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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.

SDSU's Veteran's Center Gets New Home

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The new location, which is adjacent to the Aztec Student Union, was celebrated with a ceremony and open house on Friday.

Peters, Davis Host Grants Workshop For San Diego Arts, Culture Organizations

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More than 200 people attended the workshop at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park.

Brush Fire Near Palomar Mountain 20 Percent Contained

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The wildfire of unknown origin broke out off Palomar Divide Road in Cleveland National Forest shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. More than 500 firefighters were battling the blaze on Sunday.

Fire Near Lake Morena County Park 100% Contained

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The brush fire, which crews fought from the air and ground, took about a day to fully contain, according to Cal Fire.

Navy SEAL, Sailors Injured In Nevada Plane Crash

A Navy SEAL and two sailors were among those in the plane crash near Henderson Executive Airport in Nevada on Sunday, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Second Day Of Rain Brings Flooding To San Diego County

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The San Diego Padres went into an unusual rain delay and streets and highways flooded Sunday, as heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Dolores again hit San Diego County.

Thunderstorms, Lightning Hit San Diego

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Thunderstorms rumbled across San Diego County Saturday as the remnants of Hurricane Dolores weakened and moved offshore from Baja California.

Cal Fire Stops Blaze Near Palomar Mountain At 25 Acres

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Ground and air crews attacked the brush fire that broke out about 11:30 a.m. Thursday on state Route 76, south of Palomar Mountain. By 1:15 p.m., Cal Fire reported the blaze had been stopped at 25 acres.

Council Approves $2.1 Million For Chargers Stadium Environmental Review

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The City Council Tuesday voted to establish a proposed football stadium in Mission Valley as a project in the city of San Diego's capital improvement program, an action that would open up a funding stream to pay for an environmental review and consultants.

Comic-Con 2015: Through The Eyes Of KPBS' Cinema Junkie

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KPBS arts and culture reporter Beth Accomando is covering Comic-Con Thursday through Sunday. Follow along here.

Home-Sharing Site Airbnb To Start Collecting Tourist Taxes

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Some hosts were not paying the taxes on their own, so Airbnb has agreed to charge customers and pay the city on their behalf starting July 15.

Fire Crews Knock Down Brush Fire In Chula Vista

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The fire started about 4 p.m. off Otay Lakes Road, near Woods Drive, and burned 80 acres.

Reactions To Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

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Elected officials, others react to the Supreme Court's ruling that extends same-sex marriage nationwide.

No Rest For Cal Fire After Dousing 270 Fires Last Week

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Cal Fire is bracing for a busy week as temperatures rise into triple-digits across the state.

Crews Fully Contain Brush Fire Near Spring Valley

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Cal Fire said the fire started Friday afternoon along state Route 94, near Via Mercado, and burned about 10 acres.

Wildcat Fire Near Barona Casino 100% Contained

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The blaze, which erupted for unknown reasons near Akuunyaa Way shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday, caused no reported structural damage but left two of the personnel working the fire lines in need of emergency care.

Wildcat Fire Near Barona Casino Now 68% Contained

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As of around 4 p.m., the Wildcat fire had scorched roughly 170 acres. A firefighter was reportedly injured battling the blaze.

Crews Work Through Night To Fight Brush Fire Near Barona Casino

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The fire broke out about 5 p.m. Wednesday off Wildcat Canyon Road near the Barona Casino in Lakeside. Wildcat Canyon Road was closed near San Vincente Road.

Balboa Park's Plaza De Panama Project Can Move Forward

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A three-justice panel of the state 4th District Court of Appeal reversed a Superior Court ruling that derailed a plan to remove cars from the center of Balboa Park. City Attorney Jan Goldsmith acknowledged it may be a "hollow victory" since the idea has essentially been abandoned.

Supervisor Dave Roberts Says Allegations Against Him Are Offensive

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San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts is facing claims from former staffers that he misused his office and had an inappropriate relationship with an employee.

Many Ways To Mark Memorial Day In San Diego County

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Memorial Day, set aside to honor American military members who died in service to their country, will be observed at several events on Monday in San Diego County.

$85M Sale Of U-T San Diego to LA Times Owner Completed

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Tribune Publishing announced after the sale was final that the 146-year-old newspaper's former name — The San Diego Union-Tribune — would be restored.

Police ID San Diego Cop Wounded In Shootout

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Officer Heather Seddon has been with the department five years. She remains hospitalized and was "alert and doing well," San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said via Twitter after visiting her Monday morning.

San Diego Officer Shot, Man Killed In Kearny Mesa

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The officer suffered one gunshot wound, and she was being treated at Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said. The man who was killed may be linked to a series of shootings at buildings in the Kearny Mesa area.

25 Medical Students Come To San Diego For Real-Life Training

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The second-year medical students are getting their real-life trauma training at a Kearny Mesa movie studio.

KPBS Station Manager Becomes National Public TV Executive

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Deanna Mackey, who has worked at KPBS since 1990, will become the first full-time executive director of the Public Television Major Market Group, an organization of 38 PBS stations across the country.

California's Tiered Water Rates Thrown Into Question By Court Ruling

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At least two-thirds of California's water providers, including the city of San Diego, use some form of the tiered rates that are at issue in the lawsuit, consultants and water lawyers said.