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Stories by Gina Diamante

San Diegans Sign Postcards For The President

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Nearly 100 San Diegans turned out for a postcard writing event on Wednesday to pen their thoughts and mail them to the White House. It was part of a national effort to send millions of messages to the president on the same day

San Diego Congressional Reps Hold Town Halls

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Republicans Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis, all held town hall meetings on Saturday.

Initial OK Given To $1M Settlement In Border Death Case

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Anastasio Hernandez Rojas died in 2010, after border agents shot him multiple times with a Taser.

Issa Repeats Call For Independent Review On Possible Russian Ties To Trump

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The North County Republican first made the call in an appearance on "Real Time With Bill Maher," suggesting the special prosecutor statute could apply. In a new statement Monday, he said he recommended an independent review, but did not use the term "special prosecutor."

New Justice System Rolling Out In Mexico

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Oral trials — similar to those in the U.S. — are expected to make Mexico's justice system more transparent.

Border Agents Uncover Third Tunnel In El Centro Sector In A Year

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The 142-foot long tunnel was discovered by a Border Patrol agent on routine patrol.

San Diego Port Commissioners Consider Brigantine For Waterfront Spot

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The Brigantine has proposed a two-story restaurant complex to replace longtime tenant Anthony's Fish Grotto on the San Diego waterfront.

San Diego Attorney Seeks U.N.'s Help To Free Convicted Killer

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In an unusual and last-ditch effort to exonerate a woman in a 1992 gang murder, a San Diego attorney has filed an appeal with the United Nations.

No Action On Calexico Police Chief's Contract

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The Calexico City Council voted to take interim Chief Michael Bostic's contract off the agenda Tuesday night. Bostic has said he is trying to clean up the Calexico Police Department.

Calexico City Council To Consider Police Chief’s Contract

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The council meeting comes one day after seven fired officers filed a federal lawsuit against the interim police chief and the city.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Gets A New Helicopter

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The $4.8 million Bell 407GX will be used for patrols, search and rescue, and firefighting.

H-1B Visa Applications Up For Review

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The federal government said it has received more than enough applications for a limited number of visas for skilled foreign workers.

Protest Caravan Honoring Missing Mexican Students Comes To San Diego

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Caravan 43 is a movement by parents and friends of 43 Mexican students who have been missing since September 2014. They plan to visit 45 states to raise awareness and seek help.

San Diego Tourism Authority Launches $9M Advertising Campaign

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The agency's multi-platform campaign will run for four months in major U.S. cities including San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles.

Year In Review 2013: Top San Diego education stories

It was a big year for education in San Diego and across the country in 2013. KPBS Evening Edition host Peggy Pico highlights some of the biggest changes going into effect this year.

City Attorney: State Agency Bringing Challenge Over Pension Reform Is 'Our Adversary'

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City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says legal challenges against the pension reform initiative are unprecedented, and that the state agency bringing the challenges could force the city of San Diego to violate the Constitution.

County Official Says Food Stamp Hotline Problems Started One Year Ago

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The county first realized it was having problems with a hotline designed to help residents access food stamps and other benefits about a year ago, according to Nick Macchione, the director of the county's Health and Human Services Agency.