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California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

Jan. 9
By Erik Anderson

SDG&E is trying to convince state regulators that extreme wildfire conditions are the reason the 2007 wildfires killed two people, burned nearly 200,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,300 structures.

What Kind Of Data Should Police Collect During Traffic Stops?

What Kind Of Data Should Police Collect During Traffic Stops?

Jan. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Starting in 2018, California police officers will be required to collect and report traffic stop data. Civil rights advocates hope the data will help shed light on the prevalence of racial profiling.

SDG&E Seeks $379 Million From Ratepayers In 2007 Wildfire Costs

SDG&E Seeks $379 Million From Ratepayers In 2007 Wildfire Costs

Jan. 9
By Susan Murphy

The public will have an opportunity on Monday to weigh in on SDG&E's request to recover $379 million in costs from the 2007 wildfires. It is the utility's second attempt to pass on hundreds of millions of dollars stemming from the fires to its ratepayers.

Floods Force Hundreds Of Evacuations In California, Nevada

Floods Force Hundreds Of Evacuations In California, Nevada

Jan. 9
By Associated Press

Hundreds fled homes as a massive winter storm packing heavy rain, damaging winds and lightning caused mudslides and widespread flooding in Northern California and Nevada.

Investigators Link Insurer Cyber Breach To Foreign Nation

Investigators Link Insurer Cyber Breach To Foreign Nation

Jan. 6
By Associated Press

A foreign government was likely behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised more than 78 million consumers' records, investigators said Friday.

North Park Water Main Break Floods Homes, Streets

North Park Water Main Break Floods Homes, Streets

Jan. 5
By KPBS News

A water main ruptured in a North Park neighborhood early Thursday, sending a deluge of water through the streets and into some area homes.

Local Activists To March For Civil Rights, Police Reform On Martin ...

Local Activists To March For Civil Rights, Police Reform On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 4
By City News Service

During the march, they plan to push for issues such as civil rights, police reform and helping the homeless.

California Hires Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Combat Trump

California Hires Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Combat Trump

Jan. 4
By Associated Press

Democratic leaders in the state Legislature announced that they have hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as outside counsel to advise their legal strategy against the incoming administration of Donald Trump.

DNA Helps, But It Doesn’t Lock In A Sexual Assault Conviction

DNA Helps, But It Doesn’t Lock In A Sexual Assault Conviction

Jan. 4
Marisa Demarco / KUNM

New Mexico has the highest rate of untested sexual assault evidence kits per capita in the nation.

Law Enforcement Works To Adjust In Light Of Ignored Evidence

Law Enforcement Works To Adjust In Light Of Ignored Evidence

Jan. 4
Marisa Demarco / KUNM

We call the thousands of sexual assault evidence kits in New Mexico a backlog. But as the state Auditor’s Office pointed out in an audit last week, it’s not like there’s just a long line of envelopes at the labs waiting to be tested. Actually, the kits have been sitting around law enforcement departments all over the state for decades.

Tijuana Homicides Reach Record Level In 2016

Tijuana Homicides Reach Record Level In 2016

Jan. 3
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana saw more than 900 homicides in 2016, surpassing a previous record of 844 in 2008.

Hundreds Of Small Earthquakes Rattle Imperial County

Hundreds Of Small Earthquakes Rattle Imperial County

Jan. 2
By Susan Murphy

The cluster of magnitude 3s and 2s is not necessarily a precursor to a big one, said geologist Pat Abbott. The activity is more likely the continuation of tectonic plates pulling apart.

Rose Parade Celebrated Amid Heightened Security

Rose Parade Celebrated Amid Heightened Security

Jan. 2
By City News Service

Led by a spectacular opening street show, the 128th annual Rose Parade started under cloudy skies and watchful eyes on Monday.

El Cajon Police: Armed Man Shot Sunday Night

El Cajon Police: Armed Man Shot Sunday Night

Jan. 2
By City News Service

An El Cajon police officer shot a knife-wielding man who was walking in traffic, according to a police lieutenant.

Chula Vista's First Woman Police Chief On Her Plans For The City

Chula Vista's First Woman Police Chief On Her Plans For The City

Dec. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

Roxana Kennedy will be sworn in as the police chief for the Chula Vista Police Department Friday.