- 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.
- 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.