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    Sanctuary Cities: Restricting law enforcement risks public safety


    President Trump has informed the American people that an immediate priority for his administration will be to require sanctuary cities to cooperate with federal laws. An estimated 650 criminal offenders are released onto California’s streets every...

    President Trump has informed the American people that an immediate priority for his administration will be to require sanctuary cities to cooperate with federal laws. An estimated 650 criminal offenders are released onto California’s streets every month in violation of the transfer request into...

    Sanctuary cities: Model leadership to ensure safety of most vulnerable


    Cities and counties around the country are taking the audacious step of declaring their municipal governments sanctuaries to demonstrate solidarity with immigrants and refugees who reside within their jurisdictions. The bold declarations are necessary...

    Cities and counties around the country are taking the audacious step of declaring their municipal governments sanctuaries to demonstrate solidarity with immigrants and refugees who reside within their jurisdictions. The bold declarations are necessary and responsible actions that respond to the...

    Why TV antennas are making a comeback


    When it comes to television viewing, what’s old is new again as an increasing number of Americans are dumping their cable boxes and going totally retro. That’s right, the tried-and-true TV antenna — just digitally enhanced and minus the goofy...

    When it comes to television viewing, what’s old is new again as an increasing number of Americans are dumping their cable boxes and going totally retro.

    That’s right, the tried-and-true TV antenna — just digitally enhanced and minus the goofy bunny ears — is having a moment in the spotlight as...

    Farm subsidies don't reach the poor, leaves them hungry


    New research suggests that agricultural subsidies have done little to help those below the poverty line become more food secure. Despite $20 billion spent every year on wasteful subsidies, hunger and inadequate nutrition are endemic in the United States....

    New research suggests that agricultural subsidies have done little to help those below the poverty line become more food secure. Despite $20 billion spent every year on wasteful subsidies, hunger and inadequate nutrition are endemic in the United States. More than 43 million Americans, including...

    No Latinos in Trump Cabinet makes no sense


    The 57 million Latinos in America make up more than one-sixth of the nation’s population. Latinos have distinguished themselves in every field of endeavor — the arts (“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda), science (Nobel Prize-winning UC San...

    The 57 million Latinos in America make up more than one-sixth of the nation’s population. Latinos have distinguished themselves in every field of endeavor — the arts (“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda), science (Nobel Prize-winning UC San Diego chemistry professor Mario Molina and astronaut...

    Guest Commentary: Integrated Math catastrophe


    About a year ago I wrote an article asking the question “Integrated Math: Is it working?” This is a follow-up to tell Ramona residents the answer to that question.  In short the answer is a resounding “No.” For the 2015-16 school year from a...

    About a year ago I wrote an article asking the question “Integrated Math: Is it working?” This is a follow-up to tell Ramona residents the answer to that question. 

    In short the answer is a resounding “No.” For the 2015-16 school year from a source within the school district the results show that...

    PUSD Board of Education to interview superintendent candidates on Monday


    The Poway Unified School District Board of Education will be conducting its first round of in-person interviews with the finalist superintendent candidates on Monday. This will be the first of several interview sessions, intended to whittle down the...

    The Poway Unified School District Board of Education will be conducting its first round of in-person interviews with the finalist superintendent candidates on Monday.

    This will be the first of several interview sessions, intended to whittle down the board members’ top picks to the new superintendent....

    San Diego economy posts fifth year of healthy job growth


    San Diego County’s economy ended 2016 as it began, with a robust labor market continuing to produce enough jobs to absorb modest growth in the numbers of people out looking for work, state officials said Friday. The region’s unemployment rate fell to...

    San Diego County’s economy ended 2016 as it began, with a robust labor market continuing to produce enough jobs to absorb modest growth in the numbers of people out looking for work, state officials said Friday.

    The region’s unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in December, from 4.3 percent in...

    Steve Breen's cartoon caption contest


    We saw a lot of “branch manager” and “out on a limb” gags this week. Our favorite caption referenced the high cost of California housing. Congrats to Jon Coombs for winning the top spot! He will receive Steve Breen’s signed original in the...

    We saw a lot of “branch manager” and “out on a limb” gags this week. Our favorite caption referenced the high cost of California housing. Congrats to Jon Coombs for winning the top spot! He will receive Steve Breen’s signed original in the mail.

    Next week's cartoon is below. Please remember to...

    Prep Football: Poway High's Gonzalez steps down as coach after 13 years


    Damian Gonzalez announced on Friday that he has resigned as the head football coach at Poway High so he could spend more time with his three children and his wife. He will remain the school’s athletic director. “This is 100 percent about being able...

    Damian Gonzalez announced on Friday that he has resigned as the head football coach at Poway High so he could spend more time with his three children and his wife. He will remain the school’s athletic director.

    “This is 100 percent about being able to spend more time with my family,” said Gonzalez,...

    Convict sentenced to life in prison for 2008 Lakeside murder


    A man already serving prison time on a murder conviction was sentenced Friday to life without the possibility of parole for his part in the 2008 killing of a Lakeside man. Destin Withers, 40, was found guilty in November of first-degree murder in the...

    A man already serving prison time on a murder conviction was sentenced Friday to life without the possibility of parole for his part in the 2008 killing of a Lakeside man.

    Destin Withers, 40, was found guilty in November of first-degree murder in the death of Mark “Randy” Vogler, 28, who was gunned...

    Miramar peeping Tom sentenced


    Kory Nathan Brower, the peeping Tom caught videotaping women using a restroom at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, has pleaded guilty and received two years of probation. On Nov. 10, the Marine Corps’ birthday, federal prosecutors charged Brower,...

    Kory Nathan Brower, the peeping Tom caught videotaping women using a restroom at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, has pleaded guilty and received two years of probation.

    On Nov. 10, the Marine Corps’ birthday, federal prosecutors charged Brower, 30, with two misdemeanor counts of video voyeurism...

    Shopping for the back story of Horton Plaza


    In this week’s back story, reporters Peter Rowe and Roger Showley discuss their In Depth story package on Horton Plaza. Q: Do you have early memories of the area? Showley: When I was about 11, I used to take the bus from Point Loma to Hillcrest for...

    In this week’s back story, reporters Peter Rowe and Roger Showley discuss their In Depth story package on Horton Plaza.

    Q: Do you have early memories of the area?

    Showley: When I was about 11, I used to take the bus from Point Loma to Hillcrest for piano lessons and transfer at Horton Plaza Park....

    Proposed complex for homeless vets could become regional model


    A developer’s plan to transform an aging Motel 6 east of Mission Valley into 84 apartments for homeless veterans could become a local model for building low-income housing quickly and relatively inexpensively. San Diego officials say the city will need...

    A developer’s plan to transform an aging Motel 6 east of Mission Valley into 84 apartments for homeless veterans could become a local model for building low-income housing quickly and relatively inexpensively.

    San Diego officials say the city will need an array of innovative new strategies to solve...

    Rain, wind pound Ramona


    The second of three strong storms arrived Friday, with Ramona experiencing heavy rain and winds. Highland Valley Road is closed from state Route 67 to Eagles Peak Road due to a felled tree, according to the California Highway Patrol website. Hazardous...

    The second of three strong storms arrived Friday, with Ramona experiencing heavy rain and winds.

    Highland Valley Road is closed from state Route 67 to Eagles Peak Road due to a felled tree, according to the California Highway Patrol website.

    Hazardous weather conditions exist, and a flash flood...

    President Donald Trump hits some, but not all, right notes


    Using the word “we” 45 times and the word “I” but three, President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech today struck powerfully populist anti-Washington tones likely to resonate with tens of millions of Americans who have felt ignored by a...

    Using the word “we” 45 times and the word “I” but three, President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech today struck powerfully populist anti-Washington tones likely to resonate with tens of millions of Americans who have felt ignored by a government widely and often accurately perceived as dedicated...

    Encinitas hits pause on downtown alcohol permits


     A lively dining-and-drinking establishment’s request to expand in downtown Encinitas was a tipping point Thursday for the Encinitas Planning Commission, which decided the city should instead move toward creating a temporary moratorium on new...

     A lively dining-and-drinking establishment’s request to expand in downtown Encinitas was a tipping point Thursday for the Encinitas Planning Commission, which decided the city should instead move toward creating a temporary moratorium on new alcohol-serving establishments

    The panel has been saying...

    Hundreds march downtown to protest President Trump


      Hours after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States, hundreds of protesters voiced their opposition to the new administration in downtown San Diego Friday. From a mid-morning rally at City College, the demonstrators marched down...

     

    Hours after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States, hundreds of protesters voiced their opposition to the new administration in downtown San Diego Friday.

    From a mid-morning rally at City College, the demonstrators marched down the city streets to the federal building on...

    Memorial service for former lawmaker Lucy Killea


    A memorial Mass will be held for former legislator and San Diego City Council member Lucy Killea in early March. The service is scheduled for 3 p.m. March 9 at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave., San Diego. The entrance is on Fifth Avenue at...

    A memorial Mass will be held for former legislator and San Diego City Council member Lucy Killea in early March.

    The service is scheduled for 3 p.m. March 9 at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave., San Diego. The entrance is on Fifth Avenue at Nutmeg.

    Killea, 94, died Tuesday night after...

    GOP toasts Trump inauguration in Fairbanks Ranch


    Champagne corks popped, balloons dropped and fists pumped into the air at a Fairbanks Ranch party Friday morning as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. “He’s giving it back to the people,” said Rosemary Patterson...

    Champagne corks popped, balloons dropped and fists pumped into the air at a Fairbanks Ranch party Friday morning as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

    “He’s giving it back to the people,” said Rosemary Patterson of Freedom Frontline, one of the organizers of the...

    Border Patrol catches two Sureño gang members entering U.S.


    U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men Thursday evening who were seen crossing the border about three and a half miles east of the Calexico port of entry, according to the agency. The men, ages 26 and 22, are both Mexican citizens, the agency said in...

    U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men Thursday evening who were seen crossing the border about three and a half miles east of the Calexico port of entry, according to the agency.

    The men, ages 26 and 22, are both Mexican citizens, the agency said in a news release. They admitted to affiliations...

    Apple sues Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion over royalties


    Apple is suing Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, saying Qualcomm has been "charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.” The suit follows the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this week over allegedly...

    Apple is suing Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, saying Qualcomm has been "charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.”

    The suit follows the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this week over allegedly unfair patent licensing practices.

    The complaint,...

    Chargers' curious, shocking end


    Fred Maas was so certain he would be needed to work out the final details of a plan that would keep the Chargers in their hometown of more than a half-century that he canceled a planned trip. At Dean Spanos’ request, Maas decided to remain in San Diego...

    Fred Maas was so certain he would be needed to work out the final details of a plan that would keep the Chargers in their hometown of more than a half-century that he canceled a planned trip.

    At Dean Spanos’ request, Maas decided to remain in San Diego instead of seeing to business in the Midwest...

    San Diego namesake Finest City stalking a 'Hoof-Heisman'


    There’s no doubt America’s Finest City is feeling curb-kicked and underappreciated right now, given the messy breakup with the Chargers and Trevor Hoffman’s microscopic miss for baseball’s Hall of Fame. The wounds remain fresh. The bruises,...

    There’s no doubt America’s Finest City is feeling curb-kicked and underappreciated right now, given the messy breakup with the Chargers and Trevor Hoffman’s microscopic miss for baseball’s Hall of Fame.

    The wounds remain fresh. The bruises, radiant purple.

    The week could end, though, with a San...

    Ex-Border Patrol agent gets prison for sex acts with teen girl


    A former Border Patrol agent convicted last year of engaging in sex acts with a teenage girl was sentenced Friday to a two-year prison term. Daniel Spear, 46, was found guilty in September of oral copulation with a minor, digital penetration of a minor...

    A former Border Patrol agent convicted last year of engaging in sex acts with a teenage girl was sentenced Friday to a two-year prison term.

    Daniel Spear, 46, was found guilty in September of oral copulation with a minor, digital penetration of a minor and use of a minor in the production of child...