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Wildfire Risk Elevated With Wave Of Hot Santa Ana Winds

Oct. 22
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The National Weather Service San Diego has issued a red flag warning.

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Blackouts Possible Again As Fire Danger Looms In California

Oct. 22
By Associated Press

Less than two weeks after blacking out much of Northern California, the state's largest utility is warning that dangerous fire weather could prompt it to shut off power to about a half-million people.

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Violence In Mexico Driving Renewed Migration To The US

Oct. 21
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

As violence reaches deeper into Mexican society, the number of Mexicans arrested at the U.S. southern border has steadily risen, bucking a yearslong decline.

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San Diego Officials Warn Of Fire Danger Under Santa Ana Conditions

Oct. 21
By Erik Anderson

San Diego city officials are warning people to be alert about wildfires as the weather gets warm.

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First Amendment Coalition Wins Public Records Case Against San Diego DA's Office

Oct. 21
By City News Service

The First Amendment Coalition announced Monday that a San Diego Superior Court judge ordered San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan to disclose public records regarding accusations of sexual misconduct by public sector employees.

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A Split Coronado Council Votes To Ban Gas Leaf Blowers

Oct. 18
By Matt Hoffman

A 3-2 majority cited noise and pollution concerns as reason for an ordinance that only allows electric blowers. The mayor voted against the ban.

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San Diego County Releases New Fire Season Disaster Plan For Residents

Oct. 18
By Priya Sridhar

The update comes as Southern California enters its most dangerous time of the year for wildfires.

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Roundtable: Dual Crises For The Trump Administration

Oct. 18
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The Trump White House tries to keep pace with an impeachment inquiry at home and a foreign policy crisis in the Middle East. Congressman Duncan Hunter fails to secure the endorsement of the San Diego County Republican Party for his reelection campaign. And a look at how California is better prepared for earthquakes 30 years after Loma Prieta quake.

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Police Investigating Possible Hate Crime After Teenage Syrian Refugee Beaten On Trolley

Oct. 17
By City News Service, Ebone Monet

Detectives are reviewing video footage that corroborates a teenage Syrian refugee's report of being attacked on a San Diego trolley by a man shouting epithets about the victim's ethnicity, a police spokesman said Thursday.

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SANDAG: San Diego Jail Inmates Report Higher Rates Of Homelessness

Oct. 17
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

The survey of last year's arrestees found that one-third of those surveyed had been homeless in the month prior to being booked in jail, and two-thirds reported experiencing homelessness at some point in their lives.

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LA Times: Death Investigations Upended By Organ Collection Prior To Autopsies

Oct. 17
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

A new Los Angeles Times investigation uncovered multiple instances where companies harvested organs, skin and bones before medical examiners and coroners were able to conduct their autopsies. At least two of those cases happened in San Diego County.

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Documents Reveal Serious Abuse Allegations By Minors In Border Patrol Custody

Oct. 17
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A new trove of documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union sheds light on years of alleged abuse of detained minors by Border Patrol agents.

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State Lawmakers Talk Prison Reform In Chula Vista

Oct. 16
By Matt Hoffman

California spends more than $12 billion a year on its prison system. Legislators say they want to spend more so people who leave prison don't return.

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California Earthquake Alerts System Debuts Statewide

Oct. 16
John Antczak / Associated Press

The system's statewide debut Thursday coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake that ravaged the San Francisco Bay area on Oct. 17, 1989, as well as the annual Great Shakeout safety drill.

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Los Angeles Fire Began Under Power Lines, Cause Not Known

Oct. 15
By Associated Press

A destructive fire that exploded on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower owned by Southern California Edison, fire officials said Monday.

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