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How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Nov. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico
How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Amid the violent drug war in Mexico, that has led to the killing and disappearance of tens of thousand of people, justices opened the door to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Nov. 9
Promise Yee
Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Front line workers at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside protested outside a hospital fundraising dinner at a Carlsbad resort Saturday night. Contract negotiations have been at an impasse since the previous contract expired in April.

Bill Aimed At Stopping 'Doctor Shopping' Moves Forward

Bill Aimed At Stopping 'Doctor Shopping' Moves Forward

Aug. 25
By Kenny Goldberg

A measure designed to curb the practice of doctor shopping for prescription painkillers has cleared both houses of the California Legislature.

People Are Happier Later In Life, Study Finds

People Are Happier Later In Life, Study Finds

Aug. 24
By City News Service

UC San Diego researchers found that while adults in their 20s and 30s have high levels of perceived stress, people later in life have an improved sense of psychological well-being.

Will Lawmakers Fill The Holes In Denti-Cal?

Will Lawmakers Fill The Holes In Denti-Cal?

Aug. 24
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration and California lawmakers have solutions to the state’s broken program known as Denti-Cal, but they don’t want to spend a lot of money.

South Park Resident Tests Negative For Zika Virus

South Park Resident Tests Negative For Zika Virus

Aug. 23
By City News Service

Mosquito spraying last week in South Park turned out to be for naught, as tests on an area resident who showed symptoms of either the Zika virus or another tropical disease came back negative.

Bike Valet Pilot Program Coming To City Heights

Bike Valet Pilot Program Coming To City Heights

Aug. 22
By Tarryn Mento

In an effort to foster bike culture, a vacant space on El Cajon Boulevard and Central Avenue will soon be home to a volunteer-run collective that will serve the area's cyclists.

How A Broken, $1 Billion State Program Leaves Californians With Cav...

How A Broken, $1 Billion State Program Leaves Californians With Cavities

Aug. 23
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

The government spends more than $1 billion annually on California teeth, offering dental coverage to 13 million low-income residents who qualify for Medi-Cal services. But most dentists in the state refuse to participate.

When Jail Becomes A Death Sentence

When Jail Becomes A Death Sentence

Aug. 22
Lisa Pickoff-White, Julie Small / KQED Public Media

Statewide in 2015, one in four inmates who died in county jails committed suicide. In San Diego County, half of deaths were from inmates taking their own lives.

Bill Prompted By San Diego Tragedy Advances

Bill Prompted By San Diego Tragedy Advances

Aug. 22
By Kenny Goldberg

A bill prompted by the traffic deaths of two UC San Diego medical students has cleared both houses of the California legislature. The bill would make responsible beverage service training mandatory for anyone who serves alcohol.

San Diego County To Spray Mosquito Pesticide For Zika Prevention

San Diego County To Spray Mosquito Pesticide For Zika Prevention

Aug. 19
By KPBS News, City News Service

County officials plan to hand-spray a two-block area of South Park on Friday in order to prevent an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases.

Union Claims State Is Violating San Diego's Minimum Wage Law

Union Claims State Is Violating San Diego's Minimum Wage Law

Aug. 18
By City News Service

Members of the United Domestic Workers union filed complaints on Thursday alleging the state is violating the city of San Diego's new minimum wage law in pay for in-home health care aides.

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