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Stories by City News Service

High Surf Expected Along San Diego County Coastline

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Higher than average surf with sets of up to 12 feet are expected along the San Diego County coastline Tuesday.

NFL Owners Meet To Discuss Chargers' Future In San Diego

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Chargers owner Dean Spanos arrived in Houston on Monday, where his National Football League colleagues could determine the future home of the franchise that's been located in San Diego for 55 years.

Could 'El Chapo' Be Tried In San Diego?

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The U.S. Attorney's Office refused to comment Monday on the possibility that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will be extradited to San Diego in the wake of his re-capture in Mexico.

UCSD, Sharp Partner To Improve Care For Patients With Liver Disease

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The healthcare organizations said they will collaborate on research, expand specialized liver care and enhance liver transplant services.

UCSD Receives Second-Highest Number Of Applications In UC System

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UC San Diego topped the 100,000 mark for applications for the fall 2016 quarter, the university announced Monday. Only UCLA received more.

Landslide Causes Sewage Line To Rupture In Clairemont Area

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East Mission Bay and Tecolote Creek remained off limits Monday due to the sewage spill.

County Offers Property Tax Relief For San Diegans Impacted By Flooding

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Owners of properties that sustained more than $10,000 in flood damage can have their assessments lowered.

Third Defendant Sentenced For Killgore Murder

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Friday's sentencing is the final chapter in the 2012 murder of military wife Brittany Killgore.

San Diego Mayor Backing Rubio For President

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is throwing his support behind presidential candidate Marco Rubio, serving as one of seven co-chairs for Rubio's California campaign.

Family Of Man Killed In Midair Crash Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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The family of a Qualcomm executive killed when the Cessna he was piloting collided in midair with a Saberliner jet while approaching Brown Field has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the deadly crash was due to negligence on the part of an air traffic control company and others.

Del Mar, San Diego Roads Closed Due To Storm Damage

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A stretch of Camino Del Mar remained closed Friday after this week's El Niño-driven storms sloughed off bluffs in nearby Anderson Canyon and damaged an underground storm drain pipe. There were also multiple road closures in San Diego.

Respite From Storms Expected In San Diego County

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The wet and windy conditions throughout the region are expected to weaken Friday morning and a brief respite from the storms is expected Friday and early Saturday.

San Diego-Based Illumina Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits

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The maker of DNA sequencing equipment alleges five European companies used Illumina technology without authorization for prenatal testing.

STD Cases In San Diego Are Up

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The San Diego region followed a national upward trend in 2014 for gonorrhea and syphilis cases. But unlike the rest of the country, chlamydia infections dropped.

Stormy Weather Moves East; Hail, Lightning Possible

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The latest in a weeklong series of El Niño-driven storms blanketed Mount Laguna with up to 15 inches of snow in some spots. More rain and snow are expected Thursday evening.

NFL Owners' Committees To Evaluate Chargers, Raiders, Rams Applications To Move

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The applications will be reviewed by the Los Angeles Opportunities, Stadium, and Finance committees, according to the league.

Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Snow — And A Tornado Warning

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Up to 14 inches of snow could fall in the Mount Laguna area overnight. Other parts of San Diego County were pounded for a second day with moderate to heavy rains.

Group Pushes To Reform San Diego Police Review Panel

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Women Occupy San Diego submitted a proposed ballot measure on Tuesday to the City Clerk's Office that would make the Citizens Review Board on Police Practices more independent.

Water Conservation Down In San Diego County

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Two-thirds of the water districts in the county missed their November conservation goals, but cumulative savings since June remain strong, state water officials said.

Winter Storm Pounds San Diego County

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The heavy rains that hit Tuesday afternoon began to subside by 6 p.m. but not before causing flooding in many parts of the county. Forecasters said 1 to 2 inches of rain fell in less than three hours.

Ron Roberts Appointed Chairman Of County Supervisors

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Ron Roberts made no comment about his appointment as the head of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, but joined his colleagues in praising Supervisor Bill Horn for last year's focus on improving county services to veterans.

Ocean Pollution Warning Expanded To Imperial Beach

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Sewage from the Tijuana River has contaminated water as far north as Imperial Beach.

State Lawmakers Propose $2 Billion In Bonds To House The Homeless

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The money could fund as many as 14,000 permanent housing units for the chronically homeless in California.

Chargers Will Keep Coach Mike McCoy

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The San Diego Chargers announced Monday Mike McCoy will be retained as coach, despite a 4-12 record in the just-completed season, while offensive coordinator Frank Reich and five assistant coaches will not.

Police ID San Diego Cop Who Fatally Shot Man In Hillcrest

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The officer shot and killed the knife-wielding suspect Friday night in Hillcrest.

DUIs Decrease In San Diego County Over New Year's

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For the 60-hour period from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Sunday, there were 43 arrests made in San Diego County for suspicion of drunk driving compared to 51 arrests last year.

San Diego County Law Enforcement On Lookout For Drunken Drivers

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Law enforcement officials urged holiday revelers to plan ahead and designate a sober driver, use a taxi, ride-sharing service or public transportation and to report suspected drunken drivers by calling 911.

Chilly Weather, Frost Expected In San Diego County Deserts

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Clear and dry conditions are expected Thursday night as revelers ring in the new year. But areas of patchy frost are in the forecast again Thursday night into Friday morning for the deserts.

Wisconsin Beats USC In Holiday Bowl

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Rafael Gaglianone kicked three field goals, including the go-ahead 29-yarder with two minutes, 27 seconds to play, to give Wisconsin a 23-21 victory over USC Wednesday night in the 38th Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium.

San Diego Auto Show Begins 4-Day Run

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The San Diego International Auto Show is taking place at the convention center Thursday through Sunday. It will feature 400 new-model vehicles, alternative fuel cars, exotics, crossovers and classics.

State Board Orders San Diego To Once Again Offer Its Employees Pensions

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The decision rescinds a 2012 voter-approved initiative meant to unburden the city's debt-ridden pension system. The city attorney says he believes the city can successfully appeal the ruling.

Court Rules Filner Accuser Filed Claim Too Late

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A state appellate court panel agreed with the city of San Diego in ruling that a woman who accused ex-Mayor Bob Filner of sexual battery filed her civil claim too late.

San Diego-Based Lab Pays $4M To Resolve Kickback Allegations

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A San Diego-based medical diagnostic laboratory paid more than $4 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by paying improper kickbacks to physicians and physician groups in exchange for patient referrals

USC To Face Wisconsin In Holiday Bowl

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USC will seek its second Holiday Bowl victory in two years Wednesday night when it faces Wisconsin in the 39th edition of the game at Qualcomm Stadium.

Mira Mesa Water Main Break Shuts Down Roadway

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Southbound Black Mountain Road was closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and bicyclists, at Park Village Road. Northbound Black Mountain Road was closed at Mercy Road.

Crews Extinguish Warehouse Fire In Midway District

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It took firefighters more than 90 minutes to knock down a two-alarm fire at a large warehouse in the Midway District Wednesday morning.

Chilly Morning To Make Way For Warming Trend

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Although the mornings will still be chilly, forecasters said a slow warming trend would begin Wednesday.

Holiday Bowl Parade Floats Through Downtown San Diego

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The parade, which features numerous giant character balloons, is scheduled to step off at 10 a.m. along North Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego.

SeaWorld Sues Coastal Commission Over Orca Breeding Ban

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SeaWorld filed the suit on Tuesday against the California Coastal Commission, which two months ago issued a ruling that would end the breeding of captive killer whales at its San Diego theme park.

Qualcomm Announces Deals With Two Chinese Companies

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The deals give the San Diego-based supplier of mobile chip technology a positive end to a year otherwise littered with overseas regulatory problems and a poor financial performance.

What's Ahead For San Diego Housing Prices In 2016

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San Diego home prices continued to rise in 2015, according to the latest Case-Shiller housing report. But will that trend continue in the new year?

Fatalities, DUIs Down Over Christmas Weekend In San Diego County

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From Christmas Eve at 6:01 p.m. to Sunday just before midnight, there were 42 arrests made on suspicion of DUI in San Diego County, compared to 62 in 2014.

Drier, Warmer Weather Expected In San Diego County

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Drier and warmer and more seasonal conditions are expected Tuesday through Thursday.

As Storm Moves Into San Diego, More Homeless Find Shelter At Father Joe's

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Father Joe's Villages is opening its doors to more homeless San Diegans Monday night due to cold, wet weather.

San Diego Judge Dismisses Class-Action Lawsuit Against SeaWorld

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The lawsuit alleged the company defrauded visitors with false advertising about the treatment of orcas in captivity at its parks in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando.

Record-Breaking 2016 Expected For San Diego Convention Center

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The San Diego Convention Center is scheduled to host 66 major conventions next year, attracting a record of nearly 674,000 attendees.

Canceled Flights Affecting Travelers In San Diego

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Air travelers in San Diego headed to Chicago and Dallas faced canceled flights or delays due to bad weather Monday.

City Of San Diego: Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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The city of San Diego's 42nd annual Christmas tree recycling program began Monday in an effort to keep trees out of landfills and turn them into mulch for gardeners.

Storm Could Bring Rain, Snow To San Diego County

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Mostly sunny conditions are expected in San Diego County later Monday morning, but an approaching trough of low pressure will bring cloudy skies and a chance of showers Monday afternoon and night, according to the weather service.

7 Convicted Of Crimes In San Diego County Get Pardons

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In a Christmastime tradition, the governor pardoned 91 people total, including actor Robert Downey Jr.