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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.
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.
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.
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.
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