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Video Showing Force Used By Vista Sheriff's Deputies Prompts Investigation

May 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The San Diego County Sheriff's department said it is launching an internal review after a video posted to Facebook appears to show sheriff's deputies hitting one restrained suspect repeatedly in the head and slamming a second handcuffed suspect’s head into a fence.

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California Judge Affirms Ruling For Coffee Cancer Warnings

May 8
By Associated Press

A court ruling that gave coffee drinkers a jolt earlier this year was finalized Monday when a Los Angeles judge said coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings.

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Earthquakes In Riverside County Jolt San Diegans, Felt As Far South As Tijuana

May 8
By City News Service

At least two earthquakes — one of them capable of causing moderate damage — rocked an area of Riverside County early this morning and sent the ground shaking for people throughout San Diego County and at least as far south as Tijuana, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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Chula Vista's Measure A Asks For A Sales Tax Bump To Fund Public Safety

May 8
By Claire Trageser

Two years after voters approved Measure P, a 10-year half-cent sales tax increase to fund infrastructure improvements, city leaders are returning with a request for another half-cent sales tax increase to hire more police and fire personnel.

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San Diego DA Candidates Spar Over Police Shooting Investigations, Leadership

May 7
By Jade Hindmon, Michael Lipkin

San Diego County's top law prosecutor will be one of the only elected positions filled in June, with only two candidates vying to be the region's district attorney.

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Report: County To Pay $412,000 To Settle Two Of 15 Civil Suits Against Deputy

May 3
By City News Service

San Diego County will pay more than $400,000 to settle two lawsuits filed by women who say that a San Diego County Sheriff's deputy sexually assaulted them, but 13 other women have rejected settlement offers, it was reported Wednesday.

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What Is In Mayor Faulconer's $18 Million 'Vision Zero' Budget?

May 3
By Andrew Bowen

Mayor Kevin Faulconer says his proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 contains $18 million in spending on the city's "Vision Zero" campaign to end all traffic deaths. Some of that money is being spent in high-crash areas — but many projects to improve traffic safety remain mostly unfunded.

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Report: 8 Women Claim Sex Harassment At California Institute

May 2
By Associated Press

A Salk Institute biologist on Tuesday denied allegations that he sexually harassed at least eight women over 30 years at the renowned Southern California research center.

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San Diego District Attorney's Race Pits Public Defender Against County's Interim Prosecutor

May 2
By Tarryn Mento

A veteran prosecutor serving as interim District Attorney is running against a deputy public defender seeking change.

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Trust In Law Enforcement Key To San Diego County Sheriff's Race

May 2
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore faces an electoral challenge from within his own ranks: Commander Dave Myers. The two candidates disagree on several issues, and on their approach to the office of sheriff itself.

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3 Small Quakes Occur Under Ocean Off Southern California

May 1
By Associated Press

Several minor earthquakes well offshore have lightly shaken some Southern California coastal communities.

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Brother Of San Bernardino Terrorist Can Remain Free

May 1
By Associated Press

The brother of a terrorist who killed 14 people in a 2015 California attack can remain free while he awaits sentencing in an immigration fraud case.

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San Diego City Council Approves Animal Services Contract With Humane Society

April 30
By City News Service, Claire Trageser

The San Diego City Council on Monday approved spending $12.8 million so the San Diego Humane Society can take over the city's animal service needs starting July 1.

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Earlier Search For California Serial Killer Led To Wrong Man

April 30
By Associated Press

Investigators hunting for the so-called Golden State Killer turned to searching genetic websites in 2017 but misidentified an Oregon man as a potential suspect. A year later, after using a similar technique, they are confident they've caught the serial rapist and killer who eluded capture for four decades.

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San Luis Rey Stables Back To Racing After Devastating Lilac Fire

April 30
By Matt Hoffman

Seven buildings were destroyed by the fire last December and 46 horses died. For the last four months, the facility has been being rebuilt, and now more than 400 horses are back on the property.