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News In Numbers: Half Of San Diego County Extremely Vulnerable To W...

News In Numbers: Half Of San Diego County Extremely Vulnerable To Wildfire

Aug. 29
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

More than half the land in San Diego County is at high or very high potential for difficult-to-control wildfire, according to data gleaned from maps prepared by the U.S. Forest Service.

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano ...

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano Trial

Aug. 22
By Amita Sharma

Both the defense and the prosecution may benefit from never asking San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis what she knew of José Susumo Azano Matsura's immigration status.

News In Numbers: SDG&E Is The Top Taxpayer In San Diego County

News In Numbers: SDG&E Is The Top Taxpayer In San Diego County

Aug. 22
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource, Joe Yerardi / inewsource

San Diego Gas & Electric provides power to millions of customers throughout Southern California. It also powers up city and county coffers throughout the region, thanks to more than $110 million in property taxes it paid during the last fiscal year.

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Quest...

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Questions About What DA Knew

Aug. 16
By Amita Sharma

A KPBS analysis of the money trail in San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ candidacy for mayor in 2012 shows the number of alleged illegal contributions was particularly high on a single day in 2011.

News In Numbers: Data Shows Proposed San Diego Election Change Woul...

News In Numbers: Data Shows Proposed San Diego Election Change Would Help Democrats

Aug. 15
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Data from past elections suggests San Diego Democrats could get a boost from a more liberal electorate under a proposed change to the city's voting format.

Risky Gas Practice Continues But Not At Aliso Canyon

Risky Gas Practice Continues But Not At Aliso Canyon

Aug. 9
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

A controversial practice in use on the day that a gas well catastrophically failed in Los Angeles County has been banned in the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field, but permitted to continue elsewhere in California.

News In Numbers: Medicare’s Stars Show Best, Worst Hospitals Based ...

News In Numbers: Medicare’s Stars Show Best, Worst Hospitals Based On Patient Mortality, Safety

Aug. 8
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Medicare has released its long-awaited report card on overall quality of care in the nation's hospitals. The ratings use 64 measures, many of which focus on care practices so important that they can affect whether a patient lives or dies.

Witness Says Azano's San Diego Mayoral Campaign Donations For Duman...

Witness Says Azano's San Diego Mayoral Campaign Donations For Dumanis Seemed 'Fishy'

Aug. 4
By Amita Sharma

Mexican billionaire Jose Susumo Azano Matsura is accused of unlawfully channeling nearly $600,000 to San Diego candidates.

Otay Mesa Planning Official Runs Unpermitted RV Park

Otay Mesa Planning Official Runs Unpermitted RV Park

Aug. 4
By Megan Wood / inewsource

Melvyn Ingalls serves on a city board that advises the San Diego City Council and Planning Commission. He has been warned and cited four times for the RV park he operates without electrical hookups or sewage service.

San Diego Ignores Government Transparency Law For 24 Years

San Diego Ignores Government Transparency Law For 24 Years

Aug. 2
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Voters passed the 1992 law after the city almost signed a deal with an alleged mobster. It was designed to show who the people are behind the companies doing billions of dollars in business annually with the city.

San Diego County Sees Big Decline In Boating Accidents

San Diego County Sees Big Decline In Boating Accidents

Aug. 1
By Chris Young / inewsource

The decline could be at least partly explained by the drop in the number of registered boats. But officials say today’s safer waterways are more likely the result of better boating education and stronger enforcement.

News In Numbers: Auto Body Fumes A Frequent Complaint In San Diego ...

News In Numbers: Auto Body Fumes A Frequent Complaint In San Diego County

July 25
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

If you smell it, it’s there. Some solvents used in auto body stripping and painting shops are unhealthy to breathe.

When Hospitals Post Doctor Ratings, Who Benefits?

When Hospitals Post Doctor Ratings, Who Benefits?

July 21
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Scripps Health is so far the only San Diego County health system that uses patient reviews to provide online ratings of some of its doctors. They’re supposed to help patients pick physicians, but some suggest the ratings are a marketing ploy.

News In Numbers: Comic-Con Uses Its Super Powers To Help Fill San D...

News In Numbers: Comic-Con Uses Its Super Powers To Help Fill San Diego Trolley Cars

July 18
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Taking the trolley to Comic-Con might be the worst kept secret for avoiding downtown traffic and parking fees. How big of a boost is the event for ridership numbers?

Investors In Donald Trump's Failed Mexico Resort Speak Out

Investors In Donald Trump's Failed Mexico Resort Speak Out

July 14
By Jean Guerrero

Several years ago, about 250 people bought Tijuana oceanfront condos sold under Donald Trump’s name. They were never built. Disgruntled buyers say they were deceived by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and fear voters will experience the same disillusionment.

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