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9 min ago | 10News

One killed in wreck near Pala that sparked fire

One person is dead following a single-car crash near Pala in north San Diego County that also started a brush Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Pala, CA

5 hrs ago | KRON 4

Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Died From Drug Overdose, Coroner Says

Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, died from an accidental drug overdose last month, a coroner's report said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, National City, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Minimum wage battle heating up

T File: A Jimbo's Naturally employee stocks the shelves at one of the chain's five stores throughout San Diego County.

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WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Surf's up: Hurricane Marie sends big waves to Sout...

Waves up to 15 feet high generated by a Pacific Ocean hurricane will hammer Southern California beaches in coming days, creating dangerous conditions for beachgoers and threatening coastal flooding, meteorologists said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Marie, Los Angeles County, CA, Ventura County, CA, Malibu, CA

Los Angeles Times

NASA image shows north-south disparity of wildfires in California

A recent image captured by NASA's Aqua satellite provides a stark reminder of how Northern California continues to grapple with a series of a wildfires, many of them sparked by lightning, while the southern part of the state enjoys relative calm.

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Related Topix: California, NASA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

The San Diego Union-Tribune

NewsNapa quake a warning for San Diego

If San Diegans needed incentive to sign-up for the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake safety drill, they got it last Sunday when a magnitude 6.0 quake erupted on the West Napa fault near Napa.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, San Andreas, CA

Los Angeles Times

Iraqi American leader in San Diego calls for rescue of Christians

Two of the thousands of Iraqi Christian children forced to flee to Kurdish territory earlier this month with their families ahead of an onslaught by Sunni Islamic militants.

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Related Topix: El Cajon, CA

Los Angeles Times

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on L.A. visit

President Enrique PeA a Nieto and Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in L.A. A good relationship with PeA a Nieto and Mexico could pay political dividends for the governor, who is running for reelection in November.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Prison

NBC Connecticut

Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Died From Overdose: ME

The half-sister of movie star Drew Barrymore was killed by acute drug and alcohol intoxication, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office announced Monday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Methadone, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), Entertainment

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Patch.com

County Sheriff Warns of Warrant Payment Scam

A scam going on right now in San Diego County is intended to instill fear to make residents act without thinking, San Diego County sheriff's officials report.

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NBC San Diego

44 Neglected Animals Rescued From Valley Center

Animal Services workers rescued 31 horses, three llamas, four miniature cattle, five geese and one dog from a San Diego County property over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Valley Center, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Drug gang killer gets life with no...

Jorge Salvador Moreno, 43, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping for ransom.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty

The San Diego Union-Tribune

One desal plant, two countries?

The Presidente Juarez thermoelectric plant in Rosarito Beach, a key component in proposals to build a seawater desalination plant that would supply both sides of the border.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Central America, Carlsbad, CA

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Leaders eye desalination, wastewater purification

The Poseidon desalination plant in Carlsbad is set to deliver a new source of water for San Diego County when it's completed late next year, but it will be a limited portion of the region's water menu for years to come.

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Related Topix: Carlsbad, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, San Marcos, CA

Wall Street Journal

Our Pension Fund's Risk Level Is Quite Responsible

The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association's investment portfolio uses leverage to attain superior risk-adjusted returns and long-term growth.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

Examiner.com

Art has no status with mayor nor city council in Imperial Beach, CA

The current mayor and city council have no time for art within the city priorities.

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Related Topix: Imperial Beach, CA, Chula Vista, CA, Vista, CA

San Diego NewsCape

Former Addicts to Celebrate Drug-Free Lives

Every year, thousands of San Diegans win their battle against drug addiction. And next month, hundreds of them will celebrate being drug-free at an event in Balboa Park.

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Related Topix: Drugs, San Diego, CA, Balboa Park (San Diego, CA), Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Boulevard, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Water Officials Didn't All Cut Back not All Cut Water Usage

County water officials issued a "Drought Watch" alert in February, calling on the region's residents to reduce water use, even beyond existing conservation efforts.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Back-to-the-future strategy for Iraq?

Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, stand guard near Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Prison, Camp Pendleton, US Military, US Army, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Marine Corps

Sat Aug 23, 2014

San Diego NewsCape

San Diego County Aging Programs Earn Innovation Awards

The County Health and Human Services Agency's Aging and Independence Services recently received national honors for two of its programs aimed at supporting older adults.

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