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WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 3

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 3

July 27
By KPBS News

See special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 2

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 2

July 26
By KPBS News

See a special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 1

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 1

July 25
By KPBS News

See a special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

Burning Vehicle Starts Brush Fire In Ramona

Burning Vehicle Starts Brush Fire In Ramona

July 22
By City News Service, KPBS News

The fire started Friday afternoon along state Route 67 near Rockhouse Road. The highway was closed for a time while crews battled the blaze dubbed the Rock fire.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 4

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 4

July 21
By KPBS News

See the special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into KPBS-TV at 5 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 3

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 3

July 20
By KPBS News

See the special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 2

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 2

July 19
By KPBS News

See the special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

July 18
By City News Service, KPBS News

The brush fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. Monday on Featherstone Canyon Road near the Barona Indian Reservation. The Sheriff's Department initially evacuated the area, but those orders were later lifted.

Crews Fight Small Fire Along I-15 Near Riverside-San Diego County Line

Crews Fight Small Fire Along I-15 Near Riverside-San Diego County Line

July 18
By KPBS News

Northbound lanes were initially closed south of the Border Patrol checkpoint while Cal Fire crews worked to stamp out the series of spot fires.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland

July 18
By KPBS News

See the special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

Can San Diego Rely Less On Cars, Like Berlin?

Can San Diego Rely Less On Cars, Like Berlin?

July 15
By KPBS News

KPBS metro reporter Andrew Bowen covers transportation in San Diego. On a recent trip to Berlin, he shared his experience on Twitter of using Berlin's public transit system. Berlin is much less reliant on cars than San Diego.

San Diego Woman Live Tweets France Attack

San Diego Woman Live Tweets France Attack

July 14
By KPBS News

A San Diego woman sent a series of tweets that appear to be firsthand account of an attack in Nice, France Thursday.

San Diego Police Release Sketch Of Homeless Attack Suspect

San Diego Police Release Sketch Of Homeless Attack Suspect

July 14
By KPBS News

The department on Thursday released a composite sketch of the man suspected to be behind a series of attacks on homeless men across San Diego this month.

Suspect In Homeless Killings Released From Jail

Suspect In Homeless Killings Released From Jail

July 11
By City News Service, KPBS News

Anthony Padgett, 36, of Chula Vista was arrested last week in the attacks on four homeless men that have left three dead. San Diego police Capt. Dave Nisleit said Monday new evidence "does not give me confidence" in going forward with the case.

Poway School Board Fires Superintendent, Claims $320K In Questionab...

Poway School Board Fires Superintendent, Claims $320K In Questionable Payments

July 11
By 10News , KPBS News

Superintendent John Collins had been on administrative leave since April 26. The school board said an audit showed $320,769 in “overpayments and unauthorized payments” to Collins and an additional $24,494 in other transactions that violated policies.

MTS Partners With Uber For All-Star Game And Comic-Con

MTS Partners With Uber For All-Star Game And Comic-Con

July 7
By City News Service, KPBS News

The Metropolitan Transit System announced an agreement with Uber to bring customers to and from transit stations in San Diego County over the next few weeks, with the possibility of a more permanent arrangement in the future.

Green Sea Turtle Rests At SeaWorld After Rescue

Green Sea Turtle Rests At SeaWorld After Rescue

July 7
By KPBS News

The 250-pound turtle is rehabilitating at SeaWorld’s animal rescue center after being found dehydrated Wednesday in the southern part of San Diego Bay.

Investigation Continues Into Killing Of Two Homeless Men In San Diego

Investigation Continues Into Killing Of Two Homeless Men In San Diego

July 5
By City News Service, KPBS News

Police said one of the victims has been identified as Angelo De Nardo, 53, of San Diego. His body was set afire on Morena Boulevard after he was killed, authorities said.

Downsized Carmel Valley Development Gets Council Approval, Again

Downsized Carmel Valley Development Gets Council Approval, Again

June 27
By City News Service, KPBS News

The mixed-use One Paseo project will go on an empty 23.6-acre lot south of Del Mar Heights Road. The San Diego City Council approved the original project last year, but it was overturned after opponents collected 60,000 petition signatures.

San Diego Brits, Officials React To Brexit Vote

San Diego Brits, Officials React To Brexit Vote

June 24
By City News Service, KPBS News

As British expatriates in San Diego express dismay and support for the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union, local port officials say they're "committed to keeping trade with Europe viable."

San Diego Pride Festival To Have Metal Detectors For First Time

San Diego Pride Festival To Have Metal Detectors For First Time

June 24
By KPBS News

Next month's San Diego Pride Festival in Balboa Park will have tighter security than in years past in the wake of the June 12 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

All Evacuation Orders Lifted In East County Fire

All Evacuation Orders Lifted In East County Fire

June 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

Evacuation orders for Potrero, Lake Morena and the surrounding areas have been lifted. The wildfire that started Sunday near the Tecate border crossing had burned 7,483 acres and was 45 percent contained as of Friday morning.

Ex-San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio Joins Stadium Debate

Ex-San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio Joins Stadium Debate

June 23
By City News Service, KPBS News

Republican Carl DeMaio, now a talk radio show host, has joined developers and contractors to pitch a plan to build a billion-dollar Chargers stadium that he says will require no tax increases or taxpayer subsidies.

Hot Temperatures Prompt State Officials To Urge Energy Conservation

Hot Temperatures Prompt State Officials To Urge Energy Conservation

June 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

Hot weather will cause electricity supplies to tighten in Southern California Monday, and residents should implement "Flex Alert'' procedures starting at 10 a.m., officials urged on Sunday.

Fire Officials Brace For Heat Wave, Lifeguards Expect Big Beach Crowds

Fire Officials Brace For Heat Wave, Lifeguards Expect Big Beach Crowds

June 17
By City News Service, KPBS News

Temperatures on Sunday and Monday could exceed record levels. Forecasters predict temperature highs to reach 100 to 107 degrees inland, 80 to 95 degrees on the coast and 115 to 121 degrees in the deserts.

Hundreds Attend Hillcrest Vigil Honoring Orlando Victims

Hundreds Attend Hillcrest Vigil Honoring Orlando Victims

June 13
By KPBS News

We speak to some of the locals who gathered at the Pride flag in Hillcrest Sunday night in honor of the victims of the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub. KPBS Midday Edition looks into the attack’s aftermath from the eyes of San Diegans.

Police: Man Armed With Guns, Explosives Arrested Before LA Pride Pa...

Police: Man Armed With Guns, Explosives Arrested Before LA Pride Parade

June 12
By Associated Press, KPBS News

An Indiana man armed with three assault rifles and chemicals used to make explosives was arrested in Santa Monica on Sunday and told police he was headed to a gay pride parade in West Hollywood.

Vigils In San Diego, Oceanside Remember Orlando Victims

Vigils In San Diego, Oceanside Remember Orlando Victims

June 12
By KPBS News

Members of San Diego’s LGBTQ community and their supporters are planning events on Sunday and Monday to mark the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

San Diego Reacts To Orlando Mass Shooting

San Diego Reacts To Orlando Mass Shooting

June 12
By KPBS News

At least 50 people were killed and 53 wounded in a mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub early Sunday. San Diegans took to social media to express their reactions to the shooting and support for the victims.

Chargers Submit Signatures To Qualify Stadium Measure For November ...

Chargers Submit Signatures To Qualify Stadium Measure For November Ballot

June 10
By City News Service, KPBS News

The Chargers said they delivered 110,786 signatures to the San Diego city clerk on Friday to get their stadium and convention center initiative on the November ballot.

Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Anza-Borrego Area

Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Anza-Borrego Area

June 10
By City News Service, KPBS News

A strong and very shallow earthquake struck early Friday in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in northern San Diego County, followed by several aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Court: No Right To Carry Concealed Weapons In Public

Court: No Right To Carry Concealed Weapons In Public

June 9
By Associated Press, KPBS News

A federal appeals court says people do not have a right to carry concealed weapons in public under the Second Amendment. The decision arose from a lawsuit challenging the San Diego County sheriff's refusal to issue a permit without a "good cause."

San Diego's Election Night In Photos

San Diego's Election Night In Photos

June 8
By KPBS News

San Diego's politicos gathered in downtown San Diego Tuesday night to watch and celebrate as the results rolled in. See photos from the night here.

Rep. Scott Peters Advances To Runoff With Wide Lead

Rep. Scott Peters Advances To Runoff With Wide Lead

June 7
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

Democratic incumbent Scott Peters has the majority of the vote, and looked set to run off against Republican challenger Denise Gitsham in November.

Democrats Harris, Sanchez Advance To US Senate Runoff

Democrats Harris, Sanchez Advance To US Senate Runoff

June 7
By Associated Press, KPBS News

In a historic first, California voters Tuesday sent two minority women, both Democrats, to a November runoff for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

Issa Faces Strong Challenger In November Runoff

Issa Faces Strong Challenger In November Runoff

June 7
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

Republican incumbent Darrell Issa could face a strong challenge in November. With 100 percent of precincts counted, Issa captured 51 percent of the vote and attorney Doug Applegate garnered 45 percent.

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

June 7
By KPBS News

After months of debates, rallies and political ads, the California primary election is here. Democrats will decide between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, San Diegans will vote for mayor, some North County voters will cast ballots for county supervisor. And there's more.

San Diego Unified School Board District E Candidates On The Issues

San Diego Unified School Board District E Candidates On The Issues

June 6
By KPBS News

KPBS asked all of the candidates running for San Diego Unified School Board District E the same five questions. Here's what they said.

San Diego Police Officers Call For Apology From Mayoral Candidate

San Diego Police Officers Call For Apology From Mayoral Candidate

June 6
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego police union is upset that mayoral candidate Ed Harris called officers "storm troopers" for their actions at a Donald Trump rally. Harris said he was not questioning the officers but management's "decision to send armored police and vehicles" into Barrio Logan.

Sanders Delivers His Message For Change At Qualcomm Stadium Parking...

Sanders Delivers His Message For Change At Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot

June 5
By City News Service, KPBS News

Bands performed and activist Cornel West spoke before Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed about 4,000 people in San Diego two days before California primary.

Bernie Sanders At Qualcomm Stadium Sunday

Bernie Sanders At Qualcomm Stadium Sunday

June 3
By KPBS News

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders returns to San Diego on Sunday as part of a get-out-the-vote concert and rally.

Winds, Heat Help Reignite Pala Fire On San Diego-Riverside Border

Winds, Heat Help Reignite Pala Fire On San Diego-Riverside Border

June 3
By City News Service, KPBS News

Brisk winds and hot temperatures contributed to a new fire igniting Friday afternoon in the 45-acre burn area from the fire earlier this week in northern San Diego County.

Hillary Clinton Will Talk National Security In San Diego Thursday

Hillary Clinton Will Talk National Security In San Diego Thursday

June 1
By KPBS News

Clinton will "make clear the threat that Donald Trump would pose to our national security" and layout her "vision for keeping America safe at home and leading in the world," the campaign said.

Barrio Logan Community Leaders Unhappy About Treatment Of Trump Pro...

Barrio Logan Community Leaders Unhappy About Treatment Of Trump Protesters

May 31
By City News Service, KPBS News

Community leaders decried what they described as a decision by city leaders "to effectively put Barrio Logan under martial law" last week during a Donald Trump campaign rally.

Authorities: 35 Arrested Outside Donald Trump Rally In San Diego

Authorities: 35 Arrested Outside Donald Trump Rally In San Diego

May 27
By Associated Press, City News Service, KPBS News

Protesters clashed with law enforcement outside the San Diego Convention Center, where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally Friday afternoon.

San Diego Judge To Rule On Whether To Unseal Trump University Docum...

San Diego Judge To Rule On Whether To Unseal Trump University Documents

May 27
By City News Service, KPBS News

Last month, the Washington Post asked U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel to unseal documents in a case that accuses presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump of scamming students.

Crews Battle Fire In 4S Ranch

Crews Battle Fire In 4S Ranch

May 26
By City News Service, KPBS News

A brush fire in a creek bed near Black Mountain Open Space Park prompted evacuations of nearby homes Thursday afternoon while ground and airborne crews worked to douse the flames.

50th Congressional District Candidates On The Issues

50th Congressional District Candidates On The Issues

May 26
By KPBS News

KPBS asked all of the candidates running for the 50th Congressional District the same five questions. Here is what they said.

49th Congressional District Candidates On The Issues

49th Congressional District Candidates On The Issues

May 20
By KPBS News

KPBS asked all of the candidates running for the 49th Congressional District the same five questions. Here is what they said.

Bill Clinton, Bernie Sanders In San Diego Saturday — No, Not Together

Bill Clinton, Bernie Sanders In San Diego Saturday — No, Not Together

May 18
By KPBS News

Here's what the Democratic presidential campaigns have on tap for Saturday: President Bill Clinton at a rally (location and time not known) and a fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe; Sen. Bernie Sanders at a rally in National City.