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Intersection In Southeastern San Diego Finally Gets Crosswalk

Intersection In Southeastern San Diego Finally Gets Crosswalk

March 8
By Andrew Bowen

City officials have installed a crosswalk at an intersection in the Mount Hope neighborhood after months of lobbying from residents and business owners. Activists are hoping it will serve as a catalyst for more neighborhood engagement.

California Eases Conditions At Death Row Disciplinary Unit

California Eases Conditions At Death Row Disciplinary Unit

March 7
By Associated Press

California will no longer keep death row inmates in solitary confinement for years only because of their purported gang affiliations, according to a lawsuit settlement announced Monday.

Chula Vista Post Office Dedicated To Fallen SDPD Officer

Chula Vista Post Office Dedicated To Fallen SDPD Officer

March 6
By City News Service

Congresswoman Susan Davis joined members of the law enforcement community to dedicate the Chula Vista U.S. Post Office to San Diego police officer Jonathan "J.D.'' De Guzman who was killed in the line of duty.

North County Crackdown Takes Out Major Heroin Supplier

North County Crackdown Takes Out Major Heroin Supplier

March 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged 55 people in a series of drug cases they claimed were some of the most significant yet to deal with San Diego County's rising heroin and methamphetamine use.

Arrest Made In National Threats To Jewish Community Centers

Arrest Made In National Threats To Jewish Community Centers

March 3
By Associated Press

An arrest has been made in connection with threats made to at least eight Jewish community centers nationwide.

Lawsuit Doesn't Allay San Diego Rapper's Fears Of Arrest

Lawsuit Doesn't Allay San Diego Rapper's Fears Of Arrest

March 1
By Ebone Monet

Brandon Duncan, a San Diego rapper known as "Tiny Doo," and Aaron Harvey are suing the city of San Diego claiming their civil rights were violated when they were arrested during a gang sweep in 2014.

Plane Crash Ignites Inferno In Riverside Neighborhood

Plane Crash Ignites Inferno In Riverside Neighborhood

Feb. 28
By Associated Press

Juan Cortes and his son were installing fencing when they saw a low-flying plane make an awkward tilt and go straight down into a quiet Southern California neighborhood of single-family homes. Moments later they and others were confronted with a horrifying inferno.

SDPD: State Requirements For Racial Profiling Data Still Unknown

SDPD: State Requirements For Racial Profiling Data Still Unknown

Feb. 27
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council on Monday received the results of a study on racial profiling within the San Diego Police Department.

San Diego's Downtown Library Keeps Homeless Warm And Dry

San Diego's Downtown Library Keeps Homeless Warm And Dry

Feb. 27
By Susan Murphy

San Diego’s wet winter is great for the drought, but miserable for the hundreds of homeless who have to endure the harsh conditions on the streets.

'Vision Zero' Traffic Safety Goals: Achievable or Aspirational?

'Vision Zero' Traffic Safety Goals: Achievable or Aspirational?

Feb. 23
By Andrew Bowen

Nearly a year and a half into San Diego's Vision Zero plan to eliminate all traffic deaths, advocates are growing increasingly frustrated by what they see as a lack of commitment from city officials. One official in charge of implementing the plan paints its goals as unachievable.

Report: California Hate Groups On The Rise

Report: California Hate Groups On The Rise

Feb. 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of hate groups nationwide rose for a second year in a row. It documented 79 hate groups in California in 2016.

Deported Mexicans Say Bridge Death Linked To Larger Suicide Problem

Deported Mexicans Say Bridge Death Linked To Larger Suicide Problem

Feb. 22
By Jean Guerrero

Officials said a deported Mexican man, Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, likely threw himself from a bridge an hour after he was deported to Tijuana on Tuesday.

Lawmakers Look To End Jail Incarceration Without In-Person Visits

Lawmakers Look To End Jail Incarceration Without In-Person Visits

Feb. 22
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Ten California counties have at least some jails where inmates cannot receive in-person visits from family and friends — a practice state lawmakers want to change.

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against SDPD Over Juvenile DNA Policy

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against SDPD Over Juvenile DNA Policy

Feb. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties filed a lawsuit this week over a San Diego Police Department policy that allows officers to collect DNA samples from juveniles, without a warrant or parental consent.

San Diego Law Enforcement Awaits Clarity On Trump's Immigration Order

San Diego Law Enforcement Awaits Clarity On Trump's Immigration Order

Feb. 15
By Steve Walsh

San Diego law enforcement is bracing for how the federal government might enforce President Trump’s order denying funds to sanctuary cities. A visit from the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, did little to clear things up.