- March 18
A street outreach worker in San Diego says the term "at-risk" is too vague and too broadly applied — sometimes to the detriment of those truly in danger of becoming entrenched in gang life.
- March 17
The San Diego Police Department shares real-time information on gang homicides so former gang members can work to stop retaliation — starting at the hospital.
- March 3
Some community members community have likened members of the San Diego Police Department's gang suppression unit to Stormtroopers or a gang itself.
- Jan. 30
San Diego leaders and law enforcement Thursday unveiled a new campaign to raise awareness and help combat the growing problem of sex trafficking.
- Jan. 30
San Diego officials gathered Thursday to draw attention to a statewide campaign against the growing problem of human trafficking, a highly profitable underworld that enslaves its victims in prostitution and hard labor.
- Jan. 27
According to FBI, San Diego’s rival street gangs have put aside their differences over turf and drugs, and struck up alliances to sell women and girls, some as young as 12.
- Jan. 10
San Diego County prosecutors filed nine sex-trafficking cases in 2009. Last year, that number rose to 43.
- Jan. 10
An investigation called “Operation Corridor” has charged 22 people in North County with engaging in drug trafficking and racketeering. Those indicted are accused of involvement with Mexican Mafia prison gangs.
A recent report on street gangs finds there are more than 7,500 documented gang members in San Diego County, and their names go into a statewide database that some civil rights activists say may be flawed.
- 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.