San Diego News Matters
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Lawsuits: Federal Gov't Fails To Protect Military Reservists Returning To Civilian Jobs And More Local News
Claiming they are denied promotions and pay, reservists and guard troops are suing their civilian employers under a federal law designed to protect their civilian careers. Plus, the city of Santa Monica is ramping up rental subsidies for seniors, National City is preparing for the 2020 Census after an undercount in 2010, and Scripps researchers have created a disease detecting method to uncover Zika outbreaks.
San Diego Congressman Scott Peters does not support the Green New Deal, but he does think congress should be taking action to protect the environment. Also, San Diego County Democrats have endorsed Assemblymember Todd Gloria for San Diego mayor, the Trump administration is moving to end limits on child detention, and despite a massive cleanup effort, people near some military bases still can’t drink their tap water.
The city claims Lime violated new speed rules for scooters that went into effect in July; the company says the city is wrong. Plus, veterans who participated in nuclear weapons testing are being offered certificates for their sacrifice and Caltrans has permanently closed a Mission Valley off-ramp as part of a major transportation project.
California is changing the standards for when police can use lethal force under a law signed Monday that seeks to reduce officer-involved shootings. Plus, KPBS takes a look at a new analysis of police shootings released by the D.A. Also, an appeals court found more than 4,000 illegal immigration convictions were improper. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System will soon be raising its fares and the Coaster commuter in the North County gets a new shuttle service.
A San Diego police officer was accused of sexual assault. Records show that he resigned and was never charged with a crime. Also, San Diego becomes the fifth city in California to open a chapter of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. It's a national organization dedicated to giving a voice to survivors of crime. And a new Trump Administration policy is making it easier to deport Chaldeans. KPBS will take a look at how that’s impacting local communities. Plus, why is inflation in San Diego worse than other cities?
EDITOR’S NOTE: In an earlier version of this podcast, we reported John T. Earnest, the suspected gunman in the fatal Poway synagogue shooting, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday. The hearing is scheduled for Sept. 19. KPBS regrets the error.
Two former U.S. Attorneys say Rep. Duncan Hunter’s corruption case is not as a slam dunk as it seems. Plus, cybersecurity concerns emerge as San Diego transitions into a “smart city.” Also, climatologists say July was the hottest month on record, going back 140 years. What does that mean for San Diegans? And, how SDG&E’s new time-of-use plan could affect your electric bill.
A UCSD Whistleblower Alleges Problems With University’s Human Research Protections Program And More Local News
A UCSD whistleblower claims the research university is putting thousands of research subjects at risk each year because it’s not following basic rules and values money over safety. Also, a new app developed by UCSD researchers aims to curb card skimmers at gas stations, a $100,000 reward if being offered for new information in the death of Rebecca Zahau, and San Diego’s new baby rhino is getting bigger.
U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter won't go on trial until next year on corruption charges that involve spending campaign funds for personal use. Plus, the Catholic bishop of San Diego is laying out a new plan to deal with the sexual abuse of children. Also on today’s podcast, plans to add protected bike lanes to a major street in North Park are facing a legal challenge and San Diego may get a faster water quality test for local beaches.
SDG&E Looking To Increase Costs For Some Customers, While Reducing Bills For Others And More Local News
San Diego Gas and Electric is looking to nearly quadruple the minimum bill it charges customers. Plus, a fourth horse has died during this racing season after sustaining a “serious injury” during training. Also ahead on today’s podcast, an inewsource investigation looks into the impacts of renovations on SDSU’s campus on the health of students, faculty and staff.
Lawmakers To Debate Rent Control, Consumer Privacy, And The Definition Of An Employee And More Local News
Lawmakers return to California's capitol Monday for a final five weeks of hashing out legislation. The biggest debates are expected to focus on rent control, consumer privacy and defining who's an employee. Plus, “impact fees” charged to developers are coming under heavy scrutiny as researchers call for more transparency. And, the former acting director of ICE talks about immigration law and which industry depends on illegal labor.