Stories by Pat Finn
U.S. troops reach an unwanted milestone in Afghanistan. A man the D.A. declined to charge with kidnapping and raping his wife has been arraigned for murdering her. An 11-year-old accused of killing his friend is found incompetent. The Sheriff's Department says postcards only -- no envelopes -- to prisoners.
Two months ago, California Western School of Law started the Access to Law Initiative, which places a small group of new graduates in a downtown office. The attorneys offer legal services to the poor and middle class pro bono or on a sliding scale and are mentored by professors and practicing attorneys.
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.
The Citizens Review Board on Police Practices has responded to a San Diego County Grand Jury report which said the board is rife with cronyism, prejudice, intimidation and conflicts of interest. Incoming board chair Jim Kaese says the report contains errors, but the board is already addressing the issues.