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Temporary Restraining Order Issued To Prevent Police From Declaring Unlawful Assemblies

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A federal judge Wednesday took under submission a request by the NAACP and others to issue a temporary restraining order preventing police from declaring unlawful assemblies and arresting peaceful demonstrators in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Alfred Olango in El Cajon.

San Diego State Announces Largest Donation In The School's History

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San Diego State University Wednesday announced a $25 million gift — the largest donation in the school's history — from longtime area businessman Ron Fowler, part of the Padres ownership group, and his wife, Alexis.

About 13 Officers Leave San Diego PD Each Month, Report Says

Despite pay raises and heightened recruiting efforts, little progress has been made in addressing the staffing problem among sworn officers in the San Diego Police Department.

Here Are The San Diego DMV Offices Affected By The Statewide Outage

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Dozens of Department of Motor Vehicles offices in San Diego County and across California remained out of commission Wednesday due to a continuing computer problem, but authorities said offices are expected to come back online throughout the day.

County To Spray For Mosquitoes In Chula Vista Thursday

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The precautionary spraying was scheduled after someone in the area contracted the Zika virus while traveling.

San Diego City Council Approves Recycled Water Plan

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Under the Pure Water San Diego plan, the city will deliver 30 million gallons of recycled water a day within five years.

City Council To Consider $3B Plan To Recycle Wastewater Into Drinking Water

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Supporters of the so-called "Pure Water San Diego" program say it will provide residents and businesses with a stable, local supply of potable water that won't be affected by drought or the uncertainties of future water imports.

124 Lightning Strikes Recorded In San Diego County

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An autumn storm delivered underwhelming rainfall amounts to the San Diego area on Monday but did create some excitement in the form of spectacular lightning displays.

Burglary Suspect Who Pulled Gun On Deputy Suffers Non-Lethal Bullet Wound

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The deputy opened fire on a residential burglary and carjacking suspect during a traffic stop in Encinitas.

Gov. Brown Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Navy Chief Petty Officer Killed In Iraq

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Jason Finan, a Coronado-based explosives ordinance disposal technician, was killed last week.

San Diego State Announces New Athletic Director

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John David Wicker, a former associate athletic director at San Diego State University, returns to the university after a short stint at Georgia Tech.

PHOTOS: Obama Takes His Likely Final Trip To San Diego As President

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President Barack Obama spoke at a fundraiser at a private home in La Jolla. He campaigned for Doug Applegate and slammed Darrell Issa, who has alleged the Obama administration was perhaps the most corrupt in history.

President Obama To Visit San Diego

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Barack Obama will make what's likely to be his final trip to San Diego as president on Sunday, as he arrives in town to speak at a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Pentagon Identifies American Killed In Iraq On Thursday

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An explosives expert based in Coronado was killed in northern Iraq, the Navy reported Friday.

Suspect In Homeless Attacks Found Mentally Incompetent

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Jon David Guerrero, who's accused of attacking five homeless men and killing three of them, is mentally incompetent to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday.

San Diego Weather: Fire Conditions, Above Average Temperatures

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Critical fire weather conditions are expected again Thursday in parts of San Diego County, with temperatures in the upper 90s in some areas, very low humidity and wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.

Navy Officer Whose Truck Plunged Off Coronado Bridge Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges

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A Navy petty officer whose pickup truck flew off a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge and crashed into a crowd in Chicano Park, killing four people, pleaded not guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges.

Millions 'Drop, Cover And Hold On' For Annual Great California ShakeOut

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Thousands of San Diegans dropped, covered and held on at 10:20 a.m. Thursday during the Great California Shakeout earthquake drill.

New Incentive Available For Homeowners To Create Drought-Friendly Landscapes

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New financial incentives are available for homeowners who want to replace water-hungry lawns with more efficient landscaping, the San Diego County Water Authority announced Wednesday.

Measure K Supporters Say Ballot Bleed-Through Could Affect Votes

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The registrar of voters said the pens at polling places do not bleed through, and voters can always safely mark their ballot with a ballpoint pen. According to him, every single ballot is reviewed as part of the quality control process.

Lakers And Warriors Face Off At Valley View Casino Center

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The Los Angeles Lakers will make their annual appearance in San Diego Wednesday night, facing the Golden State Warriors in a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center.

City Council Approves 5-Year Agreement With Civic San Diego

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The quasi-independent organization assists city officials with development projects in certain parts of town.

Faulconer, Other Stadium Backers Highlight Chargers' Role In San Diego

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At a news conference at Chargers Park, city and team officials encouraged residents to vote for Measure C. The measure, which is trailing badly in the polls, would set up a framework to build a stadium and convention center annex near Petco Park.

Calls For Safety Improvements After Fatal Coronado Bridge Crash

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Flanked by law enforcement officials and community activists, a state senator on Tuesday vowed to make improving safety on the Coronado Bridge a top priority in response to a suspected DUI crash that killed four people.

Board Approves Additional $1.8M To Fund Election Costs

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Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said the county allocated around $3.5 million on a contract with a printing company to handle printing and related services, but more money is needed. The Nov. 8 ballot will, for the first time, use two cards.

Santa Ana Winds, Hot Weather Up Wildfire Risk In San Diego

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A National Weather Service red flag warning for the inland valleys and the mountains will remain in effect from 2 a.m. Wednesday until 8 p.m. Thursday.

Protesters And Law Enforcement Officers Clash In El Cajon

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Monday's demonstration and several others in the weeks prior were held in the commercial district a few blocks north of El Cajon Valley High School where Alfred Olango, a 38-year-old Ugandan immigrant, was shot Sept. 27.

Deadline To Register To Vote Is Next Monday

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Just one more week is left to register to vote for the Nov. 8 general election, or to re-register for those who have moved or wish to change parties.

Skyline Celebrates Opening Of New $13 Million Library

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A much larger Skyline Hills Library opened to the public Friday in southeastern San Diego.

$38M Bus Yard, Maintenance Facility Now Open In East County

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The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Wednesday celebrated the opening of a $38 million bus yard and maintenance facility in the East County, which will serve as the base for 120 buses that run on compressed natural gas.

Padres Announce Departure Of Mike Dee As CEO

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A brief statement from Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and Managing Partner Peter Seidler did not say whether Dee was fired or resigned.

San Diego County Officials Have Sent Out 1 Million Mail Ballots

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They could begin arriving at the homes of registered voters around the San Diego region as soon as Tuesday.

Casino Traffic Eases Up In Jamul

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Concerns about persistent and widespread traffic tie-ups around a newly opened East County casino appeared to be unfounded Tuesday on its second day of operations.

Early Voting Starts In San Diego

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The Registrar of Voters Office at 5600 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who want to fill out a ballot before election day.

Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego Opens To The Public Monday

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Residents bitterly fought the development because they were concerned about traffic impacts on the semi-rural roadway in the area.

Construction Halts Weekend Trains Between San Diego And Los Angeles

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Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and the NCTD's Coaster trains won't run for three weekends beginning Saturday.

San Diego Officials Unveil Safety Fixes At Site Of Hit-And-Run

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New bike lanes, crosswalks and medians have been added to 54th Street near Lea Street in the mid-city area.

Poll: Only 36% Of Likely Voters Would Vote For Chargers Stadium Measure

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The ballot measure that would set up the framework for construction of a football stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego trailed badly in a poll released almost one month before the election.

San Diego Volunteers Head To South Carolina For Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort

Twelve volunteers from the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial counties have been deployed to help with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts and more will likely deploy throughout the weekend, officials say.

Pernicano's Restaurant Owner Dies At Age 98

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Chargers minority owner George Pernicano, a longtime San Diego restaurateur, died Thursday at the age of 98, the team announced.

Scott Peters, Denise Gitsham Tout Endorsements From Business Groups

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Rep. Scott Peters and Denise Gitsham, his Republican challenger in the 52nd Congressional District race, each touted an endorsement by a national business group.

Chargers Stadium Would Bring Economic Boost, Study Finds

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A Chargers stadium and convention center annex being proposed under Measure C would be an economic boost and bring an array of benefits for San Diego workers and residents, according to a study released Tuesday by two local economists.

Where To Find Kids Free Deals In San Diego

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Family friendly deals at more than 110 local hotels, restaurants and attractions will continue throughout the month of October as part of the San Diego Tourism Authority's Kids Free San Diego promotion.

County Board Passes Resolution Opposing Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

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"It's a stark public safety reality that legalization of marijuana results in many negative consequences," Dianne Jacob of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors said.

Tony Gwynn To Be Inducted In California's Hall Of Fame

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Previous inductees with San Diego connections include astronauts Ellen Ochoa and Sally Ride, philanthropist Joan Kroc, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel and Jonas Salk, who developed the first effective polio vaccine.

Mayor Endorses Chargers' Stadium Plans, Opponents Ratchet Up Campaign

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer Monday endorsed Measure C, the Chargers' initiative to build a stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego, hours before opponents ratcheted up their campaign.

El Cajon Shooting Protesters Plan Saturday Night Marches

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Two marches protesting the police shooting death of Alfred Olango are planned in downtown San Diego Saturday, after several days of mostly peaceful demonstrations in El Cajon.

Officials Say San Diego County Has Healthy Water Supply Despite Drought

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The Water Authority also announced that regional water savings stayed strong during the summer.

City To Begin Ticketing This Weekend Under New Gaslamp Parking Rules

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Curbside parking on Fifth Avenue between Broadway and Harbor Drive will now be prohibited between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Downtown Partnership Endorses Chargers' Stadium Plan

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A board that represents downtown organizations and property owners endorsed Measure C after the Chargers agreed to a "considered set of conditions."

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