La Prensa América presents:

State, Local Car Catalytic Converter Theft on the Rise

July 25, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Car catalytic converters can be sawed off or removed with basic tools like wrenches, depending on how they are mounted under a vehicle.

Chula Vista Opens New Library Deck

July 21, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Chula Vista Central Library opened its new 5,000-square-foot deck overlooking adjacent Friendship Park to the north earlier this month.

Councilman Violates State Law by Abstaining on Developer Deal

July 14, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Chula Vista Councilman John McCann ran afoul of state law by improperly abstaining from voting on a developer’s project amendments after receiving a $10,000 contribution from the company.

UCSD Study: Poor and Minority Areas Suffer Most During Urban Heat Waves

July 13, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Low-income neighborhoods with higher Black, Hispanic and Asian populations experience significantly more urban heat than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods.

Chula Vista Officials May Have Tainted Investigations into Councilmembers

July 12, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Investigations into Chula Vista Councilmembers John McCann and Andrea Cardenas may have been tainted by actions of City officials before outside attorneys have released their own findings in the cases.

PERSPECTIVE: Jason Hughes is a Piñata but Who’s Yanking the Rope?

July 5, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Jason Hughes deserves the beating he’s now taking for playing both sides of the deal, but we should follow the rope back to see who is really behind the cheap entertainment.

SD City Now Says No 911 Calls Exist Related to SDPD Beating of Unhoused Man

July 2, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

The City of San Diego has changed its story as to whether any 911 calls exist in connection with the May 12th beating of Jesse Evans in La Jolla, but only after LPSD filed a lawsuit.

PERSPECTIVE: If the US Revolution was a Divorce, 4th of July was only the Separation Date

July 1, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

We’ve all learned that the Declaration of Independence signalled the founding of the US and we celebrate it each year on the now-sacred date of July 4th.

Coronado Tortilla Toss Continues to Stir Protests and Condemnation

June 28, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

A racially-charged incident after a high school basketball championship game continues to create backlash of protests and condemnation by both Coronado and Escondido supporters.

Lobbyists Amend Filing After LPSD Article, SD Ethics Commission Drops Investigation

June 11, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

La Prensa San Diego exposed that some of its lobbyists had failed to properly document campaign contributions given to City Attorney Mara Elliott after the November 2020 election.

PERSPECTIVE: Senate Filibuster is a Perverted Use of an Outdated Rule

June 2, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Last week, Republicans in the Senate voted mostly along party lines to block a bill to create a 10-member bipartisan independent commission to investigate the January 6th siege on the US Capitol Building.

San Diego Home Prices Continue COVID Rise with 3.2% March Jump, Case-Shiller Reports

May 26, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Home prices in the San Diego region rose an astonishing 3.2% in March and are up 19.1% over the past 12 months, according to the authoritative Case-Shiller Index released Tuesday.

PART II: CV Councilman Received $40k in Unpaid Literature from Two “Companies”

La Prensa San Diego

John McCann, a long-time Chula Vista Councilman , accepted over $40,000 in unpaid campaign literature from two entities who went unpaid for more than a year after the election.

Christopher Columbus Statue Will Not Return to CV’s Discovery Park, Task Force to Drive Park Name Change

La Prensa San Diego

Chula Vista City Council voted to permanently remove a statue of Christopher Columbus that once stood at the corner of Discovery Park.

PERSPECTIVE: Our Dogs Can Pee Anywhere, But God Forbid an Unhoused Person Does it in La Jolla

May 25, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

San Diego can be a model for reform including comprehensive homelessness programs to treat people like they deserve to be treated; like neighbors.

DHS to Stop Using Two Immigration Jails Accused of Detainee Abuses

May 21, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

The federal Department of Homeland Security will stop using two immigration jails that have that have been accused of mistreating detained undocumented immigrants.

CV Councilman Misused Legal Defense Fund to Raise $90,000, Appears to Violate State & Local Laws

May 20, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

John McCann used a legal defense fund to recoup legal fees he owed from a 2014 defamation lawsuit he filed, not defended against.

Local Scripps Hospitals Hit by Ransomware Hacking, Disrupts Medical Services

May 13, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Health care provider was brought to its knees by computer hackers that have disrupted emergency rooms, patient care, and even employee work schedules.

Investment Fund Buys 5,800 Apt. Units in SD from Charitable Foundation

May 11, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Private equity fund to buy 66 apartment complexes in San Diego for more than $1 billion, making the group one of the top three landlords in the region.

PERSPECTIVE: Will MTS Death Bring About Real Change?

May 3, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

24-year old Angel Zapata Hernandez died here in San Diego when two transit security guards attempted to arrest him.

State, Local Car Catalytic Converter Theft on the Rise

July 25, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Car catalytic converters can be sawed off or removed with basic tools like wrenches, depending on how they are mounted under a vehicle.

Councilman Violates State Law by Abstaining on Developer Deal

July 14, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Chula Vista Councilman John McCann ran afoul of state law by improperly abstaining from voting on a developer’s project amendments after receiving a $10,000 contribution from the company.

UCSD Study: Poor and Minority Areas Suffer Most During Urban Heat Waves

July 13, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Low-income neighborhoods with higher Black, Hispanic and Asian populations experience significantly more urban heat than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods.

PERSPECTIVE: Jason Hughes is a Piñata but Who’s Yanking the Rope?

July 5, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Jason Hughes deserves the beating he’s now taking for playing both sides of the deal, but we should follow the rope back to see who is really behind the cheap entertainment.

SD City Now Says No 911 Calls Exist Related to SDPD Beating of Unhoused Man

July 2, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

The City of San Diego has changed its story as to whether any 911 calls exist in connection with the May 12th beating of Jesse Evans in La Jolla, but only after LPSD filed a lawsuit.

PERSPECTIVE: If the US Revolution was a Divorce, 4th of July was only the Separation Date

July 1, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

We’ve all learned that the Declaration of Independence signalled the founding of the US and we celebrate it each year on the now-sacred date of July 4th.

Coronado Tortilla Toss Continues to Stir Protests and Condemnation

June 28, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

A racially-charged incident after a high school basketball championship game continues to create backlash of protests and condemnation by both Coronado and Escondido supporters.

PERSPECTIVE: Will MTS Death Bring About Real Change?

May 3, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

24-year old Angel Zapata Hernandez died here in San Diego when two transit security guards attempted to arrest him.

Small Boat Crashes onto SD Coast, 4 Killed, 25 Rescued

May 2, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

29 people found after a small boat crashed onto the San Diego coast near Point Loma in what is believed to be a smuggling operation.

Distritos de Agua del Norte del Condado Se Quieren Separar, Dejando Que los Residentes del Sur Paguen los Costos

April 20, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Dos distritos de agua rurales en el norte del condado quieren dejar la Autoridad de Agua del Condado de San Diego y obligar a los residentes restantes a financiar los sistemas de suministro y tratamiento de la región.

North County Water Districts Want to Break Away from County Group, Leaving South Bay Customers to Foot the Bill

La Prensa San Diego

Two rural water districts in North County want to leave the San Diego County Water Authority group of local water agencies and force the remaining water customers to finance the region’s delivery and treatment systems.

Former Owner May Have Kept Undisclosed Interest in 101 Ash St. Building

April 15, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Email reveals previous owner may still have ownership in the building in violation of the City’s Charter and City Attorney Mara Elliott may have known since last December but didn’t disclosed it.

PERSPECTIVE: Jason Hughes is a Piñata but Who’s Yanking the Rope?

July 5, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Jason Hughes deserves the beating he’s now taking for playing both sides of the deal, but we should follow the rope back to see who is really behind the cheap entertainment.

PERSPECTIVE: If the US Revolution was a Divorce, 4th of July was only the Separation Date

July 1, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

We’ve all learned that the Declaration of Independence signalled the founding of the US and we celebrate it each year on the now-sacred date of July 4th.

PERSPECTIVE: Will MTS Death Bring About Real Change?

May 3, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

24-year old Angel Zapata Hernandez died here in San Diego when two transit security guards attempted to arrest him.

PERSPECTIVE: It’s Time for a Hero to Step Forward in 101 Ash St Debacle

March 26, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Someone has to demand truthful answers and offer a clear path forward that protects taxpayers from losing money on a flawed real estate deal with a dubious history and uncertain future.

PERSPECTIVE: Politicos Ignoring La Prensa’s Questions is an Affront to Our Community

March 21, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

Dismissing and ignoring our questions is not an assault on La Prensa’s significance: it is an affront to our readers and our community.

PERSPECTIVE: Make No Mistake: We’re Watching a Slow-Motion Coup Attempt

January 6, 2021 La Prensa San Diego

A country is under attack by an attempted coup headed by the sitting President that is trying desperately to cling to power after losing an election. No, this isn’t the plot to a made-for-TV movie, or another Tom Clancy suspense novel. It’s happening to us.

PRESPECTIVE: GOP Starting to Rewrite History as Trump Starts Smelling Like a Loser

October 30, 2020 La Prensa San Diego

Republicans are already starting to pivot to start to rebuild the shambles of their party in what now seems like Donald Trump’s inevitable defeat.

PERSPECTIVE: Freedom of Speech and Cancel Culture ‘splained

August 28, 2020 La Prensa San Diego

We should understand, acknowledge, and support social change through activism, not discourage it.  We should all be free to use our decisions, personal and financial, in ways that express our beliefs and opinions.

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