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Winter Storm To Bring Snow, Difficult Travel To San Diego County Ne...

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

Dec. 30
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.

California Gun Sales Up Ahead Of New Gun Control Limits

California Gun Sales Up Ahead Of New Gun Control Limits

Dec. 27
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.

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning

Dec. 23
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.

Thousands Of Socks Donated To Help Homeless Youth

Thousands Of Socks Donated To Help Homeless Youth

Dec. 23
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.

Happy Holidays From KPBS

Happy Holidays From KPBS

Dec. 21
By KPBS News

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

Number Of Minority Applicants To UC San Diego Rises

Number Of Minority Applicants To UC San Diego Rises

Dec. 19
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.

Rain Moving Into San Diego County

Rain Moving Into San Diego County

Dec. 14
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.

UC San Diego Announces Downtown Hub

UC San Diego Announces Downtown Hub

Dec. 12
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.

California Voter Turnout Was 75% — The Highest Since 2008

California Voter Turnout Was 75% — The Highest Since 2008

Dec. 9
By Associated Press, KPBS News

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

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

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

Dec. 8
By KPBS News

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

December Nights Holiday Festival Opens In Balboa Park

December Nights Holiday Festival Opens In Balboa Park

Dec. 2
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.

Potentially Damaging Santa Ana Winds To Hit San Diego County

Potentially Damaging Santa Ana Winds To Hit San Diego County

Dec. 2
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.

Santa Ana Winds To Bring Hazardous Driving Conditions To San Diego ...

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

Dec. 1
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.

Potentially Strong Santa Ana Winds Moving Into San Diego County

Potentially Strong Santa Ana Winds Moving Into San Diego County

Nov. 30
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.

Issa Re-Elected To 49th Congressional District

Issa Re-Elected To 49th Congressional District

Nov. 28
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Democratic competitor Doug Applegate says he'll run for the seat again in 2018.

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

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

Nov. 29
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.

More Than 500 Students Walk Out To Protest Trump In Downtown San Diego

More Than 500 Students Walk Out To Protest Trump In Downtown San Diego

Nov. 16
By City News Service, KPBS News

They began protesting late Wednesday morning outside Lincoln and San Diego High Schools, respectively, according to police.

Military Times Lists SDSU A Top School For Veterans

Military Times Lists SDSU A Top School For Veterans

Nov. 11
By City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego State University was ranked as the 25th best college in the United States for veterans, and second-best in California, the school announced Friday.

Protests Continue In San Diego: 'I Woke Up ... And I Just Panicked'

Protests Continue In San Diego: 'I Woke Up ... And I Just Panicked'

Nov. 10
By Katie Schoolov, KPBS News

About 200 students protested Donald Trump's election as U.S. president at San Diego State Thursday. Wednesday night hundreds flooded the streets of downtown San Diego to denounce the election outcome.

Team Owner Dean Spanos Said He Won't Decide Chargers' Next Steps Un...

Team Owner Dean Spanos Said He Won't Decide Chargers' Next Steps Until After Season

Nov. 8
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

San Diegans soundly rejected the NFL team's proposal to build a stadium in downtown. Spanos said he won't make any decisions until the regular season is over.

 Donald Trump's Victory Sets Off Protests In San Diego

Donald Trump's Victory Sets Off Protests In San Diego

Nov. 9
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Demonstrations were ongoing Wednesday afternoon at San Diego City College following a rally at UC San Diego, where a woman sustained injuries.

2016 Goes To GOP — K And L Could Shore Up Future Elections For Demo...

2016 Goes To GOP — K And L Could Shore Up Future Elections For Democrats

Nov. 8
By Andrew Bowen, KPBS News

Measures K and L have passed in San Diego. Measure K requires mandatory runoffs in November, while Measure L requires citizen's initiatives and referenda to be voted on in November.

Peters Retains 52nd Congressional District Seat

Peters Retains 52nd Congressional District Seat

Nov. 8
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Democratic incumbent Rep. Scott Peters will retain his congressional seat.

Elliott Maintains Lead In Race To Be City’s Next Lawyer

Elliott Maintains Lead In Race To Be City’s Next Lawyer

Nov. 8
By Claire Trageser, KPBS News

With all precincts reporting, Democrat Mara Elliott leads with 56.6 percent of the vote. Some provisional and mail-in ballots remain uncounted.

Measure D: Citizens' Plan Coming Up Short

Measure D: Citizens' Plan Coming Up Short

Nov. 8
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

San Diegans rejected Measure D, which would have redirected tourism financing, barred an onsite expansion of the convention center and set uses for Qualcomm Stadium if it's abandoned by the Chargers.

Issa Maintains Lead In Race For 49th Congressional Seat

Issa Maintains Lead In Race For 49th Congressional Seat

Nov. 8
By City News Service, KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Rep. Darrell Issa seems to have retained his seat in San Diego's 49th District, following a close contest with retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate.

PHOTOS: San Diegans React To Stunning Trump Victory

PHOTOS: San Diegans React To Stunning Trump Victory

Nov. 8
By KPBS News

Locals gathered in downtown San Diego Tuesday to watch results roll in and celebrate — or brace for — a new president.

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

Nov. 8
By City News Service, KPBS News

After months of being inundated with political ads, contentious debates and endless commentary, voters in San Diego County and across the nation head to the polls Tuesday for the General Election.

Thousands Of San Diegans Came Out To Vote This Weekend

Thousands Of San Diegans Came Out To Vote This Weekend

Nov. 7
By City News Service, KPBS News

The office at 5600 Overland Ave. will continue to accept all county voters 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and starting at 7 a.m. Election Day.

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

Nov. 1
By City News Service, KPBS News

More than half of the electorate voted absentee in the 2012 election, and that's expected to rise this year.

Musician And Chicano Rights Activist Ramon 'Chunky' Sanchez Dies At 64

Musician And Chicano Rights Activist Ramon 'Chunky' Sanchez Dies At 64

Oct. 31
By KPBS News

Born in Riverside County to farmworker parents, Sanchez achieved legendary status in San Diego with his music and advocacy work for more than four decades.

Here Are The San Diego DMV Offices Affected By The Statewide Outage

Here Are The San Diego DMV Offices Affected By The Statewide Outage

Oct. 26
By City News Service, KPBS News

Dozens of Department of Motor Vehicles offices in San Diego County and across California remained out of commission Wednesday due to a continuing computer problem, but authorities said offices are expected to come back online throughout the day.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Calls On San Diego

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Calls On San Diego

Oct. 20
By KPBS News

The outgoing secretary of the Navy responded to questions about a controversial decision to drop some of its traditional titles, which has drawn criticism from sailors.

Protesters And Law Enforcement Officers Clash In El Cajon

Protesters And Law Enforcement Officers Clash In El Cajon

Oct. 18
By City News Service, KPBS News

Monday's demonstration and several others in the weeks prior were held in the commercial district a few blocks north of El Cajon Valley High School where Alfred Olango, a 38-year-old Ugandan immigrant, was shot Sept. 27.

San Diego Lawmakers Urge 'No' Vote On Recreational Marijuana

San Diego Lawmakers Urge 'No' Vote On Recreational Marijuana

Oct. 17
By KPBS News

San Diego lawmakers, law enforcers and religious leaders joined forces Monday to urge San Diegans to vote against Proposition 64.

From A To N: A Breakdown Of The Measures On San Diego’s November Ba...

From A To N: A Breakdown Of The Measures On San Diego’s November Ballot

Oct. 17
By KPBS News

Beyond California’s 17 propositions, the local ballot includes two countywide and 12 citywide ballot measures.

Rep. Duncan Hunter Calls Reaction To Trump Video 'Completely Unfair'

Rep. Duncan Hunter Calls Reaction To Trump Video 'Completely Unfair'

Oct. 12
By KPBS News

The Republican congressman said in an interview with The Washington Post, "If you had recorded the stuff my Marines and I were talking about, after not seeing a woman for seven months — but let's just leave it at that."

2 Earthquakes Reported In Salton Sea Region

2 Earthquakes Reported In Salton Sea Region

Oct. 5
By Associated Press, KPBS News

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.

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Sept. 30
By KPBS News

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.

17 Arrested, Unlawful Assembly Declared During Saturday El Cajon Pr...

17 Arrested, Unlawful Assembly Declared During Saturday El Cajon Protests

Oct. 1
By KPBS News

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

El Cajon Shooting Protesters Plan Saturday Night Marches

Oct. 1
By City News Service, KPBS News

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.

Videos Released By El Cajon Police Show Fatal Shooting Of Alfred Ol...

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

Sept. 30
By City News Service, KPBS News

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 B...

Native American Groups Protest Naval Base Expansion Near Imperial Beach

Aug. 31
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

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

Horse Fatalities Push Back Del Mar Racetrack Season

Aug. 25
By City News Service, KPBS News

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

Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

Aug. 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

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

San Diego County To Spray Mosquito Pesticide For Zika Prevention

Aug. 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

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

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Spring Valley Fire

Aug. 17
By City News Service, KPBS News

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 Califo...

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

Aug. 17
By Associated Press, KPBS News

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 I...

California Reaches Settlement Over Evictions Of Military Families In San Diego

Aug. 10
By City News Service, KPBS News

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

DA Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner Subpoenaed In Azano Trial

Aug. 10
By Amita Sharma, KPBS News

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.