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Taser Death Investigation Involving Sheriff's Deputies Underway

Taser Death Investigation Involving Sheriff's Deputies Underway

May 22
By KPBS News

Mark Roshawn Adkins, 54, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before noon Saturday, more than 3 hours after residents in the 8100 block of Lemon Grove Way reported seeing him jumping over fences into people's yards and trying to get into homes, according to sheriff's officials.

San Diego Mayor's Proposed Tax Hike Gets Mixed Reviews At City Coun...

San Diego Mayor's Proposed Tax Hike Gets Mixed Reviews At City Council Meeting

May 23
By City News Service

Public speakers during the nearly 90-minute meeting said city money could be better used for affordable housing, and that the $5 million estimated cost of a November special election would be wasted money, given the difficulty of garnering two-thirds voter support of a tax hike.

More And More Teachers Aren't Fully Trained — And That Could Be A G...

More And More Teachers Aren't Fully Trained — And That Could Be A Good Thing

May 23
By Megan Burks

Last school year, districts in San Diego and Imperial counties had to hire more than 700 teachers who had not yet finished their training. Where many see a troubling trend, others see a promising solution.

SoccerCity Proposal Scores Enough Signatures To Qualify For San Die...

SoccerCity Proposal Scores Enough Signatures To Qualify For San Diego Ballot

May 22
By City News Service

The group behind the proposed SoccerCity development collected enough valid petition signatures to require the San Diego City Council to either consider approving the Mission Valley project or placing it before voters, the city clerk reported Monday.

UK Police: 'A Number Of Fatalities' At Ariana Grande Concert

UK Police: 'A Number Of Fatalities' At Ariana Grande Concert

May 22
By Associated Press

An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.

San Diego State Athletic Director: University Explores Stadium Opti...

San Diego State Athletic Director: University Explores Stadium Options After Split From Developer

May 22
By Erik Anderson

SDSU Athletic Director John David Wicker talks about the school's desire to have a new stadium and more room for its research programs.

Downtown San Diego 'Quartyard' Park Moving To New Location

Downtown San Diego 'Quartyard' Park Moving To New Location

May 22
By Claire Trageser

The East Village project that features a coffee shop, concert space and a dog run, will move out of its current location next month to make way for a new highrise.

First Person: San Diego Foster Youth Heads To College

First Person: San Diego Foster Youth Heads To College

May 22
By Megan Burke

Before all the pomp and circumstance of high school commencement ceremonies in June, a small group of San Diego high school seniors will celebrate another graduation, from foster care.

San Diego City Council Takes Up Hotel Tax Hike Revisions

San Diego City Council Takes Up Hotel Tax Hike Revisions

May 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The San Diego City Council on Monday will consider Mayor Kevin Faulconer's plan to finance a San Diego Convention Center expansion through hotel tax increases and whether that plan should be placed on this November's ballot.

Pot Convictions Go Up In Smoke With California Legalization

Pot Convictions Go Up In Smoke With California Legalization

May 22
By Associated Press

A lesser-known provision of Proposition 64 allows some convicts to wipe their rap sheets clean and offers hope for people with past convictions who are seeking work or loans. Past crimes can also pose a deportation threat for some convicts.

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