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San Diego Unified School District Gets New Police Chief

San Diego Unified School District Gets New Police Chief

May 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Capt. Michael Marquez has been named the new police chief of San Diego Unified's Police Department. The 27-year police force veteran previously served as interim chief at the district.

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

May 17
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump's stance on immigration has awakened a sense of Mexican patriotism that is keeping cross-border shoppers in Tijuana.

SDSU Drops Out Of Talks To Be Part Of Soccer City Development

SDSU Drops Out Of Talks To Be Part Of Soccer City Development

May 16
By City News Service

San Diego State University announced Tuesday that it has ended negotiations with the group behind the Soccer City development proposed for Mission Valley, and called on the city of San Diego to issue a request for other proposals for use of the Qualcomm Stadium property.

Is This Nevada Family’s School Choice A Lesson For California?

Is This Nevada Family’s School Choice A Lesson For California?

May 16
Ana Tintocalis / KQED

This story is part of a series called “Trump ED,” exploring the intersection between President Trump’s proposed federal education policies and how they might impact California schools.

Journalist Javier Valdez Shot To Death In Mexico

Journalist Javier Valdez Shot To Death In Mexico

May 16
By Associated Press

Javier Valdez was driving in broad daylight down a street he must have known well, just a block from his office, when he became the latest victim of a wave of journalist killings that has hit Mexico.

Ken Burns Ends War Film Trilogy With 'Vietnam'

Ken Burns Ends War Film Trilogy With 'Vietnam'

May 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Ken Burns started his documentary journey through American wars with his award-winning examination of the Civil War. Now, Burns is ending his film trilogy with one that many living Americans can remember well.

Mayor Faulconer's Revised Budget Includes More Funding For Police R...

Mayor Faulconer's Revised Budget Includes More Funding For Police Retention, Arts Spending

May 16
By City News Service

Mayor Kevin Faulconer is scheduled Tuesday to unveil revisions to his $3.6 billion San Diego city budget, which has been criticized for not doing enough to slow police officer attrition and for cutting support for arts programs.

Documentary Explores Struggle Between Native Americans And US Gover...

Documentary Explores Struggle Between Native Americans And US Government Over Land Use

May 15
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The film, "Beyond Standing Rock," focuses on three conflicts: the Dakota Access oil pipeline, oil and gas development on the Southern UTE reservation in Colorado and the designation of the Bear’s Ears National Monument. The film airs Tuesday at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV.

First Person: Imprisoned For Murder

First Person: Imprisoned For Murder

May 15
By Michael Lipkin

Putting on his high school football uniform made Billy Johnson feel like he was part of a family and let him dream about college and a possible sports career. But Johnson said he got involved in selling drugs and eventually killed his dealer. In 1992 he was sentenced to 16 years-to-life in prison.

How Could Trump Impact California Schools? A Cheat Sheet

How Could Trump Impact California Schools? A Cheat Sheet

May 15
Ana Tintocalis / KQED

This story is part of a series called “Trump ED,” exploring the intersection between President Trump’s proposed federal education policies and how they might impact California schools.