Jesse Marx, Voice of San Diego

Jesse Marx

Voice of San Diego

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  • The Desert Sun
  • USA TODAY
  • firstcoastnews.com
  • ABC10
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  • WKYC Channel 3 News
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Past articles by Jesse:

Workers and Politicians Rally For Fair Hotel Contract Ahead of Strike Vote

A strike authorization vote is scheduled for Friday, less than a week before the start of Comic Con. → Read More

Voices of the Voters: Republicans Crossing Over for a Democrat in Sheriff’s Race

As the politics and demographics of the region change, it’s a real possibility the next sheriff will be a Democrat. → Read More

San Diego Sheriff’s Race Is an Open Contest for First Time In Decades

It’s possible the next sheriff will be a Democrat after a half century — at least — of Republican dominance. → Read More

Progressive Mayor Proposes Bigger Budget for Police

San Diego is poised to beef up its police budget for another year. The fiscal year 2023 budget includes $584 million to support police. → Read More

The First Year of COVID: Half of San Diego Pandemic Deaths Were Immigrants —

Of all the San Diegans to die of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic, 52 percent were immigrants. → Read More

What's Changed – and What Hasn't – for Policing in San Diego

In more than a year since George Floyd's death, San Diego police agencies have adopted changes big and small. Yet it’s also true that even this once-in-a-generation moment couldn’t carry some reform measures across the finish line. → Read More

Wage Theft Is Common for Low-Level Workers, and Officials Are Starting to Take Notice

The task of documenting workplace abuses has typically fallen on advocacy groups and unions, not law enforcement. But new county and state proposals suggest elected officials are taking workplace violations more seriously. → Read More

ShotSpotter Devices Will Get More Scrutiny Going Forward —

What began as a pilot program, championed and approved unilaterally by law enforcement agencies, has evolved into a nearly five-year initiative with mixed results. → Read More

City Employees, Elected Officials in Quarantine Following COVID-19 Exposure —

San Diego city employees who attended Tuesday’s Council meeting, including elected officials, have been instructed to quarantine after someone in attendance tested positive the following day for COVID-19. → Read More

Sacramento Report: Jones, COVID-19 and the Irony of Remote Voting —

Sen. Brian Jones' positive COVID-19 test disrupted the Senate's sprint to the finish line, police reform bills are in trouble and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento. → Read More

Sacramento Report: Reparations Bill Marches Forward —

Another week, another AB 5 fight and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento. → Read More

The Police Reform Push Comes for MTS

The agency’s punitive approach to fare evasion is now under scrutiny, as MTS undergoes a complete rethink of how its quasi-public security team operates. A largely new slate of MTS board members is pushing for reform after years of public complaints about the agency’s aggressive ticketing. → Read More

Sacramento Report: What to Watch as the Budget Deadline Looms

Monday is the deadline for lawmakers to pass a state budget, and they don't yet have a deal with Gov. Gavin Newsom. → Read More

Audit Throws Cold Water on City Narrative About Police Retention

A recent city audit shows that the quit rate among sworn police officers was not as bad as officials portrayed when they advocated for more taxpayer investments in the department in 2017. → Read More

Sacramento Report: Lawmakers Take Aim at Rubber Bullets, Boost Equality Measures

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez announced a measure to rein in police use of rubber bullets, and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber and the Black Caucus zeroed in on priority bills as protests have exploded across California. → Read More

Sacramento Report: Lawmakers Aren’t Making Many Laws – So What Are They Doing?

Lawmakers have started making tough decisions about what bills – if any – they still plan to pursue this year. → Read More

Confusion and Contradictions Swirl Over Public Health Directives

Yes, you can sit at the park. Sitting at the beach, though, is not allowed. In fact, beaches are on the cusp of closing. Then again, they’re not. → Read More

San Diego Is Taking a Wait-and-See Approach to Ramping Up Virus Tracing

The process of easing coronavirus restrictions will depend on how effectively local public health officials can identify sick patients and alert others who may have had contact with them. San Diego is looking at the state for guidance, which is evaluating apps that could end up revealing one's movements. → Read More

Pot Went From Illegal to Essential Service

Local dispensaries have begun applying for and quickly receiving permission to let customers order online and pick up supplies from a nearby curb. → Read More

San Diego Cracks Down on Outdoor Activity

On Sunday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer closed all city-owned parking lots to discourage people from gathering in large groups. On Monday, the city’s parks, trails and beaches were deemed off limits. → Read More