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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.

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Aug. 8
By City News Service, KPBS News

Crews were working to extinguish a brush fire that started Monday afternoon alongside Interstate 15, near Gopher Canyon Road and Castle Creek County Club in unincorporated Escondido.

Memorial Honors 'Courageous, Selfless' Slain San Diego Police Officer

Memorial Honors 'Courageous, Selfless' Slain San Diego Police Officer

Aug. 5
By City News Service, KPBS News

Grieving family members, law enforcement colleagues and political leaders gathered Friday to bid farewell to San Diego police Officer Jonathan De Guzman. He was killed last week in the line of duty.

Gov. Brown To Attend Memorial For Slain San Diego Police Officer

Gov. Brown To Attend Memorial For Slain San Diego Police Officer

Aug. 3
By City News Service, KPBS News

Gov. Jerry Brown will attend the Friday memorial service for Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman, a San Diego police gang- enforcement officer fatally wounded last week during a shootout in a Southcrest- area neighborhood.

San Diego Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting

San Diego Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting

July 29
By City News Service, KPBS News

Police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of Officer Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman and the wounding of Officer Wade Irwin. The suspect, Jesse Michael Gomez, remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound he suffered in the confrontation Thursday night in Southcrest.

Reactions To Shooting Of Two San Diego Police Officers

Reactions To Shooting Of Two San Diego Police Officers

July 29
By KPBS News

A San Diego police gang unit officer was killed and a second was wounded late Thursday night in a shooting during a traffic stop in the southeastern San Diego. Here are reactions from local law enforcement organizations and government representatives.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 4

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 4

July 28
By KPBS News

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

Chamber Of Commerce Backs Chargers Stadium Initiative

Chamber Of Commerce Backs Chargers Stadium Initiative

July 28
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday morning its support for the Chargers' plan to build a multi-use sports complex and convention facility downtown.

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.