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San Diego Professor Finds Sanctuary Counties Are Safer And Economic...

San Diego Professor Finds Sanctuary Counties Are Safer And Economically Stronger

Jan. 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Amid President Trump’s executive action on so-called sanctuary cities, a new analysis by UC San Diego political science professor Tom Wong examines the effects of sanctuary policies on crime and the economy.

Lawyer Calls Traffic Fines Punishment Of The Poor

Lawyer Calls Traffic Fines Punishment Of The Poor

Jan. 30
By Amita Sharma

The age of debtor’s prisons may be over. But some say punishing the have-nots is not. They say the cost of being poor in one San Diego County traffic court may be getting expensive.

New Program At Donovan Prison Will Train Inmates As Entrepreneurs

New Program At Donovan Prison Will Train Inmates As Entrepreneurs

Jan. 30
By Claire Trageser

Inmates at a state prison in Otay Mesa can now begin a one-year program that will train them in entrepreneurial skills and end with a "Shark Tank" style pitching session to venture capitalists.

Protesters Gather At San Diego Airport To Protest Trump's Immigrati...

Protesters Gather At San Diego Airport To Protest Trump's Immigration Order

Jan. 29
By City News Service

Another protest at San Diego International Airport's Terminal Two was planned for Sunday, as a follow up to the Saturday demonstrations at Lindbergh Field and around the nation to oppose President Donald Trump's immigration orders.

Wife Of Man Tied To San Bernardino Shooters Admits To Marriage Sham

Wife Of Man Tied To San Bernardino Shooters Admits To Marriage Sham

Jan. 27
By Associated Press

The wife of a man accused of aiding the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty Thursday in an immigration fraud case and admitted that her marriage was a sham, federal prosecutors said.

Program Focuses On Tracking Air Pollution At US-Mexico Border

Program Focuses On Tracking Air Pollution At US-Mexico Border

Jan. 23
By Erik Anderson

San Ysidro residents may know soon whether the heavy traffic that moves through their community is carrying an air pollution risk.

Judge Set To Sentence PG&E In Criminal Case Tied To Blast

Judge Set To Sentence PG&E In Criminal Case Tied To Blast

Jan. 23
By Associated Press

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it is prepared to pay the maximum fine of $3 million after a jury convicted the company of deliberately violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Roundtable:  Dumanis, Mexico Gas Protests, Storm Water, Affordable ...

Roundtable: Dumanis, Mexico Gas Protests, Storm Water, Affordable Housing

Jan. 20
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

It's a big day, and there are big local issues, too, including District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis' big decision, continuing (and big) gas protests in Mexico, the big mess of storm water rules and the big dearth of affordable housing.

San Diego Presents Watered-Down Redesign Of El Cajon Boulevard

San Diego Presents Watered-Down Redesign Of El Cajon Boulevard

Jan. 20
By Andrew Bowen

A study on how to reconfigure a small section of El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights began with ambitious plans to improve pedestrian and bike safety and encourage multi-modal transportation. It has since been so watered down that some of the study's original champions no longer support it.

Hundreds Of Shelter Beds Coming, But Not In Time For Storms

Hundreds Of Shelter Beds Coming, But Not In Time For Storms

Jan. 19
By Susan Murphy

“We are also working to identify a new facility and add hundreds of emergency beds to address the immediate need and shelter those that are on the streets,” Faulconer said.

Emergency Personnel Prepare For Flooding, Mountain Snow

Emergency Personnel Prepare For Flooding, Mountain Snow

Jan. 19
By City News Service

San Diego-area firefighters and lifeguards are bracing for heavy rain, flooding and mountain snow as a series of Pacific storms begin to sweep through the region.

Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

Jan. 18
By Susan Murphy

The long plumes of moisture moving toward the county from the Pacific, called Atmospheric Rivers, are the same type of storm that pounded Northern California last week with nearly a dozen inches of rain and ten feet of snow.

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2018

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2018

Jan. 17
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Dumanis, who's been in office since 2003, has not decided whether she'll serve out her current term or step down before it ends.

Contra Costa County Deputy Arrested For Firing Gun At Party

Contra Costa County Deputy Arrested For Firing Gun At Party

Jan. 16
By Associated Press

Police say a Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputy was arrested for firing a gun inside a house party in Sacramento.

Three People Killed In Spring Valley Shooting

Three People Killed In Spring Valley Shooting

Jan. 13
By City News Service

A shooting at an apartment complex near Sweetwater Lane Community Park left two men and a woman dead Friday afternoon.