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Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Aug. 8
By KPBS News, City News Service

Crews were working to extinguish a brush fire that started Monday afternoon alongside Interstate 15, near Gopher Canyon Road and Castle Creek County Club in unincorporated Escondido.

Memorial For San Diego Officer Killed In 2011 Follows Funeral Of Sl...

Memorial For San Diego Officer Killed In 2011 Follows Funeral Of Slain Cop

Aug. 8
By Tarryn Mento

After one fallen San Diego cop was laid to rest last week, officers are preparing to honor another. A pre-planned celebration of life for fallen Officer Jeremy Henwood comes at a painful time for the Police Department.

Suspect Dead In Santee SWAT Standoff

Suspect Dead In Santee SWAT Standoff

Aug. 5
By City News Service

A man holed up inside an East County home Friday afternoon following a domestic dispute and refused to surrender to deputies, leading to a standoff with a SWAT team.

Memorial Honors 'Courageous, Selfless' Slain San Diego Police Officer

Memorial Honors 'Courageous, Selfless' Slain San Diego Police Officer

Aug. 5
By KPBS News, City News Service

Grieving family members, law enforcement colleagues and political leaders gathered Friday to bid farewell to San Diego police Officer Jonathan De Guzman. He was killed last week in the line of duty.

Procession For Slain San Diego Police Officer To Cause Congestion O...

Procession For Slain San Diego Police Officer To Cause Congestion On Freeways

Aug. 5
By City News Service

The first of the two ceremonial motorcades for Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman will begin about 9 a.m. and necessitate a closure of eastbound Interstate 8 from I-15 to Greenfield Drive in El Cajon, where a midday memorial ceremony is planned.

Slain San Diego Police Officer Honored At Funeral Mass

Slain San Diego Police Officer Honored At Funeral Mass

Aug. 4
By City News Service

San Diego police gang-enforcement Officer Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman was gunned down last week in a Southcrest-area neighborhood.

Witness Says Azano's San Diego Mayoral Campaign Donations For Duman...

Witness Says Azano's San Diego Mayoral Campaign Donations For Dumanis Seemed 'Fishy'

Aug. 4
By Amita Sharma

Mexican billionaire Jose Susumo Azano Matsura is accused of unlawfully channeling nearly $600,000 to San Diego candidates.

San Diego Police Announce Protocol On Video Release

San Diego Police Announce Protocol On Video Release

Aug. 3
By Steve Walsh

The heads of police departments around the county have announced a protocol on when they will release video from officer-involved shootings. That makes San Diego the first county in the U.S. to have a single standard for police shooting videos.

Realignment Accounted For 1/3 Of Inmates In Local Jails Last Year

Realignment Accounted For 1/3 Of Inmates In Local Jails Last Year

Aug. 3
By City News Service

California's realignment of the corrections system, which directed more offenders to local custody instead of state prison, accounted for nearly one-third of inmates in local jails last year, according to SANDAG.

Firefighter Injured In Spring Valley Fire Suffered Multiple Fractures

Firefighter Injured In Spring Valley Fire Suffered Multiple Fractures

Aug. 3
By City News Service

The firefighter, whose name was withheld, was admitted to Sharp Memorial Hospital with fractures to his left shoulder, hip and leg after a stack of cardboard toppled onto him.

San Diego's History With Community-Oriented Policing

San Diego's History With Community-Oriented Policing

Aug. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The death of Officer Jonathan De Guzman raises questions about relations between San Diego police and the neighborhoods they serve.

Gov. Brown To Attend Memorial For Slain San Diego Police Officer

Gov. Brown To Attend Memorial For Slain San Diego Police Officer

Aug. 3
By KPBS News, City News Service

Gov. Jerry Brown will attend the Friday memorial service for Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman, a San Diego police gang- enforcement officer fatally wounded last week during a shootout in a Southcrest- area neighborhood.

San Diego Police Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder, Attempted Mu...

San Diego Police Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder

Aug. 2
By Associated Press

Jesse Gomez, who was critically wounded during a shooting that left a San Diego police officer dead and another injured, was ordered to remain in custody on $5 million bail.

Suspect In Homeless Attacks 'Severely Mentally Ill,' Lawyer Says

Suspect In Homeless Attacks 'Severely Mentally Ill,' Lawyer Says

Aug. 2
By City News Service

The public defender of Jon David Guerrero, who's accused of attacking five transients and killing three of them, said he doubted his client's ability to understand the charges against him.

Fire At Spring Valley Recycling Center Damages 2 Homes

Fire At Spring Valley Recycling Center Damages 2 Homes

Aug. 2
By City News Service, Brooke Ruth

One firefighter was injured in the blaze that started when a half acre of cardboard caught fire at the facility in the 3800 block of Bancroft Drive.