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USMC Cargo Plane En Route To El Centro Crashes In Rural Mississippi Killing 16

July 11, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

A Marine Corps refueling plane crashed and burned in a soybean field in the Mississippi Delta, killing all 16 military members aboard in a wreck that scattered debris for miles and sent a pillar of black smoke rising over the countryside.

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Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

July 3, 2017
By KPBS News, Kris Arciaga

This year the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar offered a tour of the Eco Learning Lab, which provides hands-on environmental education to the community.

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San Diego City Attorney: SoccerCity Memo Leaker Should Resign

June 29, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott said Thursday that whoever provided a confidential memo outlining the city's position on Qualcomm Stadium to developers behind the proposed SoccerCity project should resign.

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Supreme Court Will Rehear Immigrant Indefinite Detention Case

June 26, 2017
By KPBS News and Richard Gonzales / NPR

The case centers on a man who was detained for three years without the right to appear before a judge and ask to be released on bond.

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Scorching Temperatures Expected Again In San Diego

June 21, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Scorching heat is expected again Wednesday in the majority of San Diego County as the summer season officially gets underway.

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Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

May 26, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Heightened wildfire danger posed by ample dry vegetation and increasingly warm, arid weather in the San Diego area prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for local outdoor residential fires in unincorporated areas beginning Friday.

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San Diego's Home Price Hits Record High Of $525K

May 24, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 7.4 percent in April, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold tumbled by 9.1 percent, a real estate information service announced on Tuesday.

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Coastal Commission Met Privately With Edison A Year Before Public San Onofre Waste Storage Vote

May 23, 2017
By KPBS News

The California Coastal Commission gave the public a one-week notice in October 2015 that Southern California Edison was proposing to keep waste from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant onsite. But new documents show Commission officials met privately with Edison representatives to discuss that waste storage at least three times the year before.

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Taser Death Investigation Involving Sheriff's Deputies Underway

May 22, 2017
By KPBS News

Mark Roshawn Adkins, 54, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before noon Saturday, more than 3 hours after residents in the 8100 block of Lemon Grove Way reported seeing him jumping over fences into people's yards and trying to get into homes, according to sheriff's officials.

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2,000-Acre Gate Fire In Jamul Under Criminal Investigation

May 22, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Someone posted a video on Instagram of what appears to be a group of people starting the fire, according to Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez.

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Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

May 19, 2017
By KPBS News

A coalition of gun rights organizations, including the National Rifle Association, filed another lawsuit on Thursday challenging California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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Students Detained Following Shooting Threat At Rancho Bernardo High School

May 19, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Two Rancho Bernardo High School students were taken into custody on Thursday on suspicion of being involved with a threat of gun violence, which led to lockdowns at RBHS and the adjacent Bernardo Heights Middle School.

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San Diego State Appoints First Woman President In Interim Position

May 15, 2017
By KPBS News

San Diego State University announced the appointment of the first woman president in the college's 120-year history.

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Teen Who Died In Police Shooting At Torrey Pines High Left Suicide Note

May 8, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Crisis response counselors will be at Torrey Pines High School Monday following the death of a 15-year-old student in an officer-involved shooting in a campus parking lot over the weekend.

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San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

May 8, 2017
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego arts organizations gathered outside the City Council chambers to protest proposed funding cuts in the city budget. The cuts total $4.7 million and represent one of the largest cuts to any department.

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California Groups Rally Against Trump Immigration Crackdown

May 1, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Immigrant rights groups and unions opposed to President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown were set Monday to protest it at rallies Monday in at least a dozen California cities.

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NPR's Michel Martin Hosts Border Discussion In San Diego

April 28, 2017
By KPBS News

National Public Radio’s Michel Martin was in San Diego Tuesday to host a discussion about borders called, "Going There: Beyond Borders."

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USS Carl Vinson Pilot Rescued After Ejecting From Fighter Aircraft

April 21, 2017
By KPBS News

A pilot on the USS Carl Vinson was rescued by helicopter after he safely ejected his plane during a routine flight operation.

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Trump Targets Visa Program For Highly Skilled Workers

April 18, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, signing an order Tuesday in politically important Wisconsin to tighten rules on technology companies bringing in highly skilled foreign workers.

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Graduation Rates Up Slightly Across San Diego County

April 11, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The dropout and graduation rates among San Diego County students in the high school class of 2015-16 remained stable, compared to last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.

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San Bernardino School Closed Following Murder-Suicide

April 10, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

A husband opened fire on his wife Monday in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom, killing her and a student in a murder-suicide that spread panic across a city still recovering emotionally from a terrorist attack at a community center just 15 months ago.

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San Diego Tax Website Goes Down Hours Before Deadline

April 10, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Monday is the deadline to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid penalties.

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As San Diego Named Coast Guard City, Rep. Duncan Hunter A No Show

Feb. 23, 2017
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Two members of the region's congressional delegation were supposed to appear Thursday for the designation of San Diego as the nation's second largest Coast Guard City.

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Coastal Commission Appeal Could Delay Embarcadero Project

Feb. 8, 2017
By KPBS News

The replacement of the Anthony’s Seafood Grotto on the San Diego waterfront could be delayed.

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Black Violin To Return To San Diego For Performance

Feb. 1, 2017
By KPBS News

The group will be performing Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

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San Diego Leaders React To President Trump's Executive Order To Build Border Wall

Jan. 26, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

Local leaders are reacting to President Donald Trump’s executive order to immediately begin construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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More Than 30,000 San Diegans March For Women's Rights

Jan. 20, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, KPBS News, Megan Burks

Downtown San Diego was a sea of pink as thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Diego for the Women's March Saturday morning.

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Severe Thunderstorm Topples Trees, Floods Roadways

Jan. 20, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

A severe thunderstorm warning expired Friday afternoon, but flooding could continue through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

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Live Blog: Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President

Jan. 20, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and setting off protests across the nation.

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Chargers Announce They're Moving To Los Angeles

Jan. 11, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation's second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time in decades.

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Wet, Windy Weather Sweeps Through San Diego

Jan. 11, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego County will spend much of the day on Wednesday with rain and gusty wind, but the weather will ease up somewhat overnight ahead of a stronger and colder storm set to move into the region Thursday.

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North Park Water Main Break Floods Homes, Streets

Jan. 5, 2017
By KPBS News

A water main ruptured in a North Park neighborhood early Thursday, sending a deluge of water through the streets and into some area homes.

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7,500 Sailors, Airmen Deploy With USS Carl Vinson Strike Group From San Diego

Jan. 5, 2017
By City News Service, KPBS News

The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and destroyer Wayne E. Meyer are scheduled on Thursday to set off from San Diego on deployments in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

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Kamala Harris Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Jan. 3, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Former California Attorney General Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Indian-American senator Tuesday.

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Halfway Through Wet Season, California's Snowpack More Than Halfway There

Jan. 3, 2017
By Associated Press, KPBS News

California's snowpack is on track to reach normal levels by the end of the wet season, but state water officials are "playing this one moment to moment."

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Winter Storm To Bring Snow, Difficult Travel To San Diego County New Year's Eve

Dec. 30, 2016
By City News Service, KPBS News

Mountain peaks in San Diego County could get up to 8 inches of snow on New Year's Eve. Mountain locales as low as 4,000 feet could see 2 inches of snow.

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California Gun Sales Up Ahead Of New Gun Control Limits

Dec. 27, 2016
By Associated Press, KPBS News

With six new gun control bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in July, sales of semi-automatic rifles have more than doubled in California over last year.

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National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning

Dec. 23, 2016
By City News Service, KPBS News

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the local mountains. Forecasters are predicting heavy rain throughout San Diego County Friday evening.

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Thousands Of Socks Donated To Help Homeless Youth

Dec. 23, 2016
By City News Service, KPBS News

A month-long effort by the San Diego County Office of Education and California Coast Credit Union to collect socks for homeless youth generated donations of 23,500 pairs of new foot garments.

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Happy Holidays From KPBS

Dec. 21, 2016
By KPBS News

Season's Greetings from the KPBS newsroom! Here's a look back at some of our work in 2016.

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Number Of Minority Applicants To UC San Diego Rises

Dec. 19, 2016
By KPBS News

The university said 35 percent of California resident applicants come from historically underrepresented groups, up 10.6 percent from last year. African-American and Latino and Mexican-American students account for the biggest jump.

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Rain Moving Into San Diego County

Dec. 14, 2016
By KPBS News

A strong Pacific storm with heavy rain and strong wind is expected to move into San Diego County on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.

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UC San Diego Announces Downtown Hub

Dec. 12, 2016
By KPBS News

The university is slated to open a 66,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Park Boulevard and Market Street in 2020.

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California Voter Turnout Was 75% — The Highest Since 2008

Dec. 9, 2016
By Associated Press, KPBS News

San Diego County reported a turnout of 81.5 percent among registered voters.

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San Diego Model Railroad Museum Removes Anti-Abortion Sign In Train Layout

Dec. 8, 2016
By KPBS News

Museum’s executive director apologizes, saying sign was put there by a “misguided volunteer.”

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December Nights Holiday Festival Opens In Balboa Park

Dec. 2, 2016
By City News Service, KPBS News

Around 350,000 people are expected to descend on San Diego's Balboa Park Friday and Saturday for the 39th annual December Nights holiday festival.

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Potentially Damaging Santa Ana Winds To Hit San Diego County

Dec. 2, 2016
By City News Service, KPBS News

National Weather Service wind advisories for the mountains, valleys and deserts will remain in effect from 9 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 50 mph are expected.

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Santa Ana Winds To Bring Hazardous Driving Conditions To San Diego Valleys, Mountains

Dec. 1, 2016
By City News Service, KPBS News

A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and valleys will extend from 9 a.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 50 mph are expected in most areas, but forecasters said localized gusts may reach 60 mph along coastal mountain slopes.

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Potentially Strong Santa Ana Winds Moving Into San Diego County

Nov. 30, 2016
By City News Service, KPBS News

Calm, cool weather is expected in San Diego County today, but "potentially strong" Santa Ana winds are right around the corner.

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Hundreds In San Diego Join 'Fight For $15' Protests

Nov. 29, 2016
By KPBS News

Following demonstrations in Barrio Logan and at the San Diego airport, hundreds marched in downtown San Diego in support of raising the federal minimum wage.