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ShakeAlert Earthquake Warning System to Sound Off In San Diego

June 26
By Shalina Chatlani

It's the second time the state of California will be testing out this warning system.

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California To Require Background Checks For Ammo Purchases

June 26
By Associated Press

California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase.

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What Does Judge's Ruling On Gunshows At Del Mar Mean For Pending Legislation?

June 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The legislation, currently being considered by a state Senate committee, is aimed at permanently banning the sale of guns and ammunition at the fairgrounds.

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City, County Restore Program To Assist Frequent 911 Callers

June 25
By City News Service

The city of San Diego announced a partnership with county officials Monday to address staffing and capacity concerns for a program that assists frequent 911 callers and reduces the strain on the county's emergency response centers.

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Police Starting To Enforce Law That Prohibits People Living In Their Vehicles

June 24
By Matt Hoffman

Some people are hoping the enforcement drives campers out of town, while people living in their vehicles said the law is unfair.

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Newsom Proposes Huge Wildfire Insurance Fund For State's Big Power Companies

June 24
Marisa Lagos/KQED

Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing creation of a huge new wildfire insurance fund to help protect the financial stability of California's troubled major electrical utilities — but only if they make safety improvements and agree to a new certification system that will link executive compensation to their ability to keep the public safe.

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Man Dies On San Diego Boardwalk After Lime Scooter Collision With Woman

June 24
By City News Service

A man died after colliding with a woman while both rode electric Lime scooters on the Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego, authorities said Monday.

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Drew Brees Wins Lawsuit Vs. La Jolla Jeweler, Awarded $6.1 Million

June 21
By City News Service

A San Diego Superior Court jury awarded more than $6.1 million in damages Friday to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife in a lawsuit they filed against a La Jolla jeweler who they said sold them $15 million in diamonds at far above their actual value.

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Gun Show Operators Looking To Host Shows This Year At Fairgrounds

June 21
By Matt Hoffman

This week a federal judge said gun shows are allowed at the Del Mar Fairgrounds ⁠— at least for now. Crossroads of The West said it is looking to book shows before the end of the year.

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21 People Charged In Massive Auto Theft Fraud Case

June 21
By City News Service

A massive fraud scheme termed "one of the biggest auto-theft related cases in the history of San Diego" has led to 21 people charged for allegedly defrauding banks and other financial institutions out of millions by illegally purchasing more than 100 vehicles, prosecutors said Thursday.

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San Diego Man Pleads Guilty In Iowa To Child Sex Exploitation

June 21
By Associated Press

A San Diego County man has pleaded guilty in Iowa to child sexual exploitation.

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Pros And Cons Of San Diego's Gunshot Detection System

June 19
By John Carroll

"ShotSpotter" was introduced in San Diego more than two years ago. Some say it's a waste of money though police say it's a powerful crime-fighting tool.

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Small Quake Strikes Near Julian Early Wednesday Morning

June 19
By Alexander Nguyen

A small earthquake struck near the mountain town of Julian early Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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'Man In The Window' Tells Untold Story Of The Golden State Killer Case

June 18
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

A new podcast by the Los Angeles Times tells the untold story of the origins of the Golden State Killer and the man police now believe is responsible for a dozen murders and four dozen rapes across California in the 1970s.

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Report Connects Hundreds Of Law Enforcement Officers To Online Hate Groups

June 18
By Jade Hindmon

An investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting found numerous police officers post and engage with racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia as members of Facebook hate groups.

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