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Fired La Mesa Police Officer Seeking To Regain Job

March 5
By City News Service

A former La Mesa police officer who was fired and criminally charged in connection with a controversial arrest near the Grossmont trolley station is seeking to regain his job, court filings show.

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Roundtable: Speeding Up School Reopenings

March 5
By Bennett Lacy

A new law provides financial incentives for school districts that accelerate school reopenings, an investigation into the waiver system that increased nurse workloads during the recent COVID-19 surge, and San Diego County moves to eliminate phone call costs for jail inmates.

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San Diego's Spike In Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Mirrors National Trend

March 4
By Claire Trageser

There were at least 29 reports of racist incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in San Diego County in 2020, according to a national advocacy group.

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Sacramento Leaders Speak Out As Asian And Pacific Islander Hate Crimes Continue In City

March 4
Sarah Mizes-Tan / CapRadio

Kelly Shum, owner of the Mad Butcher Meat Company in South Sacramento, remembers the incident clearly: A white man wearing a “Stand With The Flag” shirt came into her shop, made a purchase, and then, upon exiting, threw a dead cat into the parking lot right outside the store.

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Two Local Tribes Get Increase From Federal Government Disaster Assistance

March 4
By City News Service

Acting Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Bob Fenton announced Thursday that President Joe Biden has increased disaster assistance available for two local tribes.

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City Leaders Begin 'No Shots Fired' Program To Reduce Gun Violence

March 3
By City News Service

City government and law enforcement leaders joined Wednesday to call for peace and healing following a series of recent local shootings and to announce the launch of the pilot program No Shots Fired.

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SUV In Deadly Imperial Valley Crash Came Through Hole In Border Fence

March 3
By Associated Press

Thirteen people killed in one of the deadliest border crashes on record were among 44 people who entered the U.S. through a hole cut into Southern California's border fence with Mexico, the Border Patrol said Wednesday.

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San Diego County Supervisors Vote To End Charging Jail Inmates For Phone Calls

March 2
By City News Service

Previously, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department opposed ending the practice, arguing that the fees went toward the inmate welfare fund, which pays for educational programs and other services.

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Sheriff Announces First San Diego County Jail Inmate Death From COVID-19

March 1
By Mary Plummer / inewsource

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has announced that an inmate at the George Bailey Detention Facility in Otay Mesa died of COVID-19 – the first coronavirus jail death department officials have publicly acknowledged.

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CHP Officer Injured When Carjacking Suspect Rams Vehicle In Serra Mesa Area

March 1
By City News Service

A man was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of ramming an SUV into a California Highway Patrol vehicle during a pursuit in the Serra Mesa neighborhood, causing minor injuries to a CHP officer and prompting two officers to open fire, police said.

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State Water Project Takes Aim At Restoring Salton Sea, Alleviating Health Risks

March 1
By Erik Anderson

State officials hope a restoration project along the southern edge of the Salton Sea steers the region away from an ecological and public health disaster.

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State Releases New Fault Line Maps, Shaking Up San Diego City Zoning

Feb. 26
By City News Service

San Diego is notifying residents and property owners of proposed changes to earthquake fault zones within city limits which could potentially impact development and real estate transactions.

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Property Tax Postponement Deadline Extended For Wildfire-Affected Counties

Feb. 23
By City News Service

Residents of 31 counties in governor-declared disaster areas — including San Diego, Los Angeles and San Bernardino — now have a deadline of June 1 to apply for 2020-21 PTP.

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Community Advocates Argue For Better Tracking of Asian-American Hate Crimes

Feb. 23
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

Advocates say that until we have a better accounting of hate crimes in the U.S., we won’t know the true extent of the problem.

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USMC Helicopter Crew Makes Emergency Landing In Torrey Pines Area

Feb. 22
By City News Service

The crew of a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter flying out of Camp Pendleton made a safe emergency landing at Torrey Pines State Reserve Monday.

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