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Water Officials To Test Repairs At San Diego School After Elevated ...

Water Officials To Test Repairs At San Diego School After Elevated Lead Levels Found

May 26
By City News Service

City of San Diego officials are scheduled on Friday to test the water at Birney Elementary School in University Heights to determine if repairs successfully cleared contaminants from the plumbing system.

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

May 26
By City News Service, KPBS News

Heightened wildfire danger posed by ample dry vegetation and increasingly warm, arid weather in the San Diego area prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for local outdoor residential fires in unincorporated areas beginning Friday.

Manchester Police Find Valuable Items; Stop Sharing With US

Manchester Police Find Valuable Items; Stop Sharing With US

May 25
By Associated Press

Home searches across Manchester have uncovered important items for the investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief announced Thursday. A British official said Manchester police have decided not to share further information on the probe with the United States due to leaks blamed on U.S. officials.

San Diego Council Committee Gets Update On School Water Testing

San Diego Council Committee Gets Update On School Water Testing

May 25
By City News Service

An update on testing for contaminants in water at area schools is scheduled to be presented on Thursday to the City Council's Environment Committee.

 Investigators Explore Manchester Concert Bomber's Links To Larger ...

Investigators Explore Manchester Concert Bomber's Links To Larger Network

May 24
By Associated Press

British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the Manchester Arena attack, two officials familiar with the investigation said Wednesday.

City Heights Group's Funding For Foreign Trafficking Victims To Con...

City Heights Group's Funding For Foreign Trafficking Victims To Continue

May 24
By Tarryn Mento

This week, we told you about an anti-human trafficking program that was running out of money. Now the organization received some good news.

Dangerous Fire Season Ahead For San Diego County

Dangerous Fire Season Ahead For San Diego County

May 23
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County leaders and emergency officials Tuesday said the region could be poised for one of its most dangerous fire seasons ever.

City Council Approves $225K Settlement In Alleged Sexual Harassment

City Council Approves $225K Settlement In Alleged Sexual Harassment

May 23
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved a $225,000 settlement in litigation brought by a deputy city attorney, who alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor.

2,000-Acre Gate Fire In Jamul Under Criminal Investigation

2,000-Acre Gate Fire In Jamul Under Criminal Investigation

May 22
By City News Service, KPBS News

Someone posted a video on Instagram of what appears to be a group of people starting the fire, according to Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez.

Pot Convictions Go Up In Smoke With California Legalization

Pot Convictions Go Up In Smoke With California Legalization

May 22
By Associated Press

A lesser-known provision of Proposition 64 allows some convicts to wipe their rap sheets clean and offers hope for people with past convictions who are seeking work or loans. Past crimes can also pose a deportation threat for some convicts.

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Fundi...

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Funding May Run Dry

May 22
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit in City Heights runs an anti-human trafficking program focused on assisting immigrant victims, but it may not have enough funding to finish out the fiscal year.

Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

May 19
By KPBS News

A coalition of gun rights organizations, including the National Rifle Association, filed another lawsuit on Thursday challenging California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Students Detained Following Shooting Threat At Rancho Bernardo High...

Students Detained Following Shooting Threat At Rancho Bernardo High School

May 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

Two Rancho Bernardo High School students were taken into custody on Thursday on suspicion of being involved with a threat of gun violence, which led to lockdowns at RBHS and the adjacent Bernardo Heights Middle School.

Car Mows Down Times Square Pedestrians For Blocks, Killing 1

Car Mows Down Times Square Pedestrians For Blocks, Killing 1

May 18
By Associated Press

A law enforcement official says a car that plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square killed one person and injured about 20 others.

San Diego Unified School District Gets New Police Chief

San Diego Unified School District Gets New Police Chief

May 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Capt. Michael Marquez has been named the new police chief of San Diego Unified's Police Department. The 27-year police force veteran previously served as interim chief at the district.

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