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Former NATO Ambassador Visits San Diego To Talk Trump

Former NATO Ambassador Visits San Diego To Talk Trump

Feb. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

President Donald Trump has called NATO "obsolete" and questioned whether America would defend its European allies if they don't spend more on their own military.

As San Diego Named Coast Guard City, Rep. Duncan Hunter A No Show

As San Diego Named Coast Guard City, Rep. Duncan Hunter A No Show

Feb. 23
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Two members of the region's congressional delegation were supposed to appear Thursday for the designation of San Diego as the nation's second largest Coast Guard City.

New Exhibit Celebrates History Of Black Women In The U.S. Military

New Exhibit Celebrates History Of Black Women In The U.S. Military

Feb. 15
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The exhibit, “For the Freedom and the Right” was organized by the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. It will be on display at Camp Pendleton through mid-March.

Inclement Weather Shelters Open For San Diego Homeless

Inclement Weather Shelters Open For San Diego Homeless

Feb. 11
By City News Service

The City of San Diego and the Housing Commission opened two downtown inclement weather shelters Saturday night for the second consecutive night.

At 31, Cal State San Marcos Basketball Player Keeps His Teammates Y...

At 31, Cal State San Marcos Basketball Player Keeps His Teammates Young

Feb. 6
By Kenny Goldberg

Stefawn Payne is a Marine staff sergeant, a 31-year-old college freshman, is happily married, a new father and he plays on his school's basketball team.

Roundtable: San Diegans Cope With Trump Order; Veterans Cope With W...

Roundtable: San Diegans Cope With Trump Order; Veterans Cope With Wait Times

Feb. 3
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration was received with shock, awe and general chaos. And it turns out that veterans are still waiting a long time for health care.

Veteran’s Choice Program Failed To Target Wait Times Even In Southe...

Veteran’s Choice Program Failed To Target Wait Times Even In Southern California

Jan. 31
By Steve Walsh

A year-long investigation by KPBS, NPR and other public media outlets revealed that the Veteran's Choice often failed to work as intended. Hospitals without long wait times often did as well or better under the Choice law.

North County Homeless Benefit From Gift, Stand Down

North County Homeless Benefit From Gift, Stand Down

Jan. 27
By Alison St John

Two pieces of good news for the homeless in North County this week: More than 100 veterans are registered for the first ever “Veterans Stand Down” in Vista this weekend. Plus a $3 million donation will help build a new Recovery and Wellness Center for homeless struggling with addiction.

New Program Aims To Unite San Diego Immigrants, Refugees, Veterans

New Program Aims To Unite San Diego Immigrants, Refugees, Veterans

Jan. 26
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new seminar series on the impact of global conflict and violence on the San Diego-Tijuana region gets underway Friday at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies.

News In Numbers: Hundreds Of Homeless Get Free Tickets Out Of San D...

News In Numbers: Hundreds Of Homeless Get Free Tickets Out Of San Diego

Jan. 23
By Megan Wood / inewsource

Over the past five years, a downtown-based nonprofit has bused more than 1,000 homeless people out of San Diego in hopes of reuniting them with friends and family.

Volunteers, Donations Needed for Project Homeless Connect, Homeless...

Volunteers, Donations Needed for Project Homeless Connect, Homeless Count

Jan. 18
By City News Service

Project Homeless Connect organizers said Wednesday they're expecting many more attendees at the annual one-day resource fair next week at Golden Hall, and called for San Diegans to step forward to volunteer and donate new or gently used items.

Marines Say 'Mad Dog' Mattis May Temper Trump

Marines Say 'Mad Dog' Mattis May Temper Trump

Jan. 12
By Steve Walsh

Mattis is often considered one of the best field commanders of his generation. Those who served under him feel his blunt talk and strong moral center will serve him well as secretary of defense under a Trump Administration.

7,500 Sailors, Airmen Deploy With USS Carl Vinson Strike Group From...

7,500 Sailors, Airmen Deploy With USS Carl Vinson Strike Group From San Diego

Jan. 5
By KPBS News, City News Service

The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and destroyer Wayne E. Meyer are scheduled on Thursday to set off from San Diego on deployments in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

US-Trained Dolphins To Help Locate Mexico's Vaquita Porpoise

US-Trained Dolphins To Help Locate Mexico's Vaquita Porpoise

Jan. 4
By Associated Pressand Mark Stevenson

U.S. Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers will participate in a last-ditch effort to catch, enclose and protect the last few dozen of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction.

USS Carl Vinson Strike Group Prepares For Deployment

USS Carl Vinson Strike Group Prepares For Deployment

Dec. 29
By City News Service

The strike group will deploy next Thursday and Friday to conduct exercises with partner nations in the western Pacific and Indian oceans.

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