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Hugo Castro Returns To San Diego, Recovering From Injuries

Hugo Castro Returns To San Diego, Recovering From Injuries

April 23
By Jean Guerrero

The San Diego activist and U.S. citizen is receiving medical treatment for severe injuries he suffered in Mexico under circumstances that remain mysterious.

New Cal Fire App Helps Users Prepare For Wildfires

New Cal Fire App Helps Users Prepare For Wildfires

April 21
By City News Service

San Diegans who strive to be prepared for wildfires can use a new Cal Fire mobile-device application to keep up with their readiness efforts, the state agency announced Friday.

Missing San Diego Activist Recovering After Being Found Wounded In ...

Missing San Diego Activist Recovering After Being Found Wounded In Mexico

April 15
By Jean Guerrero

Hugo Castro is in stable condition after being found Tuesday in Tlalnepantla de Baz, a city just north of Mexico City. Castro disappeared Thursday, after posting an appeal for help on Facebook Live.

Bill Targets Sex Trafficking In California

Bill Targets Sex Trafficking In California

April 12
By Erik Anderson

A state lawmaker from San Diego wants to give prosecutors more tools to fight sex trafficking.

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

April 12
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Independent Budget Analyst's Office estimates that it would cost $91 million to build seven new, unfunded fire stations recommended in a recent report. Staffing them would cost an extra $18.7 million per year.

San Diego Professor Questions 'What Slaveholders Think'

San Diego Professor Questions 'What Slaveholders Think'

April 10
By Michael Lipkin

India has more than 18 million people in slavery, by far the most of any country in the world. How do slaveholders justify this oppression to themselves?

San Bernardino School Closed Following Murder-Suicide

San Bernardino School Closed Following Murder-Suicide

April 10
By Associated Press, KPBS News

A husband opened fire on his wife Monday in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom, killing her and a student in a murder-suicide that spread panic across a city still recovering emotionally from a terrorist attack at a community center just 15 months ago.

Pinwheels Displayed At Rady Children's Hospital Represent Child Abu...

Pinwheels Displayed At Rady Children's Hospital Represent Child Abuse Victims

April 5
By Susan Murphy

A display of royal blue pinwheels were set up on the front lawn at Rady Children’s Hospital to represent abused or neglected children over the past year.

Uber Driver Fatally Shot In Rosarito While Transporting San Diego S...

Uber Driver Fatally Shot In Rosarito While Transporting San Diego Students

March 31
By Jean Guerrero

Rosarito police say the Uber driver was fatally shot while driving three U.S. citizens from a nightclub to their apartment rental.

Man Accused Of Homeless Attacks Pleads Not Guilty

Man Accused Of Homeless Attacks Pleads Not Guilty

April 5
By Associated Press

Man accused of attacking nearly a dozen homeless people and killing four people has pleaded not guilty.

California Lawmaker Wants To Limit Use Of Bail

California Lawmaker Wants To Limit Use Of Bail

April 3
Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

Democratic State Senator Robert Hertzberg said judges often end up imposing bail that is too high, leaving poor people stuck in jail.

First Person: Talking About The Role Of Police In The Community

First Person: Talking About The Role Of Police In The Community

April 3
By Michael Lipkin

Can police officers and the people they protect have honest conversations about race and their own biases?

San Diego Public Defender Retires After 28-Year Career

San Diego Public Defender Retires After 28-Year Career

April 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Henry Coker's last day as San Diego County's chief legal defender of the indigent was Thursday, ending nearly eight years leading the county public defender's office.

California Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program Ends Monday

California Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program Ends Monday

April 3
By City News Service

Monday is the last day to apply for a program that allows one-time amnesty for some unpaid pre-2013 traffic tickets and non-traffic infractions.

State Senator Toni Atkins Announces Legislation To Combat Human Tra...

State Senator Toni Atkins Announces Legislation To Combat Human Trafficking

March 31
By Susan Murphy

State Senator Toni Atkins announced on Friday a package of new legislation focused on targeting human traffickers and protecting victims.

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