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San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies Investigating Two Apparently Unfounded School Threats

Sept. 14
By City News Service

Authorities today were investigating reports of an apparently unfounded shooting threat at San Marcos High School and a separate unfounded threat of violence at Santee's West Hills High School, officials said.

Former La Jolla Country Day Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student

Sept. 13
By City News Service

The teacher admitted to a consensual sexual relationship with an underage student while on staff at La Jolla Country Day.

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San Diego County Violent Crime Rate Up 3 Percent

Sept. 13
By City News Service

The increase is fueled, in part, by a sharp increase in reported rapes after the state changed how the crime is defined.

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Tariq Khamisa Foundation Supports Parole For Killer

Sept. 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Tariq Khamisa, a San Diego college student, was killed by Tony Hicks, a 14-year old gang member, in 1995. Hicks' first parole hearing is scheduled for November. The Tariq Khamisa Foundation is supporting his release on parole.

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California To Assist With Hurricane Florence Emergency Response Efforts

Sept. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Gov. Brown's Office of Emergency Services says it's deploying two teams to South Carolina and Virginia to help with emergency management and rescue operations.

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Hurricane Florence’s Winds And Rain Begin Lashing Carolinas

Sept. 13
By Associated Press

The outer bands of wind and rain from Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina on Thursday as the monster storm moved in for an extended stay along the Southeastern coast, promising to drench the properties of 10 million people with immense amounts of water.

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Board Votes To Put Gun Shows On Hold At Del Mar Fairgrounds Next Year

Sept. 12
By Matt Hoffman

The fairgrounds board voted to postpone the Crossroads of the West Gun Shows for up to a year, while it looks at different ways to host the event.

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Del Mar Gun Shows To Take Break In 2019 While Board Studies Options

Sept. 11
By Alison St John, Matt Hoffman, Pat Finn

The Del Mar Fairgrounds board of directors has voted to postpone gun shows after this year.

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US Judge Strikes Down California Ban On Handgun Ads

Sept. 11
By Associated Press

A U.S. judge has struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned gun shops from advertising handguns on their premises.

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Woman Allegedly Creates Fake Firefighter Husband In Holy Fire Scam

Sept. 11
By City News Service

A San Clemente woman with a history of alleged bizarre scams, including a faked pregnancy, is suspected of creating a nonexistent husband to bilk good Samaritans out of at least $11,000 in donations she claimed would help firefighters during the recent Holy fire, it was reported Monday.

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Illegal Charter Boats Are Causing Safety Concerns And Stealing Business On San Diego Bay

Sept. 10
By Matt Hoffman

The U.S. Coast Guard and San Diego Harbor Police said locals and tourists going on fishing trips or whale watching tours don't notice the difference between illegal and legal operations.

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Interstate 5 Reopens After California Blaze Forces Closure

Sept. 10
By Associated Press

A major interstate that connects California and Oregon reopened Monday after a wildfire roared along the roadway and forced a six-day closure while burned trees and charred vehicles were removed.

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Tijuana Police Chief Says He'll Work With Caravan Group To Protect Migrants

Sept. 7
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana's police chief says he'll work to protect migrant rights with Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the group whose leader was arrested earlier this week.

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Interstate 5 Closed In Northern California Due To Delta Fire

Sept. 7
By Associated Press

The main highway between Mexico and Canada was a ghost road Friday morning along a 45-mile (72-kilometer) northern stretch that remained closed since a fire two days earlier swept down and turned hills on either side into walls of flame.

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State Board Looks To Public For Help Addressing Racial Profiling By Police

Sept. 6
By Tarryn Mento

The state's Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board was created in 2015 and tasked with addressing any instances of bias exhibited by California law enforcement officers.