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What If San Diego Lost Its Forest?

What If San Diego Lost Its Forest?

Sept. 28
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

The county's forests have provided shade, shelter and a connection to nature for thousands of years. But fire suppression, severe drought, insects and increasing carbon dioxide have put them under intense pressure, and they could disappear.

Calls To 2-1-1 San Diego Reveal Drug Abusers’ Many Needs

Calls To 2-1-1 San Diego Reveal Drug Abusers’ Many Needs

Sept. 26
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

A survey of calls to San Diego’s help line shows many people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction face a number of other needs, particularly housing and mental health care.

Consumer Advocates Hope Audit Sparks Ballot Initiative To Reform Ut...

Consumer Advocates Hope Audit Sparks Ballot Initiative To Reform Utilities

Sept. 26
By Amita Sharma

California's state auditor says the PUC hasn't fully disclosed secret communications between the regulator and outside parties — among other problems.

Cory Briggs’ Conduct ‘Unethical And Possibly Criminal,’ Appellate C...

Cory Briggs’ Conduct ‘Unethical And Possibly Criminal,’ Appellate Court Says

Sept. 22
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The state court of appeal has denied local attorney Cory Briggs more than $258,000 in fees he sought against the city of San Diego, citing “unethical, unprofessional, or even illegal conduct…”

Medical Board Drops Drug Charges Against Doctor In Sharp Video Sting

Medical Board Drops Drug Charges Against Doctor In Sharp Video Sting

Sept. 19
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

The Medical Board of California has dropped drug theft charges against a physician who appears in controversial surveillance videos that Sharp Grossmont Hospital took in a yearlong effort to nab those taking sedatives from its operating rooms.

Cancer Surgery Volumes At San Diego Hospitals May Warn Of Complicat...

Cancer Surgery Volumes At San Diego Hospitals May Warn Of Complications

Sept. 12
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Most experts agree that for specific procedures such as lung, pancreas, esophageal or rectal cancer surgeries, higher volume hospitals have better outcomes and lower mortality.

How Opioid Addiction Caught San Diego Communities Unaware

How Opioid Addiction Caught San Diego Communities Unaware

Sept. 12
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Opioid addiction has claimed thousands of lives in San Diego County. Understanding who is dying and how addiction has changed over the last 15 years is central to confronting the region’s epidemic.

A Decade Later, San Diego’s Living Wage Law Quiets Critics

A Decade Later, San Diego’s Living Wage Law Quiets Critics

Sept. 6
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource, Chris Young / inewsource

The city’s experience over the past decade appears to have silenced business leaders who argued that requiring pay well above the minimum wage would kill jobs and put employers out of business.

News In Numbers: San Diego Graduate Assistants Come Up Short On Pay

News In Numbers: San Diego Graduate Assistants Come Up Short On Pay

Sept. 5
By Chris Young / inewsource

Graduate teaching assistants in San Diego earn wages considerably lower than their counterparts in places where the cost of living is much cheaper.

News In Numbers: Half Of San Diego County Extremely Vulnerable To W...

News In Numbers: Half Of San Diego County Extremely Vulnerable To Wildfire

Aug. 29
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

More than half the land in San Diego County is at high or very high potential for difficult-to-control wildfire, according to data gleaned from maps prepared by the U.S. Forest Service.

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano ...

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano Trial

Aug. 22
By Amita Sharma

Both the defense and the prosecution may benefit from never asking San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis what she knew of José Susumo Azano Matsura's immigration status.

News In Numbers: SDG&E Is The Top Taxpayer In San Diego County

News In Numbers: SDG&E Is The Top Taxpayer In San Diego County

Aug. 22
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource, Joe Yerardi / inewsource

San Diego Gas & Electric provides power to millions of customers throughout Southern California. It also powers up city and county coffers throughout the region, thanks to more than $110 million in property taxes it paid during the last fiscal year.

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Quest...

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Questions About What DA Knew

Aug. 16
By Amita Sharma

A KPBS analysis of the money trail in San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ candidacy for mayor in 2012 shows the number of alleged illegal contributions was particularly high on a single day in 2011.

News In Numbers: Data Shows Proposed San Diego Election Change Woul...

News In Numbers: Data Shows Proposed San Diego Election Change Would Help Democrats

Aug. 15
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Data from past elections suggests San Diego Democrats could get a boost from a more liberal electorate under a proposed change to the city's voting format.

Risky Gas Practice Continues But Not At Aliso Canyon

Risky Gas Practice Continues But Not At Aliso Canyon

Aug. 9
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

A controversial practice in use on the day that a gas well catastrophically failed in Los Angeles County has been banned in the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field, but permitted to continue elsewhere in California.

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