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Water in a sink inside a bathroom at Lake Poway...

Week After Contamination, Poway Boil-Water Advisory Lifted

Dec. 6
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

Poway lifted the advisory after test results came back clean and said residents can use tap water for "all purposes."

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Trial For Accused Poway Synagogue Shooter Set For June

Dec. 5
By City News Service

The June trial date could shift depending on a pending death penalty decision by the San Diego County District Attorney's Office. A March 5 status conference date may shed more light on the prosecution's decision regarding capital punishment.

Firefighters battle the Maria Fire in Californi...

California To Protect Insurance Policies In Wildfire Areas

Dec. 5
Adam Beam / Associated Press

California has ordered insurance companies to stop dropping customers who live in areas affected by recent wildfires. The order from Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will only last for one year.

San Diego Police officers talk to a man sitting...

Report: Blacks Twice As Likely As Whites To Be Stopped By Police In San Diego

Dec. 5
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that black people in San Diego are being stopped and searched by police at a far higher rate than white people, despite being only around 5.5% of the population.

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Mobile App Allows San Diego Students To Report Abuse

Dec. 5
By Joe Hong

Students, parents and community members can now report suspected child abusers with a few taps on their smartphones.

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Another Marine Arrested For Alleged Human Smuggling, 6 Plead Guilty In Separate Case

Dec. 3
By City News Service

A junior-enlisted Marine from the 1st Marine Division was arrested by border patrol officials for allegedly transporting undocumented immigrants at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Meanwhile, six of the 23 Camp Pendleton Marines arrested and charged this summer for alleged human smuggling have pleaded guilty, military officials announced Tuesday.

Water from a faucet at the public restroom at L...

Backed-Up Storm Drain Caused Poway's Water Contamination

Dec. 2
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

City officials said Monday they believe the drinking water system was compromised by the recent rains.

A wanted poster of Jehad Serwan Mostafa release...

Reward Offered For Former San Diego Man Accused Of Supporting African Terrorist Group

Dec. 2
By City News Service

Jehad Serwan Mostafa, 37, is charged in a superseding indictment with providing support to Somali-based terrorist organization al-Shabaab, described by prosecutors as a "militant Islamic" group responsible for numerous deadly attacks on Somali government and military members in East Africa.

A San Diego County Sheriff's helicopter rescued...

Mom, Daughter Treated For Hypothermia After Wilderness Rescue

Nov. 29
By City News Service

At noon Friday, the San Diego Sheriff's Department received a distress call from a woman and her 16-year-old daughter, who were lost in the wilderness area located southeast of Otay Lakes Reservoir.

A vehicle drives into the Otay Mesa detention c...

ICE Tries To Extend Private Detention Contracts Before State Law Ban

Nov. 29
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Earlier this year, California legislators banned the use of private detention facilities in the state. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement is trying to extend contracts for four facilities, including one in Otay Mesa, before the law takes effect.

A DC-10 air tanker drops retardant to slow the ...

Rain May Douse Santa Barbara Wildfire Threatening Homes

Nov. 27
By Associated Press

Firefighters are hoping rainy weather will douse a wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in the coastal foothills north of Los Angeles.

U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped this camoufla...

Feds Foil Seafaring Human-Smuggling Attempt

Nov. 26
By City News Service

Agents with Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations intercepted the camouflage-painted pleasure craft roughly eight miles west of Mission Bay and took the occupants — two women and 12 men — into custody.

A helicopter drops water on the Cave Fire burni...

Crews Battle Wind-Whipped Wildfire Near Santa Barbara

Nov. 26
By Associated Press

Crews are battling a wind-driven brushfire that’s threatening homes near the town of Goleta north of Santa Barbara.

Doctors and actors are participating in a simul...

Hackers Welcome: Why Federal Regulators Are Welcoming Simulated Hacks In Hospital Settings

Nov. 26
By Shalina Chatlani

Hospitals are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. But some people are stepping up to spread awareness of the risks.

Border Patrol agents hold a news conference pri...

Asylum-Seeker Held Incommunicado For Three Weeks By Border Patrol

Nov. 26
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

A man in Border Patrol custody was held for three weeks while his family and lawyers had no idea where he was or if he was even alive.

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