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1 hr ago | KFMB-TV San Diego

Volunteer fire department accused of stealing water

Sheriff's deputies say firefighters used the department's 2,500-gallon water tender to take water from a hydrant in Poway. That water was then delivered to the well of a friend of a department official.

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Related Topix: Poway, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

San Diego Opera brings free opera to San Diego communities

Looking for something fun and soothing to help you beat the afternoon heat? If you are in Encinitas on Wednesday, September 17th then you can enjoy the gorgeous music of the touring opera ensemble "Opera Exposed" from the San Diego Opera . This ensemble features some of the talented vocal arts students from the San Diego Opera's University Partnership Program which currently includes students from SDSU, Point Loma Nazarene University and USD.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Encinitas, CA, Point Loma Nazarene University

3 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Supervisors kill off San Pasqual Fire Dept.

San Pasqual Fire Department board vice president Charles Dilts speaks during a County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday in San Diego, California. The board voted to dissolve the San Pasqual Fire Department.

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Related Topix: Fire, Poway, CA

5 hrs ago | The Coast News

Art for Barks readies for service dog hero award

All dog lovers, especially those who are in awe of service dogs, have until Sept. 20 to cast their vote for the first annual Hero Service Dog Awards presented by Art for Barks.

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Related Topix: Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Non-Profit, Life, Charity

6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Pedicab driver was driving drunk while wearing a python, police say

A ball python found wrapped around the neck of a pedicab driver in downtown San Diego was seized by animal officials. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

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10 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Bonita Fire Station gets their utility boxes painted

Taking two Saturday's from their usual schedule, "The Art Kids of San Diego County," completed the painting of two utility boxes around the Bonita Fire Department. The boxes each had their own theme but they tied in with the Fire Department.

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

10 hrs ago | KFMB-am

Driver killed in street racing crash identified

Authorities Tuesday identified the 27-year-old driver killed in a street racing crash in Mission Bay Park over the weekend. Clyde Preston Duncan was driving a 2001 Corvette and racing a black Mercedes on westbound SeaWorld Drive near Friars Road shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and San Diego police.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA

12 hrs ago | My Mother Lode

California man gets 10 years for explosives death

A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting off a homemade cannon-like device that killed his longtime girlfriend in San Diego County. U-T San Diego reports that Richard Dale Fox received the sentence Monday in an emotional hearing where he apologized to the victim's family, asked forgiveness and said he lost the person that he loved most.

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12 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Holy hot sauce! Sriracha Festival? Sign us up www.utsandiego.com...

Holy hot sauce! There exists something called the Sriracha Festival, and praise the fiery heavens, it's about to debut in San Diego. On Saturday, the inaugural San Diego Sriracha Festival will burn through Liberty Station with tastings of culinary delights honoring the celebrated sauce.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA

12 hrs ago | KFMB-TV San Diego

Minimum school days and power saving initiatives

The record-setting late- summer heat wave that has had San Diego County sweltering is expected to begin to ease up tonight, but -- in terms of causing misery -- lower temperatures may be offset by humidity from Tropical Storm Odile, forecasters said. National Weather Service heat advisory for the valleys will be in effect until 7 p.m., as high pressure and a weak onshore air flow continue to send temperatures soaring.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Ramona, CA, Alpine, CA, La-Jolla, CA

17 hrs ago | NBC San Diego

New Law Requires 3 Feet Between Drivers and Bicyclists

Starting Tuesday, drivers will have to keep three feet of space between them and bicyclists on the road under a new California law. The safety measure may be just another law to some, but for Cheri O'Neill, it's a tribute of sorts to her son and others.

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Related Topix: Chula Vista, CA, Vista, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

San Diego NewsCape

FBI and San Diego County Law Enforcement Agencies Seek Public's...

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, at approximately 2:30 p.m., an unknown male robbed the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 10707 Camino Ruiz, San Diego, California. At the time of the robbery, the unknown male, believed to be identical to the robber known as the El Chapparito Bandit, entered the bank yelling, "Hands up everyone."

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA

NBC San Diego

4 Neglected Horses Rescued from Elfin Forest

This black and white paint horse, which is about 200 pounds underweight, was rescued Sunday from Elfin Forest, according to the county. San Diego County Animal Services is looking for the owner of four neglected horses rescued from the Elfin Forest area.

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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

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)

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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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

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

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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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

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