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City Council Revives Citizens Advisory Board On Police, Community Relations

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The board, which will be made up of 15 San Diego residents, will provide recommendations to the police department. It was originally established in the mid-1980s and became inactive in 1998.

San Diego Tech CEO Resigns Over Trump Comments

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PacketSled President and CEO Matt Harrigan has resigned over social media comments he made about assassinating President-elect Donald Trump.

Separate Officer-Involved Shootings Leave Gunman Dead, Suspect Hospitalized

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A San Diego police officer fatally shot a gunman who had fired on several people and taken a woman hostage in City Heights Sunday. In Encinitas, a sheriff's deputy wounded a suspect who was reportedly fleeing a robbery.

Interstate 5's Genesee Exit Will Be Closed Next Week

The closures at Genesee Avenue will occur Monday through Thursday from 10:30 or 11 p.m. until 5 a.m., although only one direction of the freeway will be closed at a time.

San Diego Home Prices Continue To Rise

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The price of homes continued to increase last month, while the sales picture was mixed, according to a report issued by the San Diego Association of Realtors.

Military Times Lists SDSU A Top School For Veterans

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San Diego State University was ranked as the 25th best college in the United States for veterans, and second-best in California, the school announced Friday.

Strong Rip Currents Expected At San Diego Beaches This Weekend

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A National Weather Service beach hazards statement warning of strong rip currents and elevated surf will remain in effect through Sunday afternoon.

Many Offices, Facilities Closed In San Diego For Veterans Day

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In San Diego County, administrative offices, libraries and animal shelters will be closed.

Parade, Tower Dedication Marks Veterans Day In San Diego

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The 30th annual San Diego Veterans Day Parade will step off at 11 a.m. on North Harbor Drive in front of the County Administration Center.

Sharp Nurses Vote To Strike Over Wages

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The vote only authorizes a strike. The union must give 10 days notice before nurses with the San Diego-based hospital chain walk out.

San Diego Judge To Hear Arguments In Trump University Lawsuit

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A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday on pretrial motions in a class-action lawsuit claiming that students in the now-defunct Trump University were duped into paying as much as $35,000 to learn insider real estate secrets from experts handpicked by the president-elect himself.

Californians Favoring Reform Of Death Penalty Over Repeal

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The death penalty will remain on the books in California, with voters rejecting a bid to abolish the punishment, but a competing measure designed to speed up executions was too close to call.

Issa Maintains Lead In Race For 49th Congressional Seat

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Rep. Darrell Issa seems to have retained his seat in San Diego's 49th District, following a close contest with retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate.

San Diego Port Commissioners Vote In Favor Of 'Seaport' Development

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The Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to go ahead with a $1.2 billion plan to redevelop the Seaport Village tourist attraction in San Diego.

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

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After months of being inundated with political ads, contentious debates and endless commentary, voters in San Diego County and across the nation head to the polls Tuesday for the General Election.

Port To Consider Seaport Village Redevelopment Proposal

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A proposed redevelopment of the Seaport Village tourist attraction in San Diego will be taken up Tuesday by the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners, which could choose a developer.

Federal Funding Available To Address Tree Mortality On Private Forestlands

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The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in California announced Monday it will provide financial assistance for private landowners with dead and dying conifer forest trees in certain counties, including San Diego.

Election Officials Anticipate 3/4 Turnout Among San Diego's Registered Voters

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County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said he expects turnout to be around 72 to 77 percent.

Thousands Of San Diegans Came Out To Vote This Weekend

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The office at 5600 Overland Ave. will continue to accept all county voters 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and starting at 7 a.m. Election Day.

San Diego State Ceremony Pays Tribute To Aztecs Who Have Died In Service

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A wreath-laying ceremony was held Friday morning at San Diego State University's memorial for Aztecs who died while serving in the military.

Supporters Of Gary Johnson To Host Rally In Downtown San Diego

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Supporters of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will host a rally in downtown San Diego Monday on the eve of the general election.

San Diego's Lindbergh Field Ranks Third-Best Airport In U.S.

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In a list of the 30 busiest airports in the country, Lindbergh Field ranked below No. 1 Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and No. 2 Portland International in Oregon.

Democrats Triple Voter Registration Advantage In San Diego County

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As of Tuesday, 609,427 people were registered to vote in the region as Democrats and 501,569 as Republicans. That's a gain of around 119,000 for Democrats since Jan. 1, compared to 40,000 for the GOP.

Suspect In Violent Sex Assaults Captured Near Phoenix

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A man suspected of beating, choking and sexually assaulting two women on consecutive days last summer in University City and Grantville, leaving both hospitalized, was behind bars Wednesday in Arizona, where he was arrested by agents with a sex-offender task force.

San Diego County Still Needs Poll Workers For Election Day

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Poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $100 to $175. Bilingual workers — particularly those fluent in Chinese, Tagalog, Spanish and Vietnamese — are needed.

Memorial Services For 'Chunky' Sanchez Will Be Held This Weekend

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The musician and activist co-founded Chicano Park in Barrio Logan. He died in a San Diego hospital Friday.

City Staff To Develop Regulations For San Diego Vacation Rental Properties

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The City Council has directed staff to develop a comprehensive set of regulations governing vacation rental properties in San Diego and bring them back for consideration within four months.

Crews Break Ground On Hillcrest Fire Station Replacement

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The 65-year-old facility at Ninth and University avenues is too small for modern fire trucks.

Chief Petty Officer Laid To Rest At Miramar National Cemetery

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A Coronado-based Navy explosives technician killed in a bomb blast in northern Iraq was laid to rest Tuesday at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego.

Oceanside DMV Back Online After Computer Outage Last Week

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The Department of Motor Vehicles office in Oceanside resumed full service Wednesday, more than a week after operations around the state were disrupted by computer problems.

Two Cases Of Tuberculosis Reported In San Diego County

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Two people have been diagnosed with tuberculosis in unrelated cases, and might have exposed others, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Tuesday.

Suspects In Balderrama Park Shooting To Be Arraigned Wednesday

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Two young men who were already in jail on unrelated charges when they were re-arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl at Balderrama Park in Oceanside will be arraigned Wednesday, authorities said Tuesday.

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

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More than half of the electorate voted absentee in the 2012 election, and that's expected to rise this year.

Funeral Procession For Coronado-Based Sailor Killed In Iraq Planned For Tuesday

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The public is encouraged to line the streets on Tuesday to honor Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan, who was killed in a bomb blast in northern Iraq.

San Diego Economy Remains Roughly Unchanged, Index Finds

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The monthly index of leading economic indicators for San Diego County was unchanged in September compared to the previous month, according to University of San Diego Professor Alan Gin.

MAP: Where To Drop Off Your Mail Ballot In San Diego

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Voters who have completed their mail ballots for the Nov. 8 general election can drop them off at libraries and a few other places around the county.

Backers Say Proposed Vacation Rental Restrictions Are Reasonable

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Two City Council members defended a proposal that would eliminate short-term vacation rentals from single-family residential neighborhoods in San Diego, calling it a "reasonable, measured balance" to a vexing problem.

Aboard The Scientific Research Vessel Sally Ride

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The Sally Ride — named after the first American woman in space — is a 238-foot long vessel that’s equipped to take science on the high seas. The craft is fitted with all the newest tools to help scientists understand oceans.

Body Of Navy Officer Killed In Iraq Returned To San Diego

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Coronado-based Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan, 34, suffered fatal wounds from the blast of an improvised explosive device last week.

Donations To UC San Diego Are Up 20 Percent

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Nearly 46,000 donations totaling a record $212.9 million were gifted to UC San Diego during the 2015-16 fiscal year.

SeaWorld Has Rescued 435 Marine Mammals This Year — More Than Double The Annual Average

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Warming ocean waters are increasing the number of wildlife needing rescue by SeaWorld staff.

Full Analysis On SDPD Racial Profiling To Be Released By Thanksgiving

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Researchers reviewed tens of thousands of data cards filled out by San Diego police to figure out whether racial profiling is a problem in San Diego. Preliminary findings were released Wednesday.

San Diego Weather: Showers, Chance Of Thunderstorms

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A slight chance of rain is in the forecast overnight Thursday and rain will be likely Friday morning and afternoon.

NAACP Requests Temporary Restraining Order To Prevent Police From Declaring Unlawful Assemblies

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A federal judge took under submission a request by the NAACP and others to issue a temporary restraining order preventing police from 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 Police Each Month, Report Says

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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.