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39 min ago | KFMB-TV San Diego

Lawyer for woman accused in husband's murder claims self-defense

A mother of three murdered her schoolteacher-husband in their Carlsbad home and waited a day and a half before turning herself in, a prosecutor said Monday, but a defense attorney said his client shot her spouse in self-defense because she couldn't take his abuse anymore. Julie Elizabeth Harper, 41, is charged in the Aug. 7, 2012, death of 39-year-old Jason Harper, a math teacher and volleyball coach at Carlsbad High School.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Carlsbad, CA

3 hrs ago | KFMB-TV San Diego

Hit-and-run driver sought in Torrey Pines

San Diego police Monday sought the hit-and-run driver who struck a 56-year-old woman on a Torrey Pines-area road. The woman, who was being treated for a brain bleed, a broken right ankle and cuts on the back of her head and right leg, was walking north in a bike lane along Gilman Drive approaching Via Alicante shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday when she was struck by , San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Logan Heights (San Diego, CA)

4 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Minimum wage angst continues

T File: A Jimbo's Naturally employee stocks the shelves at one of the chain's five stores throughout San Diego County. Jimbo's voluntarily raised its minimum wage for employees to $10 per hour recently.

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6 hrs ago | JD Supra

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014 #2

Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support. In the last two years alone, GOP-dominant red states have adopted policies that could serve as models for others seeking to meet proposed federal targets for reducing heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, according to the "State Clean Energy Cookbook" by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Stanford University, Solar Energy, Nuclear Energy

8 hrs ago | NBC San Diego

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Ahead of Schedule

In this Politically Speaking segment, Jason Foster with the San Diego County Water Authority talks with NBC 7's Marianne Kushi about the San Diego-area's conservation status. Construction of the Carlsbad Desalination Plant is ahead of schedule and may be available to help supply San Diego County with drinking water from ocean water by the end of next year.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

13 hrs ago | Pollution Online

Encina Wastewater Authority Honored For Perfect Regulatory Compliance

Today, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies announced that the Encina Wastewater Authority has won the Gold Peak Performance Award for 2013. This award is given to wastewater treatment facilities that achieve 100% compliance with their NPDES permit for an entire calendar year.

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13 hrs ago | 10News

Triple digit temperatures again Monday for SD

Looking for a cool zone to get relief from the heat? Click here for a list of locations and hours . SAN DIEGO -- Temperatures are expected to soar into the triple digits again Monday in parts of San Diego County, prompting authorities to shorten the school day for some students at campuses without full air conditioning and call on local utility customers to conserve energy.

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Related Topix: Weather, Education Etc., Chula Vista, CA, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Age

Woman admits pranks aimed at driving couple from the home she wanted

Tile-roofed houses are in the upscale San Diego gated community of Carmel Valley, where Jerry Rice and wife Janice Ruhter were harassed. Photo: LA Times Los Angeles: Jerald Rice typed his wife's name into an internet search engine.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, San Diego, CA, Internet, Science / Technology

Uptown San Diego Examiner

40 Under 40 Awards - 2014

Star Hughes, a director at Hughes Marino, shares the spotlight with 39 other outstanding San Diegans in our annual awards program. SD Metro is proud to present winners of our 40 Under 40 Awards for 2014, a group of men and women who represent some of the the best and brightest minds of San Diego County.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Marina (San Diego, CA), Marina (San Francisco, CA), Marina, CA

Balloon Juice

Safer in Jail

Navy SEALs divide their own into two groups. As they see it, there are the good mugs you can count on, and then there are the 10 percenters, the minority who slip through the screening process and bring disgrace on everyone else.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

The San Diego Union-Tribune

British Invasion turns 50 www.utsandiego.com...

Billy J. Kramer did. But not a true misstep that would take him into the abyss of rock 'n' roll one-hit-wonder shame .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, John Lennon, The Hollies, Valley Center, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

OpinionFor California's future, vote yes on Proposition 1

San Diego County has arguably done more than any other county in California to combat drought and to help guarantee a reliable supply of water for this semiarid region well into the future. First, residents here have done a remarkable job of conservation over the last 20 years.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Carlsbad, CA, Sacramento, CA

NBC San Diego

'History Lady' Jogs Memories for Seniors

La Mesa resident Jeanette Alessio-Way, also known as "The History Lady," lives and breathes history. Using historical artifacts she has collected over the years, The History Lady delivers lectures at schools and Alzheimer's facilities where she brings the past to life.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, La Mesa (San Diego, CA), La Mesa, CA, Lemon Grove (San Diego, CA)

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

California's exceptional drought has gone beyond extreme

We need to build the ocean desalination plants right now. Our agriculture industry has been so severely impacted that hundreds of farmers have already fled to other states in search of jobs.

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Related Topix: Sand City, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA

Examiner.com

How San Diego animals keep cool in a heat wave

San Diego is experiencing a heat wave along with future humidity and heat wave later next week. While most humans are designed to keep their body temperature well regulated in hot weather, animals often have to take action to keep their bodies from overheating.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

The Village News

San Diego County: Hikers rescued in separate incidents from Cowles Mountain

A 12-year-old girl and 80-year-old woman were rescued from Cowles Mountain by helicopter today in separate incidents. Crews from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department were dispatched at 10:11 a.m. to the popular hiking mountain in Mission Trails Regional Park for a 12-year-old girl who injured her ankle, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Bike safety law carries fines for motorists

A cyclist zips along La Costa Avenue in Carlsbad in this U-T San Diego file photo. Momentum is building across San Diego County for more bike routes and funding.

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Related Topix: Carlsbad, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Conditions are ripe for county to...

Dry brush above homes on Poway Hill Drive on the Twin Peaks of Poway. Officials say brush throughout the county is critically dry and should Santa Ana winds come, huge fires could follow.

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Related Topix: Poway, CA, Mount Laguna, CA, Ramona, CA, Palomar Mountain, CA

10News

Search on for Wright's Field boulder vandal

San Diego County sheriff's deputies are looking for the culprit who tagged eight boulders at Wright's Field preserve in Alpine. The vandal tagged the boulders with foul language, swastikas and pornographic images, according to authorities.

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Patch.com

Heat Wave Endangering Children, Seniors, so Stay Cool

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a heat advisory beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. through Monday at 7 p.m. While the calendar says the dog days of summer are over and we should be quietly sliding into cooler fall temperatures, San Diego County is instead looking at a heat wave the next few days that will have residents looking for ways to stay cool. The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a heat advisory beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. through Monday at 7 p.m. Temperatures inland will be anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above average through Tuesday with highs in the inland valleys reaching 104 degrees and desert areas 108.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

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