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Human Trafficking Bills Advance In California Legislature

Aug. 12
Capital Public Radio, City News Service
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One would streamline the prosecution of human traffickers. The other would add human trafficking to the list of crimes that can be used to define a gang.

What's The 8-1-1? SDG&E Urges Customers To Call Before They Dig

Aug. 11
By City News Service
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According to the San Diego Gas & Electric, about 260 natural gas pipes were damaged by residents or contractors in 2013, compared to nearly 200 the year before.

Zoo Fundraiser Held For Family Of Missing Marine Wife Erin Corwin (Video)

Aug. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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The family of Erin Corwin has had to endure more than six weeks of not knowing what happened to the missing pregnant Marine wife. Friends of Corwin, 20, held a fundraiser at a zoo near her Tennessee hometown to boost her family's spirits and help them raise money for a reward.

Jury Deadlocks In Ex-Con's Trial For Oceanside Arson Fire

Aug. 8
By City News Service

The man is accused of fueling a fire in the San Luis Rey River bed during a spate of blazes across San Diego County in May. His lawyer will try to get the arson charge dismissed next week to avoid a retrial.

Roundtable On Useless SDPD Surveillance System, No Convention Center Expansion, San Diego Court Backlogs

Aug. 8
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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SDPD's Secure San Diego surveillance program is nearly useless. The plan to fund the Convention Center expansion was shot down by an appeals court. San Diego will get no relief from drastically cut court budgets.

Man Charged With Starting Massive Rim Fire In California

Aug. 7
Associated Press
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The Rim fire raged for two months across 400 square miles of land. It ranks as California's third-largest wildfire and the largest in the Sierra Nevada's recorded history.

Keeping Accounts Secure When Russian Hackers Steal More Than A Billion Web Credentials

Aug. 6
By Tarryn Mento
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If you’ve been on the web recently, you probably have heard about a Russian hacking gang that stole more than a billion user names and passwords. Here's how to beef up your security.

San Diego Police Shoot Armed Man In Mission Beach

Aug. 6
By City News Service
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A man armed with a gun was wounded in an officer-involved shooting near De Anza Cove.

U.S. Forest Service Running Out Of Money To Fight Fires

Aug. 6
Kevin Freking / Associated Press
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The money set aside for firefighting will run out by the end of August, so the federal agency is putting on hold as much as $500 million in fire prevention projects.

6-Month-Old Girl Safe After Father Allegedly Kidnapped Her

Aug. 5
By City News Service
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The girl's 28- year-old father was taken into custody at the end of a SWAT standoff at a San Ysidro mobile home park.

California Bill Would Bar Warrantless Use Of Law Enforcement Drones

Aug. 4
Max Pringle / Capital Public Radio
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The bill has cleared the state Assembly. It’s now awaiting a vote of the full Senate.

San Diego Man With Alzheimer's Missing

Aug. 4
By City News Service
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The man is 80 years old and also suffers from diabetes. He went missing after wandering off in the Skyline neighborhood over the weekend.

California Eyes First-In-Nation Firearms Restraint

Aug. 4
Don Thompson / Associated Press

If passed it would allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms away from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.

Divers Find Body Of Man Killed In El Capitan Reservoir Boat Crash

Aug. 1
By City News Service

Another man also was killed in the Thursday night crash of two boats at El Capitan Reservoir near Lakeside.

More Than 25 Percent Of California's Firefighting Budget Already Up In Smoke

Aug. 1
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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Cal Fire has spent $47 million, out of a total budget of $209 million, in just the month of July.