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Stories by Priya Sridhar

Ric Kuehne and Beatriz Castaneda smile in the b...

San Marcos Couple Weds During Coronavirus Pandemic

March 25, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

Everyone has had to make adjustments to their daily lives to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and that includes last-minute changes to major life events like weddings.

County officials from the Regional Task Force o...

Regional Task Force On The Homeless Prepares For Coronavirus Spread In San Diego

March 11, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

As the coronavirus continues to spread, officials from San Diego county's Regional Task Force on the Homeless met Wednesday met to come up with a preparedness plan.

The San Diego branch of the NAACP says a housin...

San Diego County Investigating Allegations Of Employee's Racist Social Media Posts

Feb. 26, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The San Diego County Office of Ethics and Compliance is investigating racist social media posts, allegedly written by a county employee responsible for helping low-income people get housing subsidies.

District Attorney Summer Stephan announces the ...

New Campaign Tackling Opioid Use Launches In San Diego County

Feb. 20, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The San Diego District Attorney's office is launching a new digital outreach campaign to tackle what they say is an opioid epidemic in our community.

Michael Hernandez speaks to reporters about all...

Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Could Shorten Window For Survivors To File New Suits

Feb. 19, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The Boy Scouts of America have filed for bankruptcy in the face of more than 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused as scouts.

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church was restore...

New Affordable Housing, Community Space Opens In San Ysidro

Feb. 18, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

Casa Familiar unveiled the Living Rooms at the Border Project on Tuesday.

Andre Agassi speaks at the celebration of the o...

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi Celebrates Opening Of New Charter School In South San Diego

Feb. 6, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The new school officially opened Thursday. Its campus was developed by the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund.

Surfer Sam is part of the

'Say No To Winter' Campaign Encourages People To Move To San Diego

Feb. 4, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

A new advertising campaign is urging people in cold-weather regions to "Say No To Winter" and move to San Diego.

The Rotary Club Of San Diego gave $45,000 to 3 ...

San Diego School Districts Get $45K For Human Trafficking Prevention Education

Jan. 30, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The gift from the San Diego Rotary Club will be split among the San Diego Unified, San Marcos and Sweetwater Union High School districts for training on how to spot signs of trafficking in schools.

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

Four Candidates Vying For Duncan Hunter's Vacated 50th District Seat

Jan. 27, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

For the first time in four decades, someone who isn't named Duncan Hunter will be representing the 50th Congressional District. The main candidates include three Republicans and a Democrat.

Officials celebrate the launch of the Blue Tech...

Coast Guard, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Partner To Share Technology

Jan. 24, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography is partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard to make sharing technology easier.

Flags at Ramona Air Attack Base are flown at ha...

Three Americans Die After Airtanker Crashes Battling Australian Bushfire

Jan. 23, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

Three American firefighting airplane crew members were killed Thursday when the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.

County officials announce the launch of a new p...

County Launches Disaster Preparedness Pilot Program For 'Vulnerable' Communities

Jan. 22, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The program is focused on making sure elderly and disabled people in unincorporated areas of the county have evacuation plans for when wildfires and other disasters strike.

Brenda Padilla carries signs to support her dau...

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Leaves San Diego On Deployment

Jan. 17, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

Approximately 7,000 sailors left San Diego Friday on deployment to the Western Pacific.

San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey speaks to...

San Diego Waives Permit Fees For Sidewalk Repairs

Jan. 15, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The city of San Diego will temporarily waive permit fees for property owners who want to fix damaged sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses.

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

Gov. Newsom Will Not Call Special Election Following Resignation Of Rep. Duncan Hunter

Jan. 8, 2020
By Associated Press, Priya Sridhar

California Governor Gavin Newsom's office said Wednesday that a special election will not be called following the resignation of San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter.

Shoppers walk around the Fashion Valley Mall in...

Business Report: Strong Economy Reflected In Holiday Sales

Jan. 3, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

This week in business: recap of holiday shopping, increase in California minimum wage and home constructions.

San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey speaks to...

San Diego City Council Considers $100 Million Proposal To Fix Sidewalks

Jan. 3, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

With a backlog of more than 81,000 sidewalk repair projects, the plan would make fixes within the next 10 years.

A sign asks for $15 minimum wage outside the Mc...

San Diego Businesses React To Minimum-Wage Hike

Dec. 31, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Starting Jan. 1, minimum wage workers in California will see a bump in their paycheck.

A student from Serra High School places a stick...

Serra High Students Combat Drunk Driving, Youth Drinking Culture

Dec. 20, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Students participate in the annual "Project Sticker Shock" campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol during the holidays.

Cars are traveling along Interstate 5 in Paloma...

New Express Lanes Coming To Interstate 5 From Carlsbad To Oceanside

Dec. 18, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

A plan to ease traffic congestion between Carlsbad and Oceanside with new express lanes miles is moving forward.

The San Diego Air and Space Museum exhibits a r...

San Diego Celebrates Anniversary Of Wright Brothers' Historic Flight

Dec. 17, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

It's been 116 years since Wilbur and Orville Wright first took flight. The San Diego Air and Space Museum celebrated Tuesday by powering up a replica of the engine in the Wright brothers' plane.

Attorney Irwin Zalkin announces he will be suin...

More Priest Abuse Victims Plan To Sue Catholic Diocese Of San Diego

Dec. 11, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

They are now able to bring the case against the Diocese because of a new California law that expands the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual assault.

A rendering of the proposed Newland Sierra deve...

North County Mayors Gather To Support Controversial Development

Dec. 5, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The project, proposed by the developer Newland Sierra, is slated for an area near San Marcos and Escondido.

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

How Will Hunter's Guilty Plea Affect The 50th District Race?

Dec. 4, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's resignation was not part of his plea deal on campaign finance crimes. But federal prosecutors believe it was understood by Hunter and his defense team.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, heading into cour...

Congressman Duncan Hunter To Plead Guilty To Campaign Finance Crime

Dec. 3, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Priya Sridhar

Hunter is scheduled to change his plea at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the federal courthouse in downtown San Diego.

Two senior citizens enjoy a game of Dominoes at...

How To Avoid Scams On Giving Tuesday

Dec. 2, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Giving Tuesday is a global charitable movement founded in 2012 by New York's 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

Volunteers serving Thanksgiving lunch at the Pa...

Father Joe's Hosts Thanksgiving Lunch, Dinner Services For Homeless Residents

Nov. 27, 2019
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

Father Joe's Villages got an early start on Thanksgiving on Wednesday for residents who are homeless in San Diego.

Caltrans and city officials announced the compl...

Caltrans Announces Completion Of Friars Road Overpass In Mission Valley

Nov. 26, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The construction on state Route 163 and the Friars Road interchange is complete just in time to help alleviate holiday traffic.

Jewish Family Services plans to operate a safe ...

Encinitas Approves 'Safe Parking Lot' For Homeless

Nov. 21, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

People who live out of their cars will be able to use the lot, which is operated by Jewish Family Services. The nonprofit already operates three others in the county.

Undersheriff Michael Barnett speaks at the Boar...

Supervisors Hold Forum On State Immigrant Detainee Laws

Nov. 19, 2019
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

During the community forum on the state's Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds Act, dozens of speakers voiced their concerns that the sheriff's office was still allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement the ability to apprehend inmates once they're released from county detention centers.

A rendering of the proposed Newland Sierra deve...

Chicano Federation Supports North County Newland Sierra Development

Nov. 15, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

A ballot measure for the controversial proposal got backing Friday from some San Diego area nonprofits.

Yisroel Goldstein, Rabbi of Chabad of Poway, sp...

Chabad Of Poway Rabbi Steps Down

Nov. 14, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The rabbi of the synagogue where a deadly shooting took place last spring is retiring from his day-to-day duties.

Martha Abad, a community health worker at the L...

More Californians Will Get Help Paying For Health Insurance Through Obamacare

Nov. 6, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Covered California officials say two state initiatives will provide more financial assistance for nearly one million people, including middle-income consumers.

Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego, a local n...

New App Will Help Fight Hunger In San Diego County

Nov. 5, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The app, launched Tuesday by a local nonprofit, allows restaurants and other food producers to make their excess food available to organizations that feed the hungry.

Holly Porter with the Office of Emergency Servi...

San Diego County Releases New Fire Season Disaster Plan For Residents

Oct. 18, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The update comes as Southern California enters its most dangerous time of the year for wildfires.

In this Sept. 19, 2017 photo, homeless people s...

SANDAG: San Diego Jail Inmates Report Higher Rates Of Homelessness

Oct. 17, 2019
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

The survey of last year's arrestees found that one-third of those surveyed had been homeless in the month prior to being booked in jail, and two-thirds reported experiencing homelessness at some point in their lives.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, heading into cour...

San Diego GOP Leader Explains No Endorsement In 50th Congressional

Oct. 16, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The San Diego County Republican Party has failed to endorse any of the four candidates running in the 50th Congressional District race. That includes Rep. Duncan Hunter, who has been indicted for misusing campaign funds.

Congressman Scott Peters announces the Build Mo...

Scott Peters' Bill Would Tie Federal Transit Funds To Housing

Oct. 8, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The bill proposed by Democratic Congressman Scott Peters would require state and local governments applying for federal transit money to show that housing will be located near planned mass transit stops.

City employees filling a pothole in the Univers...

San Diego Mayor Touts City's Progress In Fixing Potholes

Oct. 2, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Mayor Faulconer says potholes are being fixed in the city at a record rate. Some residents aren't so sure.

Mandy Pursley and her husband, Ryan, as Cindere...

The Story Of A Cinderella Costume With A Twist Goes Viral

Sept. 30, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The costume, created by an Oceanside woman who was born without an arm, has inspired children and people with limb differences.

Street vendors line up on the pathway in front ...

San Diego Considers Crackdown On Street Vendors

Sept. 25, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

There have been more street vendors around San Diego this year because there are currently no local restrictions on them.

Newly displaced Somalis walk through a camp in ...

San Diego’s Climate Crisis: The Impacts Of A Warming World On Refugee Communities

Sept. 23, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The World Bank projects climate change will displace as many as 140 million people around the world by 2050, with Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia the hardest-hit regions.

Suspected Poway synagogue shooter John T. Earne...

Suspected Poway Synagogue Shooter Unleashed Anti-Semitic Diatribe In 911 Call

Sept. 19, 2019
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

A man accused of opening fire at a Poway synagogue, killing one congregant and injuring several others, told police: "I'm defending my nation against Jewish people, who are trying to destroy all white people."

Tease photo for Business Report: Apple TV+ Set To Lau...

Business Report: Apple TV+ Set To Launch In November

Sept. 16, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Priya Sridhar

In business news: Apple TV+ set to launch in November, Zillow is now buying homes, and a landmark bill passes in California that could reshape the gig economy.

A drag queen reads from a book at the Chula Vis...

Chula Vista's Drag Queen Story Hour Went On In Spite Of Protests

Sept. 10, 2019
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

The Chula Vista Public Library Drag Queen Story Hour went on as planned Tuesday in spite of protests from local socially conservative organizations.

A Congolese family lives in this home in City H...

City Heights Refugees Cope With Substandard Housing

Sept. 6, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Those hit hardest by San Diego's affordable housing crisis are often from the most vulnerable communities. Some feel they must accept unsanitary living conditions or lose their home.

Dozens of Uber and Lyft drivers wait at the San...

Uber, Lyft Drivers Speak Out Against Bill Aimed To Curb Independent Contractors

Sept. 2, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

This Labor Day, the California legislature is considering a bill that would dramatically decrease the number of independent contractors in the state.

Seniors enjoy a knitting group at the Ed Brown ...

Study: San Diego Senior Centers Unprepared For Over 65 Population Surge

Aug. 27, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

By 2030, one in four people living in San Diego County will be a senior citizen and many will be "senior orphans."

Students from the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs ar...

City Heights Kids' 2-Hour Trek To Beach Highlights Inequities

Aug. 26, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Countless kids across San Diego County are enjoying their last week at the beach before school starts, but for some getting to the beach can be a long ordeal.

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Congressman Duncan Hunter waves to reporters as...

Judge Refuses To Toss Duncan Hunter's Corruption Case

July 8, 2019
By Associated Press

A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his Southern California district, saying he found no evidence so far that the Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here.

Undersheriff Michael Barnett speaks at the Boar...

Supervisors Hold Forum On State Immigrant Detainee Laws

Nov. 19, 2019
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

During the community forum on the state's Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds Act, dozens of speakers voiced their concerns that the sheriff's office was still allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement the ability to apprehend inmates once they're released from county detention centers.

District Attorney Summer Stephan, left, and San...

Dealers Indicted Following Undercover Operation Targeting East Village Drug Dealers

Nov. 22, 2019
By City News Service

A grand jury has returned indictments against more than three dozen street-level drug dealers operating a "blatant, open drug market" out of San Diego's East Village neighborhood, many of whom were arrested after a four-month undercover operation, authorities announced Friday.

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

Disgraced Rep. Duncan Hunter To Resign After Holidays

Dec. 6, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen

Three days after pleading guilty to corruption, Rep. Duncan Hunter announced he is resigning from Congress after the holidays.

Former San Diego County sheriff's Deputy Richar...

Ex-Deputy Richard Fischer Sentenced To 5 Years

Dec. 10, 2019
By City News Service

A former San Diego County sheriff's deputy who groped, hugged and tried to kiss more than a dozen women while on duty was sentenced Tuesday to 44 months behind bars followed by 16 months of post-release supervision.

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves an arra...

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Resigns After Corruption Conviction

Jan. 13, 2020
By Associated Press

Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, is expected to resign Monday afternoon, one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge.

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, 2020
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 young George Walker Smith in an undated photo

San Diego Civic, Religious Leader Rev. George Walker Smith Dies

Feb. 17, 2020
By City News Service

Smith died at Kindred Hospital in San Diego on Saturday at the age of 91. The cause of death was not immediately released.

People celebrating ShamRock in an undated photo.

A Guide To Major Events Canceled, Postponed In San Diego, US Amid COVID-19 Concerns

March 12, 2020
By City News Service

The announcement comes Gov. Gavin Newsom called on Californians to cancel events with crowds larger than 250 people.

A Scripps Health nurse fielding a call about th...

Scripps Health Launches Nurse Hotline For COVID-19

March 13, 2020
By City News Service

People with suspected symptoms — fever or respiratory symptoms key among them — can call (888) 261-8431. The line is staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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