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2 Earthquakes Reported In Salton Sea Region

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The U.S. Geological Survey reported two earthquakes, magnitudes 3.4 and 3.0, a week after a series of small jolts in the same area near the San Andreas fault.

17 Arrested, Unlawful Assembly Declared During Saturday El Cajon Protests

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Seventeen people were arrested during Saturday night's protests in El Cajon, according to the city's police department.

El Cajon Shooting Protesters Plan Saturday Night Marches

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Two marches protesting the police shooting death of Alfred Olango are planned in downtown San Diego Saturday, after several days of mostly peaceful demonstrations in El Cajon.

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

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Alfred Olango was in distress, acting erratically. When the police arrived, he pointed an object at them and was shot and killed. These are the bare bones of a familiar and sad story which begs for clarification and analysis.

Videos Released By El Cajon Police Show Fatal Shooting Of Alfred Olango

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El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said the decision to release the video was unanimous among city and county leaders, including San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Native American Groups Protest Naval Base Expansion Near Imperial Beach

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The SEALS are running out of space on Coronado. This week, the Navy began a new phase of work on an expansion along the Strand near Imperial Beach. A group of Native Americans is protesting the impact on an ancient burial site.

Horse Fatalities Push Back Del Mar Racetrack Season

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The decision comes in the wake of 16 deaths of horses during this year's meet.

Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

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A small brush fire crept toward an apartment complex in University City today, but no structures were burned and no injuries were reported, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

San Diego County To Spray Mosquito Pesticide For Zika Prevention

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County officials plan to hand-spray a two-block area of South Park on Friday in order to prevent an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases.

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Spring Valley Fire

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A fast-moving hillside brush fire threatened homes and prompted evacuations in a neighborhood near Sweetwater Reservoir late Wednesday afternoon.

82,000 Forced To Evacuate As Blue Cut Fire Rages In Southern California

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A huge wildfire 125 miles northeast of San Diego has charred 30,000 acres, destroyed a "significant number of homes" and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people.

California Reaches Settlement Over Evictions Of Military Families In San Diego

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The state reached a $252,000 settlement with two contractors over the companies' unlawful evictions of 18 military service members and their families from private military housing in San Diego and Orange counties.

DA Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner Subpoenaed In Azano Trial

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The attorney for José Susumo Azano Matsura said others he expects to subpoena in the political corruption trial include Rep. Juan Vargas, San Diego developer Douglas Manchester and San Diego Union-Tribune Publisher and Editor Jeff Light.

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

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Crews were working to extinguish a brush fire that started Monday afternoon alongside Interstate 15, near Gopher Canyon Road and Castle Creek County Club in unincorporated Escondido.

Memorial Honors 'Courageous, Selfless' Slain San Diego Police Officer

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Grieving family members, law enforcement colleagues and political leaders gathered Friday to bid farewell to San Diego police Officer Jonathan De Guzman. He was killed last week in the line of duty.

Gov. Brown To Attend Memorial For Slain San Diego Police Officer

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Gov. Jerry Brown will attend the Friday memorial service for Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman, a San Diego police gang- enforcement officer fatally wounded last week during a shootout in a Southcrest- area neighborhood.

Reactions To Shooting Of Two San Diego Police Officers

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A San Diego police gang unit officer was killed and a second was wounded late Thursday night in a shooting during a traffic stop in the southeastern San Diego. Here are reactions from local law enforcement organizations and government representatives.

San Diego Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting

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Police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of Officer Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman and the wounding of Officer Wade Irwin. The suspect, Jesse Michael Gomez, remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound he suffered in the confrontation Thursday night in Southcrest.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 4

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

Chamber Of Commerce Backs Chargers Stadium Initiative

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The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday morning its support for the Chargers' plan to build a multi-use sports complex and convention facility downtown.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 3

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See 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 Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 2

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See a 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 Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 1

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

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.