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Burning Vehicle Starts Brush Fire In Ramona

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The fire started Friday afternoon along state Route 67 near Rockhouse Road. The highway was closed for a time while crews battled the blaze dubbed the Rock fire.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 4

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

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 3

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

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 2

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

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland

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

Crews Fight Small Fire Along I-15 Near Riverside-San Diego County Line

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Northbound lanes were initially closed south of the Border Patrol checkpoint while Cal Fire crews worked to stamp out the series of spot fires.

Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

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The brush fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. Monday on Featherstone Canyon Road near the Barona Indian Reservation. The Sheriff's Department initially evacuated the area, but those orders were later lifted.

Can San Diego Rely Less On Cars, Like Berlin?

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KPBS metro reporter Andrew Bowen covers transportation in San Diego. On a recent trip to Berlin, he shared his experience on Twitter of using Berlin's public transit system. Berlin is much less reliant on cars than San Diego.

San Diego Woman Live Tweets France Attack

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A San Diego woman sent a series of tweets that appear to be firsthand account of an attack in Nice, France Thursday.

San Diego Police Release Sketch Of Homeless Attack Suspect

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The department on Thursday released a composite sketch of the man suspected to be behind a series of attacks on homeless men across San Diego this month.

Suspect In Homeless Killings Released From Jail

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Anthony Padgett, 36, of Chula Vista was arrested last week in the attacks on four homeless men that have left three dead. San Diego police Capt. Dave Nisleit said Monday new evidence "does not give me confidence" in going forward with the case.

Poway School Board Fires Superintendent, Claims $320K In Questionable Payments

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Superintendent John Collins had been on administrative leave since April 26. The school board said an audit showed $320,769 in “overpayments and unauthorized payments” to Collins and an additional $24,494 in other transactions that violated policies.

Green Sea Turtle Rests At SeaWorld After Rescue

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The 250-pound turtle is rehabilitating at SeaWorld’s animal rescue center after being found dehydrated Wednesday in the southern part of San Diego Bay.

MTS Partners With Uber For All-Star Game And Comic-Con

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The Metropolitan Transit System announced an agreement with Uber to bring customers to and from transit stations in San Diego County over the next few weeks, with the possibility of a more permanent arrangement in the future.

Investigation Continues Into Killing Of Two Homeless Men In San Diego

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Police said one of the victims has been identified as Angelo De Nardo, 53, of San Diego. His body was set afire on Morena Boulevard after he was killed, authorities said.

Downsized Carmel Valley Development Gets Council Approval, Again

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The mixed-use One Paseo project will go on an empty 23.6-acre lot south of Del Mar Heights Road. The San Diego City Council approved the original project last year, but it was overturned after opponents collected 60,000 petition signatures.

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.

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.

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.

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.