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Fire Danger Continues, Military Fighting Against Heat-Related Injuries And Poefest Is Back

Santa Ana winds are continuing to pose a fire danger for San Diego County mountain and valley areas. Plus, the number of reported heat-related injuries in the military has skyrocketed in the past few years. So, the Pentagon is turning one base into a world center for fighting those injuries. And, Poefest — everything Edgar Allan Poe — returns to ... Read more →

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San Diego Area On Wildfire Alert Amid Spell Of Santa Ana Weather

Oct. 11
By City News Service

Utility officials shut off electrical service to nearly 400 eastern San Diego County addresses Friday as a wildfire precaution as the first Santa Ana wind event of the fall continued for a second day.

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A New Center Is Escalating The Military's Fight Against Potentially Deadly Heat-Related Injuries

Oct. 11
Jay Price/American Homefront

The Pentagon says reported cases of heat exhaustion jumped nearly 50 percent between 2014 and 2018.

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Adobe Chapel Provides Perfect Setting For Poefest

Oct. 11
By Beth Accomando

"Write Out Loud" is hosting another Poefest at the Adobe Chapel in Old Town, starting Friday night and for the next three weekends.

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Roundtable: Wildfire Risk Leaves California In The Dark

Oct. 11
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Utility companies across the state enact preventative power outages amid an escalating risk for wildfires. San Diego State University negotiates with the city council over the purchase price for the Mission Valley stadium site. And, an analysis of crime data from the San Diego Police Department reveals a small percentage of vehicle break-ins result in arrests.

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'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Chef Makes Hometown Debut

Oct. 10
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Samin Nosrat is a chef, best-selling author, La Jolla High School grad and host of the popular Netflix show "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat." She'll make her hometown debut Friday at Balboa Theatre as part of UC San Diego's ArtPower event series.

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Santa Ana Windstorm Raises Fire Threat In San Diego County

Oct. 10
By City News Service

The first Santa Ana windstorm of the fall will elevate fire danger and other public safety hazards in the San Diego County mountains and valleys Thursday and Friday.

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Review Of McNeil In-Custody Death Finds Sheriff's Deputy Violated Procedure

Oct. 10
By Matt Hoffman

San Diego County's Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board sustained a finding that a San Diego sheriff's deputy violated procedure when he placed a shirt over Earl McNeil's head while detaining him.

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San Diego Councilwoman Determined To Put More Teeth In Civilian Police Oversight

Oct. 10
By Andrew Bowen

Monica Montgomery is determined to avoid a repeat of the council's failure last year to place a measure on the ballot to strengthen civilian oversight of police officers.

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Local Kurds Say US Is Turning Its Back On Sacrifice Made In Fight Against Islamic State

Oct. 9
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

On Wednesday, Turkish military forces entered Syrian territory, attacking US-backed Kurdish militias who have been fighting Islamic State. Across the world here in San Diego, the Kurdish community was gripped with fear and outrage.

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SDSU Celebrates 50 Years Of Chicana-Chicano Studies

Oct. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

San Diego State University's Chicana and Chicano Studies Department was one of the first of its kind in the nation when it was established in 1969 as Mexican American studies.

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SDG&E Warns Of Possible Outages To Prevent Wildfires In Dry, Gusty Weather

Oct. 9
By Christopher Underwood, Shalina Chatlani

San Diego Gas & Electric announced this week that the utility may shut off power in certain parts of San Diego County due to forecasted weather conditions that could pose a danger to power lines and increase the risk of wildfires.

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California Governor Signs Law Capping Rent Increases

Oct. 8
Adam Beam / Associated Press

The law will cap rent increases at 5% each year plus inflation. The bill also bans landlords from evicting tenants without just cause.

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Report: Wildfires Cutting Into Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Oct. 8
By Erik Anderson

California’s frequent wildfires are hurting efforts to stem climate change.

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