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What SDPD Is Doing With All That Identity Data It Must Collect Under New Mandate

Dec. 21, 2018
By Tarryn Mento

The San Diego Police Department must share data required under the Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA) with the state next year and is planning to produce its own local analysis but is releasing the raw data before then.

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SDPD Didn't Need Additional $200K To Implement New Anti-Racial Profiling Law

Dec. 20, 2018
By Tarryn Mento

The department barely spent funds allocated to help implement the law's data collection requirements, but it expects additional expenses related to the mandate for which it may seek reimbursement from the state.

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Pets Impacted By Camp Fire, Surrendered By Owners, Arrive In San Diego

Dec. 19, 2018
By City News Service

Eight dogs and three cats surrendered by their owners after their homes were devastated by the Camp Fire in Butte County arrived in San Diego Wednesday night.

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Students Hospitalized Following School Bus Crash In University City

Dec. 19, 2018
By City News Service

More than three dozen high school students were taken to a hospital for precautionary evaluations Wednesday after a car rear-ended their school bus in the University City area while they were on their way to classes, authorities reported.

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Report: More Than 88,000 Buildings In San Diego Face Highest Risk Of Wildfire

Dec. 19, 2018
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A Los Angeles Times analysis found that San Diego has the second largest concentration in the state of buildings in areas at the highest risk for wildfire.

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Monica Montgomery Appointed Chair Of Public Safety Committee

Dec. 17, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

Newly elected City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery will have a new platform to make good on her promises of more police accountability, after being appointed chair of the council's public safety committee.

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After Years As Youth Volunteer, City Heights Activist Hired To Lead Others

Dec. 17, 2018
By Tarryn Mento

The newest community organizer at the nonprofit Mid-City Community Advocacy Network has a long history of pushing for change in her neighborhood and now hopes to inspire others.

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San Diego DA Releases Video Of Officer Involved Shootings And In Custody Deaths

Dec. 14, 2018
By Priya Sridhar

The San Diego District Attorney's office released its findings on officer-involved shootings and in custody deaths for 2018.

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Nationwide Wave Of Email Bomb Threats Puts Law Enforcement On Alert

Dec. 14, 2018
By City News Service

Law enforcement authorities across the San Diego area Thursday investigated dozens of bogus emailed bomb threats received as part of a wave of similar menacing messages targeting businesses, schools and other locations across the nation in a bid to generate ransom payments.

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In Wake Of Accident, Encinitas Mayor Calls For Speedier Action On Bike Safety Improvements

Dec. 13, 2018
By Alison St John

In response to a serious bicycle accident on Highway 101 this week, Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear is calling for speedy action on improving bike safety measures.

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Official: California Must Mull Home Ban In Fire-Prone Areas

Dec. 12, 2018
By Associated Press

California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says.

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Julian Residents Force Vote For Volunteer Fire Department

Dec. 11, 2018
By Priya Sridhar

A special election on the fate of the volunteer Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Prevention District will be held in March 2019.

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What Does It Take To Defend Your Home Against A Mega Wildfire Like The Camp Fire? Here’s How One Couple Survived

Dec. 11, 2018
Ezra David Romero/Capital Public Radio

The Camp Fire killed 85 people. But at least one family didn’t evacuate and they survived.

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Lilac Fire Ravaged San Diego's North County A Year Ago

Dec. 7, 2018
By Erik Anderson

North San Diego County endured a December Santa Ana wind event that fueled a wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes last year.

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Community Devastated By Lilac Fire Nearly Back To Normal One Year Later

Dec. 7, 2018
By Matt Hoffman

The Lilac Fire destroyed more than 70 mobile homes at the Rancho Monserate Country Club in Fallbrook. One year later, all the ruble is cleared and nearly all the homes have been replaced.