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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.

San Diego Judge Won't Block California's Strict Child Vaccination Law

San Diego Judge Won't Block California's Strict Child Vaccination Law

Aug. 26
By Associated Press

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw comes as the law faces its first test with the end of summer break.

San Diego Blood Bank Working To Comply With FDA Mandate To Test For...

San Diego Blood Bank Working To Comply With FDA Mandate To Test For Zika

Aug. 26
By Kenny Goldberg, Brooke Ruth

The San Diego Blood Bank is working on a plan to comply with the FDA's requirement to test donations for the Zika virus.

San Diego Students Head To School Under New Vaccine Law

San Diego Students Head To School Under New Vaccine Law

Aug. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The law, passed last summer, no longer allows parents to waive school vaccination requirements due to personal or religious beliefs. Medical exceptions are still allowed.

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.

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