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‘Heal The Bay’ Gives San Diego Beaches An Environmental Report Card

June 26
By Melaina Spitzer

The environmental group Heal the Bay published its annual report card with a mixed review for San Diego’s beaches.

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ShakeAlert Earthquake Warning System to Sound Off In San Diego

June 26
By Shalina Chatlani

It's the second time the state of California will be testing out this warning system.

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California To Require Background Checks For Ammo Purchases

June 26
By Associated Press

California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase.

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County Supervisors Weigh In On Solutions To 'Public Health Emergency'

June 25
By Alison St John

San Diego County Supervisors took a number of steps to address what they called "a public health emergency," with a new plan to strengthen mental and behavioral health services region-wide.

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California DMV To Close All Offices For Real ID Training

June 25
By Associated Press

California's Department of Motor Vehicles says it will close all offices for a half-day next month to train workers on the federal Real ID program.

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What Does Judge's Ruling On Gunshows At Del Mar Mean For Pending Legislation?

June 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The legislation, currently being considered by a state Senate committee, is aimed at permanently banning the sale of guns and ammunition at the fairgrounds.

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California Legislature OKs Health Insurance Mandate

June 25
By Associated Press

The California Legislature voted Monday to tax people who refuse to buy health insurance, bringing back a key part of former President Barack Obama's health care law in the country's most populous state after it was eliminated by Republicans in Congress.

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Jump In Wildfires Means Smoke's Health Impact Will Spread

June 25
By Associated Press

Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.

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MTS To Hold First Of Three Forums This Week On 2020 Ballot Measure

June 25
By City News Service

The Metropolitan Transit System will hold the first of three public forums this week Tuesday to discuss the San Diego region's housing and transportation current and future challenges.

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City, County Restore Program To Assist Frequent 911 Callers

June 25
By City News Service

The city of San Diego announced a partnership with county officials Monday to address staffing and capacity concerns for a program that assists frequent 911 callers and reduces the strain on the county's emergency response centers.

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Police Starting To Enforce Law That Prohibits People Living In Their Vehicles

June 24
By Matt Hoffman

Some people are hoping the enforcement drives campers out of town, while people living in their vehicles said the law is unfair.

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Newsom Proposes Huge Wildfire Insurance Fund For State's Big Power Companies

June 24
Marisa Lagos/KQED

Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing creation of a huge new wildfire insurance fund to help protect the financial stability of California's troubled major electrical utilities — but only if they make safety improvements and agree to a new certification system that will link executive compensation to their ability to keep the public safe.

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Man Dies On San Diego Boardwalk After Lime Scooter Collision With Woman

June 24
By City News Service

A man died after colliding with a woman while both rode electric Lime scooters on the Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego, authorities said Monday.

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Gun Show Operators Looking To Host Shows This Year At Fairgrounds

June 21
By Matt Hoffman

This week a federal judge said gun shows are allowed at the Del Mar Fairgrounds ⁠— at least for now. Crossroads of The West said it is looking to book shows before the end of the year.

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21 People Charged In Massive Auto Theft Fraud Case

June 21
By City News Service

A massive fraud scheme termed "one of the biggest auto-theft related cases in the history of San Diego" has led to 21 people charged for allegedly defrauding banks and other financial institutions out of millions by illegally purchasing more than 100 vehicles, prosecutors said Thursday.

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