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News In Numbers: Medicare’s Stars Show Best, Worst Hospitals Based ...

News In Numbers: Medicare’s Stars Show Best, Worst Hospitals Based On Patient Mortality, Safety

Aug. 8
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Medicare has released its long-awaited report card on overall quality of care in the nation's hospitals. The ratings use 64 measures, many of which focus on care practices so important that they can affect whether a patient lives or dies.

Witness Says Azano's San Diego Mayoral Campaign Donations For Duman...

Witness Says Azano's San Diego Mayoral Campaign Donations For Dumanis Seemed 'Fishy'

Aug. 4
By Amita Sharma

Mexican billionaire Jose Susumo Azano Matsura is accused of unlawfully channeling nearly $600,000 to San Diego candidates.

Otay Mesa Planning Official Runs Unpermitted RV Park

Otay Mesa Planning Official Runs Unpermitted RV Park

Aug. 4
By Megan Wood / inewsource

Melvyn Ingalls serves on a city board that advises the San Diego City Council and Planning Commission. He has been warned and cited four times for the RV park he operates without electrical hookups or sewage service.

San Diego Ignores Government Transparency Law For 24 Years

San Diego Ignores Government Transparency Law For 24 Years

Aug. 2
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Voters passed the 1992 law after the city almost signed a deal with an alleged mobster. It was designed to show who the people are behind the companies doing billions of dollars in business annually with the city.

San Diego County Sees Big Decline In Boating Accidents

San Diego County Sees Big Decline In Boating Accidents

Aug. 1
By Chris Young / inewsource

The decline could be at least partly explained by the drop in the number of registered boats. But officials say today’s safer waterways are more likely the result of better boating education and stronger enforcement.

News In Numbers: Auto Body Fumes A Frequent Complaint In San Diego ...

News In Numbers: Auto Body Fumes A Frequent Complaint In San Diego County

July 25
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

If you smell it, it’s there. Some solvents used in auto body stripping and painting shops are unhealthy to breathe.

When Hospitals Post Doctor Ratings, Who Benefits?

When Hospitals Post Doctor Ratings, Who Benefits?

July 21
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Scripps Health is so far the only San Diego County health system that uses patient reviews to provide online ratings of some of its doctors. They’re supposed to help patients pick physicians, but some suggest the ratings are a marketing ploy.

News In Numbers: Comic-Con Uses Its Super Powers To Help Fill San D...

News In Numbers: Comic-Con Uses Its Super Powers To Help Fill San Diego Trolley Cars

July 18
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Taking the trolley to Comic-Con might be the worst kept secret for avoiding downtown traffic and parking fees. How big of a boost is the event for ridership numbers?

Investors In Donald Trump's Failed Mexico Resort Speak Out

Investors In Donald Trump's Failed Mexico Resort Speak Out

July 14
By Jean Guerrero

Several years ago, about 250 people bought Tijuana oceanfront condos sold under Donald Trump’s name. They were never built. Disgruntled buyers say they were deceived by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and fear voters will experience the same disillusionment.

News In Numbers: San Diego House Members Travel The World Using Pri...

News In Numbers: San Diego House Members Travel The World Using Private Funds

July 11
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Between the start of the current Congress on Jan. 3, 2015, and the end of June, San Diego County’s five representatives and members of their staffs took 31 trips that were paid for by private entities, mostly charities, think tanks and trade associations.

Brexit Financial Uncertainty Touches San Diego Economy

Brexit Financial Uncertainty Touches San Diego Economy

July 4
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

When the United Kingdom’s voters narrowly decided to leave the European Union, they sent shockwaves throughout the global economy. But what did the vote mean for San Diego businesses?

Many San Diego Hospitals Don’t Restrict Drug Industry Payments To D...

Many San Diego Hospitals Don’t Restrict Drug Industry Payments To Doctors

June 29
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Drug and device company payments to physicians may influence prescribing practices and treatment recommendations that may not be in the best interests of patients, especially when cheaper equivalents are available.

Sen. Barbara Boxer On Gun Laws, San Onofre Investigation

Sen. Barbara Boxer On Gun Laws, San Onofre Investigation

June 27
By Amita Sharma

The retiring U.S. senator spoke to KPBS News about her colleagues' efforts to push for stricter gun laws, her call for a criminal investigation into the San Onofre nuclear power plant and her plans after a 24-year Senate career.

Where Are San Diego County’s Five-Star Hospitals? Answer: There Are...

Where Are San Diego County’s Five-Star Hospitals? Answer: There Aren’t Any

June 27
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Despite the San Diego region’s numerous health care facilities and medical sophistication, our hospitals don’t look that great.

Inside The Deal That Shaped San Diego County’s Power Picture

Inside The Deal That Shaped San Diego County’s Power Picture

June 22
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource, Chris Young / inewsource

San Diego's two biggest sources of electricity were approved in a deal brokered by Michael Peevey, the embattled former president of the California Public Utilities Commission.