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Three small fires broke out early Thursday in the City Heights neighborhood, and at least two are thought to be the result of arson.
After meeting for more than an hour in closed session, the San Diego City Council took no action on a lawsuit that alleges it has been violating the state's open meeting law over the past 13 years.
A San Diego judge ordered a mental competency examination for Carlo Gallopa Mercado, who is accused of killing two brothers and the fiancée of one of the men.
The Mountain West Conference announced its baseball Player of the Year award will be named after San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who died of cancer in June. Conference players will also wear "TG" patches on their uniforms next season.
The new system gauges the potentiality and probable intensity of wildfire events by examining offshore wind flows and other factors, relying on three decades of Southern California weather data to pattern forecasts.
An assessment of San Diego sidewalks is underway. So far, 39,000 tripping hazards have been discovered.
Hot and humid conditions that have kept the San Diego region simmering for much of September continued Wednesday as the region cleaned up from a tree-toppling storm generated by the unsettled monsoonal atmosphere.
A stubborn monsoonal heat wave kept the San Diego area roasting added to the misery by generating lightning, heavy rain, hail and stiff winds that sent trees and power lines crashing down onto roads and buildings.
The ordinance will require store owners who sell e-cigarettes to obtain a police permit, and prohibit sales of the devices, vaping juice and other paraphernalia through vending machines. It will also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in the same types of places where people aren't allowed to smoke cigarettes.
The City Council authorized setting aside up to $250,000 to retain outside counsel to defend former San Diego police Officer Christopher Hays, who is accused of detaining and groping women while on duty.
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