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1 Person Killed In Lemon Grove House Fire

Jan. 22
By City News Service
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An investigation was underway Friday into the cause of an overnight house fire in Lemon Grove, where one person was killed and another injured, authorities said.

San Diego Lifeguards Approve New Contract

Jan. 22
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego lifeguards have a new contract after members voted to approve the proposal.

Sinkhole Closes Lanes On Eastbound I-8 In College Area

Jan. 21
By KPBS News, City News Service
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The sinkhole is on the right shoulder of Interstate 8 and has led to the closure of two lanes from Waring Road to College Avenue.

FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office To Attend Briefings On San Diego County Police Shootings

Jan. 21
Midday Edition
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In response to the fatal police shooting of a homeless mentally ill man in the Midway District last April, federal authorities have agreed to attend initial briefings on future officer-involved shootings in San Diego County.

Navy Petty Officer Sentenced To 27 Months For Role In Bribery Scandal

Jan. 21
By City News Service

Daniel Layug was based in Japan when he took cash and consumer electronics from a foreign defense contractor in exchange for classified Navy information.

San Diego, Baja High Schoolers Working To Solve Global Problems

Jan. 20
By Matthew Bowler
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A group of San Diego and Baja California high schoolers gathered at the University of San Diego to address some of the world's toughest problems.

San Diego Lifeguards Push For Better Health Care Benefits

Jan. 20
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego lifeguards are voting on a new proposed contract Wednesday, but the deal's health care coverage falls short of what lifeguards are seeking.

Tijuana Police Chief Explains Plummeting Overall Crime

Jan. 19
By Jean Guerrero
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While homicides rose in Tijuana last year, the overall crime rate dropped 9 percent. Tijuana's police chief detailed his high-tech strategy to KPBS.

Woman Shot By El Cajon Police Identified

Jan. 19
By City News Service
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Authorities have publicly identified a 25-year-old passenger in a stolen car who was shot and killed by El Cajon police as the driver allegedly accelerated toward officers in an apparent attempt to escape.

San Diego Rally Shows Support For Muslim Women

Jan. 18
By Andrew Bowen
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About 400 people attended a rally Monday showing solidarity with Muslim women, many of whom said they've seen an upsurge in prejudice in recent months.

Small Earthquake Shakes San Marcos Area

Jan. 18
By City News Service
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The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake struck at 12:19 p.m.

Program Trains Community College Employees To Help Police Stop Active Shooters

Jan. 18
By Matthew Bowler
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A new program at the San Diego Community College District trains officers and college employees to fight back against campus shooters.

Fatal Shooting By Cop Leads To Unusual Move By San Diego DA

Jan. 18
By Chris Young / inewsource
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Some legal experts said the unusual decision to consult an outside expert, rather than keeping the determination completely in-house, appears to be a politically calculated move.

National Guard Members Admit To Illegally Selling Guns

Jan. 14
By City News Service
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The two worked at the Army National Guard armory in El Cajon, and each pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to selling the military-style assault rifles that they believed were going to Mexico.

Ex-NFL Running Back Found Dead In Prison Cell

Jan. 13
By City News Service
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Lawrence Phillips, the 40-year-old former Baldwin Park High School standout, was convicted in San Diego and Los Angeles counties for attacks on girlfriends and running down several people with a car.