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Roundtable: Gaspar, Issa Victorious; SANDAG's Big Loss; SDPD Traffi...

Roundtable: Gaspar, Issa Victorious; SANDAG's Big Loss; SDPD Traffic Stops; Downtown Homelessness

Dec. 2
By Pat Finn

Kristin Gaspar and Darrell Issa get some final answers. SANDAG's leadership is questioned; SDPD defends its traffic stops. And the number of downtown homeless keeps rising.

Santa Ana Winds To Bring Hazardous Driving Conditions To San Diego ...

Santa Ana Winds To Bring Hazardous Driving Conditions To San Diego Valleys, Mountains

Dec. 1
By KPBS News, City News Service

A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and valleys will extend from 9 a.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 50 mph are expected in most areas, but forecasters said localized gusts may reach 60 mph along coastal mountain slopes.

House Passes Bill To Name Post Office After Fallen San Diego Police...

House Passes Bill To Name Post Office After Fallen San Diego Police Officer

Dec. 1
By City News Service

Federal legislation to name a Chula Vista post office after slain San Diego police Officer Jonathan "J.D.'' DeGuzman has passed the House of Representatives, Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, said Wednesday.

Council Members, Community Hope Real Change Will Come After SDPD Re...

Council Members, Community Hope Real Change Will Come After SDPD Report

Nov. 30
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego elected officials Wednesday publicly discussed a finalized independent report that shows San Diego police treat minority drivers differently than whites in some circumstances.

Potentially Strong Santa Ana Winds Moving Into San Diego County

Potentially Strong Santa Ana Winds Moving Into San Diego County

Nov. 30
By KPBS News, City News Service

Calm, cool weather is expected in San Diego County today, but "potentially strong" Santa Ana winds are right around the corner.

Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Nov. 29
By Maya Trabulsi

A plant called kratom is banned in San Diego, and the DEA is considering banning it nationwide. Some San Diegans say it has medicinal benefits.

First Person: Young And Locked Up

First Person: Young And Locked Up

Nov. 28
By Marissa Cabrera

A San Diego man talks about what life was like serving time in an adult prison as a juvenile.

News In Numbers: Medicare Measures Psych Hospitals’ Quality

News In Numbers: Medicare Measures Psych Hospitals’ Quality

Nov. 28
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

In psychiatric hospitals, the use of seclusion and restraint are strategies of last resort, only to be used with those deemed a danger to themselves or others and when other efforts fail.

21 Drunk Driving Arrests, 1 Fatality In San Diego County Since Wedn...

21 Drunk Driving Arrests, 1 Fatality In San Diego County Since Wednesday

Nov. 25
By City News Service

The numbers are lower than they were last Thanksgiving.

San Diego Police More Likely To Search Black And Hispanic Drivers, ...

San Diego Police More Likely To Search Black And Hispanic Drivers, Study Finds

Nov. 25
By City News Service

That's despite the fact that they were less likely to be found carrying contraband than white drivers, according to a new report by San Diego State University.

San Diego Police Test System To Detect Gunshots, Explosions

San Diego Police Test System To Detect Gunshots, Explosions

Nov. 22
By City News Service

The "ShotSpotter" technology is being tried out in the Valencia Park, Lincoln Park, O'Farrell and Skyline neighborhoods of San Diego.

Authorities Look To San Diego Hotels For Help In Fight Against Sex ...

Authorities Look To San Diego Hotels For Help In Fight Against Sex Trafficking

Nov. 21
By Amita Sharma

Law enforcement agencies believe the region's hotels and motels can help battle the sex trade business by ensuring their staff are trained in detecting and responding to signs of trafficking.

PolitiFact California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Understates Big Drop I...

PolitiFact California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Understates Big Drop In Gun Homicides

Nov. 17
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

He said the state has seen a "56 percent decline in the gun murder rate" since it enacted strong gun control laws in the 1990s. It's declined faster than that.

El Cajon Residents Pack Meeting On Toxic Plume

El Cajon Residents Pack Meeting On Toxic Plume

Nov. 17
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

In a meeting Wednesday, state officials told a crowd that the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board has never believed an underground chemical plume posed a threat to the area's mobile home owners.

San Diego Law Enforcement Won't Change Immigration Enforcement Poli...

San Diego Law Enforcement Won't Change Immigration Enforcement Policies Under Trump

Nov. 16
By Megan Burks

The San Diego police and sheriff's departments said they do not intend to change their relationships with federal immigration enforcement agencies when President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

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