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'Vision Zero' Traffic Safety Goals: Achievable or Aspirational?

'Vision Zero' Traffic Safety Goals: Achievable or Aspirational?

Feb. 23
By Andrew Bowen

Nearly a year and a half into San Diego's Vision Zero plan to eliminate all traffic deaths, advocates are growing increasingly frustrated by what they see as a lack of commitment from city officials. One official in charge of implementing the plan paints its goals as unachievable.

Report: California Hate Groups On The Rise

Report: California Hate Groups On The Rise

Feb. 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of hate groups nationwide rose for a second year in a row. It documented 79 hate groups in California in 2016.

Deported Mexicans Say Bridge Death Linked To Larger Suicide Problem

Deported Mexicans Say Bridge Death Linked To Larger Suicide Problem

Feb. 22
By Jean Guerrero

Officials said a deported Mexican man, Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, likely threw himself from a bridge an hour after he was deported to Tijuana on Tuesday.

Lawmakers Look To End Jail Incarceration Without In-Person Visits

Lawmakers Look To End Jail Incarceration Without In-Person Visits

Feb. 22
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Ten California counties have at least some jails where inmates cannot receive in-person visits from family and friends — a practice state lawmakers want to change.

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against SDPD Over Juvenile DNA Policy

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against SDPD Over Juvenile DNA Policy

Feb. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties filed a lawsuit this week over a San Diego Police Department policy that allows officers to collect DNA samples from juveniles, without a warrant or parental consent.

San Diego Law Enforcement Awaits Clarity On Trump's Immigration Order

San Diego Law Enforcement Awaits Clarity On Trump's Immigration Order

Feb. 15
By Steve Walsh

San Diego law enforcement is bracing for how the federal government might enforce President Trump’s order denying funds to sanctuary cities. A visit from the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, did little to clear things up.

Crime Rate In San Diego Drops To Lowest In Decades

Crime Rate In San Diego Drops To Lowest In Decades

Feb. 14
By Jean Guerrero, City News Service

City leaders Tuesday hailed statistics for calendar year 2016 that showed San Diego crime rates dropped to their lowest levels in four decades.

One Dead In Plane Crash North Of Ramona

One Dead In Plane Crash North Of Ramona

Feb. 12
By Tom Fudge

A 20-year-old woman died when a small plane that was carrying three people crashed. The crash occurred north of Ramona in the Cleveland National Forest.

Old Faucets Taint Water At San Ysidro Schools

Old Faucets Taint Water At San Ysidro Schools

Feb. 9
By Erik Anderson

The San Ysidro School District has shut off the water taps and brought in bottled water to students and staff at three schools.

San Diego Council Committee Unanimously Backs Drone Regulations

San Diego Council Committee Unanimously Backs Drone Regulations

Feb. 8
By City News Service

Regulations that would allow local agencies to enforce safe operations of drone aircraft in San Diego were given unanimous initial backing Wednesday by the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

San Diego Gun Owners Applaud Supreme Court Nominee

San Diego Gun Owners Applaud Supreme Court Nominee

Feb. 3
By Susan Murphy

Quickly backed by the National Rifle Association, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is also getting applause from San Diego gun owners who want some of California’s six tough new gun laws to be challenged in the High Court.

Three Fallbrook High Students Arrested For Allegedly Taking Gun To ...

Three Fallbrook High Students Arrested For Allegedly Taking Gun To School

Feb. 3
By City News Service

Police arrested three Fallbrook High School students Friday for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol to school.

Man Armed With Knife At Chollas-Mead  Elementary School Surrenders ...

Man Armed With Knife At Chollas-Mead Elementary School Surrenders To Police

Feb. 1
By City News Service

A knife-wielding man who climbed onto the roof of a building at Chollas-Mead Elementary School Wednesday morning, prompting a lockdown and law enforcement standoff, has been taken into custody.

Police Oversight Group Is Drowning in Death Cases

Police Oversight Group Is Drowning in Death Cases

Feb. 1
Kelly Davis / Voice of San Diego

The Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board, an independent oversight body that investigates complaints against county law enforcement officers, has more open death cases than at any time in its history.

Lawyer Alleges San Diego Traffic Court Collection Agency Shakes Dow...

Lawyer Alleges San Diego Traffic Court Collection Agency Shakes Down Poor

Jan. 31
By Amita Sharma

Californians overwhelmed by unpaid traffic tickets have two months left to apply for amnesty intended to offer impoverished drivers a path out of mounting fines and suspended driver’s licenses, but there are complaints over the county’s operation of the program.

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