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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.

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.

5 Things To Know About Legalizing Recreational Pot In California

5 Things To Know About Legalizing Recreational Pot In California

Aug. 18
Kristen Lepore / AirTalk

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Will it be the fifth to legalize recreational pot this November?

San Diego Scientists Find Zika May Infect Adult Brains Too

San Diego Scientists Find Zika May Infect Adult Brains Too

Aug. 18
By David Wagner

For anyone who's seen the images of babies born with shrunken heads, the Zika virus' devastating toll on the brains of newborns is well-known. But now, local scientists are discovering that the virus could also be affecting the brains of adults.

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