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Lansdowne Proposes Body Cameras To Help Combat Racial Profiling

Jan. 30
By Megan Burks
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San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne heard from community members who said they've been racially profiled and proposed sweeping changes to address their concerns.

San Diego Police Reporting To City Council On Racial Data Collection

Jan. 28
By City News Service

A report on how the San Diego Police Department collects racial data during traffic stops is scheduled to be delivered to a City Council committee Wednesday.

What Can City Heights Residents Do In Response To Albertsons Store Closure?

Jan. 28
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The largest supermarket in the community of City Heights is shutting its doors next month. The loss of Albertsons might increase the neighborhood's reputation as a "food desert."

San Diego Police: 'We Do Our Very Best To Reach Everyone'

Jan. 20
By Megan Burks
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Police Chief William Lansdowne let a key check on racial profiling slide because he hadn't heard it's a concern in the community. Here's what the department does to open lines of communication, and why some voices aren't being heard.

Albertson's Closes Store In San Diego Food Desert

Jan. 16
By Megan Burks
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The Albertson's in City Heights is one of eleven in southern California closing its doors next month.

In Defense Of Investigatory Traffic Stops

Jan. 15
By Megan Burks
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A New York Police Department transplant defends the San Diego traffic stops at the center of racial profiling claims.

When Police Can — And Can't — Pull You Over

Jan. 10
Liam Dillon, Voice of San Diego
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When racial-profiling allegations arise, they often come from traffic stops. Here's what the police can, and can't, do.

What It Means To Be ‘Black While Blue’

Jan. 9
Liam Dillon, Voice of San Diego
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SDPD Detective Sgt. Benjamin Kelso says racial relations within the department and in the community have improved since his fellow officers racially profiled him two decades ago. But he says the department is far from post-racial.

San Diego Has Fallen Behind On Combating Police Racial Profiling

Jan. 6
By Megan Burks
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The San Diego Police Department often has failed to follow its own rules regarding the collection of racial data at traffic stops, saying the community isn't concerned about racial profiling.

Second Opinion: What We Learned About Health Care — And Our Readers — in 2013

Jan. 1
By Megan Burks
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Second Opinion answered questions about the Affordable Care Act from 24 San Diegans in 2013. The requirements to participate were simple: You had to have a question about Obamacare and you had to do it on camera.

Mid-City's 'Year of Funding'

Dec. 24
By Megan Burks
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If 2012 was the year of campaign promises in City Heights, 2013 was the year of paying for those promises.

A Food Bank's New Year's Resolution

Dec. 23
By Megan Burks
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An increasing need for long-term help has Feeding America thinking less about filling bellies and more about nutrition.

Second Opinion: How Will Feds Enforce Individual Mandate?

Dec. 16
By Megan Burks
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Americans who want health coverage starting Jan. 1 have one more week to sign up for Obamacare. But how will the government know whether they do or not?

With Filner Out, San Diego Spins Its Wheels On Taxi Reform

Dec. 13
By Megan Burks
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Disgraced former-Mayor Bob Filner set the wheels in motion for San Diego to take over the taxicab industry. A proposal by interim Mayor Todd Gloria could bring that work to a sudden halt.

Second Opinion: Will Obamacare Streamline Care For Disabled People?

Dec. 9
By Megan Burks
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The Affordable Care Act will fund a three-year pilot program aimed at streamlining health care delivery to seniors and people with disabilities.

What's Behind San Diego's Gang Problem?

Dec. 6
By Megan Burks

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.

Second Opinion: Will Obamacare Help If My Company’s Plan Is Too Expensive?

Dec. 2
By Megan Burks
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How much is too much when it comes to health care premiums for employer-based coverage? You and the federal government might disagree.

Living With Food Insecurity In An Era Of Abundance

Nov. 29
Bianca Bruno
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Public health experts and operators of food pantries are working to alleviate a reality in which many residents of low-income neighborhoods do not know when they will eat their next nutritious meal.

Why San Diego County Will Lose Half Its State Health Funds (And Why It Might Not Matter)

Nov. 27
By Megan Burks
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The San Diego region is poised to lose at least half its state funding for indigent healthcare and public health programs.

Second Opinion: What Does Obamacare Mean For My Paycheck?

Nov. 25
By Megan Burks
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We've tackled what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act this year. Now for the long view — will it ever reduce payroll taxes?

Covered California Enrollment Strong Among Young Adults, Weak Among Spanish-Speakers

Nov. 21
By Megan Burks
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Covered California administrators are happy with the rate of young people enrolling in new health plans but said they have some work to do enrolling non-English speakers.

Second Opinion: Which Mental Health Services Have To Be Covered Under Obamacare?

Nov. 18
By Megan Burks
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Insurance providers must cover mental health services, but which ones and how well?

Food Stamp Cuts Could Hurt City Heights Farmers Market

Nov. 12
By Megan Burks
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Families who use food stamps have $36 less this month for stocking their cupboards. The cuts are also affecting businesses and, ultimately, the communities they serve.

Second Opinion: What Does Obamacare Mean For Health Savings Accounts?

Nov. 11
By Megan Burks
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A La Jolla resident wants to know if she can window-shop on Covered California if she has a health savings account.