Monday, February 20, 2017

Woman Robbed, Sexually Assaulted in Apartment on Nobel Drive

San Diego police are seeking the help of the public to locate a man who robbed, beat and sexually assaulted a woman Saturday night. In a community alert email issued by the UCSD police department,...

SDSU Students Protest Anti-Muslim Posters Found On-Campus

Last Wednesday, several student activist groups protested San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman’s response to posters displaying anti-Muslim sentiments posted around the school’s campus. Student leaders specifically asked Hirshman for an apology regarding an...

San Diego Establishes Program for Homeless Veterans

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced the “Housing Our Heroes” collaborative campaign by the San Diego Housing Commission and the city last Wednesday, which aims to provide housing to 1,000 homeless veterans this...

Zika Virus May Spread to San Diego from Mexico

The Tijuana River Valley may become a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus unless action is taken to clean up the area, according to executive director of the nonprofit WILDCOAST and Imperial...

Voter ID Laws Linked to Low Minority Turnout

UCSD researchers from the political science department released a study showing that strict voter-identification laws reduce minority voter turnout in both primary and general elections.The study appeared online Jan. 26. “Voter Identification Laws and the...

Victims of Fatal Car Crash Identified as UCSD Exchange Students

Two UCSD Chinese exchange students were identified as the victims of a fatal wrong-way car crash that took place in December. Both passed away from multiple blunt-force injuries, the county Department of the Medical...

FBI Reports Increase in San Diego Crime Rates

Incidents of property crime, violent crime and aggravated assault in the City of San Diego have increased over the last year, according to a national mid-year crime report  released by the FBI last Tuesday. The...

San Diego Votes to Appeal Pension Ruling

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously to appeal the Public Employment Relations Board’s ruling that orders the city to rescind Proposition B on Jan. 12. After the city files its appeal, the Fourth...

La Jolla Approves Use of Barriers to Reduce Sea Lion Odor

The La Jolla Town Council voted in unanimous support of using rotating, plastic cylinders as a remedy for the pervasive sea lion population and the stench that comes with its poop. The La Jolla...

City Fails to Meet Water Conservation Targets

Two-thirds of San Diego County’s water districts, including the city of San Diego, failed to achieve their conservation goals in November, according to the State Water Resources Control Board’s Jan. 5 report. The city of...

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