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Mexican State Prosecutor In San Diego Jail For Drug Smuggling

Mexican State Prosecutor In San Diego Jail For Drug Smuggling

March 30
By Associated Press

The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit was arrested at the border with Mexico and is being held at a San Diego jail for drug smuggling.

New Police Captain Says He's Going 'Home' To Mid City

New Police Captain Says He's Going 'Home' To Mid City

March 30
By Tarryn Mento

When’s the last time you casually called a police officer about a problem in your community? That’s the kind of open dialogue the new police captain in San Diego’s Mid City region says he wants to create between his officers and the community they serve.

San Diego Area Mayors Organize Opposition To 'Sanctuary State' Bill

San Diego Area Mayors Organize Opposition To 'Sanctuary State' Bill

March 29
By Andrew Bowen

A group of local elected officials from around San Diego County are organizing opposition to SB 54, a bill in Sacramento that would limit cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities.

California Chief Justice Focuses On Immigration In Annual State Of ...

California Chief Justice Focuses On Immigration In Annual State Of The Judiciary Address

March 29
Capital Public Radio

During her annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye objected to immigration arrests in courthouses.

San Diego Emergency Officials, Geologist Sound Alarm On Tsunami Risk

San Diego Emergency Officials, Geologist Sound Alarm On Tsunami Risk

March 23
By Susan Murphy

If a large earthquake struck offshore, thousands of people along San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline could be in danger.

Man Arrested For Allegedly Making Threats To Jewish Centers, Potent...

Man Arrested For Allegedly Making Threats To Jewish Centers, Potentially Including San Diego JCC

March 23
By City News Service

A 19-year-old man was arrested in Israel Thursday for allegedly making bogus bomb threats against numerous Jewish community centers and other organizations, possibly including the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in University City.

Gun Threat Prompts Lockdowns At Fallbrook And Ivy Continuation High...

Gun Threat Prompts Lockdowns At Fallbrook And Ivy Continuation High Schools

March 22
By City News Service

A report of a possible gun-related threat against Fallbrook and Ivy Continuation high schools Monday morning prompted an hours-long lockdown of the two neighboring campuses.

Two New Bills Would Require Tighter Gun Security, Record Keeping

Two New Bills Would Require Tighter Gun Security, Record Keeping

March 22
Ja'Nel Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Two proposed gun safety bills would affect law enforcement and gun dealers.

History Of San Diego's Black Panther Party Marked By Social Work An...

History Of San Diego's Black Panther Party Marked By Social Work And Police Clashes

March 22
By Amita Sharma

While San Diego State University was the birthplace of the local Black Panther Party 50 years ago, the group was conceived several miles south where most of the city’s African-Americans lived.

Man Accused In Homeless Attacks Ruled Mentally Competent To Stand T...

Man Accused In Homeless Attacks Ruled Mentally Competent To Stand Trial

March 20
By City News Service

A judge ruled Monday that a man accused in a string of attacks on homeless men in San Diego, three fatal, is mentally competent to stand trial.

Carlsbad Plans To Scan License Plates To Boost Safety

Carlsbad Plans To Scan License Plates To Boost Safety

March 20
By Associated Press

The city of Carlsbad plans to scan the license plates of all incoming cars by placing stationary cameras at key intersections in a bid to boost public safety.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer: Local Police Will Not Act As Immig...

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer: Local Police Will Not Act As Immigration Agents

March 17
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

In response to an inquiry from the San Diego City Council, Mayor Kevin Faulconer gave his clearest indication yet that the city will not participate in any attempt to deputize local law enforcement as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Fire Chief, Lifeguard Union Leader Feud Over Dispatch Policy

Fire Chief, Lifeguard Union Leader Feud Over Dispatch Policy

March 16
By City News Service

Fire Chief Brian Fennessy Wednesday adamantly denied claims that a recently instituted policy routing emergency water-rescue calls to his department instead of to lifeguards delays response times.

SDPD To Deploy New Drug Testing Tool For Impaired Drivers On St. Pa...

SDPD To Deploy New Drug Testing Tool For Impaired Drivers On St. Patrick's Day

March 16
By City News Service

Officers who work to get drug-impaired drivers off the streets of San Diego have a new tool at their disposal, police Chief Shelley Zimmerman announced Thursday.

New Voices: A Younger Generation's Urgent Quest For Change In South...

New Voices: A Younger Generation's Urgent Quest For Change In Southeast San Diego

March 15
By Claire Trageser

These young leaders said they have not seen enough change in their community from the time of their parents or their grandparents. That makes their work urgent and their patience low.

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