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Ex-San Ysidro School Superintendent’s Compensation Makes Him Highes...

Ex-San Ysidro School Superintendent’s Compensation Makes Him Highest Paid In County, Second Highest In State

Oct. 19
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Taxpayers in the San Ysidro School District paid Superintendent Julio Fonseca, who resigned last month, at least $1 million in total compensation for 26 months of work in one of San Diego County’s poorest school districts.

San Diego Councilman Apparently Used Personal Email To Leak Confide...

San Diego Councilman Apparently Used Personal Email To Leak Confidential Memo

Oct. 18
By Andrew Bowen

Public records suggest San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate used his personal email account when sending a confidential memo to the proponents of the Soccer City stadium initiative. The councilman's office redacted Cate's email address but did not redact addresses and phone numbers belonging to dozens of constituents.

San Diego Contracts, Business Deals Closer To Transparency

San Diego Contracts, Business Deals Closer To Transparency

Oct. 3
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The City Council and Mayor’s Office are working to fix a vague but important law meant to make business between local government and private companies more transparent.

Malware Attacks San Ysidro School District, Demands $19K Ransom

Malware Attacks San Ysidro School District, Demands $19K Ransom

Sept. 29
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Malware-infected computers at a local school district this month, deleting emails and forcing the district to temporarily shut down part of its systems.

SDG&E Lobbies Regulators To Reject Judges' Decision On 2007 Wildfir...

SDG&E Lobbies Regulators To Reject Judges' Decision On 2007 Wildfire Reimbursement

Sept. 27
By Amita Sharma

Documents show San Diego Gas and Electric representatives met with staffers from each of the five California Public Utilities commissioners this month and bashed the judges' decision that concluded the company should not be allowed to collect $379 million from customers to pay for costs related to the 2007 wildfires.

Electricity Alone Powers One Quarter Of US Homes

Electricity Alone Powers One Quarter Of US Homes

Sept. 26
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Recently inewsource reported that for climate reasons, some environmental groups are starting to advocate for all-electric homes. Those are homes in which all the appliances including heaters, hot water heaters and stoves run on electricity, not natural gas.

Diabetes-Related Amputations Up Significantly In California — And S...

Diabetes-Related Amputations Up Significantly In California — And San Diego

Sept. 21
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Clinicians are amputating more toes, legs, ankles and feet of patients with diabetes in California — and San Diego County in particular — in a “shocking” trend that has mystified diabetes experts here and across the country.

Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence C...

Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence Construction

Sept. 20
By Jean Guerrero

Government records obtained by KPBS show that the number of illegal cross-border tunnels found spiked between 2006 and 2012, during record border fence construction.

San Diego Hospice: The End Of A Journey

San Diego Hospice: The End Of A Journey

Sept. 15
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource

It has been a long goodbye for San Diego Hospice, an institution that helped people die with dignity and without pain. When Scripps Health announced last month it was getting out of the hospice business, it was the final chapter in a four-year saga to preserve the venerable institution.

Doctors Debate Danger Of Popular Diabetes Drug After FDA Amputation...

Doctors Debate Danger Of Popular Diabetes Drug After FDA Amputation Warning

Aug. 31
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Many San Diego doctors are taking their patients off of Invokana, a widely used diabetes drug, after a large industry-sponsored trial found it doubled the risk of lower limb amputations compared with those taking a placebo.

Trauma And Transitions: How San Diego Schools Grapple With Educatin...

Trauma And Transitions: How San Diego Schools Grapple With Educating Refugees

Aug. 28
Mandy McLaren and Megan Wood / inewsource

California now leads all other states in refugee resettlement, according to State Department figures. But San Diego County — which took in the most refugees in the state last fiscal year — has long been a destination for people escaping war or persecution in their home countries.

News in Numbers: Private Money Funds $38K in Travel by San Diego Ho...

News in Numbers: Private Money Funds $38K in Travel by San Diego House Members, Staff

Aug. 25
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

In the past 12 months, San Diego County’s congressional delegation and the people who work for them have taken 17 trips paid for by nonprofits, think tanks and private companies. In all, $37,525 was spent on travel to places that include England, Austria, Azerbaijan, New York and Seattle.

How Natural Gas Became The Dirty Fuel, At Least In Your Home

How Natural Gas Became The Dirty Fuel, At Least In Your Home

Aug. 23
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Not long ago natural gas — the fuel that probably gave you your hot shower this morning — was hailed as the clean “bridge fuel,” the one that would create a safe transition for society from yesterday’s dirtier home fuels, coal and oil, to a fully renewable future.

Where Is San Diego Spending Money On Traffic Safety?

Where Is San Diego Spending Money On Traffic Safety?

Aug. 18
By Andrew Bowen, Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez

San Diego's Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2025 is supposed to be achieved by spending the city's limited dollars improving traffic safety on the most dangerous streets. But an analysis of the city's Vision Zero budget shows the city is spending plenty of money improving streets that are already safe.

San Onofre Settlement Deal Could Be Headed To Court

San Onofre Settlement Deal Could Be Headed To Court

Aug. 17
By Amita Sharma

Consumer lawyer Mike Aguirre has asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to send his lawsuit to San Diego federal court to overturn the settlement over the nuclear plant.

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