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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.
Federal scientists are urging major water cuts from the Delta to save a California native fish from going extinct, but critics say those cuts would devastate public water agencies.
A powerful storm is moving through San Diego county and forecasters say the wintery weather is not over yet. The heavy rain that fell today was partially responsible for for an accident that claimed one life. A person was killed and another injured in the San Diego area when an armored truck rolled down an embankment. National Weather Service Forecaster Forecaster Stan Wasowski says its a typical winter storm that comes out of the gulf of Alaska.
A wet storm is making its way to San Diego today. But too much rain could mean mud slides in some rural areas. Joining us on Morning Edition is Stan Wasowski with the San Diego National Weather Service.
By a narrow margin, voters approved Proposition One-A. It provides roughly $10 billion for work to begin on a statewide bullet train system.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders marked the one-year anniversary of the devastating wildfires of 2007 with a trip to Rancho Bernardo where he visited the newly-rebuilt home of Neil and Barbara Levine. They had just finished a two-year remodeling project on their home when the fire destroyed it.
A brush fire, dubbed the Juliet Fire, has charred 1,500 acres near Camp Pendleton, forcing evacuations of thousands of people from base housing and neighborhoods in nearby Oceanside.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking to the radio airwaves -- this time with a pitch to potential investors. The state treasurer is preparing to sell about four-billion dollars in short term notes next week to bring in some cash.
A taxpayers' group is suing a California state organization overseeing plans for a bullet train in California for failing to prepare its business plan as required by law.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill he says will improve emergency response in California. Under the measure, the state Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security department will now be merged.
The State Treasurer is warning California may run out of cash if Congress fails to adopt an economic recovery plan. Bill Lockyer says for the last ten days state and local governments have been closed out of financial markets and help from the federal government is necessary.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has set a new veto record. He's rejected more than 35-percent of the bills that reached his desk this year. This year Schwarzenegger rejected a total of 415 bills and signed 775.
The state budget isn't the only thing Governor Schwarzenegger will be signing this week. His press Secretary says the Governor has 875 bills sitting on his desk.
Even though California finally has a budget, many of the ten-thousand state workers who were laid off during the stalemate may not get their jobs back.
The waterfront around San Diego Bay is some of the most valuable real estate in Southern California. Which is why there's a growing tension between the industrial working waterfront and the commercial dreams of developers. Now developers have put their dreams on the ballot, with a proposal to build a deck above the existing Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. They want to make the space available for a convention center or even a foot ball stadium on top. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on whether the idea is technically feasible.
The governor and state legislative leaders have reached an agreement on a budget deal. That will avoid Schwarzenegger's threatened veto. Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders met twice Thursday to work out an agreement that will end the state's nearly three-month long budget stalemate.
California state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner says he supports the federal bailout of insurance giant American International Group and says California consumers shouldn't be too concerned.
While hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Ike, volunteers are heading to the area to help with the expected relief effort including some from San Diego. Joining us on Morning Edition is Chris Marek, Director of Development and Communications for the Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
State Assembly Democrats voted against a Republican budget proposal. It does not raise taxes, but adds more spending cuts than proposed by Democrats or Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
One health care provider in danger of closing is accusing lawmakers of criminal negligence for not passing a spending plan.
Governor Schwarzenegger requested a meeting with Republican lawmakers in the Senate and the Assembly to talk about the record late state budget. The GOP governor has been at-odds with legislators in his party over how to fill the state's 15-billion-dollar budget gap.
Governor Schwarzenegger pounded on lawmakers for attending their party conventions and failing to pass a budget. He said legislators are not being held accountable for the record-long budget impasse
Supporters of Proposition 11 have filed a formal complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission. The measure would change the way political districts are drawn in California.
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