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Hot Weather Expected Through Sunday Evening

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Authorities advised the public to reduce the potential for serious temperature-related ailments by staying hydrated, avoiding unnecessary outdoor activity and checking on neighbors and relatives.

Burning Vehicle Starts Brush Fire In Ramona

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The fire started Friday afternoon along state Route 67 near Rockhouse Road. The highway was closed for a time while crews battled the blaze dubbed the Rock fire.

Delays, Cancellations Continue For Southwest Flights At Lindbergh Field

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Some Southwest flights into and out of Lindbergh Field were delayed or canceled Friday morning as the airline continued to recover from a massive computer glitch that temporarily halted all its flights.

Sizzling Heat Expected In San Diego

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A record-breaking summer heat wave will keep the San Diego region toasty Friday into the upcoming weekend. Forecasters said Friday and Saturday will be the hottest days.

What To Know About Comic-Con, Day 2

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The world premiere of the animated film, "Batman: The Killing Joke," will highlight the second day of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

Forest Service, Cal Fire Assist Camp Pendleton In Battling Fire

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According to Camp Pendleton, the fire had burned 2,000 acres and was 0 percent contained as of early Friday.

Authorities Release Name Of Homeless Attack Victim

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Jon David Guerrero was arrested about an hour after the assault on Michael Papadelis, who was hospitalized but expected to recover.

Delays Continue Due To Southwest Computer Glitch

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Air travelers endured extensive delays at Lindbergh Field for a second day Thursday as Southwest Airlines continued to recover from a massive computer glitch that temporarily halted all its flights.

Power Outages Affect Customers In Central, Eastern San Diego

A series of power outages left about 9,000 homes and businesses without electrical service.

What To Know About Comic-Con, Day 1

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First-day highlights include a panel with filmmaker Oliver Stone, a world-premiere screening of the USA series "Falling Water," the 75th anniversary of Captain America, the 19th annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza and the Cartoon Network Costume Ball.

High Temps Expected In Inland San Diego County Through Weekend

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A National Weather Service heat advisory for the valleys, mountains and deserts goes into effect at noon Thursday and is expected to last until 8 p.m. Sunday.

SANDAG Report Measures Marijuana Use By Minors In Juvenile Hall

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More than half of 123 minors interviewed at Juvenile Hall used marijuana as their first illegal substance and consider it to be less harmful than other drugs, according to a report issued by the San Diego Association of Governments.

Officials Say Program Housed More Than 200 Vets Four Months After Launch

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The $12.5 million Housing Our Heroes program provides incentives to landlords who rent to homeless veterans.

Missing San Ysidro Man With Dementia Found At Hospital

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Jesus Ramirez was found at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista Wednesday morning. He was reported missing Tuesday afternoon.

Trolley Increasing Service During Comic-Con

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The Green, Orange and UC San Diego Blue Lines will depart all stations every 15 minutes most of each day. Train frequency will increase to every 7 1/2 minutes during peak travel times on the Green Line and UC San Diego Blue Line.

San Diego OKs Plastic Bag Ban

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The ordinance banning single-use plastic bags from most grocery and drugs stores was passed 6-3. Environmental groups praised the ordinance as an important step toward reducing waste in landfills.

Board Approves Plan To Eradicate HIV/AIDS In San Diego

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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Getting to Zero Implementation Plan, which addresses HIV and AIDS awareness, the stigma around testing and access to proper care.

Median Price Of San Diego County Home Rises 4%

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The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 4 percent in June, compared with the same month a year ago, while the number of homes sold dipped by 1.3 percent.

Water Board Proposes Fining San Diego $4.6 Million

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The fine is for the city's alleged failure to make sure construction sites did not prevent the pollution of local waterways.

Suspect In Homeless Attacks Could Face Death Penalty If Convicted

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Jon David Guerrero, 39, is charged with three counts of murder and two counts of premeditated attempted murder, along with a special circumstance allegation of multiple murder.

Council Votes To Place Chargers Initiative, Citizens' Plan On Ballot

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The San Diego City Council voted to put two initiatives that have qualified for the ballot before voters in November: the Chargers' plan to build a downtown stadium and another that would direct the future of tourism funding in San Diego.

San Diego Officials, Faith Leaders Gather In Support Of Law Enforcement

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A rally was held in Balboa Park the day after a man with ties to San Diego fatally shot three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

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The brush fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. Monday on Featherstone Canyon Road near the Barona Indian Reservation. The Sheriff's Department initially evacuated the area, but those orders were later lifted.

Scripps Announces Discovery Of Way To Measure Global Warming

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A Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate scientist and a fellow researcher announced Monday they have developed a way to accurately measure global warming and can tell the difference between naturally occurring and human-caused warming.

Downtown SWAT Situation Ends

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An apparently suicidal woman armed with a gun held police and SWAT officers at bay in a downtown San Diego hotel for about 3 1/2 hours before being detained Monday morning.

UC Berkeley Student From Del Mar Killed In Bastille Day Attack

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Students at UC Berkeley planned a vigil Monday afternoon on the campus for classmate Nick Leslie, who the FBI confirmed on Sunday was killed in the truck attack in Nice, France.

UC Berkeley Student From Del Mar Missing Following Nice Attack

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Nicolas Leslie, who has been studying abroad in Nice, France, is missing following Thursday night's attack, the university reported Friday.

Two Men Sentenced To Prison For Killing Homeless Man In Santee

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Danny Swan III and Tyler Dare, both 20, were sentenced to prison for taking part in the 2014 beating death of a 55-year-old homeless man in Santee.

Horse Races Return To Del Mar Racetrack

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Thoroughbred racing returns to the Del Mar Racetrack Friday for the 77th summer season, which will begin with the annual hat contest and $100,000 Oceanside Stakes.

Authorities Identify Suspect In Series Of Homeless Attacks

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San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Capt. David Nisleit announced Friday afternoon the arrest of 39-year-old Jon David Guerrero in a series of attacks that left three homeless men dead and two wounded.

Qualcomm Co-Founder, Tech Leaders Say Trump Would Be 'Disaster For Innovation'

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Around 150 technology pioneers and executives, including two from San Diego-based Qualcomm, wrote an open letter Thursday denouncing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Study: 2014 San Diego Pride Had $10.9M Economic Impact

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The 2014 San Diego LGBT Pride Festival and Parade had a $10.9 million impact on the area's economy and attracted 19,500 people from out of town, according to a report issued Thursday.

San Diego School Districts More Transparent Of Construction Bond Programs, Report Finds

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The San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation report looks at the information that's available to public scrutiny, not whether the bond program is effective.

Groups Organize Opposition To Downtown Chargers Stadium

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A group of civic leaders opposed to the Chargers proposal to build a downtown stadium and convention center annex are lobbying the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce to reject the team's plans. Another group plans to hold a silent protest.

A Dozen Officers Per Month Left SDPD Last Fiscal Year, Chief Says

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That's one fewer than the rate of the year before, Chief Shelley Zimmerman said Wednesday. The San Diego Police Department is currently 190 sworn officers below the number for which the department is budgeted.

Work Begins On North Park Affordable Housing For LGBT Seniors

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The facility, San Diego's first gay and lesbian-friendly affordable housing facility for seniors, is expected to open December 2017.

San Diego Unveils Website On City Performance

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One week after unveiling an open data website, the city of San Diego on Wednesday unveiled a website that displays various performance metrics.

Section Of Bluffs In Del Mar Collapse

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A section of the bluffs in Del Mar collapsed onto the beach Wednesday, but while witnesses at first thought people may have been caught under the rubble, no one was found.

Faulconer Takes On Gov. Brown's Parole Initiative

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is going to lead the effort to defeat in the fall Proposition 57, a measure Gov. Jerry Brown proposed that would allow early parole for some non-violent felons.

Singer Alters Canadian National Anthem Before All-Star Game

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A member of the quartet that sang the Canadian national anthem before Tuesday's All-Star Game at Petco Park changed a lyric and held up a sign that read "All Lives Matter."

Trump To Attend Fundraiser In Rancho Santa Fe

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With the choice of a running mate and the Republican National Convention looming, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to appear Wednesday evening at a Rancho Santa Fe fundraiser.

Biden Talks About Trade Enforcement In San Diego

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In an appearance at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, Vice President Joe Biden said an enforcement action filed by the U.S. against China at the World Trade Organization will benefit Qualcomm and DJO Global.

Citizens' Plan Qualifies For November Ballot

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The initiative would raise hotel room taxes by 5 percent, prohibit a waterfront expansion of the San Diego Convention Center and encourage an expansion of San Diego State University and UC San Diego onto the Qualcomm Stadium site.

Rabid Bat Discovered In San Diego Zoo For Second Time In A Month

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The live bat, which tested positive for rabies, was discovered Sunday afternoon. A rabid bat was also found at the park on June 11.

With Ample Supply, San Diego Eases Water Use Restrictions

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Water conservation efforts will be voluntary with the switch from a Level Two Drought Alert response to a Level One Drought Watch, though city officials will continue to urge efficient use.

City Council Proclaims July 'LGBT Pride Month' In San Diego

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Three days before the San Diego LGBT Pride Festival gets underway, the City Council proclaimed July to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in San Diego.

Crews Squelch Brush Fire Near Chula Vista Golf Course

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Smoke and flames were spotted coming from an open field behind a driving range along Bonita Road near Willow Street shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

All-Star Game Comes To Petco Park

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Major League Baseball's 87th All-Star Game is scheduled Tuesday night in San Diego, providing a bright spot in another disappointing season for local fans while attracting millions of television viewers to a city that thrives on tourism.

Vice President Biden To Speak In San Diego About Trade

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Joe Biden will tout the record of President Barack Obama's administration on trade enforcement in a speech in San Diego on Wednesday, the vice president's office announced.

Crews Move Quickly To Put Out Fire In Volcan Mountain Area

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Ground and airborne firefighting crews kept the brush fire near Julian to 15 acres, according to Cal Fire.

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