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Camp Pendleton Brush Fire 100 Percent Contained

Nov. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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The brush fire that scorched a little more than seven acres on Camp Pendleton is now 100 percent contained. Base officials say the blaze ignited just before 11 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Juliet impact area on the southeast side of the base.

Triple Murder Suspect Sent To State Hospital Until Mental Competency Restored

Nov. 3
By City News Service
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Carlo Gallopa Mercado, 29, is charged with murder in the deaths of Ilona Flint and Salvatore Belvedere last Dec. 24 and the murder of Belvedere's older brother, Gianni, who was engaged to Flint.

A Look Inside San Diego's Ebola Isolation Unit

Oct. 31
By David Wagner
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If anyone in San Diego were to be diagnosed with Ebola, they'd come to the isolation unit at the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest.

Pedestrian Fatality Causes Closure Of Rosecrans Exit Off I-8W

Oct. 30
By City News Service
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A pedestrian was fatally struck by a garbage truck on the offramp early Thursday. Traffic lanes remained closed in the area into the late morning Thursday to allow for investigation.

Students Protest Lack Of Sexual Assault Prevention At Cal State San Marcos

Oct. 29
By Kenny Goldberg
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About two dozen students marched through the campus of Cal State San Marcos to protest what they say is a lack of preventative measures.

US Marine Will Go On Trial In The Philippines For Killing Transgender Filipina

Oct. 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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Murder or homicide? That's the question facing prosecutors in the Philippines, as they prepare to try U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton in connection with the death of Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipina found dead in a hotel bathroom on Oct. 11.

San Diego County, Navy Officials Looking For Mosquito Known To Cause Dengue Fever

Oct. 29
By City News Service
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The discovery of four "yellow fever" mosquitoes — their formal name is Aedes aegypti — at Naval Base San Diego offices over the past two weeks prompted county vector control officials to start hunting them by putting up traps on and around the naval base.

San Diego County Supes Urge USGS To Keep Funding Earthquake Detection Stations

Oct. 28
By City News Service
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The USGS has proposed cutting the Precision Geodetic Network, or Geodesy, which measures tension along the San Jacinto Fault, and the ANZA Seismic Network, which has 21 sensors along the fault zone and five stations elsewhere.

Council Approves $5.9M Settlement For Victim Of Former SDPD Officer

Oct. 28
By City News Service
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The settlement brings an end to civil litigation involving former SDPD Officer Anthony Arevalos, who was convicted of felony counts involving the woman and several other victims and sentenced to prison.

Navy, Marines Team Up At Camp Pendleton For Disaster Response Training

Oct. 28
By Susan Murphy
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The Navy and Marines have teamed up at Camp Pendleton, on land and out at sea, for global crisis training. They're testing a new ship that could be a game-changer the next time troops are called for humanitarian assistance.

San Diego Cops Hope Salary Survey Leads To Raises

Oct. 27
By Tarryn Mento
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The police union says the preliminary results of the officers' pay and benefits survey show San Diego pay is at or near the bottom of the 19 departments analyzed.

San Diego Graffiti Program Gets Poor Marks

Oct. 27
By City News Service
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San Diego's graffiti control program gets poor grades in a new audit, which found there are delays and the reporting process is too complicated.

Marijuana Use Among San Diego County Arrestees Reaches 14-Year High

Oct. 27
By City News Service
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A report released by San Diego Association of Governments Monday found that 71 percent of arrested men and 69 percent of arrested women tested positive for at least one illicit drug.

Triple Murder Suspect Declared Mentally Incompetent For Trial

Oct. 27
By City News Service
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Carlo Mercado, 29, is charged in the shooting deaths of three people, including two killed in Mission Valley on Christmas Eve. A court-appointed psychiatrist found that Mercado is not competent to stand trial.

Helping First Responders Deal With The Trauma They've Seen

Oct. 27
Midday Edition
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Police officers, paramedics and firefighters all are trained and ready to respond when emergencies and tragedies occur. The first responders are a community's first line of defense. But who defends them against the memories of what they've seen and dealt with?