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Thanks for putting the spotlight on the food-stamps issue [Cover story, Feb. 15]. I can tell you from personal experience that your statistic of one mistaken denial for every five applications is close to correct. Read more

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At a meeting of its Social Services Advisory Board today, San Diego County's Health and Human Services Agency asked for patience while they work to fix their troubled food-stamps program. Dale Fleming, the director of strategic planning and o... Read more

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There's a poster on the wall of the Market Street welfare office in Southeast San Diego: "Applying for CalFresh just got easier," it says. The poster encourages people who want to enroll in the federal food-stamps program-dubbed "CalFresh" ... Read more

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Federal law says counties must approve or deny applications within 30 days, and, so far, according to Chan's calculations, San Diego County's performance has been dismal Read more

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Local nonprofits worry that inadequate staffing in the county department that handles food-stamp applications, combined with a fixation on fraud and a fundamental misunderstanding of clients' needs, will continue to undermine how the fed... Read more

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Why does it cost so much to start a community garden in San Diego? Refugee farmers and their advocates think it should be easier and cheaper. Read more

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Roughly 40 years ago, a woman named Mollie Orshansky, an economist with the U.S. Social Security Administration, came up with a way to determine who was living in poverty. Read more

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