- Feb. 17
What's the gang world like in America's Finest City? For several months, KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has been compiling a series of reports that she calls San Diego Gang Stories. It explains local gangs through the eyes of the people who come in contact with them. For the next hour, we'll bring you a special report that incorporates this series of Gang Stories.
- July 10
Mark Amador endured threats of violence while working as the lead prosecutor in three trials of "Los Palillos" gang members.
- June 29
The shooting occurred about 11 p.m. Sunday in San Diego's Mount Hope neighborhood. The victims' injuries were not considered life-threatening.
- June 24
Some San Diego County law enforcement officers are training in a technique that could be an extra tool when situations escalate.
- March 20
The results of the federal audit of the SDPD are in. Government leaders in Baja are accusing a newspaper chain of extortion. And the Salton Sea is still in deep trouble and the consequences more apparent.
- Feb. 9
The women serve as enforcers who still turn tricks — but they reap none of the profits and are used to shield pimps from police scrutiny.
- Dec. 4
The nine local shootings connected to Duncan's case occurred between May 2013 and February of this year.
Rapper Brandon Duncan, who goes by the name "Tiny Doo," is on trial today in connection with a string of gang-related shootings. His connection to the alleged crimes: a rap album.
- Oct. 21
Authorities arrested 43 people in predawn raids Tuesday that prosecutors said are linked to a large-scale methamphetamine and heroin trafficking organization in Imperial County.
- Oct. 14
Los Palillos splintered off from Tijuana's Arellano Felix drug cartel in 2002. It set up operations in San Diego, murdering nine people.
- Sept. 29
- Midday Edition
To address gang activity, the city’s Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention proposed a new initiative that begins as early as preschool.
- May 7
Parents can protest the gang designation, but KPBS found recently that the 10 parents who received the letters from the San Diego police didn't challenge the finding.
- April 28
A new law lets parents step in before police add their child's name to a statewide gang database. So far, no one has taken the cops up on the offer.
- April 24
The arrest of 45 San Diego gang members is expected to dramatically improve public safety in El Cajon and Spring Valley.
- April 8
As statewide conversations on childhood trauma grow, San Diego health, welfare and education leaders push service providers to get "trauma-informed."
- April 2
For a city whose gang problem pales in comparison to so-called gang capitals Los Angeles and Chicago, we sure have been talking about gangs a lot lately. Here's a primer on San Diego's gang landscape.