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UC San Diego Opera Responds To Prevalence Of Gun Violence In US

Oct. 22
By Brooke Ruth

The opera tells the story of Sarah Winchester, the heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. Legend is that she warded off the spirits of those killed by guns by continually adding on to her California mansion.

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Police Expect To Collect A Few Hundred Guns At Annual Buyback Event In San Diego

Oct. 19
By Matt Hoffman

Assault weapons can be traded in for a $200 gift card while all other guns can be swapped for a $100 gift card or a skateboard.

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Strong Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Warning For San Diego County

Oct. 19
By City News Service

Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Friday denoting a strong risk of wildfire in San Diego County.

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4,000 Evacuated In California As Underground Gas Fire Burns

Oct. 18
By Associated Press

A grass fire sparked by a power line failure was threatening a major Chevron natural gas pipeline junction Thursday, leading to the evacuation of about 1,400 homes.

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Fire Weather Watch Issued For San Diego County

Oct. 18
By City News Service

Santa Ana winds will sweep through parts of San Diego County Thursday, combining with low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous wind-driven wildfires, the National Weather Service said.

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UC San Diego Earthquake Simulator Getting Upgrade

Oct. 18
By Erik Anderson

UCSD earthquake simulator is getting a multi-million dollar upgrade soon.

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When Fire Strikes, Lake County Turns to Community Radio Station

Oct. 16
Sam Harnett/KQED

There’s only one community radio station in Lake County: KPFZ.

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California Utilities Say Wind-Driven Outages Still Possible

Oct. 15
By Associated Press

California utilities were restoring electricity after intentionally cutting it to tens of thousands of people because of extreme fire danger but high winds projected to sweep the area into Tuesday morning could see more outages.

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Fire Weather Still Threatening San Diego County

Oct. 16
By City News Service

Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity levels and warm temperatures will persist Tuesday, with a red flag fire warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in San Diego County.

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County Environmental Officials Close Water Access Near International Border

Oct. 15
By City News Service

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health posted a beach closure notice Monday at the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State Park due to water contamination.

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SDG&E Shuts Off Power To 360 Customers Due To High Winds

Oct. 15
By KPBS News

San Diego Gas and Electric shut off power to about 360 customers in San Diego County on Monday due to high wind conditions that could pose a risk for wildfires.

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'A Little Broken': First Responders Grapple With Unseen Scars Of The 2017 Fire Siege

Oct. 15
Sukey Lewis/KQED

Shortly after Lucas Boek joined his local fire department, he saw a veteran firefighter walk into firehouse and drop all his gear. “’That’s it, I’m done,’” Boek remembers the man saying. “’I can’t do this anymore.’ And he left.”

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Sewage Flows Onto Beach In Del Mar

Oct. 15
By City News Service

An overflowing sewage line in Del Mar prompted authorities to warn visitors to stay out of the water at a section of the city's shoreline Sunday.

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San Diego Police Unveil New Advertising Campaign To Attract More Officers

Oct. 12
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego Police Department said it still needs to fill more than 200 positions and they are using a new marketing campaign to get it done.

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San Diego-Based Innocence Project Continues Fight For Remaining Members Of The California 12

Oct. 10
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A march was held last weekend from Berkeley to Sacramento to urge Governor Brown to grant clemency to the remaining six members of the California 12, a group of men and women who the Innocence Project believes were wrongly convicted.

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