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New Documents Shed Light On How SEAL Team Turned In Eddie Gallagher

Dec. 27, 2019
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Hours of recorded interviews with Gallagher’s team members, text messages between them, and a body cam recording of the moment right before Gallagher allegedly stabbed a wounded ISIS fighter were included in the trove of documents leaked to the New York Times.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, ...

Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2019

Dec. 27, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

We look back at some of the biggest stories from the past year with our panel of San Diego journalists.

In this photo taken on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, a...

California Jails Use Kinder Approach To Solitary Confinement

Dec. 26, 2019
Don Thompson / Associated Press

Three Northern California county jails are trying a new approach to solitary confinement. The idea is to limit solitary confinement to violent inmates.

A firefighter examines a burning home as the Hi...

Wildfires Cause Turmoil In California Property Insurance Market

Dec. 26, 2019
By Associated Press

Kent Michitsch seemed to be running out of traditional options to insure the home he’s lived in for more than 30 years northeast of San Diego as California’s massive property insurance market reels from three consecutive years of destructive wildfires.

Members of the California National Guard work a...

Controlled Burns Aim To Reforest San Diego's Mountains

Dec. 24, 2019
By Tom Fudge

The California Parks Department is setting fires in San Diego County's eastern mountains to try to bring back the forest in parts of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

A man holding several credit cards in this Aug....

Credit Card Breaches At Islands, Champagne Bakery Restaurants

Dec. 20, 2019
By City News Service

Between Feb. 18 and Sept. 27, thieves installed malware on payment-card devices at various of the restaurants' locations.

California Highway Patrol Officer Gary Martens,...

California Still Struggling To Police Stoned Drivers

Dec. 20, 2019
By Shalina Chatlani

Marijuana is hard to police. A small amount may significantly impair a novice user but not a chronic user. So, traditional tools used on drunken drivers — like breathalyzers — don’t work.

Eastlake Middle School in this undated photo.

Middle School Students Arrested For Bottle-Bomb Blast

Dec. 19, 2019
By City News Service

The suspects, whose identities were withheld because they are minors, were arrested on suspicion of felony charges of possessing and detonating a destructive device in a manner that could cause injury, the lieutenant said.

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Rep. Duncan Hunter One Of Three Lawmakers To Miss Historic Impeachment Vote

Dec. 19, 2019
By Associated Press

San Diego Republican Duncan Hunter has pleaded guilty to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, and he was warned by the House Ethics Committee not to vote again, citing legislative rules.

The 3500 block of Ray Street flooded after a wa...

Main Break Sends Water Gushing Into North Park Streets, Homes

Dec. 17, 2019
By City News Service

The rupture of the 30-inch cast-iron transmission main was reported around 6 a.m. near the intersection of Ray and Capps streets, San Diego city spokesman Scott Robinson said.

Packages of methamphetamine confiscated by U.S....

Meth Is Easy To Get In San Diego, But Addiction Is Hard To Treat

Dec. 17, 2019
By Tarryn Mento

The government reports highlight methamphetamine’s continued grip on the region at a time when the opioid crisis is the nationwide focus.

A La Mesa police vehicle drives the streets, Ma...

New DNA Evidence Solved 36-Year-Old La Mesa Cold-Case Murder

Dec. 16, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

New DNA evidence helped La Mesa police solved a nearly 36-year-old cold-case murder, officials announced Monday.

A man looking at the CalGang website in this un...

Report: Few People Gain Removal From CalGang Database

Dec. 16, 2019
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The CalGang database is used by law enforcement agencies to document and track suspected gang members.

A migrant calls out numbers from the unofficial...

Asylum-Seeker Sent Back To Mexico Is Killed In Tijuana

Dec. 13, 2019
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

The 35-year-old man, his wife and children had been sent back to Mexico under the controversial “Remain-in-Mexico” program, which makes U.S. asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their claims are processed.

U.S. forces and Afghan commandos in April in As...

Roundtable: The Truth About The Afghanistan War

Dec. 13, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A Washington Post report details misleading public information over the course of the war in Afghanistan, San Diego has a stark racial gap when it comes to arrests and drug prosecutions, and the new religious themed Legacy International Center opens in Mission Valley.