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Native American Groups Protest Naval Base Expansion Near Imperial B...

Native American Groups Protest Naval Base Expansion Near Imperial Beach

Aug. 31
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

The SEALS are running out of space on Coronado. This week, the Navy began a new phase of work on an expansion along the Strand near Imperial Beach. A group of Native Americans is protesting the impact on an ancient burial site.

Some Military Vets In San Diego Tweet Support For Kaepernick's Prot...

Some Military Vets In San Diego Tweet Support For Kaepernick's Protest

Aug. 31
By Associated Press

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem is apparently winning support from some military veterans on Twitter. The player said he will continue his protest ahead of Thursday's preseason game in San Diego.

Admiral Calls For Improvements After Third Engine Breakdown In Litt...

Admiral Calls For Improvements After Third Engine Breakdown In Littoral Combat Ship

Aug. 30
By City News Service

Navy officials in San Diego Monday were assessing the damage in the third major engine breakdown over the past year in a littoral combat ship, prompting an admiral to call for improvements in engineering oversight and training.

The Personal Price Of '15 Years Of War'

The Personal Price Of '15 Years Of War'

Aug. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The wife of one U.S. Marine officer who has served since 2000 has documented her family's experience during his multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.