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San Diego Brits, Officials React To Brexit Vote

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As British expatriates in San Diego express dismay and support for the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union, local port officials say they're "committed to keeping trade with Europe viable."

San Diego Pride Festival To Have Metal Detectors For First Time

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Next month's San Diego Pride Festival in Balboa Park will have tighter security than in years past in the wake of the June 12 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Ex-San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio Joins Stadium Debate

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Republican Carl DeMaio, now a talk radio show host, has joined developers and contractors to pitch a plan to build a billion-dollar Chargers stadium that he says will require no tax increases or taxpayer subsidies.

All Evacuation Orders Lifted In East County Fire

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Evacuation orders for Potrero, Lake Morena and the surrounding areas have been lifted. The wildfire that started Sunday near the Tecate border crossing had burned 7,483 acres and was 45 percent contained as of Friday morning.

Hot Temperatures Prompt State Officials To Urge Energy Conservation

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Hot weather will cause electricity supplies to tighten in Southern California Monday, and residents should implement "Flex Alert'' procedures starting at 10 a.m., officials urged on Sunday.

Fire Officials Brace For Heat Wave, Lifeguards Expect Big Beach Crowds

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Temperatures on Sunday and Monday could exceed record levels. Forecasters predict temperature highs to reach 100 to 107 degrees inland, 80 to 95 degrees on the coast and 115 to 121 degrees in the deserts.

Hundreds Attend Hillcrest Vigil Honoring Orlando Victims

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We speak to some of the locals who gathered at the Pride flag in Hillcrest Sunday night in honor of the victims of the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub. KPBS Midday Edition looks into the attack’s aftermath from the eyes of San Diegans.

Vigils In San Diego, Oceanside Remember Orlando Victims

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Members of San Diego’s LGBTQ community and their supporters are planning events on Sunday and Monday to mark the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Police: Man Armed With Guns, Explosives Arrested Before LA Pride Parade

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An Indiana man armed with three assault rifles and chemicals used to make explosives was arrested in Santa Monica on Sunday and told police he was headed to a gay pride parade in West Hollywood.

San Diego Reacts To Orlando Mass Shooting

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At least 50 people were killed and 53 wounded in a mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub early Sunday. San Diegans took to social media to express their reactions to the shooting and support for the victims.

Chargers Submit Signatures To Qualify Stadium Measure For November Ballot

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The Chargers said they delivered 110,786 signatures to the San Diego city clerk on Friday to get their stadium and convention center initiative on the November ballot.

Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Anza-Borrego Area

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A strong and very shallow earthquake struck early Friday in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in northern San Diego County, followed by several aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Court: No Right To Carry Concealed Weapons In Public

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A federal appeals court says people do not have a right to carry concealed weapons in public under the Second Amendment. The decision arose from a lawsuit challenging the San Diego County sheriff's refusal to issue a permit without a "good cause."

San Diego's Election Night In Photos

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San Diego's politicos gathered in downtown San Diego Tuesday night to watch and celebrate as the results rolled in. See photos from the night here.

Democrats Harris, Sanchez Advance To US Senate Runoff

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In a historic first, California voters Tuesday sent two minority women, both Democrats, to a November runoff for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

Issa Faces Strong Challenger In November Runoff

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Republican incumbent Darrell Issa could face a strong challenge in November. With 100 percent of precincts counted, Issa captured 51 percent of the vote and attorney Doug Applegate garnered 45 percent.

Rep. Scott Peters Advances To Runoff With Wide Lead

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Democratic incumbent Scott Peters has the majority of the vote, and looked set to run off against Republican challenger Denise Gitsham in November.

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

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After months of debates, rallies and political ads, the California primary election is here. Democrats will decide between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, San Diegans will vote for mayor, some North County voters will cast ballots for county supervisor. And there's more.

San Diego Unified School Board District E Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego Unified School Board District E the same five questions. Here's what they said.

San Diego Police Officers Call For Apology From Mayoral Candidate

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The San Diego police union is upset that mayoral candidate Ed Harris called officers "storm troopers" for their actions at a Donald Trump rally. Harris said he was not questioning the officers but management's "decision to send armored police and vehicles" into Barrio Logan.

Sanders Delivers His Message For Change At Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot

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Bands performed and activist Cornel West spoke before Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed about 4,000 people in San Diego two days before California primary.

Bernie Sanders At Qualcomm Stadium Sunday

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders returns to San Diego on Sunday as part of a get-out-the-vote concert and rally.

Winds, Heat Help Reignite Pala Fire On San Diego-Riverside Border

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Brisk winds and hot temperatures contributed to a new fire igniting Friday afternoon in the 45-acre burn area from the fire earlier this week in northern San Diego County.

Hillary Clinton Will Talk National Security In San Diego Thursday

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Clinton will "make clear the threat that Donald Trump would pose to our national security" and layout her "vision for keeping America safe at home and leading in the world," the campaign said.

Barrio Logan Community Leaders Unhappy About Treatment Of Trump Protesters

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Community leaders decried what they described as a decision by city leaders "to effectively put Barrio Logan under martial law" last week during a Donald Trump campaign rally.

Authorities: 35 Arrested Outside Donald Trump Rally In San Diego

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Protesters clashed with law enforcement outside the San Diego Convention Center, where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally Friday afternoon.

San Diego Judge To Rule On Whether To Unseal Trump University Documents

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Last month, the Washington Post asked U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel to unseal documents in a case that accuses presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump of scamming students.

Crews Battle Fire In 4S Ranch

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A brush fire in a creek bed near Black Mountain Open Space Park prompted evacuations of nearby homes Thursday afternoon while ground and airborne crews worked to douse the flames.

50th Congressional District Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for the 50th Congressional District the same five questions. Here is what they said.

49th Congressional District Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for the 49th Congressional District the same five questions. Here is what they said.

Bill Clinton, Bernie Sanders In San Diego Saturday — No, Not Together

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Here's what the Democratic presidential campaigns have on tap for Saturday: President Bill Clinton at a rally (location and time not known) and a fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe; Sen. Bernie Sanders at a rally in National City.

52nd Congressional District Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for the 52nd Congressional District the same five questions. Here is what they said.

From Fried Lemonade To Lasagna Sandwich: 11 Calorie Bombs At San Diego County Fair

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If it fits in a deep fryer, someone somewhere at the San Diego County Fair will probably be selling it.

San Diego Union-Tribune Turns Page With New Downtown Digs

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The newspaper's former publisher, Doug Manchester, sold its Mission Valley headquarters in 2015.

Former New York Times Editor On Future Of Criminal Justice Reporting

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Bill Keller, now the editor of The Marshall Project, discusses the difference between big media and nonprofit journalism, and how the presidential candidates are addressing criminal justice reform.

Chula Vista District 4 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for Chula Vista City Council District 4 the same five questions.

San Diego County District 3 Supervisor Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3 the same three questions.

San Diego District 9 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego City Council District 9 the same five questions.

SANDAG OKs Putting Sales Tax Increase On November Ballot

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If approved the measure would raise the sales tax countywide by a half-cent, with funds paying for freeway projects, road repairs, public transit, management of open space and complying with state water quality mandates.

California Counts Poll: What Do You Want To Ask Our US Senate Candidates?

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U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is retiring, and KPBS will host a live debate May 10 with the top five candidates running to succeed her. We asked you to submit questions last week, and now it's time to vote on which one we should ask.

San Diego District 7 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego City Council District 7 the same five questions.

That Green Light Seen Across California Tuesday Night? Not Space Junk, Officials Say

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The U.S. Strategic Command "determined that the re-entry of a man-made object did not occur at this time."

San Diego District 5 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego City Council District 5 the same five questions.

San Diego District 3 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego City Council District 3 the same five questions.

Caltrans Switch On Electric Freeway Signs To Ease North County Commute

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The signs are posted along a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 15 between Route 78 in Escondido to just north of Route 52 in San Diego.

Chargers Release New Renderings Of Downtown Stadium

The San Diego Chargers on Thursday revealed new renderings of their proposed stadium and convention center expansion in downtown San Diego.

Brush Fires In San Marcos, Encinitas Threatened Homes

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The blazes threatened homes Sunday night and early Monday morning. The fire in San Marcos engulfed two cars, but no homes were damaged.

KPBS Reporter Jean Guerrero Wins PEN Award

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She’s this year’s recipient of the PEN-Fusion Emerging Writers Prize for “Crux,” a cross-border memoir about her own family.

Naval Medical Center Resumes Operations

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After a lockdown, hospital operations at the Naval Medical Center San Diego resumed Thursday afternoon.

Marine From Temecula Killed In Iraq

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Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin died Saturday from wounds suffered when his unit was hit by rocket fire northern Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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