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SDG&E Contracts For Use Of Firefighting Helitanker, Second Helicopter

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The Erikson Air-Crane and a second helicopter will be on standby for use by fire agencies through autumn, a period generally marked by high wildfire risk.

Preliminary Hearing For Triple Murder Suspect To Begin Tuesday

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A preliminary hearing is set to begin Tuesday for a man accused in the shooting deaths of two brothers and a woman who was engaged to one of them — a crime that came to light when two of the victims were found mortally wounded in a parked car at a Mission Valley mall last Christmas Eve.

570K People Visited San Diego Beaches Over Labor Day Weekend

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Lifeguards rescued 162 people and provided medical aid to 182 beachgoers.

Back To School For 131K Students In San Diego Unified

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The total enrollment is around 2,000 less than last year. Of the total, about 20,000 students will attend charter schools overseen by the district.

San Diego Rip Current Alert Remains Until Monday Night

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A rip current alert for all San Diego beaches issued by the National Weather Service over the Labor Day weekend will remain in affect until 8 p.m.

Increased Number Of DUI Arrests In San Diego During First 36 Hours Of Labor Day Weekend

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The total number of arrests was up 21 from the same reporting period last year, when there were 34 drunken driving arrests in the first 36 hours of the Labor Day weekend.

Labor Day Holiday Results In Closures Of Many San Diego Facilities

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Government offices and most public facilities will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

DUI Checkpoints Set Up Across San Diego County For Labor Day Weekend

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The efforts to target drunken and drugged drivers is part of the nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

Strong Rip Currents, Elevated Surf To Last Through Friday

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The swell from Tropical Storm Marie will weaken Friday. The beach hazards statement for San Diego County coastal areas will expire at 8 p.m. Friday.

100-Year-Old Tortoise At San Diego Zoo Sent To Toledo

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Emerson, a 440-pound Galapagos tortoise who has been at the San Diego Zoo since the 1980s, was flown to Detroit and then driven to Ohio on Wednesday.

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