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Cal Fire Stops Blaze Near Palomar Mountain At 25 Acres

July 16
By KPBS News, City News Service
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Ground and air crews attacked the brush fire that broke out about 11:30 a.m. Thursday on state Route 76, south of Palomar Mountain. By 1:15 p.m., Cal Fire reported the blaze had been stopped at 25 acres.

Colorado Shooter Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

July 16
By Associated Press
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James Holmes, who grew up in Rancho Peñasquitos, could get the death penalty for the 2012 shooting that left 12 people dead and dozens wounded.

SDG&E Gives $1M To Fire Safety Groups

July 16
By City News Service
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The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County — a nonprofit made up of federal, state and local agencies that promotes fire safety education and encourages preparedness — received $20,000.

CHP Recruiting Senior Volunteers In San Diego's North County

July 15
By Susan Murphy
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Senior volunteers assist with community events, DUI checkpoints and neighborhood patrols.

Small Fire On USS Midway Causes $5,000 In Damage

July 15
By City News Service
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The fire was likely sparked by construction workers using a welding or cutting torch, fire officials said.

Judge: UC San Diego Unfair To Accused Student

July 14
By Associated Press
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A judge has ruled that the University of California, San Diego's disciplinary action against a student accused of sexual misconduct was unfair and not supported by evidence.

Closing Arguments Scheduled In Preliminary Hearing For North Park Assault Suspect

July 14
By City News Service
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David Angelo Drake II, 23, is accused of assaulting seven women, including some sexually, over a four-month period in the North Park area last year.

Pedestrian Injured In Hit-And-Run Near San Diego Convention Center

July 13
By City News Service
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The serious injury crash was reported along Harbor Drive near Park Boulevard shortly before 4 a.m.

Prisoners' Art On Display At Oceanside Museum Of Art

July 13
Promise Yee
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Inmates of Donovan state prison created artwork for an exhibit at the Oceanside Museum of Art.

Program To Determine If Felons Own Guns Faces Backlog

July 10
By Associated Press
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The Department of Justice hasn't kept up with reports flagging violent felons and individuals with mental illness who possess illegal guns.

San Diego Prosecutor Who Put Mexican Street Gang Members Behind Bars Honored

July 10
By City News Service
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Mark Amador endured threats of violence while working as the lead prosecutor in three trials of "Los Palillos" gang members.

Roundtable On Chargers Deal, Juveniles In Solitary Confinement, Route 94

July 10
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Is a new Chargers stadium a bad deal for the city? California may ban holding juvenile offenders in solitary confinement. And a proposed expansion of State Route 94 runs into opposition.

Mother Whose Infant Died In Hot Car Found Guilty Of Abuse

July 10
By Associated Press

An El Cajon mother whose four-month-old infant died after being left inside a car overnight at an apartment complex has been found guilty of child abuse.

Funeral Friday For Man Found In Car Near Warner Springs After Casino Trip

July 10
By City News Service
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Funeral services are planned today for an Orange County man found dead in a car in a remote area near Warner Springs two weeks after he and his wife went missing after setting out on a trip to the Valley View Casino.

San Diego Cops Use Social Media To Clear Up Muffled Helicopter Announcements

July 9
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego police will begin posting the same announcements made from police helicopters on Twitter and the social networking site Nextdoor.com.