Stories for June 2, 2010
San Diego's medical examiner says the death of a 42-year-old man tasered by federal border agents is a homicide. San Diego immigrants rights activists and the government of Mexico want a thorough investigation.
Dozens of people are planning to bike in the buff next week in downtown San Diego as part of a World Naked Bike Ride. San Diego organizer Sarah Bush said the group is riding nude to protest oil dependence and to show appreciation of the human body.
San Diego police have begun a pilot program that gives officers access to security camera video inside their squad cars. Officers see it as the way of the future.
A new study from UCSD suggests new medical residents may be dangerous to patients' health. The report finds fatal medication errors peak in July, at a time when thousands of aspiring doctors begin their medical residencies.
A new report finds San Diego public school officials are raiding the coffers of student groups at various San Diego Unified campuses.
A light plane on an emergency landing approach to Gillespie Field clipped trolley power lines and crashed onto a street at the western edge of the East County airport today, coming to rest upside-down with the pilot trapped inside and the severed live electrical wires draped across it.
A new Tijuana office building has earned an environmental stamp of approval. Its builders hope the LEED gold certified building sets an environmental trend in the border city.
One of Britain's most celebrated artists, Turner showed exceptional artistic talent from an early age and entered the Royal Academy aged fourteen. His English landscapes made his name but there was a darker side to his paintings that was difficult for the critics to swallow, both in the increasingly informal use of paint and the subject matter that was critical of the romanticized vision of Britain in the late nineteenth century.
The first-ever Neighborhood Innovation Forum, a colloquium of local and national community groups, funders and city officials, met in San Diego last week to discuss ways to make individual neighborhoods the driving force of community improvement.
The small Southeast San Diego neighborhood of Broadway Heights, which borders Encanto and Lemon Grove, has developed a very active community council and a unique youth council which have worked to eliminate drug houses and essentially put a stop to crime. The SDPD has described Broadway Heights as a model community.
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The San Diego International Airport has received $28.3 million in federal economic stimulus funds to install a baggage screening system to detect explosives.
Veteran federal prosecutor Laura E. Duffy was sworn in today as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, based in San Diego.
Authorities arrested 13 people and seized several thousand pounds of marijuana in two sea smuggling attempts off the San Diego coast.
A San Diego bus driver has been arrested after failing sobriety tests.
What's the role of county government? And why do supervisors reside on the board for so long? We'll look at San Diego's County Board of Supervisors as part of our Envision series "Who's Supervising San Diego."
We wrap up our weekly primary election previews with a focus on the City of San Diego's Proposition D. It would make the city's experiment with a "strong mayor" its permanent form of government.
Public education in San Diego city schools is shaped by the decisions of five school board trustees. Two of them are up for re-election next week. Some people say a possible leadership change comes at a precarious time for the San Diego Unified School District.