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Man shot at San Marcos apartment — Authorities are investigating a shooting at a San Marcos apartment building that left a man wounded Thursday. Sheriff's deputies were called to the complex on Knoll Drive near Los Vallecitos Boulevard just before 9 a.m. where they found the victim who had been shot in the abdomen.He was taken to a hospital where he condition is not yet known.

CHP officer rams pickup, nabs wrongway driver — A California Highway Patrol officer rammed a pickup, knocking it onto the hood of his own car, when its driver made a U-turn on the freeway near Alpine and headed the wrong way Wednesday, authorities said. Other motorists notified the CHP about 4:40 p.m.
Jul 24, 2014

A CHP officer rammed a wrongway pickup that landed on his patrol car hood.

11 signs San Diego Comic-Con has FINALLY arrived — Heads up. Or off. They're heeeeee-eeeere! Thousands upon thousands of San Diego Comic-Con goers have descended upon San Diego. The signs are everywhere you look. Yoda references! Begun the Comic-Con Tweets have...- Spat Oktan (@Spatcave) July 24, 2014 'Epic proportions' references! Today an event of epic proportions has begun.
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Ales & Arts: Comic-Con edition of Brewery Rowe — 13.5 percent alcohol by volume, 65 bittering units. Last year, Stone co-founder Greg Koch enlisted craft brewer/actor Wil Wheaton and craft brewer/website guru Drew Curtis to join forces on a stout. This year, the team has returned for Comic-Con with two more collaborators: craft brewer/actor/video game goddess Aisha Tyler and comic book artist Dave Gibbons.
Jul 24, 2014

Stone Brewing Co.'s salute to San Diego Comic-Con International:

Dance With Fate seriously injured at Del Mar — Dance With Fate, who won the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes and was sixth to California Chrome in the Kentucky Derby, was seriously injured Thursday morning during a pre-dawn jog. Dance With Fate was spooked by something and ran into a rail, throwing exercise rider Joe Durant., who was injured and taken to a local hospital.

Taste of our Towne at Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation raised $50,250 — The annual Taste of our Towne put on recently by the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation raised $50,250. The money is slated to go to arts education programs in area schools and the center's lineup of shows in the professional performance series.
Jul 24, 2014

Annual taste of the town raises $50k for theater arts… via @utsandiego

CONCERNS SURROUND HILLCREST BUSINESS GROUP — According to the Hillcrest Business Improvement Association, its mission is to promote, foster and improve business conditions in the neighborhood. Lately, it's been fueling controversy as much as the local economy. There have been two main issues.
Jul 24, 2014

UT omits Hale's relationship to Carl DeMaio. If it were Scott Peters' wife, would they ignore it?… via @utsandiego

Rymer Liriano impressive in Triple-A debut — Padres outfield prospect Rymer Liriano went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs in his Triple-A debut Wednesday. Liriano was promoted when Jeff Francoeur was called up to the big-league club. Also on Wednesday, Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko hit the first home run of his rehab assignment.
Jul 24, 2014

Padres minor league report: Liriano impressive in Triple-A debut, Gyorko and Lane homer, Turner goes 4-for-4.

More competition in Mike McCoy's second camp — This is closer to what Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy had in mind. The Chargers begin training camp Thursday, on the field from 9:20-11:30 a.m. Maybe the most noticeable difference from a year ago, in McCoy's first camp as head coach, is the increased sense of job competition.
Jul 24, 2014

Second Chargers camp under Mike McCoy looks to "pick it up a notch":

Poll: Public wants water limits — Drought-conscious Californians say they support mandatory restrictions on water use and back a massive state bond to increase water supplies. Those are among the key findings in a Public Policy Institute of California poll that comes as the San Diego County Water Authority is expected to recommend limiting outdoor watering throughout the county to reach an overall cutback in the region's usage of up to 20 percent.
Jul 24, 2014

County water authority today considers mandatory water limits. PPIC poll says that's what people want.

Dierks Bentley a fast-rising family man — Touring artists may tell fans they love whatever town they're playing in, but country singer Dierks Bentley will mean it when he steps onstage Sunday, July 27, at Chula Vista's Sleep Train Amphitheatre. The 38-year-old Arizona native regularly vacations with his family in Pacific Beach, where he's a regular at Taco Surf as well as Jeff's Burgers in La Jolla.
Jul 24, 2014

Great comment on @pamkragen's story on @DierksBentley #SanDiego gig Sun. Of course he loves San Diego--he's a Zonie!

Jul 24, 2014

#Country singer @DierksBentley weighs in on his best year, new album, tour, family and favorite San Diego taco shop:

A UC San Diego study says dogs can feel jealousy. — It's not your imagination, dog owners. Fido really is that into you. A new UC San Diego study shows that dogs are capable of displaying jealous behaviors when their owners are paying too much attention to an interloper.