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How To Use inewsource’s San Diego County Campaign Finance Database

April 19
Jill Castellano/inewsource

inewsource has launched its San Diego County campaign finance database, which they hope will make it easier for the public to understand who is funding political campaigns.

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HiCaliber Horse Rescue Back To Fundraising After Filing Financial Paperwork

April 18
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The action comes about a month after the Attorney General’s Office prohibited HiCaliber from soliciting donations because it hadn’t submitted 2016 paperwork.

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Hustling Hope: San Diego Doctor Runs Controversial Diabetes Clinic

April 11
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

There is only one San Diego area clinic offering Trina Health’s controversial “Artificial Pancreas Treatment,” a four-hour IV insulin infusion procedure for people with diabetes.

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Hustling Hope: Doctors Debunk Diabetes Treatment As Fraud Charges Hit Clinic Executive

April 9
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

inewsource spent months investigating a California lawyer and his practices in promoting what he calls a “miraculous” procedure for reversing the complications of diabetes, a condition that affects 30.3 million Americans.

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Once Used To Integrate Schools, Magnets May Be Creating Divisions In Vista

April 4
By Brandon Quester / inewsource, Megan Burks

A data analysis by KPBS and inewsource suggests Vista’s white, more affluent children are disproportionately benefiting from Vista Unified School District’s magnet schools.

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Magnet Schools And Vista Unified: How We Crunched The Numbers

April 4
By Brandon Quester / inewsource, Megan Burks

To identify the impact of magnet schools in the Vista Unified School District, KPBS and inewsource needed a quantifiable way to measure what parents of students and teachers were saying: Magnet schools have disproportionately shifted the racial makeup of schools across the district.

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San Diego Assemblywoman Fined $4,000 For Campaign Finance Violations

March 28
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

The state Fair Political Practices Commission fined San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber $4,000 for failing to report large contributions in a timely manner during her 2014 re-election campaign.

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Fourth HiCaliber Horse Rescue Board Member Never Saw Financials

March 28
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Another former board member of HiCaliber Horse Rescue has come forward to tell inewsource she never saw financial paperwork or detailed receipts while helping to oversee the Valley Center nonprofit. The horse rescue is at the center of multiple local and state investigations involving fraud, animal abuse and improper veterinary practices.

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Displaced By Two Countries: Tijuana’s Homeless Migrants

March 28
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana’s homeless migrants have long been seen by many locals as a nuisance: bad for business, protagonists of petty crime, drug addicts.

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Briggs Law Corp. Loses Supreme Court Appeal Over Wal-Mart Opinion

March 27
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The state Supreme Court has denied a request by San Diego attorney Cory Briggs and his nonprofit client, CREED-21, to unpublish a precedent-setting opinion involving the California Environmental Quality Act and a Wal-Mart project in Riverside County.

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The Most Common Places Dog Owners Are Ticketed In San Diego

March 22
By Claire Trageser

The city of San Diego gave out more than 600 citations to dog owners from 2015 to 2017. Almost half of those were received at the same location.

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Eyeballs, Del Mar And Manure: More On HiCaliber Horse Rescue

March 22
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The investigation inewsource began last month into HiCaliber Horse Rescue involved dozens of interviews and hundreds of pages of public records. Some of the material uncovered provides additional insights into how the Valley Center nonprofit operates.

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Darrell Issa And His $1M In Leftover Campaign Funds

March 21
Jill Castellano/inewsource

What will Rep. Darrell Issa, one of the richest men in Congress, do with the more than $1 million in his campaign coffer now that he is officially not running for re-election?

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HiCaliber Donor Funds Used For Mobile Phone Spying, Weight Watchers; Documents Shared With District Attorney

March 15
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Michelle Knuttila, the founder of the nonprofit HiCaliber Horse Rescue, spent thousands of donor dollars intended for rescuing and rehabilitating horses on late-night fast-food and bar tabs, mobile phone spy technology, Weight Watchers and other purchases from October 2013 to March 2015, according to financial documents provided to inewsource.

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Picking San Ysidro’s Ninth Superintendent Since 2013

March 12
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

The San Ysidro School District hopes to sign on two new superintendents at its April 12 board meeting — one permanent, one interim.

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