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San Diego Union-Tribune Turns Page With New Downtown Digs

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The newspaper's former publisher, Doug Manchester, sold its Mission Valley headquarters in 2015.

Former New York Times Editor On Future Of Criminal Justice Reporting

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Bill Keller, now the editor of The Marshall Project, discusses the difference between big media and nonprofit journalism, and how the presidential candidates are addressing criminal justice reform.

Chula Vista District 4 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for Chula Vista City Council District 4 the same five questions.

San Diego County District 3 Supervisor Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 3 the same three questions.

San Diego District 9 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego City Council District 9 the same five questions.

SANDAG OKs Putting Sales Tax Increase On November Ballot

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If approved the measure would raise the sales tax countywide by a half-cent, with funds paying for freeway projects, road repairs, public transit, management of open space and complying with state water quality mandates.

California Counts Poll: What Do You Want To Ask Our US Senate Candidates?

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U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is retiring, and KPBS will host a live debate May 10 with the top five candidates running to succeed her. We asked you to submit questions last week, and now it's time to vote on which one we should ask.

San Diego District 7 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego City Council District 7 the same five questions.

That Green Light Seen Across California Tuesday Night? Not Space Junk, Officials Say

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The U.S. Strategic Command "determined that the re-entry of a man-made object did not occur at this time."

San Diego District 5 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego City Council District 5 the same five questions.

San Diego District 3 Candidates On The Issues

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KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego City Council District 3 the same five questions.

Caltrans Switch On Electric Freeway Signs To Ease North County Commute

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The signs are posted along a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 15 between Route 78 in Escondido to just north of Route 52 in San Diego.

Chargers Release New Renderings Of Downtown Stadium

The San Diego Chargers on Thursday revealed new renderings of their proposed stadium and convention center expansion in downtown San Diego.

Brush Fires In San Marcos, Encinitas Threatened Homes

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The blazes threatened homes Sunday night and early Monday morning. The fire in San Marcos engulfed two cars, but no homes were damaged.

KPBS Reporter Jean Guerrero Wins PEN Award

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She’s this year’s recipient of the PEN-Fusion Emerging Writers Prize for “Crux,” a cross-border memoir about her own family.

Naval Medical Center Resumes Operations

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After a lockdown, hospital operations at the Naval Medical Center San Diego resumed Thursday afternoon.

Marine From Temecula Killed In Iraq

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Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin died Saturday from wounds suffered when his unit was hit by rocket fire northern Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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.