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5 Things To Know About Legalizing Recreational Pot In California

5 Things To Know About Legalizing Recreational Pot In California

Aug. 18
Kristen Lepore / AirTalk

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Will it be the fifth to legalize recreational pot this November?

Lofty Plans To House San Diego’s Homeless Gaining Traction, Officia...

Lofty Plans To House San Diego’s Homeless Gaining Traction, Officials Say

Aug. 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The city of San Diego aims to house 1,000 homeless veterans by March 2017, while the county is working to house 1,250 homeless individuals with severe mental illness in the next three years.

What San Diego Can Learn From Utah About Tackling Chronic Homelessn...

What San Diego Can Learn From Utah About Tackling Chronic Homelessness

Aug. 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the last decade, Utah has reduced its population of chronically homeless individuals by more than 90 percent. How did the state do it?

How Downtown San Diego's East Village Became The 'Homeless Ghetto'

How Downtown San Diego's East Village Became The 'Homeless Ghetto'

Aug. 17
Lisa Halverstadt / Voice Of San Diego

Thirty years ago, the city pushed the homeless and the agencies that serve them out of downtown San Diego into the East Village. As the East Village gentrifies, residents, businesses and the homeless wonder what happens now.

Shelters For Homeless Families Shut Out From Federal Housing First ...

Shelters For Homeless Families Shut Out From Federal Housing First Funding

Aug. 17
By Alison St John

While one emergency shelter for families opens in Vista, another one is closing. That's because of the Housing First policy, which requires providers to offer shelter immediately, without setting conditions.

Increased Wildfire Risk Continues Tuesday

Increased Wildfire Risk Continues Tuesday

Aug. 16
By City News Service

High temperatures combined with gusty wind and low humidity are expected to heighten the risk of wildfires in some mountain and desert areas of San Diego County again Tuesday.

State Audit Finds Serious Lapses In CalGang Database

State Audit Finds Serious Lapses In CalGang Database

Aug. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

CalGang, a database used by law enforcement agencies to track gang ties, may infringe on Californians' privacy rights, lacks rigorous oversight and is rife with errors, according to a new state audit.

San Diego Historian Turns Hamilton's Love Life Into A Novel

San Diego Historian Turns Hamilton's Love Life Into A Novel

Aug. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Elizabeth Cobbs, a former SDSU professor, had a hard time selling her book before the hit musical "Hamilton" took off. "Who's interested in Hamilton?" publishers asked.

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Quest...

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Questions About What DA Knew

Aug. 16
By Amita Sharma

A KPBS analysis of the money trail in San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ candidacy for mayor in 2012 shows the number of alleged illegal contributions was particularly high on a single day in 2011.

Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Has World Premiere At Old Globe

Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Has World Premiere At Old Globe

Aug. 16
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe Theatre would like Steve Martin to view its stage as a home for anything he writes. Two years ago it hosted his musical "Bright Star." Now comes the world premiere of his play "Meteor Shower."