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Jamie Ballard

It’s no secret that victims of sexual assault face an incredible amount of difficulty when it comes to having their cases prosecuted. more

Oct 18, 2017 12:07 PM , , CityWeek

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I hate wearing pants. There are very few cities where a person can wear shorts, skirts or sundresses almost year-round, but thanks to both the weather and the laid-back approach to life, San Diego is one of them. more

Oct 17, 2017 4:16 PM Best of San Diego

Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that the city is opening a transitional camp area for the homeless at 20th and B St. near Balboa Park. more

Oct 11, 2017 10:22 AM , CityWeek

On Sept. 19, the Lemon Grove City Council approved zoning for a third medical marijuana dispensary. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:43 PM , , CityWeek

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Local activist group Citizens Oversight recently reached a settlement agreement that requires Edison to attempt to relocate the approximately 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste stored next to the now-defunct power plant. more

Sep 20, 2017 9:23 AM News 2 Comments

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When Karma LaDonna found herself in a wheelchair after spending 17 years as a ballroom dancer, she was devastated. more

Sep 13, 2017 10:52 AM Fall Arts

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As San Diego’s homelessness crisis continues, there’s one vulnerable group that’s often overlooked: college students. more

Aug 30, 2017 11:53 AM News

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Ellis Rose, a local activist and one of San Diego’s 9,000-plus homeless people, jokingly refers to himself as the “poster child” for homelessness in San Diego. more

Aug 16, 2017 10:54 AM News 1 Comments

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Compared to other writers—who ate bugs, face meat and even jellyfish—my choices for this issue may seem dull. But I faced a different sort of challenge: to overcome my dislike of foods that I’ve had somewhat traumatic experiences with in the past. more

Aug 9, 2017 11:13 AM Food Issue

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Local nonprofits, city councilmembers and key business leaders are just a few of the other groups who recently released their big ideas about how to reduce homelessness. more

Jul 25, 2017 5:45 PM News 1 Comments

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A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration found that LGBTQ individuals were more than twice as likely as heterosexual people to misuse prescription pain relievers. more

Jul 12, 2017 9:00 AM News

GRID Alternatives is a nonprofit which installs free solar panels for low-to-moderate-income houses, to provide sustainable energy and lower energy costs. Residents who qualify for the program don’t pay for the panels or for the installation cost. more

Jul 5, 2017 10:21 AM News

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Homeless women are often more vulnerable than homeless men. Stiles said that although she’s staying in a shelter right now, when she was living on the street, she didn’t sleep unless there was someone she trusted nearby. more

May 24, 2017 11:04 AM News

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Although the American Health Care Act—which would have severely impacted Medicaid funding —was scrapped on March 24 after House leadership decided not to vote on it, the repeal of the ACA remains a top priority for Republicans. more

Mar 29, 2017 11:06 AM News

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