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Forecasters Warn Of Hazardous Fire Conditions For San Diego County

Forecasters Warn Of Hazardous Fire Conditions For San Diego County

Nov. 21
By City News Service

San Diego County is facing late-season wildfire danger due to dry conditions, a potentially record-setting heat wave and unseasonable Santa Ana winds, authorities said Monday.

Study: Sex Traffickers Use Emojis In Online Ads To Avoid Detection

Study: Sex Traffickers Use Emojis In Online Ads To Avoid Detection

Nov. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Research out of San Diego State University suggests that while law enforcement searches internet ads for keywords indicating sex trafficking they should also look for certain coded emojis.

San Diego Nursing Homes To Pay $6.9 million In Fraud Allegation Set...

San Diego Nursing Homes To Pay $6.9 million In Fraud Allegation Settlement

Nov. 17
By City News Service

The owner of four San Diego-area nursing homes has agreed to pay as much as $6.9 million to resolve civil allegations that their employees paid kickbacks for patient referrals and submitted fraudulent bills to government health-care programs, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against City Of San Diego Alleges Mistre...

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against City Of San Diego Alleges Mistreatment Of Homeless Living In RVs

Nov. 16
By Matt Hoffman

Disability Rights California is representing nine named clients, as well as hundreds of others who claim the city of San Diego's parking laws unfairly target them.

What San Diegans Want In A New Police Chief

What San Diegans Want In A New Police Chief

Nov. 16
By City News Service, Tom Fudge

The next San Diego police chief should be compassionate and fair or should be a "cop's cop," depending who you ask.

Sidewalk, Streetlight Improvements Could Bring Healthier Future To ...

Sidewalk, Streetlight Improvements Could Bring Healthier Future To City Heights

Nov. 16
By Tarryn Mento

Street enhancements in San Diego's City Heights community may bring more than just well-lit pathways to the underserved area.

Police Oversight Group Set To Dismiss 22 Death Cases Without Invest...

Police Oversight Group Set To Dismiss 22 Death Cases Without Investigation

Nov. 14
Kelly Davis, for Voice of San Diego

The Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board staff is recommending the dismissal of 22 investigations involving people who’ve died in county detention facilities or while being taken into custody.

PG&E Says Someone Else's Wires May Have Started Deadly Blaze

PG&E Says Someone Else's Wires May Have Started Deadly Blaze

Nov. 10
By Associated Press

California's largest utility says the deadliest of last month's wildfires may have been started by electrical equipment not owned or installed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

US Rate For Gun Deaths Is Up For The Second Straight Year

US Rate For Gun Deaths Is Up For The Second Straight Year

Nov. 7
By Associated Press

The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government report shows.

Texas Shooter Served One Year In The MCAS Miramar Brig

Texas Shooter Served One Year In The MCAS Miramar Brig

Nov. 6
By City News Service

The man who opened fire with an assault rifle in a Texas church over the weekend, killing more than two dozen congregants, ended his military career with a stint in the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for domestic-violence crimes, authorities confirmed Monday.

House Approves Bill To Speed Logging To Combat Wildfires

House Approves Bill To Speed Logging To Combat Wildfires

Nov. 1
By Associated Press

Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of fire in national forests.

PG&E Reports Describe Falling Trees, Downed Power Lines On Night De...

PG&E Reports Describe Falling Trees, Downed Power Lines On Night Deadly Fires Started

Nov. 1
Ted Goldberg, Marisa Lagos and Lisa Pickoff-White / KQED

Pacific Gas and Electric has informed state regulators of at least eight instances in which trees or tree limbs brought down power lines in the hours when a series of devastating wildfires started in the North Bay earlier this month.

Another Unreported Cross-Border Sewage Spill Fouls Imperial Beach

Another Unreported Cross-Border Sewage Spill Fouls Imperial Beach

Nov. 1
By Erik Anderson

A cross-border sewage spill fouled ocean waters off the southern San Diego County coast last week and local officials say there was no word of warning from Mexican officials.

Mexican Billionaire Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Illegal ...

Mexican Billionaire Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Illegal Political Contributions

Oct. 27
By City News Service

A Mexican businessman who made nearly $600,000 in illegal contributions to the 2012 San Diego mayoral campaigns of Bonnie Dumanis and Bob Filner was sentenced Friday to three years in federal prison.

Roundtable: SDG&E Power Plays, Short-Term Rental Mess, Homeless Cam...

Roundtable: SDG&E Power Plays, Short-Term Rental Mess, Homeless Campground

Oct. 27
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

SDG&E keeps asking to bill its customers for the remaining 2007 wildfire costs. The city of San Diego has had 2 1/2 years to create rules for short-term rentals but nothing has been decided yet. And the new homeless campground near downtown San Diego has unexpected tenants: children.

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