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High Temperatures Returning To San Diego County

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Forecasters say temperatures in inland San Diego County could soar into the triple digits later this week.

Ex-SDPD Officer Who Groped, Detained Women Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail, Probation

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Christopher Hays, 30, pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts of assault and battery under the color of authority by a peace officer.

Hall of Fame: the 2014 Inductees

  • By KPBS
  • / September 25, 2014

KPBS recognizes the Beyster Family and Ken Kramer as the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees.

No Party Preference Voters Surge In California

  • By KPBS
  • / September 24, 2014
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More than 23 percent of California voters have registered without a party preference, according to voter registration numbers released Tuesday.

The 18th Annual Writing for Literacy Essay Contest

  • By KPBS
  • / September 17, 2014

Students in grades 4, 8 and 10 are invited to submit an essay on suggested topics for a chance to win great prizes. Deadline for submissions is 3:00 PM on Friday, December 19, 2014. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2015.

San Diego Still Mopping Up Storm Damage As Hot, Humid Spell Lingers

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Hot and humid conditions that have kept the San Diego region simmering for much of September continued Wednesday as the region cleaned up from a tree-toppling storm generated by the unsettled monsoonal atmosphere.

San Diego County Swelters Under Heat Wave

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The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the county's valleys at 10 a.m. Saturday and it will remain in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday. We offer some tips on beating the heat.

Fennec Fox Frolics At San Diego Zoo's Nursery

  • By KPBS
  • / September 5, 2014
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The nocturnal fox pup has spurts of energy, so animal care staff have been giving him lots of toys and food puzzles to help keep him busy.

Cheetah Cub At San Diego Zoo Safari Park Recovering From Surgery

  • By KPBS
  • / September 4, 2014
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Accompanied by his puppy companion, a male cheetah cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is recovering from surgery to repair growth abnormalities in his limbs.

Baby Gorilla At San Diego Zoo Safari Park Crawling And Curious

  • By KPBS
  • / August 29, 2014
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Now 5 months old, baby gorilla Joanne still rides on mom's back usually but is now spending more time sitting and crawling around her enclosure.

1 Injured In Crash That Closed Mission Valley On-ramp

  • By KPBS
  • / August 26, 2014
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The crash occurred before 5:33 a.m. at the on-ramp from I-805 South to I-8 East and involved a bus and several other vehicles.

Man In Custody After Threatening To Jump On To I-805

  • By KPBS
  • / August 20, 2014
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Parts of Interstate 805 in North Park were closed Wednesday morning while San Diego police officers negotiated with the suicidal man.

Man With Umbrella Causes False Alarm At Cal State San Marcos

  • By KPBS
  • / August 20, 2014
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A man carrying an umbrella on the Cal State San Marcos campus prompted a lockdown after he was mistaken for possibly carrying a weapon.

Summer Storm Brings Thunder, Lightning To San Diego County

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Heavy rain and hail pelted parts of San Diego County Wednesday, generating flash-flood warnings. More than 500 lightning strikes also hit the San Diego area Wednesday morning.

Small Brush Fire Quickly Stopped In Otay Mesa

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The 20-acre brush fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Kuebler Ranch Road near Otay Mountain Truck Trail. It may have been started by people target shooting in the area.

2 Aid Workers Receive Experimental Ebola Serum From San Diego Biotech

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Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, infected with Ebola while working in West Africa, were given ZMapp, a drug created by Mapp Biopharmaceutical in San Diego.

San Diego Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr (Photos)

  • By KPBS
  • / July 31, 2014
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Young photographers from The AjA Project, a community arts nonprofit, captured in images local celebrations that marked the end of Ramadan.

National University's Sanford Education Center Gets $9.22 Million Anonymous Gift

  • By KPBS
  • / July 29, 2014

The Sanford Education Center at National University announced an anonymous $9.22 million gift Tuesday.

San Diego Zoo's Panda Cub Eats Bamboo Cake For Birthday

  • By KPBS
  • / July 29, 2014
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One of the San Diego Zoo's giant pandas celebrated a second birthday Tuesday with cake and presents.

Sharp Memorial Fined $100K After Patient Falls From Surgical Table

  • By KPBS
  • / July 29, 2014
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Sharp Memorial Hospital was one of eight hospitals statewide fined by the California Department of Public Health for putting patients at risk of injury or death.

Multiple Brush Fires Squelched Near Barona Casino

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A group of fires blackened more than a dozen open acres alongside a rural road just south of Barona Creek Golf Club on Tuesday before fire crews stopped the flames.

San Diego Zoo Makes Bamboo Cake For Panda's Second Birthday

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  • / July 28, 2014
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The San Diego Zoo has a second birthday celebration planned Tuesday for Xiao Liwu, a giant panda cub.

San Diego City Council Gives Final OK To Minimum Wage Increase

  • By KPBS
  • / July 28, 2014
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An ordinance that would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Diego to $11.50 an hour was given final approval Monday by the City Council.

Rain, Lightning Roll Through San Diego

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San Diego County residents woke to something Friday morning they don't usually hear or see: rain, thunder and lightning.

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Send Us Your 2014 Comic-Con Photos! #KPBSpix

  • By KPBS
  • / July 23, 2014
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It's the most wonderful time of the year... if you're a fan of pop culture, comic books and sci-fi movies. Comic-Com returns to San Diego for its 45th year and we want to see what you're seeing!

Heat Wave Expected To Hit San Diego On Thursday

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A National Weather Service heat advisory is set to take effect for the inland areas at 11 a.m. Thursday and will extend until 9 p.m. Friday.

Scripps Research Institute President Stepping Down

  • By KPBS
  • / July 22, 2014
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Less than two weeks after ending talks aimed at merging with a major university in Southern California, the Scripps Research Institute has announced the resignation of its president, Mike Marletta.

CalPERS Announce 18.4% Investment Gain During Last Fiscal Year

  • By KPBS
  • / July 14, 2014

CalPERS said the 18.4 percent gain was its fourth double-digit return in the past five years.

Crowned Crane Chicks Take A Walk At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

  • By KPBS
  • / July 11, 2014
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Some say exercise is for the birds. In this case, they'd be absolutely correct.

Fireworks Send Nearly 100 Dogs Running For Shelters During Fourth Of July Weekend

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Nearly 100 dogs were brought in to county animal shelters after running away from home this Independence Day.

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Damaging California Fire Grows To 5 Square Miles

Several residents living in two communities have been evacuated because nearly 200 homes are threatened.

U.S. Supreme Court Stays Out Of Mt. Soledad Cross Dispute

  • By KPBS
  • / June 30, 2014
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Supporters of the monument wanted to skip the appeals court and go straight to the Supreme Court because the legal fight has been going on for 25 years.

Arellano Felix Cartel Leader Captured In Tijuana

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  • / June 24, 2014
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Fernando "El Ingeniero" Sanchez Arellano was arrested Monday afternoon by the Mexican Army, according to reports.

Scenes From World Refugee Day In San Diego

  • By KPBS
  • / June 23, 2014
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Check out photos from Saturday's event at Balboa Park that were taken by youths from the The AjA Project, a photography nonprofit. Many of the young photographers are refugees themselves.

Fans Remember Baseball Great Tony Gwynn

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  • / June 16, 2014
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Following the news of baseball legend Tony Gwynn's death, many shared their thoughts and memories of "Mr. Padre" on social media.

Gloria's Modified Proposal To Raise San Diego's Minimum Wage Moves Forward

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The San Diego City Council has voted to direct staff to begin conferring with the city's labor unions over a proposal to raise the minimum wage in San Diego to $11.50 an hour.

South Campus Plaza Construction Begins This Month At SDSU

  • By KPBS
  • / June 13, 2014
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The $143 million project will be between Hardy Avenue and Montezuma Road. Preliminary work on the site begins this month.

Immunized People Getting Whooping Cough

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Most of the people who got whooping cough in San Diego County so far this year were up to date with their immunizations, according to county data.

Didn't Make It To Brazil For The World Cup? San Diego's Got You Covered

  • By KPBS
  • / June 12, 2014
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If you couldn't make it to the World Cup in Brazil, you're probably looking for a local hot spot to catch the matches and maybe drink a brew or two.

25 Dogs Get Second Chance At Adoption Thanks To San Diego Humane Society

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More than 20 dogs from a crowded animal shelter in Los Angeles took a two-hour trek to the San Diego Humane Society to be put up for adoption.

TV Host Wes Moore Holds Conversation With Returning Veterans

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"Coming Back with Wes Moore" will be held Tuesday night aboard the USS Midway and will feature conversations with service members who have returned from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Moore is an Army combat veteran who served in Afghanistan.

2 SDPD Officers Arrested On Drug Charges

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Two San Diego Police officers were arrested Thursday as part of an East County drug sweep.

I-805 Closed Overnight In Mira Mesa-Sorrento Valley Area For Construction

Construction crews will close all lanes on Mira Mesa Boulevard and Sorrento Valley Road at Interstate 805 on Sunday from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m every night through June 12.

Zapf Wins; Cate, Kim Headed To Runoff In City Council Races

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Councilwoman Lorie Zapf wins District 2, while Chris Cate and Carol Kim head to a November contest for the District 6 seat.

I-5 Reopened After Fatal Accident Near Camp Pendleton

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A fatal crash Monday morning shut down most lanes of Interstate 5 southbound in the Camp Pendleton area, north of Oceanside, backing up traffic up to Orange County. Earlier in the day, a jack-knifed trailer closed Interstate 15.

San Diegans React To VA Chief's Resignation

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The reaction to embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigning Friday was swift and mixed among San Diego County military veterans and politicians.

VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns Amid Calls For Him To Step Down

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Shinseki's resignation comes two days after a scathing internal report found broad and deep-seated problems in the sprawling health care system. The

What San Diegans Are Saying About Maya Angelou

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San Diegans took to Twitter and Facebook to pay tribute to poet and author Maya Angelou, who passed away Wednesday morning.

San Diego County Releases Wildfire Cost Estimates

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The rash of fires that broke out last week cost San Diego nearly $28 million, according to county estimates released today.

Police: Chula Vista Student Arrested With Gun On Campus

Police arrested the 14-year-old boy after receiving reports Wednesday morning that he was displaying a handgun on campus. His father was later arrested on a weapons charge.

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