To help make sure you stay informed on the most shared and talked about stories in San Diego County, each Saturday we'll revisit five stories from the previous week and capsulize them in this digest with the most recent updates.
The City of San Diego towed more than 9,700 vehicles since 2015 for violating the 72-hour parking restriction. Far more than half of those vehicles, 5284 were later sold at auction. That data reveals the number of vehicles towed for violating the parking ordinance since 2015 has increased year over year. Public advocacy groups criticize the law, claiming it targets the unfortunate and benefits tow companies and the city. See the NBC 7 Investigates report below.
First-time offenders who shoplift, vandalize or receive a misdemeanor for some other crime will have the option of selecting therapy and volunteer hours over jail time, according to a new program from the San Diego County District Attorney's Office. Defense attorneys called the DA Community Justice Initiative "progressive" and "innovative." Read the details in our story here.
The athletic field at Sweetwater High School is beyond repair. Things have gotten so bad, the schol has closed the field to athletic games due to safety reasons. Now, Friday night home games will need to be moved. See the story from NBC 7's Rory Devine below.
With so many drivers on the road in Southern California, it's likely you'll see something and wonder, "Is that legal?" We ask the experts. See one of the clips below.
Tempers flared Wednesday in Point Loma as neighbors lashed out over an affordable housing proposal that could wipe out the area's remaining wetlands near Famosa and Nimitz boulevards. Right now, the area is a vacant lot that's been used as make-shift bike track. According to a feasibility study of the land released last month, 78 affordable rental housing units could be developed on the Housing Commission-owned land. NBC 7's Omari Fleming talked with residents in this report.