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Judge Set To Sentence PG&E In Criminal Case Tied To Blast

Judge Set To Sentence PG&E In Criminal Case Tied To Blast

Jan. 23
By Associated Press

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it is prepared to pay the maximum fine of $3 million after a jury convicted the company of deliberately violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Roundtable:  Dumanis, Mexico Gas Protests, Storm Water, Affordable ...

Roundtable: Dumanis, Mexico Gas Protests, Storm Water, Affordable Housing

Jan. 20
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

It's a big day, and there are big local issues, too, including District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis' big decision, continuing (and big) gas protests in Mexico, the big mess of storm water rules and the big dearth of affordable housing.

San Diego Presents Watered-Down Redesign Of El Cajon Boulevard

San Diego Presents Watered-Down Redesign Of El Cajon Boulevard

Jan. 20
By Andrew Bowen

A study on how to reconfigure a small section of El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights began with ambitious plans to improve pedestrian and bike safety and encourage multi-modal transportation. It has since been so watered down that some of the study's original champions no longer support it.

Hundreds Of Shelter Beds Coming, But Not In Time For Storms

Hundreds Of Shelter Beds Coming, But Not In Time For Storms

Jan. 19
By Susan Murphy

“We are also working to identify a new facility and add hundreds of emergency beds to address the immediate need and shelter those that are on the streets,” Faulconer said.

Emergency Personnel Prepare For Flooding, Mountain Snow

Emergency Personnel Prepare For Flooding, Mountain Snow

Jan. 19
By City News Service

San Diego-area firefighters and lifeguards are bracing for heavy rain, flooding and mountain snow as a series of Pacific storms begin to sweep through the region.

Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

Jan. 18
By Susan Murphy

The long plumes of moisture moving toward the county from the Pacific, called Atmospheric Rivers, are the same type of storm that pounded Northern California last week with nearly a dozen inches of rain and ten feet of snow.

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2018

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2018

Jan. 17
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Dumanis, who's been in office since 2003, has not decided whether she'll serve out her current term or step down before it ends.

Contra Costa County Deputy Arrested For Firing Gun At Party

Contra Costa County Deputy Arrested For Firing Gun At Party

Jan. 16
By Associated Press

Police say a Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputy was arrested for firing a gun inside a house party in Sacramento.

Three People Killed In Spring Valley Shooting

Three People Killed In Spring Valley Shooting

Jan. 13
By City News Service

A shooting at an apartment complex near Sweetwater Lane Community Park left two men and a woman dead Friday afternoon.

California Firefighters Receive Up To 13.8 Percent Raises

California Firefighters Receive Up To 13.8 Percent Raises

Jan. 12
By Associated Press

State firefighters are slated for raises as high as 13.8 percent this year as California scrambles to fill widespread vacancies before the summer fire season.

California Court: Grand Juries Can Probe Police Shootings

California Court: Grand Juries Can Probe Police Shootings

Jan. 11
By Associated Press

A California appeals court tossed out a law that banned grand juries from determining whether police officers involved in fatal shootings should face criminal charges.

San Diego Police Seek Public's Help To Find Missing Disabled Teen

San Diego Police Seek Public's Help To Find Missing Disabled Teen

Jan. 11
By City News Service

Authorities on Wednesday asked the public to keep an eye out for a developmentally disabled Del Cerro teenager who went missing this week.

Motorist Crushed By Tree In Fallbrook Identified

Motorist Crushed By Tree In Fallbrook Identified

Jan. 11
By City News Service

Authorities today publicly identified an 84-year-old motorist who was killed when a large tree toppled onto his minivan as he was driving along a rural road in Fallbrook.

DA Clears Law Enforcement In Five Shootings, Including El Cajon Off...

DA Clears Law Enforcement In Five Shootings, Including El Cajon Officer Who Killed Olango

Jan. 10
By Megan Burks, Tarryn Mento

The San Diego County District Attorney announced Tuesday police officers were justified in five separate fatal shootings, including the September 2016 death of Alfred Olango that sparked protests in El Cajon.

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

Jan. 9
By Erik Anderson

SDG&E is trying to convince state regulators that extreme wildfire conditions are the reason the 2007 wildfires killed two people, burned nearly 200,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,300 structures.