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  • A late-summer storm causes flooding around San DIego County.

    Strongest storm in 6 years to bring heavy rain, mountain snow

    SAN DIEGO – A series of Pacific storms will bring heavy rain, mountain snow and gusty wind to San Diego County starting later this week and extending through early next week. The first storm is expected to hit late Wednesday night, and gusty winds, rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms are expected. Predicted rainfall amounts range from less than two-tenths of an inch in the deserts to one- to two-thirds of an inch of rain west of the mountains […]

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    South Bay pioneers honored at MLK breakfast

    SAN DIEGO – Jeffrey Harper-Harris and the late Dr. Richard Butcher will be honored Friday at the 32nd annual YMCA of San Diego County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast in Mission Valley. Harper-Harris is active in numerous community initiatives that assist San Diego youth. Butcher, who died in November, was a pioneer in providing healthcare to the mostly black residents in Southeast San Diego. The two will be honored with the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA’s Human […]

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    Suspect arrested after holding gas station employee hostage

    SAN DIEGO – A knife-wielding robber locked himself and a gas station employee inside the cashier booth at a City Heights USA Gas Station, prompting a brief SWAT standoff that ended with a scuffle with officers and the suspect’s arrest, police said Wednesday. The 56-year-old suspect pulled a knife on a cashier as he stepped out of the secured booth behind the counter at USA Gasoline at the corner of Orange and Fairmount avenues shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, then […]

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    Board of Supervisors approve their own 12.5% pay raise

    SAN DIEGO – As expected, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to raise their salaries nearly $19,000 annually, despite local opposition to its controversial measure. Tuesday’s vote was a final step in the process which began nearly a month ago.  It was solely opposed by newly sworn Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, at her very first meeting. Controversy was abound after word of the initial proposal was made public after the board introduced the measure, absent of public discussion or placement […]

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    Fog slows morning commute, more rain on the way

    SAN DIEGO – Dense fog, rain and wind are expected in San Diego County starting Tuesday as the second of three bouts of inclement weather this week hits the region. Only a slight chance of showers in the forecast for the beaches, valleys and mountains during the day, but rain will become more likely overnight into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Rain may start falling in the deserts Wednesday. Rainfall from this storm system, the weaker of the […]

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    Showers greet Monday morning commuters

    The severe weather across the state and expected rain locally has San Diego firefighters, lifeguards and river rescue teams on alert.

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    Weekend warm-up in store before rain returns Monday

    SAN DIEGO – Dry, tranquil weather is expected to return to San Diego County Friday with warmer weekend temperatures  expected following the departure of a mild winter storm that brought showers and winds to the region. Before tapering off, the trough of low pressure dropped 1.15 inches of rain on Palomar Mountain; .92 of an inch in Birch Hill; .73 on Volcan Mountain and in Julian; .62 in Fallbrook; .58 in Santa Ysabel and at Camp Pendleton; .53 on Mount […]

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    Cal Fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser retires after 35 years of service

    EL CAJON – Cal Fire headquarters in San Diego County is saying farewell to local media’s popular fire spokesperson, Public Information Officer Captain Kendal Bortisser. Kendal tells Fox 5, “It’s crucial to get the right information out to the media right away.  Whether it is 3 o’clock in the morning or out in the field on a major priority incident, we are always available to the media to get the word out.” Captain Bortisser has been serving the public as a Firefighter for over 35 years […]

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    Little Caesars Pizza employees robbed at gunpoint

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego police sought Tuesday a man who held up a Little Caesars Pizza in Otay Mesa at gunpoint. The gun-wielding robber demanded cash at the eatery on Palm Avenue just west of Interstate 805 shortly before 10 p.m. Monday and fled with an undisclosed amount. He was last seen running westbound through an apartment complex, San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said. Police described the suspect as a thin 6-foot-1 Hispanic man in his 20s.  He […]