Lawmakers look to help Veterans Village after inewsource investigation

Following inewsource’s investigation into Veterans Village of San Diego, state and federal lawmakers said they are working to address concerns about conditions at the nonprofit’s rehab center. State health officials are also investigating complaints against the treatment program. The reporting, published in four stories earlier this month, describes...

The US sends millions to Mexico for migrants. Tijuana shelters ask where it’s going

Lea este artículo en español. Maritza Noemi Machado Velasquez cooks lunch for her two sons outside over an open fire at a migrant shelter in the outskirts of Tijuana. The family whose journey from Honduras was treacherous — they were kidnapped for three months for ransom, she said — is comfortable at the shelter, where they hope to wait until they can ask for asylum in the United States.

New SANDAG policies clear first vote, headed to full board

New policies meant to crack down on staff spending at the San Diego Association of Governments are now headed to the agency’s full board for approval. SANDAG’s audit committee unanimously approved new rules during its meeting Friday that would require more documentation for credit card purchases and set limits on business meals.

‘Here we go again’: San Diego COVID experts react to recent wave

A surge in COVID cases hitting San Diego County has public health experts worried that a rise in hospitalizations and deaths could be on the way. The Omicron variants BA.2 and BA.2.12.1, which are even more contagious than the variant that caused a winter surge in the U.S., are responsible for the recent increase in cases across the county — rivaling numbers seen in the Delta wave late last summer. For example, confirmed cases surpassed 1,500 per day for three days straight in late May.

Lawsuit settles debate: California police sharing drivers’ location data out of state is illegal

A legal agreement in Northern California will impact the way two police departments in San Diego County handle drivers’ location data. Activists represented by the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday a settlement in their lawsuit against the Marin County Sheriff for sharing data collected from automated license plate readers with out-of-state and federal agencies, in violation of two state laws.