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Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Israeli Artist, Syrian Refugee Make Art Not War In San Diego

Dec. 21
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit Jewish foundation hosted a refugee artist-in-residence program with an Israeli sculptor to help a Syrian refugee heal through art.

Edison Announces Contractor For $4.4B Decommissioning Of San Onofre

Edison Announces Contractor For $4.4B Decommissioning Of San Onofre

Dec. 20
By City News Service

A joint venture between Los Angeles-based AECOM and Energy Solutions Inc. of Salt Lake City will serve as the general contractor for the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Committee To Oversee San Diego Police Lacks Diversity, Critics Say

Committee To Oversee San Diego Police Lacks Diversity, Critics Say

Dec. 19
By Andrew Bowen

A group based in southeastern San Diego is criticizing the makeup of the San Diego City Council committee that oversees the police department. Appointments to the committee were made by the new Council President Myrtle Cole.

Navy Contractors Face Potential Prison Time For Alleged Bomb Threat...

Navy Contractors Face Potential Prison Time For Alleged Bomb Threat Hoax

Dec. 16
By City News Service

Two men who have worked as Navy contractors face potential prison time and fines for allegedly making bogus bomb threats that resulted in mass evacuations of naval ships moored on San Diego Bay in recent months.

San Diego Advances Recreational Pot Shop Rules

San Diego Advances Recreational Pot Shop Rules

Dec. 15
By Andrew Bowen

New regulations on recreational pot shops are moving forward to the San Diego City Council. But a proposed ban on marijuana cultivation, processing, storage and testing got a cold reception at its first public hearing.

Q&A: An El Cajon Activist On Counseling Women Who Escaped From ISIS

Q&A: An El Cajon Activist On Counseling Women Who Escaped From ISIS

Dec. 15
By Amita Sharma

Dilkhwaz Ahmed runs a local nonprofit group for domestic violence victims. She has traveled to Iraq several times over the last two years to counsel Yazidi women who have fled from ISIS.

How Jehovah’s Witnesses Leaders Hide Child Abuse Secrets At All Costs

How Jehovah’s Witnesses Leaders Hide Child Abuse Secrets At All Costs

Dec. 12
Trey Bundy / Reveal

One Jehovah’s Witness sexually abused at least seven children in San Diego congregations in the ’80s and ’90s. Leaders knew but did not report him to law enforcement, according to testimony by congregation elders. Instead, they promoted him.

Roundtable: Taking A Stand On Immigration, Mattis As Defense Secret...

Roundtable: Taking A Stand On Immigration, Mattis As Defense Secretary, Effects Of Legal Pot

Dec. 9
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Democrats at the state capitol launch an offensive on the proposed immigration policies of President-elect Donald Trump. Will retired Gen. James Mattis be a good fit for Secretary of Defense? And the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in the state is already having effect on criminal justice in San Diego.

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San Diego Pride Nudity Trial Underway

Dec. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The City of San Diego and several of its police officers are defending themselves against a federal civil lawsuit claiming police discriminated against a gay man at the 2011 San Diego Pride Festival.

City Announces Major Improvement In 911 Wait Times

City Announces Major Improvement In 911 Wait Times

Dec. 9
By City News Service

More than 93 percent of calls to 911 in San Diego were answered within 10 seconds in November. That's a jump from 67 percent of calls in April and better than the national target.

California Officials Work To Boost Support For Immigrants Ahead Of ...

California Officials Work To Boost Support For Immigrants Ahead Of Trump's Tenure

Dec. 8
By Tarryn Mento

A series of bills introduced in the state legislature aim to provide additional resources and protections for immigrants.

New Report Highlights Risks Of E-Cigs; California Prepares To Tax V...

New Report Highlights Risks Of E-Cigs; California Prepares To Tax Vaping Liquid

Dec. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

Tobacco control advocates in California are praising a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General that highlights the risks of e-cigarettes.

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San Diego County Prepares For Holiday Drunk Driving

Dec. 8
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego County prosecutors are readying for an anticipated spike in drunk driving during the holidays. Traffic deaths slightly increased over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Root In San Diego Courts

Marijuana Legalization Takes Root In San Diego Courts

Dec. 8
By Andrew Bowen

It's only been a month since voters legalized marijuana, but dozens of people are already seeing reduced sentences for marijuana crimes. Hundreds and potentially thousands more could see their criminal records changed.

'DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze': California Tackles Driving While High

'DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze': California Tackles Driving While High

Dec. 7
Ja'Nel Johnson / Capital Public Radio

After voters legalized recreational marijuana, a new statewide campaign highlights the consequences of using drugs while operating a vehicle.