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Aruba Fire Fully Contained

Sept. 10
By City News Service

A brush fire near Rainbow was fully contained Friday after four days of burning across 54 acres.

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Lightning Brings Risk Of New Wildfires To California

Sept. 10
By Associated Press

Fast-moving thunderstorms with lightning and little rain are moving across Northern California and raising the risk of new wildfires in the drought-stricken region.

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20 Years After 9/11, San Diego Firefighters Remember Recovery Efforts At Ground Zero

Sept. 9
By John Carroll

On Sept. 11, 2001, John Wood and Matt Nilsen were young San Diego firefighters who specialized in rescue and recovery. They joined scores of other firefighters who went to Manhattan to help in the dark days following the 9/11 attacks.

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Aruba Fire Now 97% Contained

Sept. 9
By City News Service

A brush fire near Rainbow was holding at 54 acres and was 97% contained Thursday morning.

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County, Sheriff's Department Look For Better Health Services For Incarcerated

Sept. 8
By City News Service

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the Health and Human Services Agency's Behavioral Health Services division will seek to develop a better way to provide behavioral and physical health services in the county's seven detention facilities.

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Chula Vista Is Building A Real-Time Crime Center

Sept. 8
Jesse Marx / VOSD

Drones and license plate readers are mere pieces of a bigger project to gather and analyze intelligence for police. Officials are responding to the increased pushback over technology with proposals for a citywide privacy policy and a new oversight commission.

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California Fire Threat High Despite Progress Near Tahoe

Sept. 8
By Associated Press

Fire officials say California could be on track for one of its worst fire seasons ever as hot, dry conditions across the north raise the threat of new fires or existing ones flaring into dangerous life.

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Aruba Fire Now 90% Contained

Sept. 8
By City News Service

A brush fire near Rainbow was holding at 54 acres and was 90% contained Wednesday morning.

Sandy Sullens and husband Bob, who recently los...

With Wildfires Come Lawyers, But Past Survivors Have A Message: Buyers Beware

Sept. 8
Lily Jamali / KQED

Attorneys in the fast-growing wildfire litigation industry are racing to recruit victims of fires ravaging parts of Northern California, and they're promising to take on a familiar target: PG&E.

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Community Activists Want Answers After Alleged 'Knee To The Neck' Restraint Of Student

Sept. 7
By M.G. Perez

Community activists demand answers about an incident caught on a now-viral cell phone video of a Black student being restrained by a white campus supervisor.

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Man Sentenced To 28 Years For Attempted Murder Of Oceanside Motorcycle Cop

Sept. 7
By City News Service

Roberto Ignacio Flores, 30, was found guilty by a Vista jury last month for driving a Dodge Neon into Oceanside Police Officer Brad Hunter on June 19, 2017. It was the second time in recent years that Flores was convicted of trying to kill the officer.

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Aruba Fire In Rainbow Now 75% Contained

Sept. 7
By City News Service

A brush fire near Rainbow was holding at 54 acres and was 75% contained Tuesday morning, Cal Fire reported.

South Lake Tahoe resident Connor Jones sits wit...

Lake Tahoe Evacuation Orders Lifted, But Fire Threat Remains

Sept. 7
By Associated Press

It's a milestone in the fight against a huge wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe area: Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for 22,000 residents of South Lake Tahoe.

Cars drive down a block of El Cajon Boulevard w...

San Diego Pledged To Shift Away From Cars. So Why Is It Still Widening Roads?

Sept. 7
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego has plans to widen El Cajon Boulevard with a new right-turn lane for motorists. That's despite years of commitments from elected officials to make streets safer and more pedestrian friendly.

In this photo Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, inmates...

New Bill Helps Recently Released Prisoners Get IDs

Sept. 6
By Cristina Kim

Thousands of prisoners are being released without a California ID, making it difficult to apply for a job or even housing. A new bill on its way to the governor's desk aims to fix that.