The sheriff uses data to track people it considers potential serious criminals, and initiates massive sweeps to try and catch them in the midst of an arrestable offense. In the process, thousands of residents are contacted by law enforcement just for being in a public place.

The plan to celebrate the centennial of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition may have been doomed from the start. Here’s how it fell apart.

The San Diego Police Department has often failed to follow its own rules regarding the collection of racial data at traffic stops, saying the community isn’t concerned about racial profiling. A local black officers group, the NAACP and a city councilman disagree.

The latitude given to district managers to spend public money on companies they go on to work for has sparked new questions at San Diego Unified about how it awards its contracts.

Last year, a state audit found San Diego County agencies collected only 12 percent of domestic violence fund payments. Even with auditors’ recommendations implemented, it’s hard to tell how much collections have improved.

A 2003 state law aims to protect school children from harmful traffic pollution. More than three-dozen San Diego County schools sit within the danger zone near major roadways – but they’re all exempt from the law.

National Women Veterans Association of America President Tara Jones was among the most outspoken proponents of removing Mayor Bob Filner from office.


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