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Thunder, Wind And Snow Hit San Diego County

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The second of two El Niño-driven Pacific storms hit San Diego County today, bringing wintry weather, mountain snow, big waves at the beaches and widespread downpours.

Here's The Super Tuesday Live Blog From NPR, PBS

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Follow election coverage from the PBS NewsHour and NPR as 12 states and one territory go to the polls.

Lockdown Lifted At SDSU After Suspect In Freeway Crash Caught

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San Diego State University police told those on campus to shelter in place as authorities searched near Alvarado Hospital for a suspect they believed might be armed.

San Diego County Rep. Duncan Hunter Endorses Trump For President

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Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, endorsed Donald Trump Wednesday after Trump's strong first-place finish in the Nevada caucuses.

13 Being Vetted To Finish Foster's Term On San Diego School Board

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The board could decide by next week on a replacement for Marne Foster, who resigned after pleading guilty to receiving financial gifts over the legal limit.

SeaWorld Unveils Plans For New Attraction

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SeaWorld told investors in October it would phase out its orca shows and pivot toward a more educational attraction.

San Diegans Flock To The Beach Amid High Temps

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Temperatures are expected to be as much as 20 degrees above normal for the coast and valleys on Monday and Tuesday.

Sea Lion Pup Rescued From The Marine Room Getting Better

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The malnourished pup, found Thursday curled up on the seat of a dining booth in The Marine Room in La Jolla, has been named Marina.

Supreme Court Puts Obama's Clean Power Plan On Hold

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A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.

Oceanside's Rocky Chavez Drops Bid For U.S. Senate

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Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside, announced Monday he's dropping his long-shot bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Barbara Boxer.

School Trustee Marne Foster Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor, Resigns

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Her resignation from the San Diego Unified School District board is effective Feb. 7. She pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of receiving gifts in excess of the legal limit of $460.

Spanos: Chargers In San Diego For 2016, Undecided After That

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The Chargers have reached an agreement to share a stadium in Inglewood with the Rams, but team President Dean Spanos says he will continue to try to get a stadium deal in San Diego. The NFL is offering him $300 million if he stays put.

State Commission Approves Solar Energy Buy Back for Homeowners

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Californians with solar panels can still sell their electricity back to the utility.

Chargers Plan For Possible L.A. Move — By Way Of Orange County

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The Chargers submitted plans this week to the city of Santa Ana for a practice facility and team headquarters should the team decide to leave San Diego.

Ex-Assemblywoman Saldaña Makes Bid For San Diego Mayor Official

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Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña formally announced her candidacy for mayor of San Diego Thursday. Saldaña represented San Diego in the Assembly from 2004 to 2010.

Gov. Brown Proposes Ballot Initiative On Sentencing Reform

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Gov. Jerry Brown announced a proposal Wednesday that could cut the amount of time felons serve in prison and how juveniles are tried as adults.

Navy: Report Of Shooting At Naval Medical Center San Diego Unfounded

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The Navy said an inspection at San Diego Medical Center found no sign of a gunman or shooting.

10 Navy Sailors Held By Iran Return To San Diego

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The sailors were detained this month in Iran for less than 24 hours when their boats drifted into Iranian waters.

Sinkhole Closes Lanes On Eastbound I-8 In College Area

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The sinkhole is on the right shoulder of Interstate 8 and has led to the closure of two lanes from Waring Road to College Avenue.

San Diego Mayor Upbeat About Chargers, Other Issues In Annual Address

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer received a warm reception inside the Balboa Theatre as he gave his State of the City speech, but outside the venue about 30 protesters demonstrated at what they consider his ineffectiveness.

Some Lines Of Communication Reopen Between City, Chargers

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Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos hadn't returned a phone message from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer as of late Wednesday afternoon, but other lines of communication have opened.

NFL Decision Brings 'Fresh Start' To San Diego's Negotiations With Chargers

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A day after the NFL rejected plans by Chargers owner Dean Spanos to build a stadium in Carson, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer says the city has "an opportunity for a fresh start" with the team.

Rams To Move To L.A.; Chargers May Join Them

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The NFL owners voted 30-2 to let the St. Louis Rams move to Inglewood — and the San Diego Chargers will be given an option to join them, according to NFL.com.

San Diego's Rock Music Community Reacts To David Bowie's Death

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Rock legend David Bowie's unexpected death from cancer on Sunday has led to an outpouring of emotions and comments on social media. KPBS has collected some of those reactions for you.

Mexican President: Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Re-Arrested

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto wrote in his Twitter account on Friday: "mission accomplished: we have him."

Stormy Weather Moves East; Hail, Lightning Possible

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The latest in a weeklong series of El Niño-driven storms blanketed Mount Laguna with up to 15 inches of snow in some spots. More rain and snow are expected Thursday evening.

Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Snow — And A Tornado Warning

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Up to 14 inches of snow could fall in the Mount Laguna area overnight. Other parts of San Diego County were pounded for a second day with moderate to heavy rains.

San Diego State: Men's Basketball Program Cleared By NCAA

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CBS Sports, citing unidentified sources, reported last year that the NCAA was investigating SDSU's program for potential rules violations that included possible improper benefits to recruits.

Winter Storm Pounds San Diego County

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The heavy rains that hit Tuesday afternoon began to subside by 6 p.m. but not before causing flooding in many parts of the county. Forecasters said 1 to 2 inches of rain fell in less than three hours.

Police ID San Diego Cop Who Fatally Shot Man In Hillcrest

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The officer shot and killed the knife-wielding suspect Friday night in Hillcrest.

California Snowpack At 136 Percent Of Normal For This Time Of Year

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It's better than in past years, but experts warn it's too soon to get excited.

4.3-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Parts of Southern California

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The small earthquake was centered in San Bernardino County.

San Diego's Stadium Plan Goes To NFL Wednesday; St. Louis' Already Sent

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Wednesday is the deadline for San Diego, St. Louis and Oakland to make final pitches to keep their teams from moving to Los Angeles. Only Oakland is saying it won't have a plan to build a new stadium.

San Diego Mentioned In Unfounded Threat Sent To L.A. Schools

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The anonymous email was not sent to San Diego officials, but they were alerted to it on Tuesday and increased patrols at local schools out of "an abundance of caution," a spokesman for the mayor said.

Teams Announced For Poinsettia, Holiday Bowls In San Diego

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Boise State will compete with Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl, and the University of Southern California will face Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl.

California, San Diego Politicians React To San Bernardino Killings

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Democrats and Republicans alike decried the killings, but Rep. Scott Peters and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein also called for legislative action to curb gun violence.

San Diego Responds To San Bernardino Shootings

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San Diego Regional Center offices in Kearny Mesa, Carlsbad, Santee and National City will be closed again Thursday in response to a mass shooting that claimed 14 lives at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

Relative Of San Bernardino Shooting Suspect Expresses Sadness, Disbelief

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A relative of Syed Farook — one of three suspects in the San Bernardino shooting that left 14 people dead — said he's stunned to hear about Farook's involvement.

Is It Too Late To Keep Chargers In San Diego?

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The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that NFL Commissioner Goodell appears to be saying, yes, it probably is too late for San Diego. The comment came as NFL team owners met in Dallas to talk about relocating one or more teams to L.A.

Check Out The International Space Station From San Diego

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The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky and will be visible from San Diego in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

USS Theodore Roosevelt Comes To San Diego

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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt was part of a three-way swap of carrier home ports.

Endangered Northern White Rhino Dies In San Diego

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Nola, who was being treated for a bacterial infection, was one of the last remaining northern white rhinos in the world. She lived at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido.

House Bill To Bar Syrian Refugees Passes With Help From San Diegans

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The House voted 289-137 to essentially bar refugees from Syria and Iraq while tighter entry restrictions are imposed. The GOP bill passed with support from 47 Democrats, including Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego.

2 Die In Helicopter Crash At Palomar Airport In Carlsbad

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The McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad was closed after the helicopter crash occurred about 4:30 p.m., authorities said.

San Diego's French Community Mourns For Paris

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Members of San Diego's French-American community expressed sadness Friday over the deadly attacks in their home country.

San Diego Opera Announces Student Contest

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Students can win season subscriptions to the San Diego Opera by writing an essay sharing their experience with the arts.

San Diegans Get Chance To Learn About Preparing for El Niño

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Rep. Susan Davis and representatives from FEMA and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography will talk about the strengthening weather phenomenon at a public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday.

SeaWorld To Phase Out Shamu Shows, Replace With Exhibit

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SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Joel Manby said the shows will be replaced with a conservation-oriented orca exhibit beginning in 2017.

Gunman In Custody After Five-Hour Bankers Hill Standoff

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The standoff, which began after a domestic-violence incident, prompted the lockdown of three schools and delays of numerous flights at Lindbergh Field.

Storm Brings Flooding To San Diego Region

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Thunder, lightning and a lot rain hit San Diego County Tuesday night, causing power outages and some flooding.