Joe Biden Becomes 46th POTUS, Harris First Woman VP

President Biden’s speech was a call for unity after four years of Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric and the last two weeks of healing after the Capitol riots, and he vowed to get to work immediately to address important issues, including climate change, immigration, COVID-19, and the Census.

September 11th Memorials 19 Years Later

The 19th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States were commemorated with a moment of silence at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and an empty field in Pennsylvania where one of the hijacked airliners crashed.

Padres Dazzle Diamondbacks

After only a smattering of games into a 60-game season, the Padres reside in the penthouse of the NL West, and although they are likely just warming the seat for the Dodgers, the view isn’t bad from the top.

SD To Allow Tiny Homes on Same Property

The San Diego City Council this week approved a plan to allow homeowners to add tiny homes to their properties to help provide affordable housing for students, seniors, and young residents. 

AMLO Finally Meets with Trump

The current presidents of the US and Mexico met for the first time on Wednesday and signed a joint declaration celebrating the newly revised trade agreement between the US, Mexico, and Canada which replaces NAFTA.

State Re-Issues Face Mask Requirement

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order requiring residents to wear face coverings in public settings where social distancing is not possible or where interacts are prolonged, but with various specific exceptions.

DACA Upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered another blow to the Trump Administration by deciding that the White Hosue wrongfully ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year.

Large Corporations Took Small Business Relief Loans

The emergency loan program that was targeted to help small businesses retain workers during the COVID-19 crisis tapped out its $349 billion after approving over 1.6 million loans, but some of the loans went to large publicly-held corporations and wealthy institutions like Harvard University. 

PERSPECTIVE: Biden’s VP Could Serve 10 Years as President

PERSPECTIVE: Biden’s VP Could Serve 10 Years as President. Former Vice-President Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee for president now that Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race and endorsed him, along with Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobucher, and even former President Barack Obama.

US-Mexico border

Mexico Border Shutdown is Only Stopping Recreational and Tourism Travel

President Donald Trump instituted a limited reduction of non-essential traffic across the US-Mexico border starting on Saturday but it does not affect US citizens or lawful US residents, and allows non-US residents to cross for employment, business, school, medical treatment, visiting family, and governmental work. 

CA Governor Orders Residents to Stay Home

Governor Newsom ordered a stop to all non-essential travel in the state for the foreseeable future to help stop the spread of the COVI-19 virus which experts now warn could infect up to 56% of the state’s nearly 40 million residents.

US-Mexico border

In Ironic Twist, Mexico Says It May Close Border with US

After more than three years of threats by President Donald Trump to close the US border with Mexico over illegal immigration and narcotics smuggling, now Mexican officials are contemplating restrictions or monitoring of Southbound traffic due to the spread of the coronavirus in the US.

UPDATE: Super Tuesday Election Results

By Arturo Castañares Editor-at-Large (Story updated March 8, 2020 @ 5:01 pm) Super Tuesday brought many national and local races into more clear focus and gave some candidates huge boosts while clearing the field of…

SDSU Mission Valley Plan Approved by State System

San Diego State University’s proposal to buy SDCCU Stadium from the City for a new stadium, student housing, and commercial development was approved this week by the California State University system’s Board of Trustees.

Five Latino/a Candidates Run to Replace Sup. Cox

By Sandra G. Leon (Updated February 1, 2020) Long-time local elected official Greg Cox is now serving his last year in office on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and five candidates are campaigning…

La Prensa Sues City of San Diego Over Documents

La Prensa asked for all documents related to the Police Department’s use of ARJIS services, as well as the agreements involved in securing the use of the system. After more than two weeks, La Prensa did not receive any response from the SDPD or the City. We hope the court action will compel the release of the documents as provided by state and federal laws.

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Federal Court Upholds Sanctuary State Laws

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld California’s so-called “Sanctuary” law that allows the State and cities to limit their cooperation with federal immigration agencies.

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Realiza Consulado de México en San Diego Foro Consultivo

Apegándose al decálogo de apoyo a los mexicanos en el exterior que presentó el canciller mexicano Marcelo Ebrard esta semana, el Consulado General de México en San Diego realizó un foro consultivo como parte de una serie con la que se busca acercar a los ciudadanos mexicanos en el extranjero al Plan Nacional de Desarrollo de la actual presidencia.

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Organizations Show with Numbers There Is No Crisis at Border

By Manuel Ocaño Organizations such as the Southern Border Communities Coalition reject the Trump administration’s version of the humanitarian and national security crisis which warrants a shutdown of the border. Vicki Gaubeca, executive director of…

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Comienzan a Llegar Migrantes de la Tercera Caravana

El primer grupo de 33 migrantes, incluidos 13 niños, de la tercera caravana ya comenzó a llegar a Tijuana y, según organizaciones no gubernamentales y fuentes oficiales, podría tratarse de hasta 13,000 personas aunque no todas ellas vengan a la frontera de San Diego.

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Nancy Maldonado: Nuevo Liderazgo

Sumándose a Chicano Federation en 2017 como directora de programas, el talento y liderazgo de Nancy Maldonado fue percibido brevemente dentro de la organización, llevándola a ser promovida a directora de operaciones en 2018 y luego a CEO de esta organización este mes de enero.

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Juan Barraza: Life After Deportation

After living in San Diego county for 27 years, Juan Barraza, now deported, has faced tough times. Just this past Saturday, rain flooded the five-square-foot tent he’s been living in at a Tijuana public park.

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New Human Trafficking Prevention Programs in San Diego Public Schools

A coordinated trio of new programs that aims to bring human trafficking education, prevention, and awareness training into every public school in San Diego County and protect children from exploitation under the umbrella of the newly-established San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective was recently announced.

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Bike Safety Course Coming to City Heights

Local residents interested in learning about bicycle road safety can learn about safer riding practices at a class being offered by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition on Saturday, Feb. 2 starting at 9 a.m. at the Copley-Price YMCA in City Heights.

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Migrants Still Waiting to Cross Border

On a cold afternoon under a cloudy sky outside el Barretal, the main migrant shelter in southeastern Tijuana, an older couple, Rosalba and her husband Walter stand together watching a group of migrants pick out donated clothes from a dark grey truck with California plates.

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New Survey Shows Latinos More Worried Under Trump

By Marielena Castellanos A recent survey from the Pew Research Center finds more Latinos are feeling troubled about their place in America under President Trump. The nonpartisan survey finds 49 percent now feel worried as…

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Desde El Salvador Hasta Tijuana

El sonido de los pasos de Fátima Del Carmen Castro sobre el malecón de Playas de Tijuana se pierde entre requintos de conjuntos norteños y las olas que se azotan sobre la costa. Aún después de haber recorrido las geografías de tres países, ella sigue caminando, buscando ganarse la vida dignamente vendiendo brochetas de camarón asado mientras espera su ingreso a Estados Unidos

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City Heights Looks Ahead to 2020 Presidential Election

City Heights is home to immigrants and refugees from all over the world, from Central America to East Africa. The City Heights Community Development Corporation states there are over 80,000 residents and there are more than 30 languages and a number of dialects spoken.

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Midterm Election Wrap Up

Tuesday’s mid-term election delivered wins and losses to both parties at the national, state, and local levels. Here are a few of the top headlines from the election results as they stand today.

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Vivian Moreno: City Council Candidate

After years of serving as an aide to the local councilman, Vivian Moreno is now working to help lead San Diego and hopes to be the first woman elected to the City Council’s Eighth District.

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Workshop Seeks to Educate Public On How to Vote for Judges

This week, a diverse group of residents, parents, and students filled a large room at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista to learn about the judicial branch of government and how they can approach voting for judges, as part of a workshop to promote civic education and engagement making its way throughout the state entitled Judge the Judges.

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Casi 500 Menores Continúan Separados de sus Padres

Ha pasado más de un mes desde que concluyó el plazo otorgado por un juez de San Diego para que el gobierno reunificara a todas las familias que separó en la frontera y, todavía, 497 niños continúan alejados de sus padres, evidencia un reporte presentado ante la corte federal.

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Immigration Judges Take On the Trump Administration

By Marielena Castellanos Immigration judges are pushing back against the Trump administration to keep independence in the courtroom as the Trump administration continues to crack down on illegal immigration. An unusual step was taken last…

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Lease Approved for Chicano Park Museum

For a community that has been historically neglected, the approval of a 20 year lease agreement that will allow for a permanent space for the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center represents a long-overdue victory.

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Federal Judge Orders Family Separations to End

A federal judge ordered immigration authorities to stop the practice of separating children from their parents and gave them 30 days to reunite the thousands of families that have already been separated.

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New Challenges for Asylum Seekers

A letter signed by nearly 50 immigrants detained inside the CoreCivic facility denounced family separation, arbitrary and prolonged detention, and listed a number of complaints about how they are treated at the center.

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City’s Truck Resolution Insufficient Residents Say

Over a decade since the City of San Diego approved a resolution to reduce the number of five-ton trucks that drive through the community of Barrio Logan, residents and activists believe it has done little to solve the problem.

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Injunction Blocks Trump’s Decision to End DACA

U.S. District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco wrote that the administration needs to “maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis” and allow DACA enrollees to renew their DACA status with some exceptions.

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‘Dreamers’ Begin the Year with no Dream Act

Exactly four months after the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was rescinded, those who benefited from the Obama-era program, known as Dreamers, continue to face uncertainty about their future in the country.

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San Diegans Hold A Vigil for Jailed ‘Dreamers’

On Monday, several San Diegans gathered in front of the Westfield Horton Plaza shopping mall to hold a vigil for the seven “Dreamers” and one ally that were arrested while protesting on Capitol Hill on Dec. 15.

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‘Dreamers’ Impact in Economy Reviewed

The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego hosted the event, “Challenges for Dreamers in Trump’s America,” on Monday, Dec. 4, which consisted of presentations by immigration experts and DACA recipients themselves.

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El Cajon Residents to a Take Stand for the Homeless

The food-sharing ban is the city’s most recent response to addressing the hepatitis A outbreak in the city, and prior to the ban, the city installed hand washing stations and began power washing the streets with bleach.

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San Diego Supports Victims of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

On the night of Sunday, Oct. 1, a gunman opened fire on concert goers in Las Vegas, ending the lives of 58 individuals and leaving more than 500 injured, in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

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Deported DACA ‘Dreamer’ Not Part of a Change in Policy

The deportation of an undocumented immigrant enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) seems to be an isolated case, and not a signal that President Donald Trump has ended the program that has helped over 800,000 people stay in the country.

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Former Poway Schools Chief Indicted on 4 Felony Counts

By Alberto Garcia John Collins,the former Superintendent of Poway Unified School District, was arraigned in court Thursday on four felony counts stemming from allegations he withdrew vacation and sick pay without the approval of the…

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Investigation Reveals SANDAG Staff Tried to Hide Documents

By Alberto Garcia An independent investigation of the county’s regional planning agency has revealed that staffers purposely tried to hide electronic documents and deleted other documents after questions were raised about the agency’s actions before…

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SANDAG Misled Voters on 2004 Tax Measure

By Andrew Keatts, Voice of San Diego The San Diego Association of Governments knowingly misled voters in 2004 about how much money it expected to raise from a new sales tax. The deception allowed the…

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ICE Arrests of Undocumented Criminals Up Nationwide

By Sandra G. Leon Data from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) show that arrests of criminal undocumented immigrants are up this year compared to last year, but in some cases,…

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Council Sends SoccerCity to 2018 Election

By Ana Gomez Salcido After four and a half hours of public testimony, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously on Monday to put the SoccerCity initiative on the November 2018 general election. Organizers of…

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Local Group Stepping Up to Help Homeless

By Mimi Pollack San Diego has become a magnet for homeless people while shelters and government agencies struggle to keep up and provide help. Not only that, there are different kinds of homeless, such as…

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Schools, Libraries Offer Free Lunches During Summer

By Andrea Lopez-Villafaña Through a returning partnership with the California Summer Meals Coalition, several San Diego County school districts and city library branches are serving free healthy lunches during the summer for children 18 years…

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Hispanic Students Show Highest Obesity Rates

By Sandra G. Leon A study released this week found that childhood obesity rates in Hispanic children are more than twice as high as white students in San Diego County schools, with 23.1 percent of…

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Border Advocates Push for Port of Entry Improvements

By Andrea Lopez-Villafaña The Smart Border Coalition held a Stakeholders Working Committee meeting on Thursday, May 11, at the San Diego Foundation to discuss their goals to improve the United States and Mexico border. Executive…

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Pardon Granted to 3 Deported Veterans

By Alexandra Mendoza California Governor Jerry Brown issued pardons to three veterans who had been deported to Mexico, thus opening the door for them to pursue legal action for their eventual return to the U.S….

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Celebrating César Chávez Day

By Sandra G. Leon Friday, March 31st, is César Chávez Day in California, the only state in the country that has made an official state holiday to honor the late civil rights leader. Chávez died…

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San Ysidro School Trustees Disagree on Past Action

By Eduardo Rueda – Investigative Reporter Two current Trustees and one former Trustee of the San Ysidro School District dispute the District’s official position that it properly voted to settle an employee settlement last year….

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El Chapo Extradited to US

By Alberto Garcia  Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel leader arrived in New York on Thursday after being extradited to the United States to face charges in federal court. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was taken on…

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Chargers Appear One Step Closer to Moving to LA

By Sandra G. Leon The San Diego Chargers football team may soon be changing its name after having signed leases for headquarters office space and more than three acres of land for a future training…

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Chief David Bejarano Ends 35-Year Police Career

By Alberto Garcia Law enforcement officials from various agencies, friends, and family members gathered at the Chula Vista Police Department’s headquarters on Thursday to celebrate the career of out-going Police Chief David Bejarano. Bejarano, 59,…

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Immigration Advocates Ask Obama to Protect DREAMers

By Sandra G. Leon s Barack Obama’s tenure in office enters its final 60 days, immigration advocates are asking the President to protect undocumented immigrants that could be deported under Donald Trump’s new administration. Democratic…

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SD Police Can Now Track Gunshots

By Sandra G. Leon This week the San Diego Police Department announced it has deployed a new system to detect and pinpoint gunshots in four of the City’s most dangerous neighborhoods. The new audio receiver…

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Trump Wins, Pot Legalized, Stadium Blocked

By Alberto Garcia Tuesday’s election delivered a mixed bag of results for San Diegans, Californians, and all Americans as voters seemed to buck the trend predicted by polls. Although polls showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald…

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Presidential Election Comes Down to the Wire

By Sandra G. Leon The outcome of the U.S. Presidential election is still unclear heading into the final weekend before Election Day on Tuesday. The most recent national polls show a tight race between former…

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Truck Crashes into Chicano Park, Four Dead

By Sandra G. Leon and Alexandra Mendoza  A truck driving on the on-ramp to the Coronado Bridge crashed over the side railing and landed in Chicano Park on Saturday, October 15, killing four people and…

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Early Voting Begins

By Alberto Garcia   Early voting for the November 8 elections began this past Monday, October 10, with record numbers in what may be a record voter turnout. According to the San Diego Registrar of…

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Only 54% of Undocumented Immigrants Apprehended

By Alberto Garcia  A leaked report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) concludes that almost half of all undocumented immigrants evade detention. The report has not officially been released by the DPH, but the…

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Trump: No Amnesty, Yes Wall

By Alberto Garcia  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week confirmed his position that he does not support any path to citizenship or amnesty for the over 11 million undocumented aliens living in the United…

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Hillary Clinton Breaks Glass Ceiling

By Sandra G. Leon  or the first time in U.S. history, a woman is the nominee of a major political party, breaking the glass ceiling that has kept women from running for President of the…

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Trump Delivers Dark Speech To Accept Nomination

By Sandra G. Leon  In his acceptance speech Thursday night, Republican nominee Donald J. Trump painted a dark picture of America, and doubled down on his anti-immigration rhetoric that has dominated his campaign. Speaking for…

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Taxpayer Group Sues County Schools Chief

By Eduardo Rueda – Investigative Reporter  The California Taxpayers Action Network (CalTAN) has filed a lawsuit against San Diego County Board of Education Superintendent Randy Ward and Assistant Superintendent Lora Duzyk, alleging the schools chief…

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DAPA Blocked at Supreme Court

By Estephania Baez The hopes and dreams of millions of undocumented immigrants living in the shadows in the United States have been dashed after a tie among Justices of the Supreme Court of the United…

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San Diego Leaders Condemn Excessive SDPD Force

By Mario A. Cortez Community leaders held a press conference this past Tuesday, May 31, condemning the excessive use of force by law enforcement agencies against peaceful protesters demonstrating against Donald Trump’s visit to San…

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Grand Jury Scolds Past SY School Leaders

By Eduardo Rueda – Investigative Reporter The San Diego Grand Jury released a report critical of past actions of the San Ysidro School District, citing missing funds, destruction of documents, and an overall lack of…

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Chicano Park Celebrates 46 Years

By Ana Gomez Salcido (Photograph by Mario A. Cortez) After a series of struggles in the Barrio Logan community, the proposed construction of a California Highway Patrol station in 1970 was the last straw for…

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‘Borrando’ la Frontera en Tres Ciudades

POR Katia Lopez-Hodoyan Ana Teresa Fernández es una gran artista, pero hace poco, también se le acusó de terrorista, aunque su única “arma” fuera la pintura. Sus obras en la valla fronteriza entre San Diego…

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Lori Saldaña Calls for Fair Campaign

By Alexandra Mendoza Mayoral candidate Lori Saldaña has accused her opponent, incumbent Kevin Faulconer, of purportedly trying to obtain her personal information, and is once again asking for him to commit to a race free…

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San Diego Feels the Bern

By Alexandra Mendoza Campaign events such as the one hosted this week at the San Diego Convention Center are seldom seen. The day was just beginning, and Bernie Sanders supporters were already lining up outside…

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The Local Side of the Refugee Crisis

By Katia Lopez-Hodoyan I vividly remember the cold. The weather would drop dramatically without notice. I was constantly shivering, lifting my shoulders towards my ears and looking down at my knees, trying to block the…

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UCSD and CETYS Sign Academic Exchange

By Alexandra Mendoza The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Baja California’s Technical and Higher Education Center (CETYS University) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at strengthening academic collaboration on innovation and…

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Community Clinics Reveal Partnership

By Mario A. Cortez At a media conference on Tuesday morning, the association of clinics formerly known as the Council of Community Clinics (CCC) unveiled their new branding and image as Health Center Partners (HCP)….

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Free College Promise Approved

By Mario A. Cortez As higher education expenses keep climbing across the nation, 200 local community college students will soon catch a break from the high fees. The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Board…

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SWC Spring Semester Begins

By Mario A. Cortez After seven long weeks of winter break, Southwestern College, South Bay’s higher learning institution, will resume classes when the 2016 Spring semester kicks off on Monday, February 1st. This semester, Southwestern…

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CV’s McCann Funded Campaign With Debt

INVESTIGATIVE SERIES: PART 1 City Councilman overspent by $55,000 in 2014 election By Eduardo Rueda, Investigative Reporter Chula Vista City Councilman John McCann continues raising money to retire debt from his 2014 campaign. McCann, a…

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Sweetwater Schools Settle Lawsuit

District denies fault but admits “improper” behavior By Eduardo Rueda, Investigative Reporter The Sweetwater Union High School District has settled a lawsuit and agreed to turn over documents requested more than 2 years ago. The…

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Seven Mile Casino Reopens With Conditions

By Eduardo Rueda, Investigative Reporter Chula Vista’s Seven Mile Casino reopened Tuesday night with a new manager after being shut down on December 9 in an early morning raid by the FBI, IRS, and State…

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Cleaning Company Accused of Worker Fraud and Tax Evasion

By Alexandra Mendoza The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has filed criminal tax evasion and insurance fraud charges against the owners of a company that provides janitorial and housekeeping services to luxury hotels throughout…

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Barrio Logan, Before and After

By Estephania Baez Logan Heights, better known as Barrio Logan, is located at the center of the City of San Diego, and is one of the oldest communities in the county, with a history that…

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School Lawyers Under Increasing Scrutiny

By Eduardo Rueda, Investigative Reporter A San Diego-based law firm known for representing public entities has come under increased scrutiny for its legal work in various local school districts. The law firm of Stutz, Artiano,…

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Schools Declare State of Emergency

By Eduardo Rueda / Investigative Reporter The San Ysidro School District on Thursday voted unanimously to declare a local state of emergency to deal with issues related to homelessness among over 1,550 of their students….

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Teachers Demand Board Member Resign

By Eduardo Rueda Investigative Reporter San Ysidro school teachers delivered petitions at a school board meeting Thursday signed by a vast majority of the District’s 225 teachers demanding that a Board member resign immediately. Board…

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Commissioners Sign Tijuana River Basin Agreement

By Paco Zavala This past Monday, October 5th, at 6:00 p.m., the International Boundary and Water Commission Minute 320, titled “General Framework for Binational Cooperation on Transboundary Issues in the Tijuana River Basin” was signed…