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As San Diego Named Coast Guard City, Rep. Duncan Hunter A No Show

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Two members of the region's congressional delegation were supposed to appear Thursday for the designation of San Diego as the nation's second largest Coast Guard City.

Coastal Commission Appeal Could Delay Embarcadero Project

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The replacement of the Anthony’s Seafood Grotto on the San Diego waterfront could be delayed.

Black Violin To Return To San Diego For Performance

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The group will be performing Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

San Diego Leaders React To President Trump's Executive Order To Build Border Wall

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Local leaders are reacting to President Donald Trump’s executive order to immediately begin construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

More Than 30,000 San Diegans March For Women's Rights

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Downtown San Diego was a sea of pink as thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Diego for the Women's March Saturday morning.

Live Blog: Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President

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Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and setting off protests across the nation.

Severe Thunderstorm Topples Trees, Floods Roadways

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A severe thunderstorm warning expired Friday afternoon, but flooding could continue through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Chargers Announce They're Moving To Los Angeles

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The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation's second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time in decades.

Wet, Windy Weather Sweeps Through San Diego

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San Diego County will spend much of the day on Wednesday with rain and gusty wind, but the weather will ease up somewhat overnight ahead of a stronger and colder storm set to move into the region Thursday.

North Park Water Main Break Floods Homes, Streets

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A water main ruptured in a North Park neighborhood early Thursday, sending a deluge of water through the streets and into some area homes.

7,500 Sailors, Airmen Deploy With USS Carl Vinson Strike Group From San Diego

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The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and destroyer Wayne E. Meyer are scheduled on Thursday to set off from San Diego on deployments in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Kamala Harris Sworn In To U.S. Senate

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Former California Attorney General Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Indian-American senator Tuesday.

Halfway Through Wet Season, California's Snowpack More Than Halfway There

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California's snowpack is on track to reach normal levels by the end of the wet season, but state water officials are "playing this one moment to moment."

Winter Storm To Bring Snow, Difficult Travel To San Diego County New Year's Eve

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Mountain peaks in San Diego County could get up to 8 inches of snow on New Year's Eve. Mountain locales as low as 4,000 feet could see 2 inches of snow.

California Gun Sales Up Ahead Of New Gun Control Limits

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With six new gun control bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in July, sales of semi-automatic rifles have more than doubled in California over last year.

Thousands Of Socks Donated To Help Homeless Youth

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A month-long effort by the San Diego County Office of Education and California Coast Credit Union to collect socks for homeless youth generated donations of 23,500 pairs of new foot garments.

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the local mountains. Forecasters are predicting heavy rain throughout San Diego County Friday evening.

Happy Holidays From KPBS

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Season's Greetings from the KPBS newsroom! Here's a look back at some of our work in 2016.

Number Of Minority Applicants To UC San Diego Rises

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The university said 35 percent of California resident applicants come from historically underrepresented groups, up 10.6 percent from last year. African-American and Latino and Mexican-American students account for the biggest jump.

Rain Moving Into San Diego County

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A strong Pacific storm with heavy rain and strong wind is expected to move into San Diego County on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.

UC San Diego Announces Downtown Hub

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The university is slated to open a 66,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Park Boulevard and Market Street in 2020.

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.

Peters Retains 52nd Congressional District Seat

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

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.

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.

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.

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."

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