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Homeless Mentioned In Nearly 13% Of All San Diego Fire Dispatch Calls

Jan. 17
By Mary Plummer / inewsource

As San Diego grapples with a large, unsheltered homeless population, some turn to canyons and parks for a place to live. Many of those areas are at the highest risk for fire in the city, putting nearby homes and structures at risk.

One of the portraits that will be on display as...

Trafficking Victims Reclaim Their Stories In Photo Exhibit

Jan. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A photo exhibit opening Friday in San Diego not only literally puts a human face to the issue of human trafficking but also shows how former victimization does not define lives.

Pacific Gas & Electric, PG&E crews work on rest...

California Lawmaker Demands Probe Of PG&E's Chief Regulator

Jan. 15
By Associated Press

A state lawmaker on Wednesday demanded an extensive review of the California Public Utilities Commission to determine whether regulators’ lax oversight enabled neglect at Pacific Gas & Electric that triggered catastrophic wildfires, a messy bankruptcy and exasperating blackouts.

Fentanyl pills pictured from a seizure in San D...

7,800 Packages Of Meth, Fentanyl And Heroin Mailed Across US From San Diego

Jan. 15
By Tarryn Mento

A man pleaded guilty in federal court this month to shipping thousands of packages filled with drugs across the country.

Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash Jan...

Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2, Seriously Injures 1 On I-5 In Carlsbad

Jan. 14
By City News Service

Two motorists were killed and a passenger suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning when a pickup truck heading the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad crashed head-on into a sedan following a brief police pursuit in Oceanside.

A timeline from the LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories O...

San Diego History Center LGBTQ Exhibit Leads To Law Enforcement Diversity Training

Jan. 13
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

It started with an exhibit on San Diego's LGBTQ history. With the help of San Diego Pride, it grew into a diversity training program for San Diego County sheriff's deputies.

Police officers remove a tent left by the homel...

New Program Clears Minor Infractions For Homeless Who Stay At Bridge Shelter For 30 Days

Jan. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The program gives homeless individuals who face arrest or a ticket for minor quality-of-life issues the option of going to the Alpha Project’s shelter in East Village. If they stay there for 30 days their infraction is cleared.

Flames from a backfire consume a hillside as fi...

California Could Mandate Backup Power At Cell Phone Towers

Jan. 8
By Associated Press

When the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too.

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Report: California Cops More Likely To Stop Black Drivers

Jan. 3
By Associated Press

Black drivers in California were stopped by police at 2.5 times the per capita rate of whites and searched three times as often, according to the latest report Thursday from a first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling by police.

Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up the measure by Assem...

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber On Being Named San Diegan Of 2019 And Legislative Work Ahead

Jan. 2
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

Newly minted San Diegan of the year for 2019, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber talks about the honor, her work on a landmark bill regarding use of lethal force by law enforcement and her legislative priorities in 2020.

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San Diego Anti-Defamation League Reacts To Increase In Anti-Semitic Violence

Dec. 31, 2019
By Alison St John, John Carroll

With last weekend's stabbing in New York and the attack at a Poway synagogue earlier this year, we get reaction from a local Jewish leader on the spate of anti-Semitic violence.

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San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore Discusses Hate Incidents, Jail Deaths

Dec. 31, 2019
By Jade Hindmon

In 2019, the San Diego Sheriff's Department faced a number of scandals from a sexual assault trial involving a former deputy to growing criticism over the high number of deaths inside county jails.

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Firm Sues California Over Ban On Private Prisons

Dec. 31, 2019
By Associated Press

The GEO Group filed a federal suit in San Diego on Monday that says a state ban on for-profit prisons and detention centers that takes effect Wednesday is unconstitutional.

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SDPD Identifies Guard Killed At Homeless Shelter

Dec. 30, 2019
By City News Service

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday outside the Alpha Project shelter at 1700 Imperial Ave., police said. The gunman approached the guard outside the shelter and shot him several times, then fled the scene.

A helicopter drops water on the Cave Fire burni...

California's Gov. Newsom Had 'Baptism By Fire' In 1st Year

Dec. 30, 2019
By Associated Press

During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Both soon became inescapable topics.

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