Stories by KPBS News
As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of our favorite KPBS stories in 2014: the 10-year anniversary of the second Battle for Fallujah, a study that hoped to measure whether surfing is an effective cardiovascular exercise, the San Diego Opera's tumultuous year and an exhibit that explored surf board design.
San Diego Fire Department crews and one National City Fire Department engine were sent to the scene to battle the three small fires, but the response forced the closure of the transition ramp onto Interstate 5.
Escondido police say that news reports that a suspect was arrested in connection with the fires in San Diego County is incorrect.
The report found that 18 San Diego County school districts purchase local, regional or California-grown products and 11 districts purchase directly from a grower.
With 47 percent of the precincts reporting, Steve Danon and Dave Roberts were virtually tied for the San Diego Diego County Board of Supervisors.Steve Danon, chief of staff to Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, and the deputy mayor of that coastal city, Dave Roberts, were headed to a runoff Wednesday in their race for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
Sheriff's deputies from the Alpine station were involved in a shooting in an Alpine neighborhood, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
A brush fire broke out today on a hilltop just north of Grossmont College, a Heartland fire dispatcher said. The blaze began about 11 a.m. north of Grossmont College Drive and west of state Route 125, the dispatcher said.
The Mesa Fire near Ramona has burned 80 acres. The spread of the fire has slowed, but as of now there are no reports of containment. Although no structures are in immediate danger, the fire is close to the Barona Mesa community.
San Diego Unified's new school superintendent says he will rely on a team of experienced educators next year to help him guide the district academically.
Starting this week, California's not paying some of its bills. The state is short on cash and that means billions of dollars in tax refunds and other payments aren't going out. But taxpayer groups are lobbying to get refund checks in the mail sooner. Marianne Russ reports.
Driving while texting will be officially illegal in California on January 1. The California Highway Patrol is already geared up to enforce the new law.
Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly say they're ready to approve a partial solution to the state's budget crisis - and it includes tax increases for all Californians.
A state panel that oversees loans for infrastructure has voted to stop financing nearly all construction projects in California, everything from highway improvements to new schools.
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