This weekend's local headlines

Weekend headlines around North San Diego County you may have missed.

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  1. Friday: Tax refunds, crime and the Samoan time-change were among the most popular stories Dec. 23rd. 
  2. Saturday: Exclusive coverage of sheriff's deputies cruising mall parking lots for unregistered vehicles, then ordering them towed, were among the top stories for Saturday. Others included an Escondido police cadet struggling with a brain tumor and the arrest of a high-profile murder suspect.
  3. Sunday: Saturday's Chargers loss attracted quite a few Christmas morning readers, as did a story about the Escondido mayor's anti-clapping policy. A follow-up story about California's new law preventing local police from towing unregistered vehicles at checkpoints was popular with web commenters. 
  4. Monday: Putting out trash in North County is less environmentally friendly than in other parts of San Diego County - an explanation of why was popular with readers as efforts to clear away wrapping paper and packaging got underway. A fairy-tale ending to a 60-year love story was also popular. And on a sad note, an elderly woman lost her pet dog and home to a fire Christmas Day.
  5. Our most popular photo galleries included Christmas lights around the region, a weekly wrap up of local news images and a photos of baby Melinda, one of the world's smallest ever born.
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