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Problem San Diego Landlord Sells Off Apartment Buildings

Feb. 23
By Megan Burks
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A San Diego man who came under scrutiny following an investigation into repeat code violations at his properties appears to be getting out of the landlord business.

San Diego Attorney Cory Briggs’ Land Deals Raise Ethical, Legal Questions

Feb. 23
By Brad Racino / inewsource and Brooke Williams / inewsource
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A San Diego lawyer who has built a reputation on fighting for the environment and against government abuse runs a business that runs contrary to his public interest persona.

Man On Life Support For 15 Years In Coronado Dubbed Sixty-Six Garage

Feb. 20
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource
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The name apparently comes from the garage where a van he was in was taken after it crashed near the Mexican border about 100 miles east of San Diego in June 1999.

San Diego Mayor Pledges More Funds To Help Tenants With Problem Landlords

Feb. 19
By Megan Burks
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Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he would beef up code enforcement following a KPBS and Voice of San Diego investigation that shows the city is leaving tenants in the lurch despite state protections against substandard housing conditions.

San Diego's Shoddy Code Enforcement Keeps Problem Landlords In Business

Feb. 19
By Megan Burks
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San Diego's code compliance team issues thousands of isolated complaints a year against landlords but does little to hold repeat offenders accountable. Residents and city staff have lodged complaints against one landlord for years, but roaches and mold still fester in his apartments.

Judge Orders $500K Payment To Man Shot By Border Patrol

Feb. 16
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource
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Few immigrants in the U.S. illegally who are shot by Border Patrol agents survive, and in even fewer cases is an agent found to have used excessive force.

Wiping Out Diseases With Vaccines Makes Their Horrors A Distant Memory

Feb. 10
By Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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Nearly 51,000 California kindergarteners — in both public and private schools— began the 2014-2015 school year lacking one or more recommended vaccinations against diseases.

San Diego Gangs Outsourcing Pimping Duties To Women

Feb. 9
By Amita Sharma
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The women serve as enforcers who still turn tricks — but they reap none of the profits and are used to shield pimps from police scrutiny.

California Gets New Government Accountability Laws

Feb. 4
By Brad Racino / inewsource
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A crusade by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia got the ethics laws passed to make it easier for the public to hold politicians and government officials accountable, but the measures did get watered down to win approval.

Investigators Search Home Of Ex-CPUC Chief Michael Peevey

Jan. 30
By Amita Sharma
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The search comes one month after Michael Peevey stepped down as president of the powerful California Public Utilities Commission.

San Diego’s Collective Immunity Threatened By Declining Vaccination Rates

Jan. 29
Midday Edition
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Immunologists are raising the alarm about what they say is our collective amnesia over the damage these diseases have wrought in the past.

USA Vs. $9,000 In Currency — A Lawsuit Over Drug Money In San Diego County

Jan. 27
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource, Brad Racino / inewsource
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The lawsuit stems from a formal complaint U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy filed related to the federal asset forfeiture program. The complaint isn't against someone — it's against the money itself.

San Diego Agencies Cash In On Drug Money, Assets

Jan. 26
By Brad Racino / inewsource and Leo Castaneda / inewsource
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A federal program allowing police to seize money and assets related to drug trafficking has been good to San Diego County’s cops and prosecutors, providing nearly $30 million to their agencies between 2007 and 2014.

Will More Indictments Come In San Diego Campaign Scandal?

Jan. 21
By Amita Sharma
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One year after federal prosecutors accused a Mexican tycoon and others of campaign finance crimes, a question remains: Is there enough evidence to charge the politicians who benefited from the money?

More Teens Getting Whooping Cough Since Vaccine Change

Jan. 19
By Joanne Faryon
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A change in the whooping cough vaccine may be contributing to more teens getting the illness.