SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's police chief says he supports a statewide push to reduce most nonviolent crimes — including petty theft and drug possession for personal use — from felonies to misdemeanors.
U-T San Diego reports Chief Bill Lansdowne said Thursday that drug offenders with addiction or mental health problems should not get long prison terms.
He is working with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon on a measure they say would reduce prison populations and shift up to $250 millon per year to treatment and education programs. Supporters are hoping to qualify the measure for the November ballot.
Gov. Jerry Brown last year vetoed a similar measure to lighten drug sentences that was opposed by some of the state's law enforcement and district attorney associations.
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The Emilio Nares Foundation will present its 14th annual Harvest for Hope fundraising event this Sunday.
A fire at an East County condominium complex damaged two residential units Monday and left a woman seriously injured, authorities reported.
At the time the crash of PSA Flight 182 happened in North Park, it was deadliest air disaster in U.S. history.
An early morning vegetation and trash fire at a homeless encampment threatened nearby condos and resulted in at least one injury Sunday.
A major construction project at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry was completed ahead of schedule early Monday morning.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials are increasing staffing levels in anticipation of increased fire activity.
More than 200 surfers paddled out for a daunting day-long challenge Saturday inspired by young men in the community facing a far bigger one.
It was a hopping good time in Balboa Park on Sunday at the 8th annual Bunnyfest. Hundreds joined the San Diego House Rabbit Society for a big playdate that's all for a good cause. The money raised Sunday will go towards helping the rabbit society find loving homes for their adoptable bunnies.