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New FBI Data Places San Diego Among 2016's Safest Cities Nationwide

New FBI Data Places San Diego Among 2016's Safest Cities Nationwide

Sept. 25
By City News Service

San Diego was the safest big city in the United States last year in terms of murders, while the San Diego-Carlsbad metro area had fewer violent crimes in 2016 than all but three of the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the country, according to statistics released Monday by the FBI.

One Year On: Alfred Olango’s Sister Describes His Life Before He Wa...

One Year On: Alfred Olango’s Sister Describes His Life Before He Was Fatally Shot By El Cajon Police

Sept. 25
By Amita Sharma

One year ago this week, it was Alfred Olango’s sister who called El Cajon Police to say her brother was having a mental health crisis in the minutes before he was shot and killed by an officer.

Carlsbad Testing New Police Ranger Program

Carlsbad Testing New Police Ranger Program

Sept. 19
By Matt Hoffman

Go to a beach, park or hiking trail in Carlsbad, and you might notice two new rangers out on patrol. But they are not your average ranger.

Fire Chief: Fall May Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions To San Diego

Fire Chief: Fall May Bring Dangerous Wildfire Conditions To San Diego

Sept. 18
By City News Service

This fall could bring dangerous wildfire conditions to San Diego and surrounding areas of the county, according to a report scheduled to be delivered Monday to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

SDPD Releases Statistics On Bites By Police Canines In Wake Of July...

SDPD Releases Statistics On Bites By Police Canines In Wake Of July Arrest

Sept. 18
By Amita Sharma

The city released numbers Monday regarding the use of police canines from 2013 to July of this year. Since 2013, there were a total of 223 police dog bites.

Roundtable: Homelessness And Hep A, Fire Season Looms, Catholic Chu...

Roundtable: Homelessness And Hep A, Fire Season Looms, Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Settlement

Sept. 15
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

San Diego took emergency measures this week, as the city tries to address the deadly outbreak of Hepatitis A. The traditional wildfire season is here, but lots of local fire personnel are elsewhere, battling fires up north. And, is the Catholic Diocese in San Diego doing enough the protect kids from predators, 10 years after settling 144 sexual abuse lawsuits?

Alliant University Course Aims To Professionalize Street Outreach W...

Alliant University Course Aims To Professionalize Street Outreach Workers

Sept. 15
By Megan Burks

Agencies in Los Angeles know former gang members and the formerly incarcerated are some of the best equipped to help break the cycles of violence and incarceration in urban communities. Now a class at Alliant University is aiming to professionalize the craft here in San Diego.

Local American Red Cross Looking For More Volunteers After Devastat...

Local American Red Cross Looking For More Volunteers After Devastating Hurricanes

Sept. 14
By Matt Hoffman

The organization said they need shelter and case workers ready to deploy to Florida and Texas.

City, Community Groups Spar Over Best Way To Find New Police Chief

City, Community Groups Spar Over Best Way To Find New Police Chief

Sept. 13
By Tarryn Mento

The city of San Diego has proposed one method, while a coalition of community groups suggests another.

California Police Chiefs End Opposition To Sanctuary Measure

California Police Chiefs End Opposition To Sanctuary Measure

Sept. 12
By Associated Press

California police chiefs have dropped their opposition to a weakened "sanctuary state" measure that would restrict their interactions with immigration authorities, but sheriffs remained opposed Tuesday saying the measure would still limit their authority to work with federal officers in jails.

California Defiant In Early Talks About Rollback Of Campus Sexual A...

California Defiant In Early Talks About Rollback Of Campus Sexual Assault Protections

Sept. 8
By Megan Burks

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week said she intends to rewrite federal guidance on how colleges should react to reports of sexual assault. California’s public university systems intend to press forward with their Obama-era reforms anyway.

Back From Texas, San Diego Urban Search And Rescue Team Heads To Fl...

Back From Texas, San Diego Urban Search And Rescue Team Heads To Florida

Sept. 8
By City News Service, Michael Lipkin

Many of the members of a San Diego-based Urban Search and Rescue Team that just returned from storm-ravaged Houston headed right back out, this time to Florida.

Catastrophic Hurricanes A Wake-Up Call To Prepare For Disasters And...

Catastrophic Hurricanes A Wake-Up Call To Prepare For Disasters And Climate Change

Sept. 8
By Susan Murphy

Climate researchers say the catastrophic storms are a preview of global warming, while emergency officials are warning the events should be a wake-up call for everyone to be prepared.

Report: 10 Percent Increase In Hate Incidents Against California Mu...

Report: 10 Percent Increase In Hate Incidents Against California Muslims

Sept. 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Council on American-Islamic Relations California says it received 1,239 cases last year that ranged from hate crimes to discrimination and bullying.

Which City Council Member Changed Their Vote On Sex Offender Law?

Which City Council Member Changed Their Vote On Sex Offender Law?

Sept. 7
By Andrew Bowen

A majority of council members voted behind closed doors to place the repeal of the city's unconstitutional Child Protection Act on a future agenda. But when the vote to repeal the ordinance came, at least one council member changed their vote.

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