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Veteran Triple Amputee Receives New 'Smart Home' In San Diego

Veteran Triple Amputee Receives New 'Smart Home' In San Diego

Dec. 12
By Matt Hoffman

The specially adapted home for retired U.S. Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician Andrew Bottrell features a kitchen with a lowered microwave, specialized oven and pull-down shelves.

Report: Pendleton Marines Knew About Exposed Gas Main That Injured ...

Report: Pendleton Marines Knew About Exposed Gas Main That Injured 15 In Fiery Explosion

Dec. 11
By Steve Walsh

KPBS obtained a copy of the command investigation which shows this was the second accident with the same gas main in two months.

Homeless Of Golden Hill's Temporary Shelter To Be Relocated

Homeless Of Golden Hill's Temporary Shelter To Be Relocated

Dec. 11
By City News Service

The nonprofit that operates a temporary homeless camp in Golden Hill is aiming to shutter the facility by the end of this week, officials said Monday.

San Diego's Sunny Identity Threatened By Homeless Crisis

San Diego's Sunny Identity Threatened By Homeless Crisis

Dec. 7
By Associated Press

For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes.

Military Cities Strive To Protect Themselves From Possible Future B...

Military Cities Strive To Protect Themselves From Possible Future Base Closings

Dec. 7
Jay Price / American Homefront

Though the federal government has no current plans to downsize the number of military bases, local communities aren't taking any chances.

Fat Leonard Probe Continues To Implicate Naval Officers

Fat Leonard Probe Continues To Implicate Naval Officers

Dec. 6
By Steve Walsh

The federal court in San Diego remains ground zero for the wide-ranging Navy corruption scandal, seen as the largest in naval history.

USS Howard, USS Nimitz To Return From Deployment

USS Howard, USS Nimitz To Return From Deployment

Dec. 5
By City News Service

A pair of San Diego-based warships are scheduled to return from deployment Tuesday while a third is set to come back on Wednesday.

First Of Three Temporary Homeless Shelters Opens In Downtown San Diego

First Of Three Temporary Homeless Shelters Opens In Downtown San Diego

Dec. 1
By Matt Hoffman

The shelter, run by the nonprofit Alpha Project, will house up to 350 homeless men and women each night.

Two Years After Congress Required It, The VA Now Is Offering Vetera...

Two Years After Congress Required It, The VA Now Is Offering Veterans An ID Card

Dec. 1
By Steve Walsh

The new veterans ID cards were mandated by a 2015 law. But some veterans groups are raising questions about the possibility that the cards will include corporate branding.

Roundtable: Sexual Harassment, Homeless Tents, Gas Tax Repeal

Roundtable: Sexual Harassment, Homeless Tents, Gas Tax Repeal

Dec. 1
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

With new high profile cases of sexual harassment coming to light, we talk about the challenges victims have when they decide to come forward and why not all outcomes are the same. Plus, a discussion on new tents for people who are homeless in San Diego and an effort to repeal California's gas tax.

Retired From the Military? States And Cities Are Fighting To Attrac...

Retired From the Military? States And Cities Are Fighting To Attract You

Dec. 1
Bobbie O'Brien/American Homefront

States and cities around the country are ramping up their efforts to attract military retirees, whose presence can be good for the local economy.

Navy Ships USS Princeton, USS Howard To Return To San Diego

Navy Ships USS Princeton, USS Howard To Return To San Diego

Nov. 30
By City News Service

Two San Diego-based ships that escorted the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz on deployment are scheduled to return to San Diego on Tuesday, the Navy announced Thursday.

Program Seeks To Serve Female Veterans Who Feel Uncomfortable At Th...

Program Seeks To Serve Female Veterans Who Feel Uncomfortable At The VA

Nov. 29
Libby Denkmann / American Homefront

A new program in Los Angeles is trying to provide female veterans with health care outside the VA, which some consider a male dominated environment.

Local Leaders: House GOP Tax Plan Could Exacerbate Homelessness

Local Leaders: House GOP Tax Plan Could Exacerbate Homelessness

Nov. 27
By Katie Schoolov

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut plan that would repeal several funding tools for affordable housing. San Diegans including local leaders gathered Monday to voice their opposition to the cuts.

'The Long Road Home' Provides An Intimate Look At Soldiers' Lives D...

'The Long Road Home' Provides An Intimate Look At Soldiers' Lives During Iraq War

Nov. 22
Sarah Harris/American Home Front

The National Geographic mini-series depicts the true story of an ambush that killed eight Americans and hundreds of Iraqis.

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