Monday, December 18, 2017
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Petitioners fight to save cross at desert airport in San Diego County

For 51 years, a cross at the San Diego County airport in Ocotillo Wells has stood to honor a soldier who died in the Vietnam War, but is now slated for removal because of one complaint. An online petition to stop the removal started the weekend of May 13 and had 2,349 supporters in less than a...
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Woman linked to cartel kingpin ‘El Chapo’ arrested at San Diego border, charged in...

A former Mexican legislator who has been linked to notorious cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán was charged Thursday in San Diego federal court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego said Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López was detained Wednesday at the Otay...
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Switchfoot’s 13th Annual Bro-Am Comes Back to San Diego with Charity, Surfing, and Music

For the 13th summer in a row, San Diego feel-good rockers Switchfoot will be hosting their annual Bro-Am surfing and music festival on a beach in their hometown. Year after year, it’s been a day that the band and their local fans have looked forward to, but they’ve also enjoyed...
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San Diego Woman Issues Warning to Others After Yearlong Battle With Late-Stage Skin Cancer

With Wednesday marking the first full day of summer, a young San Diego mother who was diagnosed with skin cancer shortly after giving birth to her son opened up about her yearlong battle as she sought to educate and warn others. Shelby Nish, 26, has always enjoyed spending time in the sun but only began sunscreen last year after she was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma when she gave birth to her son, Baron. “The doctor came in and said that they had found cancer in the placenta,” she recalled. By that time, the disease had pervaded her body from head to toe, she said. “There were thousands of tumors all throughout my body — in my brain, my bones, lymph nodes — everywhere,” Nish told KTLA. Dr. Steven O'Day at Santa Monica's Providence Saint John's Health Center started the young mother on immunotherapy treatment, a method that boosts the patient's natural defenses to help the body overcome the disease. “Immediately after birth she started this powerful cocktail ..
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San Diego County hits record high of 124 degrees amid heat wave

The heat wave hitting Southern California this week is one for the record books. Temperatures topped 100 in the valleys and 120 in the low desert. Death Valley hit 127 — seven degrees shy of the hottest day ever recorded on the planet. The National Weather Service said temperatures in some low...
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Person shot in the head at San Diego medical device office

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego police say a person was shot in the head at the offices of a medical device maker. A suspect is in custody, and there is no further threat. Officer Billy Hernandez, a department spokesman, said police received a phone call Tuesday afternoon that someone was shot at Pharmatech Inc.
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3 indicted in San Diego in one of the nation’s largest fentanyl seizures

A federal investigation in San Diego has led to drug-related charges against three people in what authorities said was one of the largest seizures of fentanyl in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized nearly 100 pounds of the potent synthetic drug, most of it from a house in Lemon...
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Drug agents in San Diego seize huge load of powerful opiate

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl. An indictment unsealed Monday says federal drug agents seized over 97 pounds (44 kg) of the drug, most of it from a house in San Diego. A U.

KROQ Road Trip USA: Win 3-Day Passes to KAABOO in San Diego

It’s stop #3 of KROQ Road Trip USA and this week we’re sending you south to KAABOO Del Mar featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Muse, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, X Ambassadors, Garbage, and many more September 15-17 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Listen every day at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm for your chance to win a pair of 3-day Hang Loose passes to KAABOO where you’ll get to experience some of the best music, art, comedy, and cuisine around. Be caller 20 at 800-520-1067 when you hear the cue to win! A limited number of 3-day passes are still available for purchase here. Enter our online contest below for your chance to win 3-day Hang Loose passes plus hotel stay! ENTER TO WIN HERE No need to open an illegal casino to win your way into KROQ’s Road Trip USA 2017. From Warner Bros. Pictures’ The House. In Theaters June 30th. #TheHouseMovie.
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2 Navy sailors from San Diego County among 7 killed in Japan crash

The U.S. Navy has identified the seven sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday, and two of them were residents of San Diego County.
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2 sailors killed in crash off Japan coast were from San Diego County, US...

The U.S. Navy has identified the seven sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday, and two of them were residents of San Diego County.
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San Diego woman sentenced to prison for lying in husband’s Mexico murder cover-up

A San Diego woman was sentenced Friday to a year and nine months in prison for lying to the FBI about her and her husband’s whereabouts the day his secret gay lover was murdered on the side of a Baja California highway. Prosecutors said Taylor Marie Langston, 21, was “within a hair’s breadth” of...
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Pastrana to ride in Nitro Circus Live San Diego show

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Action sports wild man Travis Pastrana will make one of his few Nitro Circus Live appearances this year when the tour visits San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium for the first time on Saturday night. It will be a special stop for Pastrana. "San Diego is pretty much the action sports capital of the world," Pastrana said, noting the large number of skateboarders, BMX riders and motorsports athletes who are either from the area or live there now.
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Quarterback Philip Rivers reflects on last day of practice in San Diego for the...

Philip Rivers walked out onto the second-story deck that extends from management’s offices at Chargers Park in San Diego and looked out at the field where he’d spend the next 13-plus years. He’d just been drafted by the New York Giants and traded to the Chargers, and was awestruck at what was in...
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Coast Guard brings 18 tons of seized cocaine to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard cutter has brought approximately 18 tons (16.3 metric tons) of seized cocaine to San Diego. The drugs brought ashore Thursday from the cutter Waesche (WAY-shee) were seized by the crews of eight Coast Guard cutters in the Eastern Pacific from late March through this month.
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Chargers’ Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates have fond memories of San Diego

The cuts and the pain caused to Philip Rivers have largely healed in the months since it was announced San Diego would no longer be his football home. Still, he knows this is his last week in San Diego with his team, one that’s bigger than just the players on the field. So those wounds might get...
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Couple pleads guilty to hoarding 170 Yorkies in San Diego County

A San Diego County couple has pleaded guilty to hoarding more than 170 Yorkshire terriers and Yorkie mixes in filthy conditions.