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Forecasts Of Intense Santa Ana Conditions Prompt Wildfire Warnings

Dec. 2
By City News Service

Forecasts predict an extended period of gusty, dry conditions across the San Diego area beginning Wednesday night, prompting authorities to issue warnings of increased wildfire hazards and the potential for public- safety power shutoffs in particularly at-risk locales.

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Emergency Approval Of First COVID-19 Vaccine Could Complicate Search For The Best One

Dec. 2
By Tarryn Mento

Although initial doses of an emergency approved vaccine are expected to be limited to certain groups, experts are concerned participants in other ongoing vaccine trials may drop out to seek what regulators first OK.

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Suspect In Arson Of Structure During La Mesa Police Protest Jailed

Dec. 1
By City News Service

Daniel Louis Sandoval, 43, was arrested Tuesday morning near his Campo home in connection with the fiery destruction of the Randall Lamb and Associates Building on Palm Avenue.

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Public Invited To Weigh In On San Diego's New Police Oversight Commission

Nov. 30
By Claire Trageser

It will be the first chance for public comment on the new Commission on Police Practices, which city voters approved in the Nov. 3 election.

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Recovery Slow For Valley Fire Victims Who Lost Homes, Businesses

Nov. 30
Camille von Kaenel/inewsource

From our inewsource partners: Nearly three months after the Valley Fire erupted near Jamul, the people who lost homes and businesses are clearing debris off their land, negotiating with insurance companies if they were insured and applying for federal aid.

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Strong Santa Ana Winds Blow Through Southern California

Nov. 28
By Associated Press

Strong Santa Ana winds continue to blow through the mountains and foothills of Southern California, bringing danger of wildfires and power cutoffs to prevent ignitions caused by sparking wires.

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USFS: One Crew Member Injured Battling Hawk Fire near Alpine

Nov. 27
By City News Service, Max Rivlin-Nadler

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter was injured Friday while battling a vegetation fire that has burned 10 acres in the Cleveland National Forest near the community of Alpine.

A woman watches as the Bobcat Fire burns in Jun...

Plan To Reduce Massive Wildfires In US West Released

Nov. 27
Keith Ridler / Associated Press

The plan released by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management aims to limit wildfires in a 350,000-square-mile area of mainly sagebrush habitat that includes parts of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah.

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Family Of Man Who Died Following Chula Vista Police Encounter Sues City

Nov. 24
By City News Service

The family of Oral Nunis Sr., a Northern California resident who was visiting his daughter in Chula Vista, alleges police officers used unreasonable force in detaining him, resulting in his death, and that race played a role in how he was treated.

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Police: Woman Whose Body Was Found At Carlsbad Park Was Stabbed To Death

Nov. 24
By City News Service

The victim, whose name has not yet been made public, apparently was walking or jogging when she was killed at Hosp Grove Park in Carlsbad, according to police

Children's Book By San Diego Mayors Raises Funds For Domestic Violence Shelters

Nov. 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The book is the brainchild of a nonprofit organization called the Purple Project, which donates supplies to the shelters. The book is called “Penny’s Adventure in San Diego” and follows the flight of a butterfly around the county, visiting some of San Diego’s most beautiful and beloved landmarks.

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In Cities Across US, Voters Support More Police Oversight

Nov. 21
By Associated Press

Entities such as civilian police review boards have been around for decades, but the power of such boards varies greatly. The role of such boards came back into focus following weeks of protests over racial injustice and police brutality. Voters in Columbus, Ohio, approved the first-ever such review board. Similar measures passed in San Jose, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle; and Philadelphia.

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Roundtable: San Diego's Staggering COVID-19 Surge

Nov. 20
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

New efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in San Diego, Amazon's Jeff Bezos donates millions to help local climate change research, and a major development in Mission Valley gets final approval from the city.

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California Prison Closings Could Save More Than $1 Billion

Nov. 20
By Associated Press

California, which has a declining prison population, could save more than $1 billion by closing eight lockups, the Legislative Analyst's Office said in a report Thursday.

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Family Of Mountain View Man Killed By SDPD Makes Claim Against City

Nov. 19
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A month ago today, a 39-year-old Mexican citizen who was in mental distress was shot and killed by a San Diego police officer. Now his widow is planning to file suit.

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