San Diego County courts have been operating without a pretrial services program since October due to lack of funding. The end of San Diego’s program comes amid a national debate on bail reform, spurred by the fact that many pretrial defendants remain locked up not because they pose a public-safety risk, but because they can’t afford bail.
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.
Former Mayor Bob Filner’s decision to plead guilty spares him prison time and an embarrassing trial.
A judge forces Sandag to rethink its plan for the future of San Diego transit.
Some supporters listed on Superior Court judge candidate Jim Miller’s website say they never lent their formal support.