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.

A judge forces Sandag to rethink its plan for the future of San Diego transit.