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    A teenage boy was wounded and a woman injured during a shooting in Paradise Hills on Saturday afternoon, police said.

    Two men were shooting at each other around shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Reo Drive near La Palapa Market, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

    During the shooting, a 15-year-old boy was hit in the thigh by a bullet and a 48-year-old woman was struck in the leg with shrapnel, he said.

    Both were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Officers do not have a description of the suspects or which way they fled. Both suspects are on the loose, Heims said.

    Detectives from the San Diego Police Southeastern Division are investigating. Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call SDPD or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.



    Photo Credit: OnSceneTV

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    Two members of Congress, a cabinet official, a presidential confidant and a frequent guest on Fox News are among those being considered by President Donald Trump to be the next attorney general, multiple sources tell NBC News.

    One of those, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, was a close adviser to the president in his 2016 presidential campaign. He has been largely sidelined by the administration since then but resurfaced at the White House on Thursday for what White House officials said was for a previously scheduled meeting on prison reform.

    Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, and retiring Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, have also joined the list of those in the running, the sources say.



    Photo Credit: AP

    In this Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.In this Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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    The annual San Diego Veterans Day Parade on Saturday kicked off a weekend-long celebration of the men and women who proudly served our country.

    Generations of service members have entered the service in San Diego or have been based here and supporters from all walks of life came out to celebrate. 

    All branches of the military, as well as civilians big and small, all took part in the parade. For some, such as Pearl Harbor survivor, Stuart Hedley, this wasn't their first parade.

    He is just one of many generations of service members at the parade. For many, it was a moving experience almost beyond words.

    "This is ... I get emotional every time I come to one of these," Vietnam veteran Mark Burach said, choking back tears. Even so, Veterans Day celebration in San Diego seems to stand out.

    "This is unbelievable," he said. "This is our first Veterans Day here. We just moved here and I've never seen anything like this before."

    Part of the celebration was aboard the USS Midway Museum with NBC 7's eight annual "Salute to Service." More than 4,000 veterans came aboard the ship, as well as others, for free entertainment and festivities.

    One of the highlights for many was signing NBC 7's "Thank You," which is going to be shipped Monday to an operation based in Afghanistan. 

    The entire day was a special one, with gratitude and respect. 


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    Government offices in the city, state and the federal level will be closed Monday in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.

    In the city of San Diego, all administrative offices, libraries, recreation centers and city pools will be closed. Tecolote Nature Center will also be closed.

    City-run facilities that will remain open Monday include Miramar Landfill, Chollas Vicente Reservoir, golf courses, Mission Trails Park and all skate parks.

    Parking meters, parking restrictions and yellow zones won’t be enforced.

    County offices, libraries and animal shelters will also be closed Monday. Essential services, including sheriff’s and emergency animal control services, will be opened and staffed.

    The city of Vista offices will remain open and operating under normal hours.

    All county parks and campgrounds will remain open during normal business hours, except for Lakeside Community Center, Fallbrook Community Center and Spring Valley Community Center. The 4S Ranch recreation center office will be closed but the park will remain open.

    Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit System buses, trains and trolleys will operate on a normal weekday schedule.



    Photo Credit: Photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson

    Base Honor Guard members represented by all services of the military stand in a formation during a Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 10, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans and coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries, marking the anniversary of the end of World War I (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)Base Honor Guard members represented by all services of the military stand in a formation during a Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 10, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans and coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries, marking the anniversary of the end of World War I (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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    A San Diego sportfishing crew received a big honor during the San Diego State Aztecs football game Saturday night at SDCCU Stadium.

    The crew of the Time Machine rescued 15 people when their boat exploded off the coast of Coronado last month. On Saturday, the Coast Guard honored them with a special thank you during the third quarter of SDSU's game.

    It was a big deal for the crew that went out of their way save people from the damaged boat.

    "It's honoring, it feels good," Capt. Mike Koesterer said.

    He, his son Reeve and their crewman Andy Vo went out to the middle of the field with members of the U.S. Coast Guard who also helped with the rescue.

    The Coast Guard thanked the crew for saving 15 people on the night of Oct. 20. Koesterer said he saw a boat burst into flames near Coronado. The crew headed over to where the damaged boat was and heard screams for help.

    All the people were in the water and the Time Machine crew said they pulled them out of the ocean. Three people, however, were never found.

    Koesterer said while it's nice to be called a hero, it's also hard because the people he helped rescued did have serious injuries from the explosion.

    "I kind of try to forget about it," he said. "It was difficult later and still is. The families of the ones lost have been contacting us saying, 'Thank you.'"

    The Time Machine crew is now trying to help the victims and their families. They started a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses.



    Photo Credit: NBC 7

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    A man barricaded himself inside his apartment Saturday afternoon after a police officer accidentally left a pepper gun there, triggering a brief standoff, police said.

    An officer accidentally left a pepper ball gun and a flashlight inside the apartment around 5:45 p.m. at the Riviera Highlands complex in the 4800 block of Diane Avenue.

    SWAT officers were called after the man locked himself inside the apartment, SDPD Lt. Brent Williams said.

    The situation was resolved peacefully about an hour later when police were able to retrieve the equipment.

    Detectives are reviewing the case to see which charges, if any, the man may face, police said.



    Photo Credit: Bill Feathers, NBC7

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    Firefighters quickly put out a car fire that began to spread to surrounding vegetation in Chula Vista Saturday morning.

    A woman’s car caught fire while on the I-805 around 11:30 a.m., according to Chula Vista Fire Department Deputy Chief Harry Muns.

    She then exited near Olympic Parkway and Heritage Road, Muns said.

    After she stopped the car, the fire started to spread to a very small spot of vegetation, according to CVFD

    CVFD crews immediately put out the small fire.

    On Sunday, CVPD Lt. Buddy Magor said the woman was okay.

    Magor said the cause of the incident was still undetermined.

    Officials will continue to investigate.

    No other information was available.


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    Border Patrol agents arrested a National Guardsman and four others in Otay Mesa Saturday for reported human smuggling.

    Agents stopped a vehicle near Otay Mesa Boulevard and Alta Road at around 3:45 p.m.

    Of the five men inside, two were U.S. citizens and three were undocumented, according to Customs and Border Protection agent Michael Scappechio.

    The driver was later confirmed to be a California National Guard Reserve Soldier in the process of being discharged, according to Scappechio.

    However, the San Diego Border Patrol Sector confirmed the driver was not associated with the California National Guard’s current border security mission, Operation Guardian Support, CBP said Sunday morning.

    The driver currently has AWOL status, said CBP, but the circumstances of that status are unknown at this time.

    The other U.S. citizen said he was friends with the National Guardsman. Scappechio said the three undocumented men were from Mexico.

    Agents arrested all five men shortly after stopping the vehicle.

    CBP referred felony smuggling charges for the two U.S. citizens.

    The three undocumented men may face removal proceedings, CBP said.

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.


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    Democratic leaders pressed the Department of Justice's top ethics official on Sunday to provide answers on whether the department has advised acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, NBC News reported.

    In a letter to Lee Lofthus, the assistant attorney general for administration, Democrats highlighted Whitaker's past comments criticizing the Mueller probe and what they called a "troubling" conflict of interest as evidence that he should have no role overseeing the investigation.

    "There are serious ethical considerations that require Mr. Whitaker’s immediate recusal from any involvement with the Special Counsel investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election," the Democrats wrote.

    Before Whitaker joined the Justice Department as former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' chief of staff in late 2017, he was a conservative legal commentator and wrote an opinion piece for CNN titled "Mueller's investigation into Trump is going too far."



    Photo Credit: Charlie Neibergall/AP, File

    In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he was naming Whitaker, as acting attorney general, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Nov. 7, 2018, as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation.In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he was naming Whitaker, as acting attorney general, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Nov. 7, 2018, as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation.

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    A five-acre brush fire that threatened homes on the 4000 block of Fallsbrea in Fallbrook was quickly stopped, according to Cal Fire.

    The fire started at just after 12 p.m. Sunday.

    The California Highway Patrol reported the fire initially started behind Daniel’s Market. It jumped the road and caught onto some trees.

    Cal Fire reported the forward rate of spread stopped at around 12:50 p.m.

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.


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    Here is a preview of what is going on in San Diego sports for the week of November 12th-18th.

    GULLS: The Gulls are at the Nest this week when the Bakersfield Condors come to the Sports Arena Friday night. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

    UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO TOREROS:

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Monday at Washington 8 p.m. and Thursday vs. San Diego Christian 7 p.m.

    -WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Thursday at Pacific 7 p.m. and Saturday at Saint Mary’s 1 p.m.

    -WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Madison, Wisconsin.

    -FOOTBALL: Saturday at Marist 9 a.m.

    -WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Saturday at Minnesota 5:30 p.m.

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO TRITONS:

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Monday vs. Saint Martin’s 7 p.m. at the RIMAC Arena and Wednesday at Point Loma Nazarene University 7 p.m.

    -MEN’S SOCCER: Thursday-Sunday at the NCAA Championships.

    -WOMEN’S SOCCER: Thursday-Sunday at the NCAA Championships.

    -MEN’S WATER POLO: Friday-Sunday at the WWPA Championships in Fresno.

    -WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Friday and Saturday at the Sodexo Tip-Off Classic. Friday vs. Western Washington 1 p.m. and Saturday vs. Seattle Pacific 5 p.m. both in Seattle.

    -CROSS COUNTRY: Saturday at the NCAA West Regionals 9 a.m. in Billings, Montana.

    CAL STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS COUGARS:

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Tuesday vs. San Diego Christian 7 p.m., Friday vs. Northwest Nazarene 5 p.m. in Portland and Saturday at Concordia 5 p.m. in Oregon.

    -WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Thursday at Concordia Irvine 5:30 p.m.

    -MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Saturday at the NCAA West Regionals in Billings, Montana 10 a.m.

    -WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Saturday at the NCAA West Regionals in Billings, Montana 10 a.m.

    SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY AZTECS:

    -WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Tuesday at Santa Clara 3 p.m., Thursday at Cal State Fullerton 7 p.m. and Sunday vs. Incarnate Word 1 p.m. at Viejas Arena.

    -MEN’S BASKETBALL: Wednesday vs. Texas Southern 7 p.m. at Viejas Arena.

    -WOMEN’S SWIM: Thursday-Saturday at the Mizzou Invitational.

    -WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Thursday vs. Nevada and Saturday vs. San Jose State both at 6 p.m. at Peterson Gym.

    -WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Verona, Wisconsin.

    -FOOTBALL: Saturday at Fresno State 7:30 p.m.


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    The family of an El Cajon teen who was found dead started a drive to help survivors of domestic abuse and homelessness.

    Kiera Bergman, 19, went missing in September and was later discovered dead in the Arizona desert.

    Her boyfriend, Jon Christopher Clark, 23, was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He pleaded not guilty.

    Kiera’s family spoke with NBC 7 after her remains were found, and her dad said, “We’re completely heartbroken as a family.”

    Now, they want to honor her by setting up a drive on Amazon.

    Users can view needed items from the family’s list. It consists of everyday household goods that many people in crisis housing would need.

    After a relative in Utah held a similar drive, Kiera’s aunt, Mindy Tarantino, said, “That just clicked with me, like, that would be something, once things were kind of calmed down here, to do that, just to help people in San Diego, since Kiera was born and raised here.”

    The donations would go to survivors of domestic abuse and homelessness. The latter was an important issue for Kiera.

    “When she finished [cosmetology school], she wanted to, at least, once a month go either to homeless shelters or parks or wherever and do free haircuts for them,” Kiera’s mom, Kiersten Bragg, told NBC 7.

    All items will be donated to the Crisis House in El Cajon and Becky’s House downtown.

    “There are plenty of people out here that can help you and will help,” Bragg said. “Reach out and just get that help and, you know, get out of that situation, because nobody should have to go through that.”

    In-person donations will also be accepted on Dec. 2 at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.


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  • 11/11/18--16:41: Chargers Win Ugly in Oakland

  • The Raiders defense played arguably its best game of the season against the Chargers. Problem is their offense played one of its worst games of the season in yet another Oakland loss.

    The Bolts beat the Raiders 20-6 in the Bay Area in a game that almost didn’t happen outdoors.

    Wildfires in Northern California made the air quality in Oakland unhealthy by the Air Quality Index so the NFL considered moving the Chargers-Raiders game to Dallas.

    The league decided things would be OK so, even though the Raiders handed out masks to fans who wanted them (ventilation masks, not the ones Raiders fans usually wear), the game went on as planned.

    The first quarter was unremarkable. The only points came on a Daniel Carlson field goal that gave the Raiders their only lead at 3-0. In the second quarter, Oakland was closing in on another score when quarterback Derek Carr was sacked by Melvin Ingram. the ball came out and Corey Liuget returned it to the Raiders 40-yard line.

    The Chargers only got three points out of it on a Michael Badgley field goal. Then the Chargers finally got something to click.

    Philip Rivers capped a 91-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen just before halftime to put the Chargers up 10-3 at the break. They got the ball to start the third quarter and struck again.

    Oakland dialed up a blitz but Rivers caught them in it, swinging a quick pass to Melvin Gordon, who made Gareon Conley miss in the open field and was gone on a 66-yard TD joyride. That score basically put the game away.

    The teams traded field goals and the Raiders failed to get into the end zone for the second straight game. Oakland has not scored a touchdown in nine straight quarters.

    Oakland falls to 1-8 and, with the Chiefs improving the 9-1, the Raiders are mathematically eliminated from winning the AFC West.

    The Chargers are 7-2 and they will face the Broncos for the first time this season when Denver heads to StubHub next week.


    Melvin Ingram had a sack for the 3rd straight game in Sunday's win over the Raiders. (Getty Images)Melvin Ingram had a sack for the 3rd straight game in Sunday's win over the Raiders. (Getty Images)

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    For the first time, the Department of Defense will fund researchers to study binge eating in veterans.

    UC San Diego was given $3 million by the DOD to study the disorder. It was one of three institutions awarded.

    The purpose of the grant is to research binge eating disorder (BED) and test treatments in veterans and active duty military.

    “Binge eating and obesity cost the DOD a significant amount of money in health care costs and absenteeism,” said Kerri Boutelle, principal investigator of the study and professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

    Absenteeism is the habit of regularly staying away from work, according to the study.

    “It costs the DOD over a million dollars in absenteeism and over a million dollars in medical costs per year,” Boutelle said.

    BED is characterized when someone experiences a pattern of eating large amounts of food, often to the point of discomfort, according to the study. It is a complex condition that affects the brain and the body.

    The rates of BED in the military are high; approximately 19 percent of women and 14 percent of active duty military suffer from the disorder, according to UC San Diego.

    “Veterans and active duty service members may be at increased risk for BED due to conditions during military service that encourage eating food quickly with increased stress and pressure and periods of deprivation,” said Boutelle.

    One of the most common treatments for BED is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) that helps change or manage thoughts about harmful acts, according to the study.

    While this therapy can have up to 60 percent of participants enter remission, it “fails to produce significant weight loss,” which may play a part in participants relapsing.

    Boutelle and her team will study regulation of cues (ROC), in addition to CBT. This treatment targets cravings and trains participants to stop when they’re full, according to the study.

    “We believe ROC can potentially provide a more effective and durable treatment for both BED and obesity for veterans,” Boutelle said.

    UC San Diego’s trial will be made up of roughly 120 veterans diagnosed with BED.

    The nearly year-long experiment, funded by the DOD grant, “has the potential to substantially change the treatment model for BED,” said Boutelle.


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    A victim of the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting was honored Sunday as part of the finale of the Old Glory Relay.

    Daniel Manrique, a Marine Corps veteran, would have spent his Veterans day racing alongside his cross-country relay team. But instead, Sunday's relay was completed in his memory.

    As the American flag made its way onto the USS Midway Museum, the members of Team Red White and Blue dedicated their relay to Manrique.

    "Dan was an exceptionally kind-hearted person and he just had a heart for service," said Kris Lord, the Pacific Regional Program Manager of Team Red, White and Blue.

    Manrique was among the dozen killed in the shooting Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks.

    He was at Borderline to help plan the final leg of the patriotic cross-country relay at ends at the USS Midway Museum for Sunday's Veterans Day celebration.

    "They had just been at a Los Angeles veteran symposium and they went to have a beer and talk and about how they were going to enact some stuff and you know, unfortunately ... ," Manrique's friend J.J. Pinter said.

    Team Red, White and Blue is a non-profit with the mission to offer a support system for veterans as they transition into civilian life.

    "Sad and ironic that the young man that took Dan's life could've been helped if we had connected with him," Kim Gustovich said. "It's really tragic that we couldn't get to him sooner, I think he could've been helped."

    The race was a symbolic one as veterans have carried an American Flag more than 4,000 miles across the country.

    The flag was presented to Manrique's family at the completion of the relay.

    "Us giving that flag to Dan is a way for us to show how much every single one of us in this organization is mourning," Lord said. "With them and the amount of hands that touch that flag, it symbolizes the magnitude of the loss of Dan."

    Coronado native Justin Meek, who was killed in that shooting, was also involved with Team Red, White and Blue. He was a local leader of the Ventura County chapter, championing for veterans such as his father.



    Photo Credit: NBC7

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    Teenagers were suspected of starting a small brush fire in Chula Vista on Sunday evening, a fire battalion chief said.

    The fire started around 9:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of Santa Cora Avenue near the Tersina Apartments complex, the Chula Vista Fire Department said.

    A resident who took a cell phone video of the fire said the flames melted some people's blinds. Some residents were evacuated and have since been allowed to go home.

    On person, a 16-year-old, was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. That person is expected to be OK, a battalion chief said.

    The teen was trying to put out the fire and the fire extinguisher malfunctioned. 

    Witnesses told investigators they noises outside the window and saw some kids filming each other starting fires.

    This was the second fire in this location in 2 1/2 weeks. A similar fire was started by kids on Oct. 25, just a few feet away from this one.

    In that fire, it was the same situation — kids filming each other starting fires.


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    The Department of Veterans Affairs is suffering from a series of information technology glitches that has caused GI Bill benefit payments covering education and housing to be delayed or, in some cases, never delivered, NBC News reported

    "I’m about to lose everything that I own and become homeless," Shelley Roundtree, a U.S. Army veteran and student at Berkeley College in New York, said. "I don’t want to be that veteran on the street begging for change because I haven’t received what I was promised."

    Veterans across the country are still waiting for VA to catch up with a backlog created after President Donald Trump signed the Forever GI Bill in 2017. The landmark piece of legislation greatly expanded benefits for veterans and their families, but it did not upgrade the VA's technical capabilities to account for those changes.

    It's unclear how many GI Bill recipients were impacted by the delays, but as of Nov. 8, more than 82,000 are still waiting for their housing payments with only weeks remaining in the school semester, according to the VA. Hundreds of thousands are believed to have been affected. 

    A VA spokesperson told NBC News over email that "further system changes and modifications are being made and testing is ongoing on the IT solution" to fix the delay in monthly stipend payments.

    "These changes have led to processing issues," a VA spokesperson wrote, referring to the GI Bill changes, "and VA is committed to providing a solution that is reliable, efficient and effective."



    Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, File

    In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, veterans and others carry a large American Flag while marching in the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City.In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, veterans and others carry a large American Flag while marching in the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City.

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    More than 30 people have died and tens of thousands of Californians have been forced from their homes as huge wildfires continue to rage in the northern and southern ends of the state. 

    The Camp Fire has become the most destructive wildfire in state history, killing at least 29 people and destroying more than 6,400 residential structures over nearly 175 square miles. The 130-square-mile Woolsey fire north of Los Angeles, meanwhile, killed at least two and has the potential to grow with the return of Santa Ana winds. Burning near the Woolsey fire, the Hill fire is smaller and three-quarters contained.

    Here are some ways to help:

    DONATIONS
    Anyone who wants to help can text "CAWILDFIRES" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to support RedCross disaster efforts.

    GoFundMe has also set up a page with fundraising campaigns for victims of the fires in both northern and southern California.

    Donations can also be made through the Salvation Army.  

    North Valley Community Foundation is accepting monetary donations as well as supplies.

    Caring Choice, a nonprofit in Chico, is accepting donations to help offer relief to those affected by recent Northern California Fires. You can make a note in the memo whether you prefer your donation be used for, food, clothing, housing or other things.

    Among supplies needed are paper products (toilet paper, forks, spoons, paper plates, tissues, paper towels), and women's undergarments, as well as warm clothes, including shoe and socks, Butte County officials said.

    The North Valley Animal Disaster Group is taking care of 729 animals as of Saturday morning and it's accepting donations. Call ‪530-899-3873‬ or visit this site for more information.

    United Way of Greater Los Angeles has started a disaster relief fund for victims of the Hill and Woolsey fires. Similarly, United Way of Northern California has set up an option on its donation for page for people to put money toward Camp fire relief.

    The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation has also put out a call for donations to raise money to purchase hydration backpacks for firefighters. Donations can be made online at the organization's website

    AirBnb was looking for host homes to open their spaces for evacuees of the Woolsey and Hill Fires through Nov. 29. 

    Those wishing to volunteer should fill out an application and wait for instructions. Notarized applications are required. Contact Caring Choices by calling 530-899-3873 or visiting them at 1398 Ridgewood in Chico. 

    AT&T was waiving charges for those affected by the fires. See more information here. T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon are offering a similar deal, with more information available on their websites.  

    Additionally, NBC Los Angeles has a Southern California wildfires Facebook group with local information on ways to help. 



    Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    Yuba and Butte County sheriff deputies search a destroyed home for a reported victim of the Camp Fire on November 10, 2018 in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise and has quickly charred 100,000 acres and has destroyed over 6,700 homes and businesses in a matter of hours.Yuba and Butte County sheriff deputies search a destroyed home for a reported victim of the Camp Fire on November 10, 2018 in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise and has quickly charred 100,000 acres and has destroyed over 6,700 homes and businesses in a matter of hours.

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    Flooding a massive desert with desalinated ocean water to grow enough algae to consume Earth's climate-changing carbon dioxide is one of four "moonshot" scenarios revealed by a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, NBC News reported.

    The desert flooding project would cost upwards of $50 trillion, according to Y Combinator, which unveiled the plan last month in hopes of inspiring other innovators to explore remedies for global warming.

    But experts caution that such plans could create as many problems as they solve, even if they do stand a chance of reducing greenhouse gasses.

    Y Combinator President Sam Altman predicted that the firm, which helped finance Airbnb and Dropbnox, will fund three companies to pursue the "Plan B" climate solutions in 2019.



    Photo Credit: David McNew/Getty Images, File

    This file photo shows the Algodones Dunes near Glamis, California.This file photo shows the Algodones Dunes near Glamis, California.

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    A red flag warning issued for San Diego County extends from the desert to the ocean Monday as winds between 30 and 50 mph and humidity in the single digits will create extreme fire danger over the next two days.

    Humidity will drop between 5 and 10 percent over the next couple of days. Winds will be east for most of the area near 20 to 40 mph for inland valleys, with 60+ mph gusts closer to the mountains and canyons.

    “This is going to all the way to the coast,” said NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen.

    A high wind warning was in effect Monday for inland valleys and mountains.

    “I know a lot of people are off today. Some barbecues out there. Maybe a little yard work,” Parveen said. “Do not burn anything. Don’t do anything that’s going to cause a spark.”

    As of 11:30 p.m. Sunday, San Diego Gas & Electric shut off power to around 1,000 customers in the Descanso, Buckman Springs and Pine Valley areas as a safety precaution because of the high winds and low humidity, according to the utility.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting strong Santa Ana winds through Tuesday. 

    Explosive fire growth is possible with any fire starts. 

    On Sunday, a small brush fire threatened homes in the populated Otay Ranch neighborhood of Chula Vista. Fire officials said no homes were damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation but one battalion chief said it's believed to be arson.

    A Fallbrook man was spotted near the start of a 5-acre brush fire Sunday that started behind Daniel's Market and jumped the road into some trees. One outbuilding was destroyed and the man was arrested on charges of arson.


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