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Brush Fire Prompts Evacuation Near City Heights

About a quarter-acre of brush burned north of City Heights Sunday, and that prompted firefighters and police to briefly evacuate a small number of residents. The fire was off El Cajon Boulevard near Fairmount Avenue. It was reported shortly after 12:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Police officers evacuated those in the […]

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Nearly 600 Get Zero-Emission Mowers at Annual Exchange

Nearly 600 San Diego County residents went home with zero-emission lawnmowers Saturday during the 15th annual “Mowing Down Pollution” mower exchange at Qualcomm Stadium. Mark Creighton of Carlsbad, who arrived at the stadium around 4:30 a.m., was the first in line to trade his gas-powered lawnmower, and $99.99, for one of 586 rechargeable Black & […]

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by SUV in Oceanside

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV Saturday while crossing an Oceanside roadway in a crosswalk. The incident occurred at 10:25 p.m.  at State Route 76 and Benet Road, said Oceanside police Lt. Sean Marchand. “Officers arrived on scene and determined that a sport utility vehicle was traveling westbound on SR 76 approaching […]

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Pundit Asks: DeMaio – ‘Why Are Pro-Gay Groups Against Him?’

The 52nd Congressional district race jumped into the national spotlight this week, with a story on Fox News featuring prominent Republican challenger Carl DeMaio, who is trying to unseat the incumbent, Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego). The deconstructs that appearance, along with noting a number of milestones in DeMaio’s political career, while asking a […]

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Pendleton Marines Win National Sniper Competition

Two Camp Pendleton Marines beat all other service branches to earn first place overall during the 43rd Winston P. Wilson Sniper Championship hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center in Fort Chaffee, AR. Sgt. Daniel Ramos and Sgt. Shaun Garvey, instructors with the Sniper Basic Course, Advanced Infantry Battalion, School of Infantry West, bested […]

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Elderly Man Killed Crossing Street in Vista

A 68-year-old man was struck and killed by a car Friday night while crossing a street in Vista. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department said the accident occurred around 10:15 p.m. at the intersection of North Santa Fe Avenue and Angeles Vista Drive. A Ford sedan was traveling southbound on North Santa Fe Avenue while the […]