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Activists for and against Proposition 187 ralli...

San Diego: What Do You Remember About The Fight Over Prop. 187?

Nov. 1
By KPBS News

Next week marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of Proposition 187, an anti-immigrant ballot initiative aimed at prohibiting people living in California illegally from receiving medical, educational and other social services. But while a federal judge blocked the measure from being implemented, the effects of Prop. 187 are still being felt today.

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What Health Issues Concern You The Most?

Oct. 21
By KPBS News

Health is a big topic to cover in a region of more than 3 million people — and it means something different to everyone. KPBS wants your help in guiding our reporting.

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Has Anyone Ever Told You To 'Go Back Where You Came From'?

July 15
By KPBS News

Tweets by President Donald Trump target four democratic congresswomen, all American citizens, telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." KPBS is asking San Diegans for their experience with the common racist remark.

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Famed Ocean Researcher Walter Munk Dies At 101

Feb. 11
By KPBS News

Walter Munk, the famed geophysicist who turned a lifetime of questions into a spectacular career at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, died Friday.

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California GOP Lawmaker From San Diego Switches Parties, Criticizes Trump

Jan. 24
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Assemblyman Brian Maienschein said he differs with the Republican Party on immigration as well as health care, gun control, abortion and gay rights.

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Storm Could Cause Flooding In San Diego County

Jan. 14
By City News Service, KPBS News

The third storm system of the year is expected to bring heavy rainfall and snow Monday to San Diego County, along with the potential for flash flooding.

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Cabrillo National Monument Closed Due To Government Shutdown

Dec. 24, 2018
By KPBS News

The Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma is closed because of the government shutdown, according to an announcement on the National Park Service's website.

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2018 Midterm Election Results: Join In On A Statewide Discussion

Nov. 7, 2018
By KPBS News

In collaboration with the California Dream project, join us for a live, statewide call-in radio show on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. We’ll get reaction to the 2018 midterm election results from political reporters around the state and from listeners like you.

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Watch Live: 2018 General Election Coverage

Nov. 6, 2018
By KPBS News and PBS Newshour

Check out KPBS' live coverage of the 2018 general election.

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San Diego County Water Authority Seeks To Settle Legal Disputes With Metropolitan Water District

Oct. 26, 2018
By KPBS News

Local water officials have fought for decades with the Metropolitan Water District. The dispute has often left the two agencies fighting expensive legal battles and publicly insulting each other.

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

Oct. 15, 2018
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.

San Diego Gas & Electric headquarters, San Dieg...

SDG&E Customers To See Rate Reductions Starting In October

Sept. 24, 2018
By KPBS News

San Diego Gas and Electric announced Monday that ratepayers will see bill reductions next month following a court settlement for the costs of closing the now-defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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Activists Claim Bullying Against Muslim Middle School Student In El Cajon

Aug. 1, 2018
By KPBS News, Megan Burks

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the 14-year-old girl and her parents were attacked by eight to 10 students who had followed her home from Greenfield Middle School.

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Arson Wildfire Forces Entire California Town To Evacuate

July 25, 2018
By KPBS News

A fast-moving wildfire — believed to have been sparked by arson — tore through trees, burned five homes and forced evacuation orders for an entire mountain town as California sweltered under a heat wave and battled ferocious fires at both ends of the state.

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Earthquake Felt In San Diego

July 25, 2018
By KPBS News

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake centered in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico was felt in San Diego.

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Fire Destroys Homes, Burns Hundreds Of Acres In Alpine

July 6, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

CalFire officials say firefighters have stopped the forward spread of the West Fire in Alpine which has so far burned 400 acres and is 5 percent contained.

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Protests Against Trump Immigration Policy Planned In San Diego

June 22, 2018
By KPBS News

Demonstrators have planned a San Diego Saturday morning. march in protest of the Trump administration's immigration policies.

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Congressional Democrats Tour San Diego Immigration Detention Facilities

June 18, 2018
By Jean Guerrero, KPBS News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and more than a dozen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus came to San Diego to tour detention facilities and see the first-hand the effects of the Trump Administration’s family separation policies.

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Desmond, Gomez Appear To Advance To November For County Supervisors District 5 Seat

June 5, 2018
By KPBS News

With all precincts reporting, San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond has 45.1 percent of the vote in the race for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 5.

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Dumanis, Fletcher Advance To November Supervisors District 4 Race

June 5, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

Democrat Nathan Fletcher and Republican Bonnie Dumanis will face facing off in the November general election for the Supervisors District 4 race.

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Susan Davis Has Lead In Her Bid For 10th Term In Congress

June 5, 2018
By KPBS News

Democrat incumbent Susan Davis has taken an early lead in her bid to return to the House of Representatives.

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San Diego Election Turnout Predicted At 40 To 45 Percent, Registrar Says

June 5, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

As of the close of registration, there were 1,693,774 registered voters in the county. There were 617,701 Democrats, 492,861 Republicans, 498,989 non-partisan voters and 84,223 with other party registrations.

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Brush Fire Closes I-8 Freeway Near SDSU

June 3, 2018
By KPBS News

A brush fire in Del Cerro closed Interstate 8 near San Diego State University on Sunday afternoon. Most lanes were re-opened by Sunday evening.

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San Diego Leaders Condemn Texas School Shooting

May 18, 2018
By KPBS News

San Diego leaders are reacting to a school shooting in Texas, where a 17-year-old boy carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people and injuring 10 more.

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San Diego Congressional Reps. React As Trump Withdraws From Iran Nuclear Accord

May 8, 2018
By Associated Press, KPBS News

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran on Tuesday, abruptly restoring harsh sanctions in the most consequential foreign policy action of his presidency.

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Backers Of Soccer City Sue To Pull SDSU West Initiative From November Ballot

April 19, 2018
By KPBS News

The backers of Soccer City filed suit Wednesday to remove the SDSU West initiative from the November ballot.

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Qualcomm Laying Off 1,231 San Diego Employees As Part Of 'Cost Reduction Plan'

April 19, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

Qualcomm is laying off 1,231 San Diego employees and another 269 workers in Northern California as part of a $1 billion cost- cutting plan.

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Sheriff's Department Will Review Rebecca Zahau Case

April 16, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Monday they will reevaluate the Rebecca Zahau case, following a civil verdict that found a man responsible for her death.

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Chula Vista Native Desi Linden Wins Boston Marathon, 1st US Woman Since '85

April 16, 2018
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Desiree Linden, a Chula Vista native, splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to a Boston Marathon victory on Monday, the first American woman to win the race since 1985.

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San Diego State Partners With Ofo To Offer Dockless Bike Rentals

April 10, 2018
By KPBS News

San Diego State University hosted its first-ever Bike to Campus Day to launch a partnership between the university and dockless bike rental provider Ofo.

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Scooter Company Bird Pledges To 'Save' Sidewalks From Vehicle Clutter

March 28, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden wrote an open letter to his counterparts at four bike-sharing companies urging them to join him in a pledge to "Save Our Sidewalks." He says the pledge would help American cities avoid the plight of the "out-of-control" bike-sharing deployment in China.

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Thousands Denounce Gun Violence At San Diego's 'March For Our Lives'

March 24, 2018
By Associated Press, KPBS News, Megan Burks

Thousands of San Diegans decried gun violence in downtown San Diego as part of the nationwide demonstrations called the "March For Our Lives" by organizers. The protests were planned as a response to the Feb. 14 shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that killed 17 people.

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San Diego City Council OKs Homeless Storage Facility

March 20, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

After a nearly three-hour public hearing, the San Diego City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday evening to approve a facility that would allow those who are homeless to store their belongings.

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Trump Tours Border Wall Prototypes While Bashing California

March 13, 2018
By Associated Press, KPBS News

President Donald Trump on Tuesday eagerly inspected eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and accused California of putting "the entire nation at risk" by refusing to take tough action against illegal immigration.

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LIVE BLOG: Trump Praises Troops, Promises Military Buildup After Border Visit

March 13, 2018
By Associated Press, KPBS News

President Donald Trump told U.S. troops that he's overseeing a massive military buildup, praising soldiers for pushing themselves to "new heights of excellence."

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Evacuations Ordered Near Mission Valley Gas Leak, SR-163 Closed

March 7, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego Police Department has issued mandatory evacuation orders due to a gas leak in Mission Valley near Ulric and Friars Road. State Route 163 has also been closed in both directions near the site of the gas leak.

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Sheriff's Deputy Facing 14 Criminal Charges In Sexual Misconduct Case; Bail Set At $100,000

Feb. 22, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

After a months-long sexual misconduct investigation, San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Fischer surrendered to authorities Thursday and is facing 14 criminal charges, eight of them felonies. Fischer pleaded not guilty. His bail was set at $100,000.

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It's Not The Apocalypse, It's Another SpaceX Rocket Launch

Feb. 16, 2018
By KPBS News

SpaceX is launching a rocket Sunday from the Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbara. The Falcon 9 is scheduled to lift off at 6:16 a.m.

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City To Expedite Audit To Answer Why Hundreds Of San Diego Water Bills Are So High

Feb. 15, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, KPBS News

The audit of the city utilities department's water billing procedures is being fast-tracked and expanded, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday, as officials seek more answers about how 343 residents were overcharged by as much as $420 due to one employee's misreading of water meters.

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Statewide Public Media Collaboration 'California Dream' Launches With Call-In Show

Feb. 12, 2018
By KPBS News and KQED

California Dream is a new, statewide collaboration focused on key issues of economic opportunity, quality of life and the future of the “California Dream.” The project will launch Feb. 15 with a special statewide call-in show.

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Ruling Expected Soon In Trump Border-Wall Case

Feb. 9, 2018
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero, KPBS News

A ruling is expected this week after further briefing in the lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's effort to bypass environmental laws to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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San Diego Leaders React To Appointment Of New Police Chief David Nisleit

Feb. 1, 2018
By KPBS News

The San Diego Police Department announced Thursday the appointment of David Nisleit as the next chief of police.

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City Announces New Police Chief

Feb. 1, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego Police Department has announced Assistant Chief of Police David Nisleit will become the new city police chief. He will take over the job after current Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman retires in March.

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Former San Diego Padre Trevor Hoffman Elected To National Baseball Hall Of Fame

Jan. 24, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

Former Padres relief pitcher Trevor Hoffman was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

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El Cajon Ends Ban On Feeding Homeless

Jan. 23, 2018
By KPBS News

The city of El Cajon lifted its ban on serving meals to homeless people on city property on Tuesday, after drawing national attention for the ban and arresting about a dozen people for serving meals earlier this month.

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San Diego Supervisor Kristin Gaspar Running For Issa's Seat In Congress

Jan. 22, 2018
By KPBS News

San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, a Republican, has jumped in the race for Rep. Darrell Issa's 49th Congressional District seat.

About 37,000 people joined the Women's March in...

Thousands Rally Downtown For Second Annual Women's March

Jan. 19, 2018
By KPBS News

Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday.

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Assemblyman Rocky Chavez Running To Replace Congressman Darrell Issa

Jan. 11, 2018
By KPBS News

California Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside, announced Wednesday that he will run to replace Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, in California’s 49th Congressional District.

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Rep. Darrell Issa To Retire From Congress

Jan. 10, 2018
By Associated Press, KPBS News and Michael R. Blood, Kevin Freking

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election after serving out his ninth term in Congress.

Rain falls in Downtown San Diego, Jan. 9 2018.

Pacific Storm Prompts Coastal Water Advisory In San Diego

Jan. 9, 2018
By KPBS News

A Pacific storm hit San Diego Monday and will continue to bring heavy rain and gusty winds in the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

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