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San Diego's Homeless Are Struggling To Find Open Public Bathrooms

San Diego's Homeless Are Struggling To Find Open Public Bathrooms

Aug. 24
By Susan Murphy

East Village has 1,100 homeless people sleeping outside on the street, but fewer than a dozen public toilets.

Reward of $20K Offered In Naval Base San Diego Bomb Threats

Reward of $20K Offered In Naval Base San Diego Bomb Threats

Aug. 24
By City News Service

Navy officials said bomb threat messages have been found over the past nine months scrawled on a bulkhead inside a docked ship, inside portable toilets, a ship's stairway and plumbing pipe, among other places. A few threats were called in.

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San Diego Contractors Encouraged To Focus On Littoral Combat Ship

Aug. 24
By Steve Walsh

Rear Adm. John Neagley told an audience of contractors at the Navy's Gold Coast conference that there are many opportunities to design new uses for the littoral combat ship.

Miramar-Based Marines Participate In Historic Cyber Warfare Exercise

Miramar-Based Marines Participate In Historic Cyber Warfare Exercise

Aug. 19
By Steve Walsh

Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Camp Pendleton participated in one of the largest cyber exercises in the history of the Marine Corps, which is trying to pivot from fighting counter insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan to looking at new threats.

North County Homeless Alliance Rebrands Shelter Network

North County Homeless Alliance Rebrands Shelter Network

Aug. 18
By Alison St John

About 30 percent of homeless individuals housed in North County’s winter shelter network last year were women, and almost half of them were victims of domestic violence.

1 Of 3 Brush Fires Continues To Burn At Camp Pendleton

1 Of 3 Brush Fires Continues To Burn At Camp Pendleton

Aug. 17
By City News Service

The Juliet Fire was 80 percent surrounded and scorched about 50 acres. The other two fires have been contained.

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?

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.

Navy Warship To Be Named For WWII Hero Basilone

Navy Warship To Be Named For WWII Hero Basilone

Aug. 16
By City News Service

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Tuesday at Camp Pendleton that a future warship will be named after Marine Corps World War II hero John Basilone, who already has a roadway named after him at the sprawling base in northern San Diego County.

Three San Diego Warships Return Following 7-Month Deployment

Three San Diego Warships Return Following 7-Month Deployment

Aug. 11
By City News Service

Three San Diego-based warships that accompanied the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis on a seven-month deployment returned home Thursday.

California Reaches Settlement Over Evictions Of Military Families I...

California Reaches Settlement Over Evictions Of Military Families In San Diego

Aug. 10
By KPBS News, City News Service

The state reached a $252,000 settlement with two contractors over the companies' unlawful evictions of 18 military service members and their families from private military housing in San Diego and Orange counties.

MiraCosta College's Security Training Proves Popular With Vets

MiraCosta College's Security Training Proves Popular With Vets

Aug. 10
By Alison St John

The community college offers a high-threat security training course that’s popular with veterans and others looking for a high-adrenaline career.

Yet Another Fake Bomb Threat Disrupts Naval Base San Diego

Aug. 3
By City News Service

The threat was the 32nd to disrupt operations at Naval Base San Diego and two adjacent shipyards, BAE Systems and General Dynamics NASSCO, since November.

Grief Camp In Julian Helps Kids 'Feel Normal Again'

Grief Camp In Julian Helps Kids 'Feel Normal Again'

Aug. 3
By Claire Trageser

More than 12,000 American military personnel have died since the Iraq War ended in 2003. A nonprofit called TAPS works with the families left behind.

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