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California's Gun Control Efforts Suffer 2 Legal Setbacks

California's Gun Control Efforts Suffer 2 Legal Setbacks

June 30
By Associated Press

California's efforts to strengthen what already are some of the nation's strictest gun laws took two blows this week, the latest coming when a federal judge blocked a law set to take effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Cristianitos Fire 70 Percent Contained

Cristianitos Fire 70 Percent Contained

June 29
By City News Service

Military and civilian firefighters worked together for a second day Thursday to contain a wildfire that has burned hundreds of acres on the grounds of Camp Pendleton and in the southern reaches of neighboring Orange County.

San Diego Expands Bait Bike Program In Pacific Beach

San Diego Expands Bait Bike Program In Pacific Beach

June 29
By Ebone Monet

San Diego officials announced the expansion the Pacific Beach SDPD BAIT BIKE program. They said while bike theft is a citywide problem, Pacific Beach is the hardest hit area.

SDSU Professor, Students Teach Inmates To Write About Themselves In...

SDSU Professor, Students Teach Inmates To Write About Themselves In New Film

June 29
By Michael Lipkin

"I was really yearning to find out about me and my life, and how I came to be the person that I was," former inmate Robert Gullett said.

California To Stop Suspending Licenses For Traffic Fines

California To Stop Suspending Licenses For Traffic Fines

June 28
By Associated Press

Californians will no longer face losing their driver's licenses because of unpaid traffic fines starting next month.

San Diego DA: Police Officers Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Torrey...

San Diego DA: Police Officers Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Torrey Pines Student

June 28
By Christopher Underwood

The San Diego County District Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that the fatal shooting in May of a Torrey Pines High School student by two San Diego Police officers was legally justified.

Heat Wave Subsides, But Wildfire Risk Remains

Heat Wave Subsides, But Wildfire Risk Remains

June 27
By City News Service

Temperatures across San Diego County will begin to lower Tuesday, but the risk of wildfires will remain high in some areas.

Nuclear Expert Slams Edison's San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

Nuclear Expert Slams Edison's San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

June 27
By Amita Sharma

Environmental expert Tom English calls the plan "ridiculous" and contends it makes the storage site at the shuttered plant vulnerable to terrorism.

Supreme Court Rejects Gun Rights Appeal

Supreme Court Rejects Gun Rights Appeal

June 26
By Associated Press

The Supreme Court is rejecting yet another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns with them outside their homes.

San Diego Author Don Winslow Discusses New Novel, 'The Force'

San Diego Author Don Winslow Discusses New Novel, 'The Force'

June 26
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Winslow will be talking about "The Force," his latest crime thriller about a corrupt police officer, at Warwick’s in La Jolla on Monday and Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Friday.

San Diego Jury Acquits Security Guard Accused Of Resisting Arrest

San Diego Jury Acquits Security Guard Accused Of Resisting Arrest

June 23
By City News Service

"This is road rage by cop," the defense stated in its closing arguments. The case involved a black motorist and a white off-duty sheriff's deputy, and has attracted the attention of civil rights activists.

In San Diego, Cars Are Deadlier Than Guns

In San Diego, Cars Are Deadlier Than Guns

June 23
By Andrew Bowen

Over the past five years, more than twice as many people have died from car crashes in San Diego than have been murdered. The statistics show how much work the city has to do to meet its goal of zero traffic deaths by 2025.

City Of San Diego Provided Free Use Of 'Fire Boss' Aircraft

City Of San Diego Provided Free Use Of 'Fire Boss' Aircraft

June 22
By City News Service

The city of San Diego has been provided free use of a maneuverable single-engine firefighting aircraft through July, the mayor's office announced Thursday.

Tijuana Police Chief Links Mexico's Rising Homicides To US Gun Laws

Tijuana Police Chief Links Mexico's Rising Homicides To US Gun Laws

June 19
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana’s police chief said rising violence in the border region is linked to U.S. gun laws and weapons smuggling, and he is urging the U.S. to take responsibility.

Man Plows Van Into Crowd By London Mosque; 10 Injured

Man Plows Van Into Crowd By London Mosque; 10 Injured

June 19
By Associated Press

In an attack that British Muslims say was aimed directly at them, a man plowed a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday, injuring 10 people. London police are investigating it as a terrorist incident.