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Federal Monitors Warned San Diego Refugee Nonprofit Of Pr...

Federal Monitors Warned San Diego Refugee Nonprofit Of Problems With Resettlement Practices

Feb. 23
By Tarryn Mento

The International Rescue Committee knew as early as June 2016 that it was improperly placing some San Diego refugee families in homes too small to accommodate them, yet the practice continued.

El Cajon Toxic Plume Still A Problem For Mobile Home Resi...

El Cajon Toxic Plume Still A Problem For Mobile Home Residents

Feb. 23
Nicole Tyau/inewsource

Ana Hayes moved into her home at the Starlight Mobile Home Park in El Cajon in 1969. It’s where she raised her three children, and it’s where she and her husband still live.

San Diego Won't Join Federal Voucher Program Aimed At Des...

San Diego Won't Join Federal Voucher Program Aimed At Desegregating Neighborhoods

Feb. 22
By Claire Trageser

The high cost of living in San Diego is pushing poorer, often minority residents into certain neighborhoods. However, a federal housing voucher plan aims to change this by helping San Diegans who want to live in more expensive areas. But the city isn’t using the program.

San Diego County Homeless Student Count Reaches Record Hi...

San Diego County Homeless Student Count Reaches Record High. But How Real Are The Numbers?

Feb. 13
By Megan Wood / inewsource

New data show more than 23,800 students were homeless last year in San Diego County — a record high and a 4.7 percent increase over the previous year.

Ex-San Ysidro Superintendents Received Hefty Payouts For ...

Ex-San Ysidro Superintendents Received Hefty Payouts For Vacation And Leave Days

Feb. 9
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

Two former top administrators in the San Ysidro School District cashed out nearly $178,000 in vacation and leave days during the approximately two years they worked there, according to payroll records obtained by inewsource. The amount of vacation days appears to be far more than either could have earned.

Cory Briggs’ Law Firm Asks State Supreme Court To Review ...

Cory Briggs’ Law Firm Asks State Supreme Court To Review Precedent-Setting Decision

Feb. 5
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The Briggs Law Corp. has asked the California Supreme Court to review a ruling that ended a lawsuit filed by local attorney Cory Briggs, drew the attention of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and established new legal precedent.

Medical Examiner: Homeless Deaths On The Rise In San Dieg...

Medical Examiner: Homeless Deaths On The Rise In San Diego County

Jan. 26
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

Volunteers were out early Friday canvassing the streets, canyons and riverbanks as part of San Diego County’s annual homeless count. But one stat is already known: The number of homeless people dying in the county increased significantly in 2017, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Mexican Billionaire-Linked Donations To Dumanis’ 2012 May...

Mexican Billionaire-Linked Donations To Dumanis’ 2012 Mayoral Campaign Higher Than Thought

Jan. 23
By Amita Sharma

Even though a Mexican businessman convicted of illegally pumping cash into San Diego campaigns went to prison in October, his shadow may linger over an upcoming county supervisor’s race.

Home Buyers Moving Into Otay Ranch Development; Methane P...

Home Buyers Moving Into Otay Ranch Development; Methane Problem Resolved

Jan. 19
Nicole Tyau/inewsource

People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch’s Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday — later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.

Breaking Down The Border Wall After John Kelly’s Comments

Breaking Down The Border Wall After John Kelly’s Comments

Jan. 18
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly presented a more moderate vision this week for a U.S.-Mexico border wall than the one President Donald Trump had pledged during his 2016 campaign.

By The Numbers: San Diego County’s Most Diverse Neighborh...

By The Numbers: San Diego County’s Most Diverse Neighborhoods

Jan. 15
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

When two residents in the southeastern San Diego neighborhood of Encanto meet, there’s a 71 percent chance they’re of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. In the coastal community of Cardiff, there’s only a 25 percent chance of that happening.

Research Uses Music To Reach People With Traumatic Brain ...

Research Uses Music To Reach People With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Jan. 10
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource

Steven Nelson had decided he wanted to be a nurse. He had spent his teens in trouble and his early 20s in prison. Finally, in his mid-30s, with a steady job as a receptionist in an urgent care and five kids to support, he believed he had found his calling.

Some (Not All) Refugees Find New Homes After Improper Res...

Some (Not All) Refugees Find New Homes After Improper Resettlement Practices

Jan. 9
By Tarryn Mento

We follow up with some refugee families months after a KPBS investigation found a San Diego resettlement agency's improper housing placement practices put them at risk of losing their homes.

San Diego County’s Income Inequality Increases Despite Fa...

San Diego County’s Income Inequality Increases Despite Falling Unemployment Rate

Jan. 5
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

Income inequality can present long-term risks to San Diego’s regional economy as it becomes harder for residents to afford to live here.

Developer Addressing Methane Problem At Otay Ranch Housin...

Developer Addressing Methane Problem At Otay Ranch Housing Project

Dec. 21, 2017
By Brad Racino / inewsource and Brandon Quester / inewsource

The Otay Water District has reached a resolution with HomeFed to install water meters at the developer’s 450-acre Escaya community in Otay Ranch.

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