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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."

Videos Released By El Cajon Police Show Fatal Shooting Of Alfred Olango

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El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said the decision to release the video was unanimous among city and county leaders, including San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter Speaks In San Diego

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The U.S. aims to continue being the dominant military power in the Asia-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday in a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on San Diego Bay.

Camp Pendleton Brush Fire Burns 190 Acres, Poses No Threat To Structures

A brush fire burning on the grounds of Camp Pendleton was 30 percent contained Thursday.

Olango Family Asks For Release Of Video, Peaceful Protests

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Alfred Olango's mother, Pamela Benge, stood with her family at a news conference in San Diego on Thursday and addressed the fatal shooting of her son.

Former SDSU Women's Basketball Coach Awarded $3.3M In Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

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A jury Wednesday awarded former San Diego State University women's basketball coach Beth Burns $3.3 million in damages on her claim that she was wrongfully fired in retaliation for demanding equal treatment for female athletes.

San Diego Leaders To Debate Chargers Ballot Measure

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Councilman Scott Sherman and Councilman-elect Chris Ward will explain their opposition to Measure C at a news conference, which will also feature authors of studies on the Chargers' plan.

San Diego Weather: Another Hot Day, But With A Chance Of Rain

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Temperatures will skyrocket again at the beaches and in the valleys, but more temperate conditions and even a chance of rain are expected elsewhere in the county.

Chula Vista, San Diego To Take Part In White House Smart Cities Initiative

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About $80 million in federal funds will be spent on programs aiming to address climate change, transportation, public safety and improved public services.

6 Presidential Debate Viewing Parties In San Diego

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From San Diego State University to a Hillcrest bar, several spots in the city have organized gatherings for the highly anticipated matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

High Temps Continue In San Diego (But Relief Is Right Around The Corner)

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Though autumn has been underway for four days, the San Diego area sweltered under a summery heat wave again Monday, courtesy of a high-pressure system lingering over the Mountain States on the eve of a predicted cool-down later in the week.

Coronado Schools On Minimum Day Schedule Due To Hot Weather

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The superintendent can make the declaration because many of the island's classrooms are not air-conditioned and occasionally suffer from extreme and unhealthy temperatures.

3 Small Earthquakes Hit Imperial County

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The first was a 3.2-magnitude temblor that hit at 6:14 a.m. near Niland. The second measured 3.0 and struck at 7:33 a.m., and the third had a magnitude of 3.1 and came at 8:48 a.m.

Scripps Health Inaugurates Emergency And Trauma Center

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The $33 million Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center will go into operation on Monday at the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus.

Online Map Shows Condition Of San Diego Streets

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City officials unveiled an interactive map that San Diegans can search to find the condition of their neighborhood streets and learn about recent and upcoming repair projects.

San Diego County Will Use A Two-Card Ballot This November Election

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County election officials confirmed Tuesday that a two-card ballot will be used in November, and urged San Diegans to prepare in advance in order to save time at the polls.

Poway Named One Of The Best California Cities To Raise A Family

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Only one San Diego County city made the list of the top 20 best California municipalities in which to raise a family, as rated by

Camp Pendleton Marine Shot In South L.A. Dies

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A 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton who was gravely wounded in a shooting in South Los Angeles last week has died, authorities reported Tuesday.

Report: San Diego Streets See Big Improvement

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The condition of surface streets in San Diego has gotten significantly better over the past five years, but there's still room for improvement.

American Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations Amid National Shortage

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Here are some donation opportunities in San Diego County this week.

Power Outages Linked To Lightning Strikes Leave Hundreds In The Dark

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Power outages linked to thunderstorms and lightning strikes left more than 2,100 San Diego-area homes and businesses without electrical service for hours Monday.