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San Diego Approves First Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

Oct. 15
Midday Edition
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Under new zoning regulations, up to four medical marijuana collectives can exist in eight of nine City Council districts.

Are You Ready For An Earthquake — Or The Long Overdue Big One?

Oct. 15
By Susan Murphy
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San Diego County is surrounded by active faults capable of unleashing large quakes up to a magnitude 7 or higher.

Pollution Alert For La Jolla Beaches After Sewage Spill

Oct. 15
By City News Service
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Signs warning of contamination hazards will stand at the Children's Pool and along 1,000 feet of shoreline on both sides until follow-up testing shows the bacteria count is safe for recreational uses.

Second Leader Of 'Los Palillos' Gang Gets Consecutive Life Sentences

Oct. 15
City News Service
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The "Los Palillos" gang was involved in multiple murders between 2004 and 2007, including two victims whose bodies were dissolved in acid.

San Diego Judicial Candidate Omits Law Enforcement Ties On Jury Questionnaire

Oct. 15
By Amita Sharma
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Ken Gosselin, a candidate for San Diego Superior Court judge, has been endorsed by police groups, but when called for jury duty said he had no positive or negative experience with law enforcement.

Carlsbad Golf Resort Sued For Poinsettia Fire Damage

Oct. 15
By KPBS
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The lawsuit alleges that Omni La Costa Resort & Spa should be held responsible because it is believed the fire started on the resort's property in May.

Murder Complaint Filed Against US Marine In Transgender Filipino Killing (Video)

Oct. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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Police in the Philippines have filed a murder complaint against U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton in connection with the killing of Jennifer (Jeffrey) Laude, a 26-year-old transgender Filipino. Pemberton is in custody in the San Diego-based USS Peleliu's brig.

SDSU Professor Selecting 'Tweeters' To Spread Emergency Messages

Oct. 14
Midday Edition
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Ming-Hsiang Tsou, an SDSU geography professor, is compiling a list of 1,000 influential Twitter accounts based in San Diego, so emergency messages about evacuations, road closures and the like can be spread faster or targeted more closely to certain locations.

San Diego Cops Risk Being Fired For Not Pressing Record On Body Cameras

Oct. 14
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and local community leaders talked about the new police policy for body cameras at a community forum.

'Los Palillos' Boss Gets Nine Life Terms For Killings, Kidnappings In San Diego

Oct. 14
Kelly Wheeler / City News Service
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Los Palillos splintered off from Tijuana's Arellano Felix drug cartel in 2002. It set up operations in San Diego, murdering nine people.

US Marine Held In Killing Of Transgender Filipino ID'ed (Video)

Oct. 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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The media in the Philippines has identified Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton as the prime suspect in the killing of a transgender Filipino named Jennifer Laude. Pemberton is being detained in the San Diego-based USS Peleliu brig.

US Marine Held In USS Peleliu Brig Allegedly Tied To Death Of Transgender Filipino

Oct. 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego-based USS Peleliu is acting as a brig for an American Marine being held in the Phillipines, following the killing of a transgender Filipino.

California Reactivates 22 Firefighting Airplanes

Oct. 10
Associated Press
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The fleet of air tankers were cleared to return to the skies after investigators found no evidence that faulty equipment was behind a fatal plane crash this week near Yosemite.

Lockdown Lifted At Navy Broadway Complex; Report Of Armed Man Unfounded

Oct. 10
By KPBS , City News Service

The Navy Broadway Complex in downtown San Diego was temporarily placed on lockdown Friday afternoon following a report of an armed man at the facility.

San Diego Pays $50K To Woman Who Says Cop Molested Her As Teen

Oct. 10
Associated Press
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U-T San Diego reported Thursday that the woman is the 14th victim of former San Diego police Officer Anthony Arevalos, who is in prison for sexually assaulting women while on duty.