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Report: Tijuana Homicides Reach Record High In 2017

Report: Tijuana Homicides Reach Record High In 2017

Feb. 6
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

A new report by the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego examines the resurgence of violent crime in Tijuana.

Signs of Life Sprout Up In North Bay’s Burned Natural Lan...

Signs of Life Sprout Up In North Bay’s Burned Natural Landscapes

Feb. 6
Tiffany Camhi/KQED

A rejuvenation of the land brought out about a dozen “fire walk” hikers to open space near the Sonoma Ecology Center recently. This area, known to locals as the Valley of the Moon, burned in the wildfires last fall.

Two Killed In Santee Plane Crash

Two Killed In Santee Plane Crash

Feb. 6
By City News Service

Two people were killed when a small plane crashed this morning in Santee northwest of El Cajon's Gillespie Field, authorities said.

Mayor's Selection For Next SDPD Chief Says Public Should ...

Mayor's Selection For Next SDPD Chief Says Public Should Expect Transparency

Feb. 6
By Tarryn Mento

Assistant Chief David Nisleit answers questions about community policing, a 2016 report on racial profiling by police and a coalition's public call for specific changes at SDPD.

City Council To Hear Public Feedback On New Police Chief ...

City Council To Hear Public Feedback On New Police Chief Appointment

Feb. 2
By City News Service

Residents will be able to offer feedback on the appointment of David Nisleit as the city's next top cop during two City Council meetings later this month, council President Myrtle Cole announced Friday.

Roundtable: San Diego's New Police Chief, San Onofre Sett...

Roundtable: San Diego's New Police Chief, San Onofre Settlement, Midway Redevelopment

Feb. 2
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego's search for a new police chief ends with the hiring of David Nisleit. Ratepayers will be getting some money back in the drawn out settlement over the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant. And San Diego's Midway District may be poised for major redevelopment.

12-Year-Old Girl Booked After Accidental LA School Shooting

12-Year-Old Girl Booked After Accidental LA School Shooting

Feb. 2
By Associated Press

The shooting was reported just before 9 a.m. Thursday at the school, which has about 365 students in grades 6-8. A girl was taken into custody minutes after the shooting.

San Diego’s New Police Chief: How We Got Here

San Diego’s New Police Chief: How We Got Here

Feb. 1
By Megan Burks

The department's "new era of excellence" comes after one in which the department grappled with concerns over officer misconduct, racial profiling and the recruitment process itself.

Prosecutors In San Diego And San Francisco Dropping, Redu...

Prosecutors In San Diego And San Francisco Dropping, Reducing Marijuana Convictions

Feb. 1
By Associated Press

With pot now legal in California, prosecutors in San Francisco and San Diego are moving to erase thousands of marijuana convictions en masse, a step that could prove life-changing for some and could especially help minorities, who were more likely than whites to be arrested for such crimes.

San Diego Leaders React To Appointment Of New Police Chie...

San Diego Leaders React To Appointment Of New Police Chief David Nisleit

Feb. 1
By KPBS News

The San Diego Police Department announced Thursday the appointment of David Nisleit as the next chief of police.

City Announces New Police Chief

City Announces New Police Chief

Feb. 1
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego Police Department has announced Assistant Chief of Police David Nisleit will become the new city police chief. He will take over the job after current Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman retires in March.

Fire Response Study Presented To City Council, 11 Months ...

Fire Response Study Presented To City Council, 11 Months After Completion

Jan. 30
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department needs new resources to meet its response time goals, according to a report by Citygate Associates. It took nearly a year for the report to reach the full City Council in a public hearing.

Roundtable: Helix High School Use Of Force, Dumanis Campa...

Roundtable: Helix High School Use Of Force, Dumanis Campaign Straw Donations, Tijuana’s Condo Craze

Jan. 26
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

A use of force incident involving a La Mesa police officer at Helix High School draws protests, new revelations regarding campaign contributions to former San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and the forces driving a condo construction boom in Tijuana.

North Bay Fires: What Took Authorities So Long To Warn Pe...

North Bay Fires: What Took Authorities So Long To Warn People?

Jan. 25
Marisa Lagos, Sukey Lewis, Lisa Pickoff-White/KQED

Dispatch recordings and 911 calls from the night of Oct. 8, 2017, reveal delays, miscommunication and chaos.

California Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Prepare For Futur...

California Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Prepare For Future Natural Disasters

Jan. 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Last year was one of the most destructive years for natural disasters in the U.S. In response to devastating wildfires and mudslides, California lawmakers proposed a number of bills aimed at helping residents escape in time and recover afterward.