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San Diego County Gets $6 Million Grant For Rehabilitative Programs

San Diego County Gets $6 Million Grant For Rehabilitative Programs

June 8
By City News Service

A $6 million state grant to a collaboration between the county of San Diego and the San Diego City Attorney's Office to reduce crime was given final approval Thursday by the California Board of State and Community Corrections.

San Diego Prepares For Emergency Situations

San Diego Prepares For Emergency Situations

June 7
By City News Service

Firefighters, law enforcement officers and other emergency personnel will begin a two-day training exercise Wednesday in which they will practice responding to a terrorist attack, active shooter or explosive device scenario.

Driving Stoned: San Diego Scientists Try To Find DUI Limit For Mari...

Driving Stoned: San Diego Scientists Try To Find DUI Limit For Marijuana

June 7
By Kenny Goldberg

California has a legal limit for alcohol intoxication, but it does not have one for marijuana. Researchers at UC San Diego are working on trying to determine how much pot leads to impairment.

Justices Skeptical About Death Sentence Appeal Deadlines

Justices Skeptical About Death Sentence Appeal Deadlines

June 6
By Associated Press

California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years.

Report: SDPD Racial Profiling Study Revisions Raise Questions

Report: SDPD Racial Profiling Study Revisions Raise Questions

June 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A report published in Voice of San Diego documents the changes between draft copies of the study and the final version. Researchers softened language and left out findings in the final version.

San Diego Researcher Troubled Over Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Cl...

San Diego Researcher Troubled Over Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Pact

June 5
By Susan Murphy

“There’s going to be at some point a cascade of events that happen that we’re not going to be able to just hit rewind,” said Kimberly Prather, distinguished chair in Atmospheric Chemistry at UC San Diego.

Driving Stoned: How Much Is Too Much?

Driving Stoned: How Much Is Too Much?

June 5
By Kenny Goldberg

As California gears up for retail sales of marijuana in 2018, police are concerned about what more pot use could mean for highway safety.

Sheriff: Disgruntled Ex-Worker Killed 5, Then Himself

Sheriff: Disgruntled Ex-Worker Killed 5, Then Himself

June 5
By Associated Press

Law enforcement authorities said there were "multiple fatalities" following a Monday morning shooting in an industrial area near Orlando.

Bid To Learn Why Former US Attorney Duffy Was Recused From Azano Ca...

Bid To Learn Why Former US Attorney Duffy Was Recused From Azano Case Fails

June 2
By Amita Sharma

A federal judge has refused a defense request to release information on why former U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy recused herself from the illegal campaign-giving case against Mexican businessman Jose Susumo Azano Matsura.

Roundtable: Climate Action, Border Sewage, SoccerCity Secrets, Gang...

Roundtable: Climate Action, Border Sewage, SoccerCity Secrets, Gang Database

June 2
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The U.S. may have withdrawn from the Paris climate deal, but not California. Raw sewage from Tijuana is fouling San Diego waters. San Diego Mayor Faulconer met privately with SoccerCity investors. California's gang database is flawed.

Hooligan Gangsters Indicted In San Diego For Stealing Jeep Wranglers

Hooligan Gangsters Indicted In San Diego For Stealing Jeep Wranglers

May 30
By Tom Fudge

The alleged auto-theft ring transported $4.5 million worth of vehicles from San Diego County to Mexico.

Proposal Aims To Lighten Fines For Rolling Right Turns

Proposal Aims To Lighten Fines For Rolling Right Turns

May 30
Daniel Potter / KQED

A California lawmaker wants to lower the fine for drivers who don’t fully stop before turning right at a red light. The proposal faces a deadline in the state Senate this week.

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

Roundtable: City Heights' La Maestra And SoccerCity

May 26
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The SoccerCity initiative easily qualified for the ballot. But the San Diego city attorney does not like it that much, and SDSU has left the building. Meanwhile, critical funding to help human trafficking victims almost disappears.

Water Officials To Test Repairs At San Diego School After Elevated ...

Water Officials To Test Repairs At San Diego School After Elevated Lead Levels Found

May 26
By City News Service

City of San Diego officials are scheduled on Friday to test the water at Birney Elementary School in University Heights to determine if repairs successfully cleared contaminants from the plumbing system.

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

Cal Fire Suspends All Burn Permits Amid Heightened Fire Risk

May 26
By City News Service, KPBS News

Heightened wildfire danger posed by ample dry vegetation and increasingly warm, arid weather in the San Diego area prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for local outdoor residential fires in unincorporated areas beginning Friday.