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Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Nov. 29
By Maya Trabulsi

A plant called kratom is banned in San Diego, and the DEA is considering banning it nationwide. Some San Diegans say it has medicinal benefits.

First Person: Young And Locked Up

First Person: Young And Locked Up

Nov. 28
By Marissa Cabrera

A San Diego man talks about what life was like serving time in an adult prison as a juvenile.

News In Numbers: Medicare Measures Psych Hospitals’ Quality

News In Numbers: Medicare Measures Psych Hospitals’ Quality

Nov. 28
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

In psychiatric hospitals, the use of seclusion and restraint are strategies of last resort, only to be used with those deemed a danger to themselves or others and when other efforts fail.

21 Drunk Driving Arrests, 1 Fatality In San Diego County Since Wedn...

21 Drunk Driving Arrests, 1 Fatality In San Diego County Since Wednesday

Nov. 25
By City News Service

The numbers are lower than they were last Thanksgiving.

San Diego Police More Likely To Search Black And Hispanic Drivers, ...

San Diego Police More Likely To Search Black And Hispanic Drivers, Study Finds

Nov. 25
By City News Service

That's despite the fact that they were less likely to be found carrying contraband than white drivers, according to a new report by San Diego State University.

San Diego Police Test System To Detect Gunshots, Explosions

San Diego Police Test System To Detect Gunshots, Explosions

Nov. 22
By City News Service

The "ShotSpotter" technology is being tried out in the Valencia Park, Lincoln Park, O'Farrell and Skyline neighborhoods of San Diego.

Authorities Look To San Diego Hotels For Help In Fight Against Sex ...

Authorities Look To San Diego Hotels For Help In Fight Against Sex Trafficking

Nov. 21
By Amita Sharma

Law enforcement agencies believe the region's hotels and motels can help battle the sex trade business by ensuring their staff are trained in detecting and responding to signs of trafficking.

PolitiFact California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Understates Big Drop I...

PolitiFact California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Understates Big Drop In Gun Homicides

Nov. 17
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

He said the state has seen a "56 percent decline in the gun murder rate" since it enacted strong gun control laws in the 1990s. It's declined faster than that.

El Cajon Residents Pack Meeting On Toxic Plume

El Cajon Residents Pack Meeting On Toxic Plume

Nov. 17
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

In a meeting Wednesday, state officials told a crowd that the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board has never believed an underground chemical plume posed a threat to the area's mobile home owners.

San Diego Law Enforcement Won't Change Immigration Enforcement Poli...

San Diego Law Enforcement Won't Change Immigration Enforcement Policies Under Trump

Nov. 16
By Megan Burks

The San Diego police and sheriff's departments said they do not intend to change their relationships with federal immigration enforcement agencies when President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

San Diego Somali Community Scared In Wake Of Alleged Hate Crimes

San Diego Somali Community Scared In Wake Of Alleged Hate Crimes

Nov. 16
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Law enforcement will meet with the local Somali community to discuss "recent crimes in the community including hate crimes, and a fear of post election uncertainties."

San Diego Scheduled To Spray For Mosquitoes In Spring Valley

San Diego Scheduled To Spray For Mosquitoes In Spring Valley

Nov. 16
By City News Service

After more mosquitoes were found in the vicinity of an individual who contracted Zika while traveling abroad, county crews went door-to-door to notify people of the planned hand-spraying.

Drug Use Among Men Booked In County Jails Hits 16-Year High, Report...

Drug Use Among Men Booked In County Jails Hits 16-Year High, Report Finds

Nov. 16
By City News Service

The annual SANDAG report showed that 76 percent of male inmates tested positive for an illegal drug in 2015 — 8 percent higher than in 2014.

City Council Revives Citizens Advisory Board On Police, Community R...

City Council Revives Citizens Advisory Board On Police, Community Relations

Nov. 15
By City News Service

The board, which will be made up of 15 San Diego residents, will provide recommendations to the police department. It was originally established in the mid-1980s and became inactive in 1998.

San Diego Judge To Decide Friday Whether To Delay Trump University ...

San Diego Judge To Decide Friday Whether To Delay Trump University Trial

Nov. 15
By Associated Press

A trial for the six-year-old class-action lawsuit is currently set to begin Nov. 28. Trump's lawyer said the president-elect needs the time between now and his Jan. 20 inauguration to get ready to take office.