The race to succeed Scott Sherman on the San Diego City Council has gotten more crowded in the wake of sexual assault and sexual harassment accusations against school trustee Kevin Beiser, who was considered one of the leading candidates.Three new candidates have entered the race, bringing the total to nine – seven Democrats and two Republicans. Sherman, a Republican, can’t run for re-election in 2020 because of term limits.Winning the seat could increase the Democrats’ council majority beyond the current 6-2, giving them more power to set the city’s agenda. The council’s ninth member, Mark Kersey, shifted his party affiliation from Republican to independent this week. District 7, which includes Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Tierrasanta, Mission Valley and Linda Vista, had 33,800 registered Democrats and 23,800 registered Republicans through April 2. Another 27,300 voters are independents. One of the new candidates is Republican Tom Keliinoi, who has … [Read more...] about New candidates enter San Diego council race in wake of Beiser allegations
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San Diegans can drive with little fear of getting a speeding ticket on scores of streets throughout the city — including heavily trafficked stretches of Balboa Avenue, Camino del Rio South, Morena Boulevard, Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and even Zoo Place. The situation is the result of a little known state law that’s vexing cities across California. It says that in many cases officials must raise speed limits or give up handing out tickets using radar or other electronic devices. While many San Diegans would rather see lower speed limits than more enforcement, others have called for allowing cars to go faster, said Wally Wulfeck, chair of the Community Planners Committee, which represents the city’s more than 50 community planning groups.“It depends on the street,” Wulfeck said. “Some say leave it low, other people say don’t slow me down. “In general, there’s not enough (law enforcement) resources to really be serious about all … [Read more...] about San Diego communities have urged officials to keep speed limits low in conflict with state law. Now officers can’t use radar guns on those stretches of road.
Keith Vincent Gill was 58, a former farmer with graying hair and a history of heart disease when he landed behind bars in San Diego County jail for an alleged assault.In jail, he was beaten twice by two different inmates in a 12-hour period in August 2017 and later died, according to a recently released autopsy report. Each inmate was charged with assault.According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, Gill was “repeatedly hit in the face and stomped” during an altercation with an inmate on Aug. 11, 2017.The Sheriff’s Department moved Gill to the infirmary for treatment but soon returned him to his cell, reportedly in good condition, records show. Twelve hours later he was beaten by a different inmate, this time into a coma from which he never recovered. It’s not clear from the documents what jail Gill was housed in or what prompted the attacks. His death remains under investigation by a citizens’ review board.Sheriff’s officials said in a … [Read more...] about San Diego County jail inmate died after being beaten twice on same day, records show
The death of a 37-year-old man taken into custody by San Diego sheriff’s deputies last year and pepper-sprayed before he became unresponsive has been ruled a homicide by the county Medical Examiner’s Office. Oscar Leal died Feb. 28, 2018 after sheriff’s deputies responded to his apartment in Vista and took him into custody. He died a “sudden cardiac death” due to chronic methamphetamine use, a physical altercation with deputies and being restrained, an autopsy showed. The 13-page analysis became public late last month, more than a year after the examination was completed. The Medical Examiner’s Office did not explain Monday why it took almost 13 months to release its report. The Sheriff’s Department did not immediately respond to questions about results of the independent investigation. According to the autopsy report, Leal was “a normally developed adult man with evidence of recent resuscitative efforts.” But investigators … [Read more...] about In-custody death at San Diego jail ruled homicide
San Diego — San Diego officials are preparing to defend the city against four electric scooter injury lawsuits that claim more aggressive regulation could have prevented collisions with pedestrians.Two suits involve people who were hit by scooters, one is by a person who was injured after her scooter hit a pedestrian and a fourth person was injured when a scooter hit a bike that hit his wheelchair.City Attorney Mara Elliott, who is requesting the cases be consolidated, said in the city’s first legal response that San Diego isn’t liable for the injuries partly because cities can’t be sued for failing to adopt regulations.The city’s response, filed in court this month, also contends that comprehensive scooter rules approved by the state have already established a framework for cities to regulate the increasingly popular devices.Local governments have been trying to strike the right balance between encouraging use of scooters, a new mobility option … [Read more...] about San Diego preparing defense against four scooter injury lawsuits