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New Center Aims To Curb School To Prison Pipeline

New Center Aims To Curb School To Prison Pipeline

Sept. 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Alison St John

The Center for Community Cohesion is a partnership between the San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center, local law enforcement and the San Diego Unified School District.

Two Dozen Donors In Dumanis' Mayoral Run Linked To Key Figure In Az...

Two Dozen Donors In Dumanis' Mayoral Run Linked To Key Figure In Azano Case

Sept. 19
By Amita Sharma

The donors are tied to former San Diego Police Det. Ernie Encinas, who was scheduled to be sentenced Monday in connection with the campaign finance scandal involving Mexican businessman Jose Susumo Azano Matsura.

Roundtable: Untested Rape Kits, Zoo's Big Bank Account, Opioids In ...

Roundtable: Untested Rape Kits, Zoo's Big Bank Account, Opioids In San Diego's Suburbs

Sept. 16
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The San Diego Police Department has a backlog of some 2,400 untested rape kits. The San Diego Zoo has a huge bank account and a taxpayer subsidy. Suburban cities like Poway and La Mesa have more and more cases of opioid and heroin abuse.

CHP Officer, Sergeant Injured In Lakeside Crash

CHP Officer, Sergeant Injured In Lakeside Crash

Sept. 16
By City News Service

A CHP officer and sergeant were injured early Friday when their SUV was struck by a car driven by a suspected drunken driver who ran a red light at a Lakeside intersection.

Arrest Sparks Student Protests At SDSU

Arrest Sparks Student Protests At SDSU

Sept. 16
By City News Service

A man's forceful arrest Thursday at San Diego State University sparked student protests on campus and prompted a response from university President Elliot Hirshman and campus police.

City Auditor Faults San Diego On Pedestrian Safety

City Auditor Faults San Diego On Pedestrian Safety

Sept. 15
By Andrew Bowen

A new report from the San Diego City Auditor finds the city isn't doing a great job making streets safe for pedestrians. Relatively safe intersections have gotten improvements while some of the most dangerous intersections are neglected.

Why Rape Kits Go Untested In San Diego

Why Rape Kits Go Untested In San Diego

Sept. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Police Department says it has about 2,400 rape kits that have not been sent to the crime lab to be analyzed.

San Diego Firefighter To Be Honored For Saving Life Of Fellow Firef...

San Diego Firefighter To Be Honored For Saving Life Of Fellow Firefighter

Sept. 9
By City News Service

Alex Wallbrett, who works out of fire station 4 in East Village, will be honored with the Governor's Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor at a ceremony Monday in Sacramento.

9/11 Ceremony In San Diego Marks 15 Years Since Terrorist Attacks

9/11 Ceremony In San Diego Marks 15 Years Since Terrorist Attacks

Sept. 8
By Susan Murphy, City News Service

San Diego leaders and first responders gathered Wednesday at the San Diego Civic Concourse to mark 15 years since 9/11.

Poll Finds Californians Split Over Extent Of Police Abuse

Poll Finds Californians Split Over Extent Of Police Abuse

Sept. 8
Frank Stoltze / KPCC

State residents were asked if racial profiling and excessive use of force by police are significant problems in the U.S. and in California.

Oak Park Assault Being Investigated As Possible Hate Crime

Oak Park Assault Being Investigated As Possible Hate Crime

Sept. 6
By City News Service

An assault in the Oak Park neighborhood in which a man was beaten and stabbed was being investigated Tuesday as a possible hate crime.

CHP Made 64 Drunken Driving Arrests By 6 Monday Morning

CHP Made 64 Drunken Driving Arrests By 6 Monday Morning

Sept. 5
By City News Service

Data released Monday afternoon shows a decrease in drunk driving arrests statewide compared with last year.

17-Year-Old Arrested For Spring Valley Fire

17-Year-Old Arrested For Spring Valley Fire

Sept. 5
By City News Service

A teenage boy has been arrested for the Aug. 17 brush fire in Spring Valley that threatened homes, caused evacuations, charred 25 acres of brush and lead to the injury of a firefighter.

Detectives Seek Tips On Teenager's Death At Oceanside Park

Detectives Seek Tips On Teenager's Death At Oceanside Park

Sept. 5
By City News Service

Authorities said clues were scarce in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl at an Oceanside park early Saturday.

Investigators Working To Determine Cause Of Brush Fire Near Jamul

Investigators Working To Determine Cause Of Brush Fire Near Jamul

Sept. 1
By City News Service

Authorities said the spreading of Thursday's fire was halted within 90 minutes after burning about 10 acres of backcountry terrain.

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