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Tease photo for San Diego Police Release Sketch Of Homeless Attack Suspect

San Diego Police Release Sketch Of Homeless Attack Suspect

July 14
By KPBS News

The department on Thursday released a composite sketch of the man suspected to be behind a series of attacks on homeless men across San Diego this month.

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A Dozen Officers Per Month Left SDPD Last Fiscal Year, Chief Says

July 13
By City News Service

That's one fewer than the rate of the year before, Chief Shelley Zimmerman said Wednesday. The San Diego Police Department is currently 190 sworn officers below the number for which the department is budgeted.

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Faulconer Takes On Gov. Brown's Parole Initiative

July 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, City News Service, Laura Wingard

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is going to lead the effort to defeat in the fall Proposition 57, a measure Gov. Jerry Brown proposed that would allow early parole for some non-violent felons.

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Section Of Bluffs In Del Mar Collapse

July 13
By City News Service

A section of the bluffs in Del Mar collapsed onto the beach Wednesday, but while witnesses at first thought people may have been caught under the rubble, no one was found.

Tease photo for Homeless Man Hit On Head In East Village

Homeless Man Hit On Head In East Village

July 13
By Brooke Ruth

San Diego police were investigating the early-morning assault on the homeless man, who was possibly hit with a hammer.

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Crews Squelch Brush Fire Near Chula Vista Golf Course

July 12
By City News Service

Smoke and flames were spotted coming from an open field behind a driving range along Bonita Road near Willow Street shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Tease photo for Social Services Project Launches To Help Southeastern San Diego

Social Services Project Launches To Help Southeastern San Diego

July 11
By Susan Murphy

The CARE Center will focus on crime prevention and community intervention.

Tease photo for Suspect In Homeless Killings Released From Jail

Suspect In Homeless Killings Released From Jail

July 11
By KPBS News, City News Service

Anthony Padgett, 36, of Chula Vista was arrested last week in the attacks on four homeless men that have left three dead. San Diego police Capt. Dave Nisleit said Monday new evidence "does not give me confidence" in going forward with the case.

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Crews Move Quickly To Put Out Fire In Volcan Mountain Area

July 11
By City News Service

Ground and airborne firefighting crews kept the brush fire near Julian to 15 acres, according to Cal Fire.

Tease photo for Third San Diego Homeless Man Dies In Series Of Attacks

Third San Diego Homeless Man Dies In Series Of Attacks

July 10
By City News Service

The man, who was set on fire during a gruesome series of attacks on homeless men, died of his injuries Sunday. The suspect in the killings, Anthony Padgett, is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday.

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San Diego's Homeless Sleep A Little Easier — Emphasis On 'Little'

July 8
By Megan Burks

While gruesome attacks on the homeless like those this week are rare, violence among the homeless and targeting the homeless is not, advocates say.

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Activists Hope To Spotlight Local Police And Community Relations

July 8
By Tarryn Mento

Law enforcement's treatment of minorities is again dominating the national conversation. In San Diego, activists say they appreciate the renewed focus on the issue. But they question how it will make a difference.

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Latino Groups To Lead Memorial Service For Orlando Victims

July 8
By Jean Guerrero

Latino groups are joining religious and LGBT leaders Saturday evening at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral to remember the victims of last month's Orlando shootings.

Tease photo for Homeless Man Assaulted By Person Attempting To Rob Him

Homeless Man Assaulted By Person Attempting To Rob Him

July 8
By City News Service

A homeless man sleeping under a freeway overpass in Mission Valley was kicked and hit in the head with an empty bottle Friday morning by someone attempting to steal from him.

Tease photo for Roundtable: Dallas Police Attack, Homelessness In San Diego And Balboa Park

Roundtable: Dallas Police Attack, Homelessness In San Diego And Balboa Park

July 8
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

A sniper attack in Dallas left five police officers dead. San Diego's homelessness problem took a turn for the worse. Balboa Park and Seaport Village may be about to get makeovers.