $33,750, respectively.

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