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Crews Break Ground On Hillcrest Fire Station Replacement

Crews Break Ground On Hillcrest Fire Station Replacement

Nov. 1
By City News Service

The 65-year-old facility at Ninth and University avenues is too small for modern fire trucks.

Drilling May Have Caused Deadly 1933 California Quake

Drilling May Have Caused Deadly 1933 California Quake

Oct. 31
By Associated Press

New research suggests oil drilling decades ago may have triggered earthquakes in the Los Angeles region, including the 1933 quake that killed more than 100 people.

San Diego's 911 Wait Times Continue To Drop

San Diego's 911 Wait Times Continue To Drop

Oct. 31
By Claire Trageser

The average wait time for 911 calls in San Diego still falls short of the national standard despite decreasing significantly since April.

About 13 Officers Leave San Diego Police Each Month, Report Says

About 13 Officers Leave San Diego Police Each Month, Report Says

Oct. 26
By City News Service

Despite pay raises and heightened recruiting efforts, little progress has been made in addressing the staffing problem among sworn officers in the San Diego Police Department.

Measure G Would Change Police Oversight Rules

Measure G Would Change Police Oversight Rules

Oct. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego’s Measure G would reform the city’s police oversight board, but even without formal opposition some supporters are saying it doesn’t do enough to increase the board’s power.

City Releases Preliminary Findings In Long-Awaited Study On Police ...

City Releases Preliminary Findings In Long-Awaited Study On Police Racial Profiling

Oct. 26
By Tarryn Mento

A San Diego City Council committee will hear the results of a much-delayed report that aims to answer whether San Diego police disproportionately pulled over drivers of color.

NAACP Suit Alleges El Cajon Police Violated Protesters' Freedom Of ...

NAACP Suit Alleges El Cajon Police Violated Protesters' Freedom Of Speech

Oct. 25
By Tom Fudge

On two occasions, El Cajon police declared protests in response to the police shooting death of Alfred Olango "unlawful assembly."

Burglary Suspect Who Pulled Gun On Deputy Suffers Non-Lethal Bullet...

Burglary Suspect Who Pulled Gun On Deputy Suffers Non-Lethal Bullet Wound

Oct. 24
By City News Service

The deputy opened fire on a residential burglary and carjacking suspect during a traffic stop in Encinitas.

Weeks After El Cajon Police Shooting, Community Is Still Gathering

Weeks After El Cajon Police Shooting, Community Is Still Gathering

Oct. 24
By Claire Trageser

Organizers in El Cajon say Alfred Olango's death almost a month ago set off sparks that are igniting change. A memorial and rallies immediately after the shooting have given way to daily barbecues and community hangouts.

NTSB To Investigate Bus Crash That Left 13 Dead, 31 Injured

NTSB To Investigate Bus Crash That Left 13 Dead, 31 Injured

Oct. 24
By Associated Press

The bus was coming from Red Earth Casino in the desert town of Thermal and was about 35 miles into its 135-mile trip back to Los Angeles. The incident was one of the deadliest wrecks in California history.

News In Numbers: How Doctors And The DMV Decide It’s Time For Calif...

News In Numbers: How Doctors And The DMV Decide It’s Time For Californians To Stop Driving

Oct. 24
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

DMV statistics reveal the agency took action against the licenses of 4,388 to 6,389 drivers with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia each year over the last decade. That's far fewer than the estimated 50,000 people who develop the disease in the state annually.

Suspect In Homeless Attacks Found Mentally Incompetent

Suspect In Homeless Attacks Found Mentally Incompetent

Oct. 21
By City News Service

Jon David Guerrero, who's accused of attacking five homeless men and killing three of them, is mentally incompetent to stand trial, a judge ruled Friday.

Mexico's Demand For Potent California Marijuana Creates Southbound ...

Mexico's Demand For Potent California Marijuana Creates Southbound Smuggling

Oct. 21
By Jean Guerrero

Marijuana has long flowed from Mexico into the U.S. Now, it's starting to flow in the opposite direction.

Prescription Drug Abuse Continues To Take Toll In San Diego

Prescription Drug Abuse Continues To Take Toll In San Diego

Oct. 20
By Kenny Goldberg

The latest San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Report Card reveals some disturbing numbers.

Weeks Before Olango Shooting, El Cajon Said 'No' To More Police Ove...

Weeks Before Olango Shooting, El Cajon Said 'No' To More Police Oversight

Oct. 20
By Andrew Bowen

A San Diego County Grand Jury report this year recommended the city of El Cajon establish a civilian board to oversee police conduct. The City Council strongly rejected that recommendation just seven weeks before a police officer fatally shot Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man.