Randy Dotinga

Randy Dotinga is a freelance contributor to Voice of San Diego. Please contact him directly at randydotinga@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/rdotinga

Solutions for Change, a North County homeless advocacy organization, has gotten a lot of attention for refusing government funding — or losing it — because it would not bend from a sobriety requirement it holds clients to. Conservative news outlets and Rep. Darrell Issa have highlighted the group and bemoaned its lack of funding as government overreach. […]

Eighteen federal immigration agents are based at local jails, where they’re allowed access to prisoners 24/7 and can take unauthorized immigrants into custody. “But the days of immigration agents working inside San Diego jails appear numbered,” our Scott Lewis reports. A bill in the state Legislature would evict the agents from our jails, perhaps inadvertently […]