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San Diego Attorney Briggs Responds To Questions About His Business Practices

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San Diego attorney Cory Briggs published an open letter on his website Tuesday responding to inewsource stories investigating his business practices, including potential conflicts of interest.

Chargers, Raiders Say Proposed LA Stadium Will Be Privately Funded

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The rival teams' plan to build and share a stadium in Carson came weeks after Mayor Kevin Faulconer created a task force to find Chargers a home in San Diego.

Oceanside's Rocky Chávez Forms Exploratory Committee For U.S. Senate Run

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The U.S. Senate seat is held by Democrat Barbara Boxer, who is not seeking re-election. Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democrat, has already entered the race.

San Diego Mayor's Stadium Group Will Hold Public Forum

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The Citizens' Stadium Advisory Group appointed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to study a way to build a news stadium for the San Diego Chargers held its first meeting Friday. Its meetings are done in private, which some have criticized.

La Jolla Country Day School Cancels Classes After Bomb Threat

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An FBI official said the bomb threat was made in a telephone call Tuesday to La Jolla Country Day School, a private college-preparatory school. As a precaution, the campus will be closed Wednesday.

Financing Plan For San Diego's Infrastructure May Go Before Voters

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The City Council's Infrastructure Committee was presented with a five-year plan that identifies $3.87 billion in needs.

Group Protests Lack Of San Onofre Oversight

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A consumer advocacy group filed a legal protest Thursday to the California Public Utilities Commission regarding the request by two Southern California utilities to spend approximately $4.4 billion on decommissioning the San Onofre Nuclear power plant.

Balboa Park Vigil Remembers Paris Shooting Victims

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More than 200 people attended the vigil at Balboa Park's House of France Thursday night.

Revisiting 2014 KPBS Feature Stories: Fallujah, San Diego Opera, Surfing

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As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of our favorite KPBS stories in 2014: the 10-year anniversary of the second Battle for Fallujah, a study that hoped to measure whether surfing is an effective cardiovascular exercise, the San Diego Opera's tumultuous year and an exhibit that explored surf board design.

Revisiting KPBS Feature Stories Of 2014

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As the year comes to a close, we look back at some of our favorite KPBS stories in 2014: the gluten-free product craze; cars becoming more like smartphones; a retiring San Diego cop who worked with the homeless; and a daycare center for kids whose parents are homeless.

Robert Beyster, Founder Of Defense Giant SAIC, Dies

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John Robert Beyster, who founded Science Applications International Corp. in La Jolla in 1969, died Monday. He was 90.

Warm, Windy Weather Ahead For San Diego County

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A wind advisory will be in effect in valley and mountain areas from 10 p.m. Monday evening to 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Power Restored To SDSU Campus

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Part of the west end of San Diego State University was hit with a power outage on Monday morning. SDSU police say a "transformer exploded" in Parking Structure 4.

Incumbents Leading In California State Office Races

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In addition to picking a governor, California voters weighed in on other top state offices.

Vote On Restrictions To San Diego County Grant Program Put On Hold

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San Diego County supervisors put on hold Tuesday a vote on restricting gifts and personal recognition from organizations that receive grants through a $10 million fund that supervisors can essentially spend any way they wish, U-T San Diego reported.

UC Task Force Issues Guidelines To Fight Campus Sexual Assaults

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Task force releases seven key recommendations that form the foundation of a systemwide model to address sexual violence throughout the University of California system.

Man Arrested, Charged In Series Of Attacks On Women In North Park

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David Angelo Drake, 23, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual battery and assault for a series of attacks on women in the North Park neighborhood since June.

San Diego Hosts Ideas@50+ AARP Convention

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At this week's conference of the AARP, staying brain smart is one topic many in the over 50-crowd are interested in.

Trio Of Brushfires Near Route 15 Ramp To Northbound Interstate 5

San Diego Fire Department crews and one National City Fire Department engine were sent to the scene to battle the three small fires, but the response forced the closure of the transition ramp onto Interstate 5.

San Diego Man Killed In Syria Fighting For ISIS

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Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, was born in Illinois and lived in Minnesota before moving to San Diego, where he attended City College, according to news reports.

Police: No Arrest Made In Connection With Fire

Escondido police say that news reports that a suspect was arrested in connection with the fires in San Diego County is incorrect.

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Singers Union Drops Lawsuit Against San Diego Opera

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The union representing solo singers at the San Diego Opera has withdrawn a labor lawsuit against the troubled company and vowed to work with the current board to revive the opera for next season.

Alvarez, Faulconer To Face Off In First Of Six Mayoral Debates

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The two councilmen vying for the city's top spot will appear in their first debate Wednesday afternoon hosted by KPBS and 10News.

Year In Review 2013: Top immigration issues

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KPBS Evening Edition host Amita Sharma talks about the year in immigration with Fronteras Desk reporter Jill Replogle.

Christmas tree recycling service starts in San Diego

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Residents with curbside service can leave their trees outside with their other refuse. Those without curbside pickup can take their trees to 16 drop-off locations throughout the city.

Father Joe's Village serves 2,000 holiday meals to San Diego homeless

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Christmas decorations and table cloths were the extra flourishes at Father Joe’s Villages in downtown San Diego on Tuesday. Volunteers served up a hot holiday meal to nearly 2,000 homeless people.

Salvation Army centers in San Diego wraps up two-day gift event

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More than 5,200 families and more than 1,500 children in San Diego County received gifts and food from the Salvation Army this year thanks to donations or money from the Red Kettle program.

Report: San Diego County Report reveals strong farm-to-school food movement

The report found that 18 San Diego County school districts purchase local, regional or California-grown products and 11 districts purchase directly from a grower.

Feinstein Calls On Filner To Resign

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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democraat, says it's time for Bob Filner to quit as mayor of San Diego.

Sherman Wins Outright In Council District 7

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Insurance-business owner Scott Sherman avoided a run-off by taking 51 percent of the vote over challenger Mat Kostrinsky in the San Diego City Council's District 7 race.

Ellis Edges Incumbent Lightner In District 1; November Contest Looms

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Ray Ellis finished ahead of incumbent Sherri Lightner in the race for San Diego City Council District 1 with 45 percent of the vote. Sherri Lightner was second with 41 percent in what's shaping up as a runoff in November.

Bilbray May Face Peters in 52nd Congressional District

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As expected, Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, will be heading to a runoff election in the 52nd congressional district. His opponent looks to be Port Commissioner Scott Peters, who holds a slim lead over fellow Democrat Lori Saldaña.

Project Labor Agreement Ban Approved

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Despite intense opposition from area unions, San Diego voters approved Proposition A, which would would outlaw Project Labor Agreements in San Diego.

Danon, Roberts Headed For Runoff In County District 3 Race

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With 47 percent of the precincts reporting, Steve Danon and Dave Roberts were virtually tied for the San Diego Diego County Board of Supervisors.Steve Danon, chief of staff to Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, and the deputy mayor of that coastal city, Dave Roberts, were headed to a runoff Wednesday in their race for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Deputies Involved In Alpine Neighborhood Shooting

Sheriff's deputies from the Alpine station were involved in a shooting in an Alpine neighborhood, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Fire Reported North Of Grossmont College

A brush fire broke out today on a hilltop just north of Grossmont College, a Heartland fire dispatcher said. The blaze began about 11 a.m. north of Grossmont College Drive and west of state Route 125, the dispatcher said.

Brush Fire Reported Near Ramona

The Mesa Fire near Ramona has burned 80 acres. The spread of the fire has slowed, but as of now there are no reports of containment. Although no structures are in immediate danger, the fire is close to the Barona Mesa community.

Brush Fire In Mission Valley Largely Contained

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A fire of unknown origin raced up a steep, brushy hillside between Interstate 8 and University Heights today, forcing evacuations of homes and businesses but causing no reported structural damage.

San Diego Schools Chief Relies On Academic Team

San Diego Unified's new school superintendent says he will rely on a team of experienced educators next year to help him guide the district academically.

Gardner Pleads Guilty To Both Dubois and King Murders

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Sex offender John Albert Gardner pleaded guilty Friday to murdering two teenage girls in San Diego County after prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. He led authorities to Amber Dubois' body.

Tax Refunds Will Be Delayed

Starting this week, California's not paying some of its bills. The state is short on cash and that means billions of dollars in tax refunds and other payments aren't going out. But taxpayer groups are lobbying to get refund checks in the mail sooner. Marianne Russ reports.

The CHP is Ready to Crack Down on DWT Offenders

Driving while texting will be officially illegal in California on January 1. The California Highway Patrol is already geared up to enforce the new law.

Democrats Say They'll Raise Taxes With or Without GOP

Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly say they're ready to approve a partial solution to the state's budget crisis - and it includes tax increases for all Californians.

State Panel to Stop Financing Infastrcuture Projects

A state panel that oversees loans for infrastructure has voted to stop financing nearly all construction projects in California, everything from highway improvements to new schools.

Some Water Agencies are Critical of Measures to Save Delta Smelt

Federal scientists are urging major water cuts from the Delta to save a California native fish from going extinct, but critics say those cuts would devastate public water agencies.

Powerful Storm Moves Through San Diego County

A powerful storm is moving through San Diego county and forecasters say the wintery weather is not over yet. The heavy rain that fell today was partially responsible for for an accident that claimed one life. A person was killed and another injured in the San Diego area when an armored truck rolled down an embankment. National Weather Service Forecaster Forecaster Stan Wasowski says its a typical winter storm that comes out of the gulf of Alaska.

Too Much Rain Could Mean Mud Slides in Rural Areas

A wet storm is making its way to San Diego today. But too much rain could mean mud slides in some rural areas. Joining us on Morning Edition is Stan Wasowski with the San Diego National Weather Service.

Voters Approve High Speed Rail

By a narrow margin, voters approved Proposition One-A. It provides roughly $10 billion for work to begin on a statewide bullet train system.

Mayor Sanders Marks Fire Anniversary with Visit to Rancho Bernardo

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders marked the one-year anniversary of the devastating wildfires of 2007 with a trip to Rancho Bernardo where he visited the newly-rebuilt home of Neil and Barbara Levine. They had just finished a two-year remodeling project on their home when the fire destroyed it.

1,500 Acres Charred in 'Juliet Fire' Near Camp Pendleton

A brush fire, dubbed the Juliet Fire, has charred 1,500 acres near Camp Pendleton, forcing evacuations of thousands of people from base housing and neighborhoods in nearby Oceanside.