- Dec. 6
Local law enforcement say gangs have gotten worse in the last five years. Officers say it's due to prison realignment. Researchers say San Diego is behind the gang deterrence curve.
A report released by the San Diego Association of Governments shows local officials are more concerned about gangs today than five years ago.
- Aug. 15
A nonprofit that helps youth find jobs after being arrested is drawing from the local food movement to teach responsibility.
- July 30
Lawrence McKinney, one of three black officers to take a top post at the San Diego Police Department, retires Thursday. He reflects on the headway made on race relations in the mid-city community.
- July 1
New four-bed shelter offers girls therapy, academics and "life skills."
Gang violence is an ongoing problem in the North County with nearly two dozen gangs claiming turf along the Highway 78 corridor.
- March 15
San Diego Police Chief William Landsdowne's comments to City Council Monday painted a pretty clear -- and frightening -- picture.
- March 1
A group formed after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary will meet in Hillcrest Saturday to call for changes in federal gun laws.
- Nov. 15
Three young men were convicted today of first-degree murder in the death of a college student who was lured to a late-night robbery in Paradise Hills by a Craigslist ad for a laptop computer.
The never-ending round of mayoral debates continues -- with some new twists. Hate groups hang on in San Diego County by changing their message. A local company discovers how to use crowdsourcing to find lost hikers 4,000 miles away.
- Sept. 5
- Midday Edition
The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified 13 hate groups in San Diego County and another 12 which are statewide. An eclectic bunch, they include white racist skinheads, patriot groups, black separatists, anti-immigrant groups, and Christian identity groups.
- April 26
"We're taking it back to basics, teaching guys who have been homeless or in prison the basic responsibilities of life they forget or never learned."
- April 24
The Alpha Project's "Take Back the Streets" program has been transforming lives for more than 20 years.
In 2008, the San Diego Police Department began a series of curfew sweeps in urban neighborhoods in an effort to curb violent crime and protect juveniles. Four years later, voiceofsandiego.org has taken a look at the numbers to find out if the sweeps are doing the job.
- Jan. 31
Services will be held Tuesday night for a 13-year old San Ysidro Middle School student shot and killed over the weekend in Tijuana. He was one of five males killed in what is being called an attack by organized crime.