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Menendez Brothers Moved Into Same San Diego Prison Unit

April 6
By City News Service

Erik and Lyle Menendez, whose 1989 shotgun murders of their wealthy parents in Beverly Hills made them two of the nation's most notorious convicts, this week got their first chance in more than two decades at a reunion due to a housing-unit transfer at the Otay Mesa prison where they are incarcerated.

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Mayor Faulconer Nixes 2019 Deadline For Downtown Bike Network

April 5
By Andrew Bowen

A network of protected bike lanes in downtown San Diego will not be built according to the timeline promised by Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Instead, he plans on building the network in phases.

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Strong 5.3 Earthquake Rocks Los Angeles Area

April 5
By City News Service

A strong earthquake rocked the Los Angeles area Thursday, swaying buildings in a wide area including West Los Angeles, Burbank and Woodland Hills.

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YouTube Shooter's Bizarre Videos Key To Suspected Motive

April 5
By Associated Press

The woman who shot three people at YouTube's headquarters was prolific at producing videos and posting them online, many of them bizarre, such as a clip in which she removes a revealing purple dress to expose fake breasts with the message, "Don't Trust Your Eyes."

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Police: YouTube Shooter Was Calm In Interview Before Attack

April 4
By Associated Press

Nasim Aghdam, a 39-year-old San Diego resident who believed she was being suppressed by YouTube and told her family members she "hated" the company, opened fire at YouTube's headquarters in California, wounding three people before taking her own life, police said.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Mailer From Geneviéve Jones-Wright Calls For Testing Every Rape Kit

April 3
By Jade Hindmon

KPBS continues to fact-check campaign mailers in our series, “#ShowUsYourMailers.” We’re looking at one from District Attorney candidate Geneviéve Jones-Wright calling for testing of all rape kits.

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California Eyes Lethal Force Law After Shootings By Police

April 3
By Associated Press

Several state lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man fatally shot by police are proposing Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire.

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From Defensive Bras To Mandatory Training: 30 Years Of Sexual Assault Awareness At UCSD

April 2
By Megan Burks

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, but one woman has been working to spread awareness at UC San Diego just about every month since 1988. She sat down with KPBS to talk about how things have changed in that time.

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Roundtable: Picking Sides In Sanctuary Fight

March 30
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego County supervisors will soon discuss in a closed-door session whether to join Orange County in supporting a federal lawsuit against California's sanctuary policies, the bike rental craze hits a backlash in two San Diego communities, and Barrio Logan residents say the city needs to do more to regulate trucks driving through small neighborhoods.

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Coronado Mayor Discusses Suicide Prevention Barriers, Controversial Tweet

March 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Caltrans released a feasibility study this week on possible suicide prevention barriers on the Coronado Bridge. But lack of funding may delay the project. The Coronado Bridge is the second deadliest in the nation for suicides after the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, where suicide prevention nets are currently being installed.

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Water Main Break Shuts Down Street South of SDSU

March 26
By City News Service

Repair efforts on a broken water main Monday morning shut down a residential street south of San Diego State University's campus in the El Cerrito neighborhood, police said.

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Opioid Crisis Gripping More Addicts Before Adulthood

March 26
By Jade Hindmon

The opioid crisis is expanding and those who work in the criminal justice system are noticing an even more disturbing trend. A growing number of kids are getting hooked.

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School Officials, Police Pledge Effort To Combat School Threats In San Diego

March 23
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Education and law enforcement officials on Friday pledged a collaborative effort to dealing with violent threats against school campuses in San Diego County.

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Bill Aimed At Restricting Police Use Of Military Weapons Introduced Into State Assembly

March 23
By City News Service

Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, along with Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, co-authored the legislation, which would require state and local police agencies to submit public documents, participate in a public hearing and receive majority approval from their local governing body prior to purchasing or acquiring military equipment.

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Roundtable: March For Our Lives

March 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Coming up Friday on KPBS Roundtable, the national March for Our Lives will include a large demonstrations in San Diego for tougher gun laws, the company hired to clean up trouble spots during the hepatitis A outbreak is accused of overcharging, and a look at how the war in Iraq, now 15 years old, impacted San Diego.