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San Diegans Praise, Criticize President Obama's Gun Control Measures

Jan. 6
Midday Edition
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President Barack Obama's plan requires all gun sellers to be licensed and conduct background checks, and boosts funding for the treatment of mental illness.

Keeping Tijuana River Valley Safe From Floods

Jan. 5
By Susan Murphy
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As heavy rains battered San Diego County on Tuesday, residents of the flood-prone Tijuana River Valley met with officials to coordinate potential evacuations for families and animals.

Group Pushes To Reform San Diego Police Review Panel

Jan. 5
By City News Service
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Women Occupy San Diego submitted a proposed ballot measure on Tuesday to the City Clerk's Office that would make the Citizens Review Board on Police Practices more independent.

San Diego County Politicians React To Obama's Gun Control Actions

Jan. 5
By Brooke Ruth
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Here's what the U.S. senators from California and the San Diego County congressional delegation are saying about President Barack Obama's executive actions on gun control.

Taser Use In San Diego County Questioned Amid Police Shootings

Jan. 5
Midday Edition
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An investigation by The San Diego Union-Tribune finds law enforcement agencies in the county have different policies on taser use.

More Than 3,000 Attend Memorial Service For Victims Of San Bernardino Attack

Jan. 4
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and evangelical pastor Rick Warren spoke at the service.

San Diegans Prepare For Flooding, High Surf

Jan. 4
Midday Edition
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Homeless service providers are handing out boots and tarps, while fire-rescue personnel are providing sandbags.

Police ID San Diego Cop Who Fatally Shot Man In Hillcrest

Jan. 4
By KPBS News, City News Service
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The officer shot and killed the knife-wielding suspect Friday night in Hillcrest.

DUIs Decrease In San Diego County Over New Year's

Jan. 4
By City News Service
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For the 60-hour period from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Sunday, there were 43 arrests made in San Diego County for suspicion of drunk driving compared to 51 arrests last year.

Roundtable: The Big Stories of 2015

Jan. 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Much of what made news in 2015 — the Chargers, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, lawyer Cory Briggs, D.A. Bonnie Dumanis, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, SeaWorld and the Padres — will be center stage again in 2016.

Pasadena Rose Parade, Bowl Game To See 'Unprecedented' Amount Of Security

Dec. 31
By Associated Press
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Though there are no known threats, more than two dozen federal agencies are coordinating with Pasadena law enforcement to protect hundreds of thousands of spectators.

San Diego County Law Enforcement On Lookout For Drunken Drivers

Dec. 31
By City News Service
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Law enforcement officials urged holiday revelers to plan ahead and designate a sober driver, use a taxi, ride-sharing service or public transportation and to report suspected drunken drivers by calling 911.

Your Safe Ride Guide To New Year's In San Diego

Dec. 31
By David Wagner
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After you've popped the champagne and had a glass (or 10), how will you get home?

Crews Extinguish Warehouse Fire In Midway District

Dec. 30
By City News Service
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It took firefighters more than 90 minutes to knock down a two-alarm fire at a large warehouse in the Midway District Wednesday morning.

4.3-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Parts of Southern California

Dec. 29
By KPBS News
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The small earthquake was centered in San Bernardino County.