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Julian Residents Force Vote For Volunteer Fire Department

Dec. 11
By Priya Sridhar

A special election on the fate of the volunteer Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Prevention District will be held in March 2019.

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What Does It Take To Defend Your Home Against A Mega Wildfire Like The Camp Fire? Here’s How One Couple Survived

Dec. 11
Ezra David Romero/Capital Public Radio

The Camp Fire killed 85 people. But at least one family didn’t evacuate and they survived.

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Lilac Fire Ravaged San Diego's North County A Year Ago

Dec. 7
By Erik Anderson

North San Diego County endured a December Santa Ana wind event that fueled a wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes last year.

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Community Devastated By Lilac Fire Nearly Back To Normal One Year Later

Dec. 7
By Matt Hoffman

The Lilac Fire destroyed more than 70 mobile homes at the Rancho Monserate Country Club in Fallbrook. One year later, all the ruble is cleared and nearly all the homes have been replaced.

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Residents Head Back Into California Town Leveled By Wildfire

Dec. 5
By Associated Press

Some residents of a Northern California town devastated by a catastrophic wildfire nearly a month ago were finally allowed to return home Wednesday to sift through the charred remains in search of precious family heirlooms, photos and other possessions that may have survived.

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Pala Band Of Mission Indians Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors

Dec. 4
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Pala Band of Mission Indians in San Diego announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors in an effort to hold them accountable for the impact opioids have had on the tribe.

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San Diego Authorities Warn The Public About Scams This Holiday Season

Dec. 4
By Matt Hoffman

The IRS, FBI, Better Business Bureau and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office are teaming up to warn consumers about scams this holiday season.

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Lawsuits Say Credit-Check Companies Misidentify Thousands As Enemies Of The US

Dec. 4
By Alain Stephens / inewsource

Credit-check companies misidentify thousands as terrorists and cartel kingpins. One man’s name came back as the name of a boat.

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Letter Shows San Diego DA's Concerns About Parole For Tony Hicks

Dec. 3
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan did not formally oppose the parole of Tony Hicks, who committed murder at 14 years old but listed concerns in a letter to the parole board.

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Roundtable: Uncertainty For Asylum Seekers

Nov. 30
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Tijuana struggles with an influx of asylum seekers, SDG&E continues its legal fight to pass 2007 wildfire costs to ratepayers, and older homeowners targeted by high-pressure sales and loans.

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Schools Offer Counseling After 2 San Diego Teens Murdered In Tijuana

Nov. 30
By City News Service, Ebone Monet

Two San Diego teenagers were killed execution-style in a triple homicide at a Tijuana apartment complex, according to reports.

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San Diego City Attorney Announces Charges In Ivory Trafficking Case

Nov. 28
By City News Service

The Carlton Gallery in La Jolla, its owner and an employee are facing criminal charges for allegedly trafficking $1.3 million in illegal ivory, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott announced Wednesday.

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County Offers Free Sandbags Ahead Of First Major Rainfall

Nov. 28
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego County is offering free sandbags to residents who need help avoiding flooding or erosion, as the region waits for the first major storm of the season.

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San Diego US Attorney Discusses Rise In Reported Hate Crimes

Nov. 28
By Jade Hindmon

The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego is co-sponsoring a second community forum Wednesday to address an increase in reported hate crimes.

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After Forgiving Son's Young Killer, Father Advocated For His Parole Two Decades Later

Nov. 28
By Tarryn Mento

Azim Khamisa launched a foundation in the name of his son, Tariq, to combat youth violence and hopes to bring Tony Hicks, who pleaded guilty after killing his son at 14 years old, as a spokesman if released.

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