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Tease photo for Mast Boulevard Exit From SR-52 Temporarily Closed Due To Fatality

Mast Boulevard Exit From SR-52 Temporarily Closed Due To Fatality

April 13
By City News Service

A motorist was killed when a SUV became wedged underneath a tractor-trailer near Mission Trails Regional Park Wednesday.

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What's The Impact Of Local Gun Laws?

April 12
Alex Emslie / KQED

California voters could be asked this fall to approve new statewide gun restrictions if an initiative championed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom qualifies for the ballot. Some cities aren't waiting to enact a key provision of the law — a ban on possessing magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

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Ex-San Diego Police Officer Arevalos Released From Custody

April 11
By City News Service

A former San Diego police officer sent to prison four years ago for sexually assaulting women during traffic stops in the Gaslamp District was released from custody over the weekend.

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Ballot Measure To Raise Funds For Fire Stations Advances

April 11
By City News Service

If passed by voters in the November general election, two bonds totaling $205 million would fund construction of nearly 20 fire stations designed to fill geographical gaps where response times are longer than the standard of 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

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Schwarzenegger Ally's Son Freed From California Prison

April 11
By Associated Press

The son of a former California state Assembly speaker has been freed from prison after his manslaughter sentence was dramatically reduced in 2011 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Prop. 47 Supporters Fear Treatment Fund Has Been Shortchanged

April 11
Julie Small / KQED

The 2014 measure reduced penalties for drug offenses and other low-level felonies with the promise of saving hundreds of millions of dollars a year on prisons. Now advocates are wondering: What happened to the money?

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Schwarzenegger Ally's Son To Be Freed From California Prison

April 8
By Associated Press

The son of former California state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez will be freed from prison within days, the result of then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's much criticized 2011 decision to commute half the manslaughter sentence for his political ally's child.

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Man Who Attacked Women In North Park Sentenced To Life Term

April 8
By City News Service

A sexual predator who attacked seven women over a four-month period in North Park was sentenced Friday to 57 years to life in state prison.

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Uber Settles California Lawsuit Over Background Checks For $10M

April 7
By Associated Press

The San Francisco district attorney led the lawsuit that said Uber falsely claimed its criminal screening of would-be drivers was the most comprehensive available.

Pier At Naval Base San Diego Cleared Following Bomb Threat

April 7
By City News Service

A bomb threat at Naval Base San Diego Thursday morning prompted base officials to evacuate the pier and a ship docked nearby, but nothing hazardous was found during a subsequent search.

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Fatal Crash Temporarily Closes I-5 In Carlsbad

April 6
By City News Service

A driver who had been arguing with a second motorist who rear-ended his car on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad early Wednesday was fatally struck by a third and fourth vehicle.

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Police Look For Man Who Attempted To Kidnap Girl, Boy In Scripps Ranch

April 6
By City News Service

San Diego police sought Wednesday a man who attempted to kidnap a 10-year-old girl and a 8 1/2-year-old boy as they were walking home from Jerabek Elementary School in the Scripps Ranch neighborhood.

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Officials: Gas Leak May Cause Blackouts In California

April 5
By Associated Press

Energy officials say a natural gas well blowout last year that crippled the Aliso Canyon storage field near Los Angeles could lead to blackouts in Southern California this summer.

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San Diego Nonprofit Helps Ex-Offenders Get Jobs

April 4
Midday Edition

San Diego County's unemployment rate has held steady this year at about 4.7 percent. But for people released from jail or prison who are trying to re-enter the workforce, the estimated unemployment rate is 40 percent to 50 percent.

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Memorial To Remember Woman Killed When Plane Crashed Into Car On I-15

April 4
By City News Service

A memorial will be held Monday night to remember a 38-year-old roller derby skater killed when a small plane crashed into the car in which she was a passenger on Interstate 15 in the Fallbrook area over the weekend.