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Court Tones Down Language, But Won’t Give San Diego's Cory Briggs A...

Court Tones Down Language, But Won’t Give San Diego's Cory Briggs Attorney Fees

Oct. 19
By Brad Racino / inewsource

A state court has modified its opinion concerning San Diego attorney Cory Briggs’ “criminal” behavior, but denied a rehearing on the issue.

San Diego County’s Heavyweight Ballot Seeks $1.6 Billion For Schools

San Diego County’s Heavyweight Ballot Seeks $1.6 Billion For Schools

Oct. 19
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Voters throughout San Diego County are being asked to weigh in on bond measures impacting taxes and school infrastructure for decades.

News In Numbers: Issa's And Peters’ Voting Records Show Contrasting...

News In Numbers: Issa's And Peters’ Voting Records Show Contrasting Degrees Of Party Loyalty

Oct. 17
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Scott Peters ranks as one of the the House members most likely to vote against his fellow party members while Darrell Issa is among his caucus's more reliable votes.

Downtown Public Restrooms Remain Closed Despite Developer’s Promise...

Downtown Public Restrooms Remain Closed Despite Developer’s Promise To Maintain Them

Oct. 12
By Megan Wood / inewsource

Pinnacle Bayside Development received $1.6 million in public funds in exchange for maintaining Fault Line Park, including its restrooms. But two months after the park's grand opening in August 2015, the restrooms were locked.

San Diego Attorney Cory Briggs Challenges Court Ruling That Slammed...

San Diego Attorney Cory Briggs Challenges Court Ruling That Slammed His Conduct

Oct. 11
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Paul Pfingst, who is representing Briggs, is confident language in the opinion concerning criminal behavior will be changed after the court recognizes it “made a mistake.”

San Diego County Workers Owed $2 Million In Back Pay

San Diego County Workers Owed $2 Million In Back Pay

Oct. 11
Pilar de Haro

inewsource analyzed 6,553 wage complaints filed with the Labor Commissioner’s Office in the past five years and found that workers collected what they were owed in only about 30 percent of cases that the commission verified.

UCSD Economist Gauges Number Of Workers Hit By Heat

UCSD Economist Gauges Number Of Workers Hit By Heat

Oct. 10
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

An economist at University of California San Diego estimates that 220,000 workers in the county may be affected when temperatures exceed 85 degrees.

San Diego GOP Gets $50,000 Donation From Lilac Hills Developer

San Diego GOP Gets $50,000 Donation From Lilac Hills Developer

Oct. 5
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

The developer of the controversial Lilac Hills Ranch project contributed $50,000 to the Republican Party of San Diego County shortly after the party voted to endorse the development.

Former Tenants Of Derelict Landlord Tossed Into Punishing Rental Ma...

Former Tenants Of Derelict Landlord Tossed Into Punishing Rental Market

Oct. 3
By Megan Burks

In 2015, KPBS and Voice of San Diego uncovered stacks of complaints about gas leaks, sewage backups and other housing problems linked to one San Diego County landlord. Nearly two years later, we checked in with his former tenants and found a new story — about San Diego's housing crisis.

Deportation Decline In San Diego Reflects Obama Policy Shift

Deportation Decline In San Diego Reflects Obama Policy Shift

Oct. 3
By Chris Young / inewsource

As the debate over illegal immigration rages on during the presidential campaign’s homestretch, federal data provide a glimpse into how the Obama administration’s policy shift on deportations has played out in San Diego County.

San Diego's Forests Face Possible Extinction

San Diego's Forests Face Possible Extinction

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.