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Woman Charged For Allegedly Threatening Easter Services With Gun

April 25
By City News Service

A woman who walked into a church service in Clairemont on Easter Sunday and allegedly made violent threats while carrying a gun and her 10-month-old baby was charged Wednesday with nine felony and misdemeanor counts.

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A Senior On The Streets, With Little Chance Of A Home

April 25
By Amita Sharma

In parts of California, seniors are the fastest growing part of the homeless population.

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Report Raises Questions About Alternative To Foster Care Program In San Diego County

April 23
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

A recent report raises questions about the effectiveness of the county’s so-called voluntary services program, which serves as an alternative to foster care.

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Conference To Address Sexual Violence In LGBTQ Community

April 23
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

A conference is being held Saturday on responding to sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. The goal of the conference is to increase culturally competent services in San Diego County for victims of sexual violence in the LGBTQ community.

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California Seeks Compromise On Rules For Shootings By Police

April 23
By Associated Press

California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police.

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Woman Breaks Leg Riding Electric Scooter As San Diego Considers Scooters Regulations

April 23
By City News Service

The accident, which happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday on Pacific Highway near Interstate 5, comes just as the San Diego City Council is planning to vote Tuesday on a regulatory package for dockless electric scooters, bicycles and the companies that own them.

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Woman Walks Into Easter Services With Gun, Disarmed By Congregants

April 22
By City News Service

Churchgoers were able to wrest control of the weapon from the woman — who had a baby with her at the time — and no one was hurt.

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Sheriff: Child Injured In Accidental Shooting

April 19
By City News Service

A child was wounded Friday in an apparently accidental shooting in a rural North County neighborhood east of Camp Pendleton, authorities reported.

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Roundtable: San Diego’s Balancing Act On Homelessness

April 19
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego moves forward with new support and enforcement on the homelessness issue, a public vote on the Convention Center expansion may be moved to March, and Qualcomm stock rises on the news of its settlement with Apple.

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Firefighters Prepare For Summer Wildfire Season

April 18
By Matt Hoffman

This week 750 firefighters from San Diego and Imperial County are in East County doing exercises that simulate what a real wildfire would be like.

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Firebird Plane Can Have Pilot, Or Not

April 18
By Erik Anderson

A plane developed and designed in San Diego could become a widely used surveillance tool.

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SDSU Announces Possible Meningitis Exposure During Weekend Greek Events

April 18
By City News Service

The university announced on Twitter it had received word that a student had a probable case of the bacterial illness.

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San Diego City Council Committee Advances Modified Vehicle Habitation Ban

April 17
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The proposed ordinance would ban residents from sleeping in their vehicles anywhere in the city from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and at any time within 500 feet of a school or home. Critics say it would further criminalize poverty and homelessness.

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Why Southern California Is Ripe For A Large Earthquake

April 17
By Bennett Lacy, Jade Hindmon

A recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey shows California has gone more than 100 years without a significant land-rupturing earthquake. It has been nine years since a major earthquake of magnitude 6.0 or stronger was felt in the San Diego region.

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Analysis: Safety Rules Give Homes Better Chance In Wildfires

April 17
By Associated Press

All told, about 51 percent of the 350 single-family homes built after 2008 in the path of the Camp Fire were undamaged, according to McClatchy's analysis of Cal Fire data and Butte County property records.

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