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Lawyer Alleges San Diego Traffic Court Collection Agency Shakes Dow...

Lawyer Alleges San Diego Traffic Court Collection Agency Shakes Down Poor

Jan. 31
By Amita Sharma

Californians overwhelmed by unpaid traffic tickets have two months left to apply for amnesty intended to offer impoverished drivers a path out of mounting fines and suspended driver’s licenses, but there are complaints over the county’s operation of the program.

Veteran’s Choice Program Failed To Target Wait Times Even In Southe...

Veteran’s Choice Program Failed To Target Wait Times Even In Southern California

Jan. 31
By Steve Walsh

A year-long investigation by KPBS, NPR and other public media outlets revealed that the Veteran's Choice often failed to work as intended. Hospitals without long wait times often did as well or better under the Choice law.

Lawyer Calls Traffic Fines Punishment Of The Poor

Lawyer Calls Traffic Fines Punishment Of The Poor

Jan. 30
By Amita Sharma

The age of debtor’s prisons may be over. But some say punishing the have-nots is not. They say the cost of being poor in one San Diego County traffic court may be getting expensive.

Mapping San Diego’s Complaints: Bedbugs, Barking Dogs And Substanda...

Mapping San Diego’s Complaints: Bedbugs, Barking Dogs And Substandard Housing

Dec. 19
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Over the past three years, San Diegans have filed more than 15,000 complaints with the city alleging code violations. inewsource mapped them all.

Congressional Candidates Spent Almost $5M On TV Ads In San Diego

Congressional Candidates Spent Almost $5M On TV Ads In San Diego

Dec. 12
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

The campaigns of Darrell Issa and Doug Applegate in the 49th District bought a total of almost $3.7 million in ads on San Diego’s five major broadcast channels.

Opponents Of Lilac Hills Ranch Face Fines, But Donors To Stay Secret

Opponents Of Lilac Hills Ranch Face Fines, But Donors To Stay Secret

Dec. 9
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

California’s elections watchdog dings two of the anti-Measure B campaign’s largest donors for not disclosing contributions but mystery behind money remains.

Google Earth Engine Shows San Diego's Changing Landscape

Google Earth Engine Shows San Diego's Changing Landscape

Dec. 7
By Brad Racino / inewsource

See how the county has changed over the past three decades.

News In Numbers: Mapping Tools Let You Visualize Future Flooding In...

News In Numbers: Mapping Tools Let You Visualize Future Flooding In San Diego

Dec. 5
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

For this week’s look into public data, we thought we’d post some interesting tools created by the scientists and mapmakers at Climate Central, an independent, nonprofit research organization. With their maps you can choose a location and dial up the sea level rise to see what might be submerged. This hasn’t been available before.

Prosecutors Want To Retry Azano On Gun Count

Prosecutors Want To Retry Azano On Gun Count

Dec. 1
By Amita Sharma

The jury deadlocked in September on whether Jose Susumo Azano Matsura illegally possessed a gun, and the judge declared a mistrial.

News In Numbers: Medicare Measures Psych Hospitals’ Quality

News In Numbers: Medicare Measures Psych Hospitals’ Quality

Nov. 28
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

In psychiatric hospitals, the use of seclusion and restraint are strategies of last resort, only to be used with those deemed a danger to themselves or others and when other efforts fail.

Court Asked To Re-Examine Controversial Otay Mesa Power Plant Decision

Court Asked To Re-Examine Controversial Otay Mesa Power Plant Decision

Nov. 25
Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Energy experts say the project, which shaped the region’s electricity system and its cost to ratepayers, should have attracted greater attention in 2003.

This Black Doctor Defied Discrimination, And San Diego Reaped The B...

This Black Doctor Defied Discrimination, And San Diego Reaped The Benefits

Nov. 23
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

African-American physicians are in short supply locally and nationally. With Dr. Richard Butcher's death, San Diego lost an important one.

Curfew Violations Are Costing Airlines Much More In San Diego

Curfew Violations Are Costing Airlines Much More In San Diego

Nov. 21
By Megan Wood / inewsource

Flights that break the late-night takeoff curfew at San Diego International Airport are increasingly facing fines.

4 Things To Watch With San Diego’s New Seaport Development

4 Things To Watch With San Diego’s New Seaport Development

Nov. 14
By Brad Racino / inewsource

In light of the history of waterfront development in San Diego, here are four things to keep an eye on with the new Seaport project.

New National Cancer Model Keeps Patients Away From Hospitals; San D...

New National Cancer Model Keeps Patients Away From Hospitals; San Diego Slow To Adopt

Nov. 10
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Chemotherapy patients are likely to avoid potentially lethal complications if their side effects can be managed in a physician’s office instead of a hospital.

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