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Wednesday, September 17,2014
News

Civic San Diego faces call for community benefits

Advocates are pushing hard for affordable housing

By Joshua Emerson Smith
On Monday, the City Council unanimously approved longtime local developer Reese Jarrett as the new president of Civic San Diego, the city-owned nonprofit built from the now-dismantled Centre City Development Corporation.
Wednesday, September 10,2014
News

Advocates push SANDAG for transit-first policy

Officials say they'll give it some study

By Joshua Emerson Smith
In an ongoing struggle over a multibillion-dollar transportation-spending plan for the region, leaders from more than a dozen social-justice organizations gathered Downtown last Friday to demand that government officials prioritize public transit over cars.
Monday, September 8,2014
News

Review board identifies policy violations, shoddy investigation in San Diego jail death

Detainee who swallowed meth was left to die in solitary confinement

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass
A law-enforcement oversight board has found that San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies lied and omitted information in the investigation of the death of a 28-year-old African-American man who’d swallowed a baggie of meth before being booked into custody.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
News

What can San Jose’s minimum-wage increase tell San Diego?

A tale of two cities

By Kelly Davis
“Modest, at most,” is how Jim Reed, policy director at the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, described the impact of the wage increase to a USA Today reporter in June.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
News

Lost in the criminal justice system

If you’re mentally ill, good luck finding your way

By Kelly Davis
Sarah’s standing in the hallway of the San Diego Central Courthouse, hoping to see her son Kyle as deputies lead groups of inmates, shackled together, to holding cells behind the courtrooms.

Wednesday, August 20,2014
News

Critics say Kevin Faulconer’s stalling on environmental policies

Climate plan, water conservation and bag ban are on the slow track

By Joshua Emerson Smith
If San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer can wait long enough on certain policy issues, he may have a more favorable makeup on the City Council to push his conservative agenda.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
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How San Diego’s juvenile-hall scandal could change state policy on pepper spray

County supervisors, oversight boards say they welcome a federal investigation

By Kelly Davis, Dave Maass
The feds haven’t said yet whether they will investigate the extreme use of pepper spray at local juvenile halls, but basically everyone in the juvenile-justice community—and beyond—thinks they should.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
News

Pacific Imperial Railroad’s bad track record

Desert Line leaseholder likely claimed fake asset

By Joshua Emerson Smith

Two men from Nevada traveled to Tijuana around 2006 in an effort to take control of a property in Baja Mexico called Tembabichi. One of the men was embattled Nevada District Court Judge Steven Jones, who, according to prosecutors in an ongoing judicial discipline hearing, made the trip in connection with a scam that left three unsuspecting investors out $20,000 each.

Wednesday, August 6,2014
News

Finding a cure for the ‘Huffman virus’

How one case study could potentially transform City Heights

By Kelly Davis
Huffman-style properties were built fast to meet a perceived economic threat. With new Mission Valley shopping centers luring consumers away from neighborhood businesses, midcentury Mid-City—North Park, City Heights, Normal Heights, Hillcrest, University Heights and Kensington— needed more density to help those businesses compete.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
News

What’s going on with the Lorne “Hammer” Jones case?

Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution

By Andrew Gumbel

Jones was first accused of immigrant-smuggling in the mid-1990s by a vengeful ex-wife who told Internal Affairs: “I want you to do something about him.” 

 
 
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