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California Girds For Heat, Wind And Risk Of New Wildfires

Sept. 26
By Associated Press

Fire-weary California is preparing for a new siege of hot, dry weather with potentially strong winds that could ignite new blazes.

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Roundtable: Democracy In Crisis?

Sept. 25
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

President Trump's comments that he will not commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election raises alarms, a man dies after contracting COVID-19 while in federal jail in downtown San Diego, and the fallout continues over San Diego's disastrous purchase of 101 Ash Street building.

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Activists Sue California Attorney General To Block Use Of Gang Database

Sept. 24
By Claire Trageser

San Diego activists argue the database, known as CalGang, includes many people who are not actually gang members and unfairly targets people of color who live in lower-income communities.

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Can You Handle The Truth?: PolitiFact California Fact Checks Wildfire Misinformation

Sept. 24
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

Misinformation is continuing to spread on social media about the wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.

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Kings Canyon, Yosemite Parks Reopen As Air Quality Improves

Sept. 24
By Associated Press

Kings Canyon National Park reopened to visitors on Wednesday and Yosemite National Park will welcome back visitors on Friday as air quality improves.

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CA Insurance Commissioner Seeks Public Input On Wildfire Coverage

Sept. 23
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

As a plague of wildfires torches large sections of the state, many California homeowners are discovering that fire insurance is either out of their reach financially or not available for any price. Ricardo Lara, California's insurance commissioner, is searching for solutions.

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Firefighter Killed Battling Wildfire Sparked By Gender Reveal Party Was San Diego Native

Sept. 22
By City News Service

Charles Morton, 39, a squad boss with the Big Bear Interagency Hotshots, died Thursday while battling the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino mountains, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.

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Court Filing: COVID-19 Outbreak At San Diego Jail Due To Careless Handling Of Infected Inmate

Sept. 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

An inmate is on the verge of death as one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks in the federal prison system continues to play out in downtown San Diego.

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Desert Homes Threatened By Enormous California Wildfire

Sept. 21
By Associated Press

An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday, but officials said calmer winds could help crews corral the flames.

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Crews Extinguish Fire At Camp Pendleton

Sept. 20
By City News Service

A 1,115-acre vegetation fire at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base was extinguished Sunday.

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Southern California Wildfire Grows, Burns Nature Center

Sept. 20
By Associated Press

The destruction wrought by a wind-driven wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles is approaching 156 square miles, burning structures, homes and a nature center in a famed Southern California wildlife sanctuary in foothill desert communities.

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Homes Burned As Winds Push California Fire Into Desert Floor

Sept. 19
By Associated Press

Strong winds pushed a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles onto the desert floor and spread it rapidly in several directions, causing it to explode in size and destroy homes.

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Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Rattles Southern California

Sept. 19
By Associated Press

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck Southern California late Friday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Sewage Testing For COVID-19 At UCSD Leads To Two Infected Workers

Sept. 18
By Erik Anderson

UCSD officials identify two people on campus who were infected with COVID-19 and did not know it.

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District Attorney Warns Valley Fire Victims Of Scammers

Sept. 18
By Jacob Aere

San Diego County's District Attorney is warning residents affected by the Valley Fire to watch out for scams and solicitations by unlicensed contractors.

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