Stories by Joanne Faryon
The former San Diego Hospice campus on Third Avenue in Hillcrest has been sold for $20 million to a Houston developer, Camden, USA Inc. Camden has a large apartment complex in Chula Vista.
Nursing home staff wants to identity the man who has been on life support for 15 years so he can be reunited with his family. He's been dubbed 66 Garage.
An unlikely alliance of elected officials, border enforcement, the Mexican Consulate and others have banded together to find the true identity of a John Doe on life support.
Sixty-Six Garage, the random name he was given when he arrived at the UCSD Trauma Center in San Diego in 1999, is a John Doe who has been kept alive with machines since the vehicle he was traveling in crashed near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Texas Rep. John Culberson, a Republican, says the federal government is required to hold 34,000 immigrant detainees a day, but the Obama administration disagrees with that interpretation of the law.
Federal authorities are holding fewer immigrants in detention, a reversal in a decade-long upward trend of locking people up who are in the deportation process. The detainees are facing deportation for various reasons, including committing a crime or being in the U.S. illegally.
The reasons parents in California are choosing not to immunize their kids today is partly due to what they find on the Internet, including a study that incorrectly linked vaccines to autism.
The name apparently comes from the garage where a van he was in was taken after it crashed near the Mexican border about 100 miles east of San Diego in June 1999.
Nearly 51,000 California kindergarteners — in both public and private schools— began the 2014-2015 school year lacking one or more recommended vaccinations against diseases.
A change in the whooping cough vaccine may be contributing to more teens getting the illness.
For Yolanda Ibarra Lara, the possibility that her brother, Gilberto Ceron Lara, is alive is a godsend — even if he's being kept alive by life support.
A registered nurse who was fired from the San Diego Hospice in 2011 alleges staff were encouraged to find creative ways to admit people into care who weren’t eligible.
Over the weekend and into Monday, the billionaire Koch brothers and supporters converged on the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.
Most of the people who got whooping cough in San Diego County so far this year were up to date with their immunizations, according to county data.
A San Diego audit found problems with the way square footage is recorded on some building permits which could potentially impact tax bills.
Some parents in the Poway Unified School District are questioning why the district is allowing teachers’ kids to attend its newest school, while turning away neighborhood children.
Homeowners want to know why their kids can't attend a new K-8 school in their neighborhood.
The fate of the "water tower" site might finally be decided by the Poway Unified School District.
Laura Simon says never in her wildest dreams did she expect to be blowing out the candles on her 108th birthday cake.
The feds aren't likely to see much of their $112 million claim against San Diego Hospice.
Dying patients are faced with a difficult choice: a comfortable death or expensive medical treatment that might make them feel better and live a little longer.
San Diego Hospice kept Krystyna Saling in care for six years, and then discharged her in November. She has end stage Alzheimer's.
This is the first indication patient care was an issue for the beleaguered San Diego Hospice, not just money.
A chief executive with San Diego Hospice testified in bankruptcy proceedings this week, the organization discharged as many as half its patients because they were not eligible for care.
The troubled San Diego Hospice did not report patient information to the state back in 2009 and 2010 - information that would have indicated how long hospice patients received care.
San Diego Hospice continues to care for 401 dying patients - despite being in bankruptcy court and winding down operations for good. But the care of those patients could be in jeopardy if the organization does not get an immediate two million dollar loan.
A sad update on a story about a San Diego man profiled in our end of life series. LC Sallis, 89, died Sunday evening with his wife Betty by his side.
The largest hospice provider in California, San Diego Hospice, announced it will cease operations in the midst of a lengthy federal audit.
A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows cases of whooping cough in the U.S. may be resistant to the vaccine.
The leaders of Sharp Hospice talk about why more people are choosing hospice care and the challenges that growth creates.
With a growing number of people choosing to die at home, the federal government is questioning who's in hospice and for how long.
One of San Diego's most influential insiders says he wants to redevelop Qualcomm into a new stadium for the San Diego Chargers, and believes it could be done without spending public money.
In an effort to save money, the county's largest hospice provider closed its 24-bed hospital in Hillcrest and laid off more staff.
KPBS takes a look at the top investigative stories of 2012 with KPBS reporters Joanne Faryon and Amita Sharma.
Former Union-Tribune publisher and socialite David Copley was once listed among country's 400 richest Americans. He died this week.
San Diego mayoral candidate Bob Filner released his calendar to the KPBS/I-Newsource Investigations Desk. The calendar is missing several days, and all activity in Washington D.C.
The 52nd Congressional District is in the spotlight at preconvention meetings at the Democratic National Convention. The head of the San Diego Democratic Party says even Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has talked about the district being one of the key races for the Democrats.
Two years after a KPBS/Investigative Newsource investigation posed serious questions about how well the whooping cough vaccine works, new research confirms the vaccine is failing at a higher rate than expected. Troubling news as the country is on track to experience its worst whooping cough epidemic in 50 years. Health officials are looking at recommending a seventh dose of vaccine to control the outbreak.
Gary Kreep is the newly elected San Diego Superior Court Judge who has serious doubts about the citizenship of President Barack Obama. About a month before the Primary election, the San Diego County Bar Association issued a press release which said Gary Kreep was not qualified to be a judge. Kreep responded by calling the SD County Bar Association "bigoted." Now the President of the bar association says their rating was "fair and unbiased."
One in five sexual assaults at Marine Corps bases last year were reported in San Diego County. We take a look at what's being done to combat MST and hear from a California legislator trying to change the way abuse is reported.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a lower court ruling that the cross on Mt. Soledad is unconstitutional and decreed that juvenile offenders cannot be sent to prison for life without the possibility of parole.
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of border state Arizona's crackdown on immigrants.
What will a 21% budget cut mean to San Diego's court system? Will the teachers ratify the deal between SDUSD and the union? And how does a candidate rated "unqualified" for judge get elected anyway?
A new report shows signs San Diego's economy is pulling out of the recession. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce reports the worst of the recession is over for San Diego.
Gary Kreep, who appears to have won the race for a San Diego County Superior Court Judge seat, caught national attention recently for his belief that President Barack Obama's birth certificate is fake.
San Diego Unified and the teachers union have reached an agreement to forestall most planned layoffs.
It all started when Jonah Kohn, an eight grader at the San Diego Jewish Academy, was sitting in his music class. He had a problem: the class was so loud that he couldn't hear his guitar.
After months of investigating the excessive wear and decay in tubes in the recently over-hauled generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the cause is in the heavily modified design. The NRC explained its findings at a community meeting in San Juan Capistrano Monday.
Lilia Velasquez, a San Diego attorney specializing in immigration law, said her office was flooded with calls Friday after President Barack Obama announced he was easing enforcement of immigration laws.
Roundtable: We look at where the energy will come from with news San Onofre nuclear plant will be offline through the summer, plus the NRC plans a public meeting to update progress made, then we look at talks between the teachers union and SDUSD.
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