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Chris Young
Chris Young was a reporter at inewsource. To contact inewsource with questions, tips or corrections, email contact@inewsource.org.
Some — not all — CPUC reforms await governor’s signature

Some — not all — CPUC reforms await governor’s signature

Gov. Jerry Brown appears poised to sign legislation that would address some of the California Public Utilities Commission’s long-standing failures of transparency and accountability highlighted in a recent inewsource investigation. A much broader set of reforms touted by Brown and many legislators never made it to the governor’s desk, dealing a blow to critics who demanded more substantial changes to ... Read More »

San Diego grad assistants come up short on pay

San Diego grad assistants come up short on pay

Graduate teaching assistants play an important role at universities — giving lectures, grading papers, preparing exams — but federal data show that those working in San Diego earn wages considerably lower than their counterparts in places where the cost of living is much cheaper. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, San Diego’s part-time student workers earn the full-time equivalent ... Read More »

San Diego County surpasses peers in child support collection

San Diego County surpasses peers in child support collection

When it comes to handing out child support payments, San Diego is outperforming other large counties in California. Data from the state Department of Child Support Services show that San Diego County collected and distributed $112 million in child support payments on time in fiscal year 2015. That’s 71 percent of the payments due — a rate six percentage points ... Read More »

Should San Diego, Carlsbad schools have told parents about sex-assault investigations?

Should San Diego, Carlsbad schools have told parents about sex-assault investigations?

When the U.S. Department of Education opened a sexual assault investigation at San Diego Unified School District in December 2014, district officials said nothing about it publicly. Parents districtwide received no letters or emails telling them the district was under federal scrutiny. As the investigation continued for more than 16 months, San Diego Unified kept it quiet. On April 14, ... Read More »

Federal sex-assault investigation leads to SD Unified reform; Carlsbad inquiry ongoing

Federal sex-assault investigation leads to SD Unified reform; Carlsbad inquiry ongoing

The U.S. Department of Education has closed an investigation after more than 16 months into San Diego Unified School District’s mishandling of a sexual assault at an elementary school. According to documents obtained by inewsource through a Freedom of Information Act request, district officials acknowledged not following district policies and federal law while responding to a parent’s complaint that his ... Read More »

Patently true: San Diego is a hotbed of invention

Patently true: San Diego is a hotbed of invention

San Diego is well known for its beautiful beaches and near-perfect weather. But federal data suggests that it should also be known as home to some of the country’s most prolific inventors. According to statistics from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, San Diego-area inventors were granted more than 34,000 patents from 2000 to 2013. That ranks San Diego among ... Read More »

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