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KPBS, News Outlets Inch Forward In Fight For Police Misconduct Records

Feb. 15
By Tarryn Mento

A judge allowed a coalition of San Diego media organizations, including KPBS, to intervene in a legal case over the release of documents detailing past police misconduct.

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Ex-Con Accused In Hillcrest Restaurant Shooting Due In Court

Feb. 15
By City News Service

An ex-con who allegedly riddled a Hillcrest restaurant with bullets from an assault rifle — sending terrified diners ducking for cover but somehow injuring no one — was set to appear in a San Diego courtroom Friday.

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San Diego Students To Hold Town Hall On Gun Violence Prevention

Feb. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The town hall meeting will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Canyon Crest Academy’s Proscenium Theater in Carmel Valley. The community discussion is called "Seeking Solutions In A Polarized World."

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Navy Officer Guilty Of Manslaughter In Coronado Bridge Plunge Deaths

Feb. 14
By Associated Press

A Navy petty officer whose car plunged off a soaring bridge in San Diego and killed four people below was convicted Wednesday of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

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Sports Anchor's Story Of Survival Inspires New Blood Drive

Feb. 13
By Bennett Lacy

CBS8 Sports Anchor Kyle Kraska and KFMB are launching a new blood drive this week to celebrate local first responders, four years after Kraska survived being shot multiple times.

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Alleged Gunman Arrested After Opening Fire At Hillcrest Restaurant, No One Injured

Feb. 13
By City News Service

An ex-con who allegedly riddled a Hillcrest restaurant with bullets from an assault rifle — sending terrified diners ducking for cover but somehow injuring no one — was behind bars Wednesday facing a slate of criminal charges, including attempted murder.

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Sheriff's Department Says It'll Cost $354K To Provide Police Records

Feb. 13
By Tarryn Mento

KPBS asked county law enforcement agencies to release records related to police misconduct and the use of force under a new state law. But a response from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department shows its records won’t come cheap.

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Notorious Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Convicted

Feb. 12
By Associated Press

Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel.

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PG&E To Reshape Board In Aftermath Of Wildfires

Feb. 11
By Associated Press

Half of the board at PG&E is unlikely to stand for re-election at the besieged utility company that is reeling in the aftermath of last year's deadly California wildfires.

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KPBS Requests Law Enforcement Records; Police Unions Sue To Prevent Disclosure

Feb. 11
By Claire Trageser, Tarryn Mento

KPBS is asking for details about officers who committed sexual assault, killed someone in the line of duty, or were investigated for use of force. Reactions from law enforcement agencies in San Diego County have varied, depending on the department.

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Roundtable: Decriminalizing Homelessness

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen, Bennett Lacy

San Diego repeals an ordinance that banned living in vehicles, Congress will hold a hearing on human research done at San Diego's VA Medical Center, and local police unions fight a new transparency law.

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Montgomery Outlines Plans To Improve Police-Community Relations

Feb. 6
By Andrew Bowen

Newly-elected San Diego City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery now chairs the council's Public Safety Committee. She says she wants to improve police accountability and transparency.

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San Diego Repeals Ban On People Living In Cars

Feb. 5
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members have repealed a nearly 26-year-old ban on people living in cars, after a group of disabled people sued the city, arguing the law was discriminatory.

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Education Leader Urges Opioid Overdose Training In San Diego County Schools

Feb. 4
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County teachers are already trained on school shooting drills and identifying sex trafficking victims. Now, they may be tasked with learning to revive students who overdose on opioids.

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San Diego County Police Unions Sue Over New State Transparency Law

Feb. 1
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new transparency law, Senate Bill 1421, went into effect in January and grants the public access to department documents on police shootings and officer misconduct.

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