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How A New San Diego Police Division Is Tackling Homelessness, Quality Of Life Issues

April 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Police Department's new neighborhood-policing division is dedicated to homelessness and other neighborhood quality-of-life issues from graffiti to prostitution and theft.

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Qualcomm Laying Off 1,231 San Diego Employees As Part Of 'Cost Reduction Plan'

April 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

Qualcomm is laying off 1,231 San Diego employees and another 269 workers in Northern California as part of a $1 billion cost- cutting plan.

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San Diego Will Rescind Parking Tickets To Marine Mourners

April 19
By Associated Press

San Diego's mayor is promising to rescind dozens of parking citations issued to people who gathered to honor a Marine killed in a helicopter crash.

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California Tortoise With Cracked Shell Gets $4,000 Repair

April 19
By Associated Press

A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.

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Workshops Generate Affordable Housing, Tenant Protection Ideas

April 19
By City News Service

Creating an inventory of soon-to-expire affordable housing projects and ordinances to protect residents were among the suggestions generated at workshops Wednesday hosted by the City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee.

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Caltrans: Trash Is Piling Up Along San Diego Highways

April 19
By Matt Hoffman

Caltrans said since last July it has picked up over 30,000 cubic yards of trash and debris, where it normally sees upwards of 22,000 cubic yards per year.

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San Diego City Council Committee Hears Suggestions To Address Housing Crisis

April 18
By City News Service, Tarryn Mento

The San Diego City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee hosted discussions Wednesday intended to alleviate the city's affordable housing challenges.

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Gov. Brown Says Agreement Reached On California Guard Deployment

April 18
By Associated Press

California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said.

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Encinitas Marijuana Advocates Pushing For November Ballot Measure

April 18
By Alison St John

Signature gatherers are gearing up to put a marijuana initiative on the November ballot in Encinitas. Encinitas is likely to be the second city, after Vista, to see a recreational marijuana initiative campaign this year.

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San Diego Grand Jury Recommends City Planning Group Changes

April 18
By City News Service

A grand jury recommended in a report released Wednesday that the city of San Diego consider consolidation of neighborhood planning groups, and whether to develop methods to diversify group membership.