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Dec 12, 2012 12:00 AM News more

Sep 26, 2012 12:00 AM News more

Sep 12, 2012 12:00 AM News & Opinion

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. more

Mar 14, 2012 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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... more

Mar 8, 2012 12:00 AM Last Blog on Earth | News

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" ... more

Feb 15, 2012 12:00 AM News

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 more

May 26, 2009 12:00 AM News

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... more

Apr 28, 2009 12:00 AM News

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. more

Jan 13, 2009 12:00 AM News

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. more

Sep 14, 2005 12:00 AM News