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California Voter Turnout Was 75% — The Highest Since 2008

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San Diego County reported a turnout of 81.5 percent among registered voters.

San Diego Model Railroad Museum Removes Anti-Abortion Sign In Train Layout

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Museum’s executive director apologizes, saying sign was put there by a “misguided volunteer.”

December Nights Holiday Festival Opens In Balboa Park

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Around 350,000 people are expected to descend on San Diego's Balboa Park Friday and Saturday for the 39th annual December Nights holiday festival.

Potentially Damaging Santa Ana Winds To Hit San Diego County

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National Weather Service wind advisories for the mountains, valleys and deserts will remain in effect from 9 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 50 mph are expected.

Santa Ana Winds To Bring Hazardous Driving Conditions To San Diego Valleys, Mountains

A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and valleys will extend from 9 a.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 50 mph are expected in most areas, but forecasters said localized gusts may reach 60 mph along coastal mountain slopes.

Potentially Strong Santa Ana Winds Moving Into San Diego County

Calm, cool weather is expected in San Diego County today, but "potentially strong" Santa Ana winds are right around the corner.

Hundreds In San Diego Join 'Fight For $15' Protests

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Following demonstrations in Barrio Logan and at the San Diego airport, hundreds marched in downtown San Diego in support of raising the federal minimum wage.

Issa Re-Elected To 49th Congressional District

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Democratic competitor Doug Applegate says he'll run for the seat again in 2018.

More Than 500 Students Walk Out To Protest Trump In Downtown San Diego

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They began protesting late Wednesday morning outside Lincoln and San Diego High Schools, respectively, according to police.

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.

Protests Continue In San Diego: 'I Woke Up ... And I Just Panicked'

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About 200 students protested Donald Trump's election as U.S. president at San Diego State Thursday. Wednesday night hundreds flooded the streets of downtown San Diego to denounce the election outcome.

Donald Trump's Victory Sets Off Protests In San Diego

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Demonstrations were ongoing Wednesday afternoon at San Diego City College following a rally at UC San Diego, where a woman sustained injuries.

PHOTOS: San Diegans React To Stunning Trump Victory

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Locals gathered in downtown San Diego Tuesday to watch results roll in and celebrate — or brace for — a new president.

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.

2016 Goes To GOP — K And L Could Shore Up Future Elections For Democrats

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Measures K and L have passed in San Diego. Measure K requires mandatory runoffs in November, while Measure L requires citizen's initiatives and referenda to be voted on in November.

Elliott Maintains Lead In Race To Be City’s Next Lawyer

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With all precincts reporting, Democrat Mara Elliott leads with 56.6 percent of the vote. Some provisional and mail-in ballots remain uncounted.

Measure D: Citizens' Plan Coming Up Short

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San Diegans rejected Measure D, which would have redirected tourism financing, barred an onsite expansion of the convention center and set uses for Qualcomm Stadium if it's abandoned by the Chargers.

Team Owner Dean Spanos Said He Won't Decide Chargers' Next Steps Until After Season

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San Diegans soundly rejected the NFL team's proposal to build a stadium in downtown. Spanos said he won't make any decisions until the regular season is over.

Peters Retains 52nd Congressional District Seat

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Democratic incumbent Rep. Scott Peters will retain his congressional seat.

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.

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.

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.

Musician And Chicano Rights Activist Ramon 'Chunky' Sanchez Dies At 64

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Born in Riverside County to farmworker parents, Sanchez achieved legendary status in San Diego with his music and advocacy work for more than four decades.

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.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Calls On San Diego

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The outgoing secretary of the Navy responded to questions about a controversial decision to drop some of its traditional titles, which has drawn criticism from sailors.

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.

San Diego Lawmakers Urge 'No' Vote On Recreational Marijuana

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San Diego lawmakers, law enforcers and religious leaders joined forces Monday to urge San Diegans to vote against Proposition 64.

From A To N: A Breakdown Of The Measures On San Diego’s November Ballot

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Beyond California’s 17 propositions, the local ballot includes two countywide and 12 citywide ballot measures.

Rep. Duncan Hunter Calls Reaction To Trump Video 'Completely Unfair'

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The Republican congressman said in an interview with The Washington Post, "If you had recorded the stuff my Marines and I were talking about, after not seeing a woman for seven months — but let's just leave it at that."

2 Earthquakes Reported In Salton Sea Region

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The U.S. Geological Survey reported two earthquakes, magnitudes 3.4 and 3.0, a week after a series of small jolts in the same area near the San Andreas fault.

17 Arrested, Unlawful Assembly Declared During Saturday El Cajon Protests

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Seventeen people were arrested during Saturday night's protests in El Cajon, according to the city's police department.

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.

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

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Alfred Olango was in distress, acting erratically. When the police arrived, he pointed an object at them and was shot and killed. These are the bare bones of a familiar and sad story which begs for clarification and analysis.

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.

Native American Groups Protest Naval Base Expansion Near Imperial Beach

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The SEALS are running out of space on Coronado. This week, the Navy began a new phase of work on an expansion along the Strand near Imperial Beach. A group of Native Americans is protesting the impact on an ancient burial site.

Horse Fatalities Push Back Del Mar Racetrack Season

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The decision comes in the wake of 16 deaths of horses during this year's meet.

Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

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A small brush fire crept toward an apartment complex in University City today, but no structures were burned and no injuries were reported, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

San Diego County To Spray Mosquito Pesticide For Zika Prevention

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County officials plan to hand-spray a two-block area of South Park on Friday in order to prevent an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases.

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Spring Valley Fire

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A fast-moving hillside brush fire threatened homes and prompted evacuations in a neighborhood near Sweetwater Reservoir late Wednesday afternoon.

82,000 Forced To Evacuate As Blue Cut Fire Rages In Southern California

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A huge wildfire 125 miles northeast of San Diego has charred 30,000 acres, destroyed a "significant number of homes" and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people.

California Reaches Settlement Over Evictions Of Military Families In San Diego

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The state reached a $252,000 settlement with two contractors over the companies' unlawful evictions of 18 military service members and their families from private military housing in San Diego and Orange counties.

DA Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner Subpoenaed In Azano Trial

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The attorney for José Susumo Azano Matsura said others he expects to subpoena in the political corruption trial include Rep. Juan Vargas, San Diego developer Douglas Manchester and San Diego Union-Tribune Publisher and Editor Jeff Light.

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

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Crews were working to extinguish a brush fire that started Monday afternoon alongside Interstate 15, near Gopher Canyon Road and Castle Creek County Club in unincorporated Escondido.

Memorial Honors 'Courageous, Selfless' Slain San Diego Police Officer

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Grieving family members, law enforcement colleagues and political leaders gathered Friday to bid farewell to San Diego police Officer Jonathan De Guzman. He was killed last week in the line of duty.

Gov. Brown To Attend Memorial For Slain San Diego Police Officer

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Gov. Jerry Brown will attend the Friday memorial service for Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman, a San Diego police gang- enforcement officer fatally wounded last week during a shootout in a Southcrest- area neighborhood.

Reactions To Shooting Of Two San Diego Police Officers

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A San Diego police gang unit officer was killed and a second was wounded late Thursday night in a shooting during a traffic stop in the southeastern San Diego. Here are reactions from local law enforcement organizations and government representatives.

San Diego Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting

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Police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of Officer Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman and the wounding of Officer Wade Irwin. The suspect, Jesse Michael Gomez, remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound he suffered in the confrontation Thursday night in Southcrest.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 4

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See special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into KPBS-TV at 5 p.m.

Chamber Of Commerce Backs Chargers Stadium Initiative

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The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday morning its support for the Chargers' plan to build a multi-use sports complex and convention facility downtown.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 3

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See special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

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