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Poway Water Woes, San Diego Police Stop Blacks More Often Than Whites, One Year After Border Shutdown, Workplace Injuries At Amazon And More

A state official told KPBS that Poway’s storm drain and reservoir connections are not in compliance with state regulations and contributed to the contamination of the city’s water system. Poway residents remain under a boil-water order. In San Diego County, a new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union shows black people are twice as likely to be stopped ... Read more →

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'Cambodian Rock Band' Revisits A Country's Music And Political Past

Nov. 21
By Beth Accomando

La Jolla Playhouse just opened the play "Cambodian Rock Band" by UC San Diego graduate Lauren Yee. The play serves up a redemptive tale of a father and daughter finding each other amidst decades-old secrets and against the backdrop of Cambodian rock 'n' roll.

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San Diego's Sure Fire Soul Ensemble On New Album, Making Billboard Debut

Nov. 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The group's latest album, "Build Bridges," debuted No. 1 last month on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart.

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San Diego Council To Hear City Staff's Concerns Over Mission Valley Stadium Offer

Nov. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The city attorney’s office and independent budget analyst raised concerns about the offer last week. Their concerns included the offer only including inflation for a portion of the property and the requirement that the city set aside $10 million for infrastructure surrounding the stadium site.

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San Diego Adult Website Owner Charged With Child Sex Trafficking

Nov. 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The new charges come amid the ongoing civil fraud trial against owner Michael Pratt. The civil trial is expected to wrap up this week.

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California Democrats Still Waiting For The Full Iowa Treatment From Presidential Candidates

Nov. 18
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

The state moved its primary up from June to March, with backers hoping for more sway in presidential primaries. But to some of the people who attended this weekend’s California Democratic Party convention in Long Beach, the jury’s still out.

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Roundtable: Alarming Rate Of Law Enforcement Officers With Criminal Records

Nov. 15
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

A collaborative inquiry finds hundreds of California law enforcement officers with criminal backgrounds. The nation's highest court could decide the future for nearly a million undocumented immigrants. Wildfires destroy more than structures, a look at the impact on survivors' mental health.

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Midday Movies: Films To Be Thankful For

Nov. 15
By Beth Accomando

Thanksgiving is around the corner so Midday Movies turned to its film critics to ask what films they are thankful for.

San Diego Immigrant Affairs Manager Rita Fernan...

Meet San Diego's First Immigration Affairs Manager

Nov. 14
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Chula Vista native Rita Fernandez is San Diego's first Immigration Affairs Manager. She discusses what she hopes to accomplish in her new position and what she learned from a similar job she held in Los Angeles.


California Launches Program To Protect Transgender Voting Rights

Nov. 14
By Jade Hindmon

Secretary of State Alex Padilla partners with Equality California Institute to train poll workers on how to engage with voters whose gender identity, expression or pronouns do not appear to match their name on the voter rolls.

7 Moments That Stood Out From The 1st Day Of The Trump Impeachment Hearings

Nov. 14
Domenico Montanaro / NPR

Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and top State Department official George Kent testified in an open hearing Wednesday, the first of many to come in the impeachment inquiry.