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5 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Break up California? It's no laughing matter

Tim Draper is a very wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist often described as an eccentric.

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Related Topix: California

4 hrs ago | Men's Journal

America Is Burning: The Fight Against Wildfires Gets Real

Years of climate change, drought, and reckless development have transformed nearly all of the American West into a giant tinderbox.

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Related Topix: California, San Marcos, CA, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

7 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Hiker rescued in Cleveland National Forest dies

San Diego County sheriff's officials say an 18-year-old hiker rescued from a trail in the Cleveland National Forest has died at a hospital.

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10 hrs ago | KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings in effect for the Coachella Valley area

A large area of high pressure will keep temperatures well above average over the next few days, creating dangerously warm conditions for people and animals.

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Related Topix: Weather, Riverside (Riverside, CA), Imperial County, CA

14 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Letters: Housing, Laura's Law, Gaza and more

It seems many Californians don't realize that San Diego is one of the most expensive cities in America for housing and cost of living .

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Related Topix: Mission Hills (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA, Opinion

18 hrs ago | Reuters

San Diego-area community rejects shelter for undocumented migrants

A San Diego suburb took center stage in the nation's acrimonious immigration debate on Tuesday as planning commissioners there rejected a proposal to open a temporary shelter for Central American children caught illegally crossing the U.S. border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, Activism

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

BusinessLabor council backs Food 4 Less strike

San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council CEO Richard Barrera voiced the labor community's support for Food 4 Less workers at a news conference Tuesday in Mission Valley.

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Related Topix: Mission Valley (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA, Imperial County, CA

NBC San Diego

Registered Sex Offender Arrested for Fondling Victim

John Wilson Kreischer, 68, was taken into custody on charges of burglary and sexual battery after he allegedly entered the home of a 70-year-old woman on July 21, 2014, kissing and fondling the victim against her will.

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Related Topix: Jacumba, CA

10News

San Diegans trading grass for turf

According to several San Diego-area artificial turf dealers, sales have increased upwards of 50 percent since California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the state is in the midst of its worst drought in years.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

SFGate

Apple faces class action lawsuit

A group of corporate and retail store employees said in the lawsuit they were not given timely lunch and rest breaks and didn't receive timely final paychecks under California's labor and wage rules.

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NBC San Diego

San Diego Authorities Searching for Fugitive and Son

San Diego authorities are searching for a fugitive who fled New York with her 12-year-old son and is believed to be in San Diego County.

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10News

Group pressures Faulconer on plastic bag ban

Members of an environmental group plan tomorrow to urge Mayor Kevin Faulconer to move forward with an environmental review of a proposed ordinance that would sharply curtail the use of plastic shopping bags in San Diego.

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Patch.com

Motorcyclist Killed on Jimmy Durante Identified

A motorcycle rider killed when his bike slammed into a vehicle -- trapping the man beneath just outside the Del Mar Fairgrounds -- was identified as an Escondido resident.

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Related Topix: Escondido, CA, Del Mar, CA

10News

Santee man diagnosed with West Nile virus

The first human case of the potentially fatal West Nile virus in two years in San Diego County was reported Monday by the county Health and Human Services Agency.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Woman whose kids drowned pleads guilty to felonies

U-T San Diego reports 28-year-old Tassie Behrens entered the plea Monday could get four years and seven months in prison when she's sentenced in September.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Drugs, La Mesa, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Man admits firing cannon device that killed woman

U-T San Diego reports that Richard Dale Fox pleaded guilty Monday to exploding a destructive device causing great bodily injury and possession of materials to make a destructive device.

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KFMB-TV San Diego

High-speed freeway chase ends near Encinitas

A reckless driving and DUI suspect led authorities on a high-speed chase today from San Juan Capistrano into northern San Diego County before crashing to a halt and getting arrested.

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Related Topix: Encinitas, CA, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Patch.com

Tuberculosis at La Mesa Middle School Prompts Free Screening Wednesday

Someone -- it was unclear whether a student or employee -- at La Mesa Middle School contracted tuberculosis between April 23 and June 13 and county health officials are offering free screening at the school Wednesday, July 23. Officials are concerned that others may have been infected with the highly contractable disease.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA

10News

High-speed pursuit along I-5 ends in crash

A reckless driving suspect led authorities on a high-speed chase Monday from San Juan Capistrano into northern San Diego County before crashing to a halt and getting arrested.

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Related Topix: San Juan Capistrano, CA, Orange County, CA

Patch.com

UPDATED: Suspected DUI Driver Leads Deputies, CHP on Chase Through South O.C.

Originally posted at 2:48 p.m. July 21, 2014. Edited with new details. A reckless-driving and DUI suspect led authorities on a pursuit from the Laguna Niguel Gateway area into San Diego County today, sometimes hitting speeds in excess of 100 mph before crashing near Encinitas.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, Laguna Niguel, CA, Encinitas, CA, Orange County, CA

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