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San Diego Sen. Hueso Offered Plea Deal In DUI Case

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The Sacramento Bee reported that prosecutors offered to reduce Sen. Ben Hueso's drunken driving charge to a lower-level misdemeanor of wet reckless. He was arrested by CHP officers after driving the wrong way on a downtown Sacramento street.

San Diego Cops Want Better Pay To Stay

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Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told City Council members the department hired 160 officers in the last fiscal year, but lost 162 to retirement or other law enforcement agencies. Officer retention has become a key issue for city leaders.

San Diego County Sees First Enterovirus D68 Cases In California

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Enterovirus D68 respiratory infection afflicted three kids earlier this month who live in the San Diego region and a fourth child who was visiting, according to the county health services.

2 Fires In City Heights Believed To Be Arson

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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.

San Diego City Council Takes Up Open Meeting Suit In Closed Session

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.

Man Accused In Christmas Eve Triple Murder To Undergo Mental Tests

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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.

Mountain West Baseball MVP Award Named 'Tony Gwynn Award'

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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.

Wildfire Warning System Gauges Severity Of Santa Ana Windstorms

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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.

San Diego Sidewalks Need Improvement, Group Says

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An assessment of San Diego sidewalks is underway. So far, 39,000 tripping hazards have been discovered.

San Diego Still Mopping Up Storm Damage As Hot, Humid Spell Lingers

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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.

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