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San Diego Company’s New ‘Sweetness Enhancer’ Draws Scrutiny

Oct. 8
By Chris Young / inewsource
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Senomyx's new artificial ingredient promises to help reduce how much sugar Americans consume. But some scientists say we don’t know enough about its safety.

YMCA Investigation Finds No Evidence Of Wrongdoing, Says Board Chairman

Oct. 1
By Amita Sharma
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The YMCA is mum on whether the findings will be revealed.

Details Emerge In Investigation Of YMCA Of San Diego County Management

Sept. 30
By Amita Sharma
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The YMCA of San Diego County is facing turmoil at the top. KPBS previously reported that the YMCA’s corporate board had hired a consultant to oversee an investigation into mismanagement allegations. Here are edited excerpts from an interview with KPBS Investigative reporter Amita Sharma.

Health Experts Debate Masks’ Value In Flu Prevention

Sept. 29
Cheryl Clark / inewsource
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Evidence is sparse that even when worn correctly, flu masks prevent transmission of influenza from a healthcare worker to a patient, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Flu Triggers ‘Vaccinate Or Mask’ Rules At Hospitals

Sept. 28
Cheryl Clark/inewsource
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In hospital settings, roughly 9 percent of health care workers declined the vaccine during the flu season that ended March 31, according to an inewsource survey.

Coronado Puts The Brakes On All Future Bike Lanes After Resident Complaints

Sept. 23
By Claire Trageser
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The city of Coronado is backpedaling on its plans to add more bike lanes. The City Council voted last week to suspend all new proposed bike lanes and now is considering a public vote instead.

Effort To ID John Doe On Life Support In San Diego County May Pay Off

Sept. 18
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource
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An unlikely alliance of elected officials, border enforcement, the Mexican Consulate and others have banded together to find the true identity of a John Doe on life support.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against inewsource, San Diego State

Sept. 9
By Chris Young / inewsource
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A San Diego judge threw out a lawsuit yesterday challenging the legality of lease agreements between inewsource, KPBS and San Diego State University, concluding that it was prompted by inewsource’s investigative journalism.

San Diego YMCA Board Authorizes Probe Into Mismanagement Allegations Against CEO

Sept. 2
By Amita Sharma
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The investigation comes several months after two Encinitas board members were ousted following their complaints to the corporate board about San Diego County YMCA President and Chief Executive Officer Baron Herdelin-Doherty.

Investigations Continue As San Ysidro Schools' Financial Picture Improves

Sept. 2
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource
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The San Ysidro School District recently emerged from almost two years of near-bankruptcy. Some board members still question how that happened and what was going on with the district's finances.

Media Ask Court To Release Video Of Deadly San Diego Police Shooting

Aug. 19
Chris Young / inewsource
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San Diego media outlets are challenging a federal court order prohibiting the release of security camera footage that shows the April shooting of an unarmed, mentally ill man at the hands of a police officer.

Hospitals, Medical Groups Start To Worry About Skills Of Older Doctors

Aug. 18
Cheryl Clark / inewsource
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In San Diego County, 20.2 percent of active, licensed physicians graduated from medical school before 1981, making them at least 60 years of age. The advancing age of doctors has raised the question of when a doctor becomes too old to practice.

North County Transit District's CEO Accused Of Harassment, Discrimination

Aug. 4
By Brad Racino / inewsource
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Former NCTD managers went on the record alleging Matthew Tucker harassed, intimidated and bullied older female employees for years at the San Diego transportation agency.

San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Fundraising Down Amid Allegations

Aug. 3
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts' campaign contributions fell precipitously after abuse of power allegations emerged against him early this year.

Escondido Man’s Immigration Case Gives Glimpse Of An Alternate Legal Universe

July 29
Roxana Popescu / inewsource
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Victorugo Rodriguez Tello is one of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers and immigrants living illegally in the U.S. who are waiting for outcomes in the severely backlogged immigration court system.

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