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COPY-Police: Spike in homeless sex offenders in LA

Associated Press – October 5, 2010 6:24 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) – Officials say Los Angeles has seen an increase in the number of registered sex offenders ending up homeless as neighboring communities comply with Jessica’s Law. Detective Diane Webb told members of the Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday there are 576 homeless registered sex offenders living in…

Man arraigned for killing two Valencia Park teens

It was a wrenching scene in December 2008, candles burning at the makeshift memorial where two promising teenagers had been shot to death. A woman there grieving left a poem she'd written deploring gang violence. That violence was exactly what had taken the lives of 17-year-old Monique Palmer and 15-year-old Michael Taylor. Palmer, a senior at Lincoln High School, was…

San Diego’s outrageous pension payouts

The pension expert who revealed the outrageous payouts in the city of Bell has analyzed San Diego's pension payouts. Marcia Fritz compiled a report from information gathered from San Diego's pension system.Fritz's analysis projected what the top 10 pensioners would receive over their lifetimes, using their age and life expectancy. According to Fritz the top 10 pensioners will receive $61…

San Diego Police Foundation Beyond the Headlines

See what cops do, how they do it and get a feel for tremendous impacts made possible through citizen-supported efficiency solutions. It's a unique opportunity to hear first hand from the men and women who wear a bulletproof vest and badge to work. DATE Wed., October 20, 2010 REGISTRATION / SILENT AUCTION / SDPD DISPLAYS 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m….

Whitman “live” on Good Morning San Diego

By Ross Becker On Monday morning, I had the opportunity to interview Republican candidate for California governor Meg Whitman.  This was not just a “sound bite”.  We were allowed 15 minutes to ask here about many of the issues important to all Californians. You can watch the entire interview for yourself here at KUSI.com, but I would like to underline…

Prop D debate at the Catfish Club

The Catfish Club holds forums to educate voters in San Diego about important city issues before they head to the polls.At today's meeting there was a debate over Proposition D. Defending the half cent sales tax was council members Donna Frye and Todd Gloria, while opposing it was council member Carl DeMaio and Lani Lutar from the taxpayers association.Proposition D…

Fans find ways around NFL blackouts

Well it looks like this Sunday's Charger's game is going to be blacked out…again.In the old days of the blackout policy, it made it so that you had to drive 75 miles out of town to watch your favorite home team on TV.Not anymore–  Charger fans are fighting back against the blackout policy in this poor economy by watching the…

San Diego Zoo puts down 45 year old Gorilla

The San Diego Zoo said goodbye to a beloved Gorilla who was born and raised in the park. Al-Vila, a 45-year old Gorilla was euthanized Thursday because she has been suffering from Osteo Arthritis. Zoo Keepers said that medications were not enough to fight off her pain.Most Zoo goers didn't see the Gorilla over the past few weeks because Al-Vila…

Rutgers students hold lie-in, in wake of suicide

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – As prosecutors consider filing bias-crime charges against two college freshmen accused of streaming online video of a classmate's sexual encounter with another man, a huge divide has emerged between those who support the suspects and those who want to see them punished. The saga that unfolded this week at Rutgers University has become a flashpoint for…

Calif. governor’s race rocked by immigrant maid scandal

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Republican Meg Whitman struggled to steady her campaign for California governor after disclosures about her former housekeeper – an illegal immigrant – threatened to cut into her support among Latinos just weeks before election day. The campaign that for months was dominated by talk of schools, the state's $19 billion deficit and jobs has become…