Dorian Hargrove

Dorian Hargrove

Dorian Hargrove writes feature stories, City Lights, and Neighborhood News columns for the Reader. He covers the neighborhood beat on a grassroots level. Share your neighborhood news with him!

Articles by Dorian Hargrove

San Diego State pays Francisco Sousa damages for false accusation bungling

SDSU will send campus police for more detailed training on sex assaults.

A former San Diego State University student who was falsely accused of sexual assault has settled his lawsuit against the university. As reported by the Reader, Francisco Sousa was accused of sexual assault on a ...

Poway Unified sued over choosing Marian Kim-Phelps as superintendent

Group says district trustees approved hiring and compensation without public input.

Public advocacy group San Diegans for Open Government has filed a lawsuit against the Poway Unified School District over the hiring of the district's new superintendent Marian Kim-Phelps in March of this year. According to ...

Elephant rages in East Village

Sex, violence, and lawsuits at Underground Elephant

“Combat,” “extortion,” “sociopath” and other unsavory terms are swirling around in the tornado of bad publicity blowing through the East Village company once listed by a local publication as one of San Diego’s best places ...

Aryan Brotherhood murderer Elliott Scott Grizzle sues county over solitary confinement

Bright lights, loud TV cause loss of sleep

Convicted murderer and longtime member of a powerful white supremacist gang, Elliott Scott Grizzle, has filed a lawsuit against the County of San Diego for improperly placing him in solitary confinement. According to his handwritten ...

Woman files appeal in Mira Mesa shooting of husband by San Diego police

Shakina Ortega says judge failed to inform the jury that officer not liable for monetary judgement.

The family of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer will ask a federal appellate court to overturn a jury's March 2017 verdict that found the officer acted in self-defense. Shakina ...

City reaches settlement in pedestrian death of 7-month-old girl

City withheld Pt. Loma neighbor complaints from the Reader's request.

The City of San Diego has tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a family whose 7-month-old daughter was killed while her father was pushing her stroller across a busy Point Loma crosswalk in ...

Second excessive force lawsuit since beginning of year is dismissed

Witness to a beating in 2016, Cassandra Harris was arrested instead of assailants

On April 17, 2017 attorneys for Cassandra Harris, 28, filed a motion to dismiss a claim of excessive force against the city of San Diego. The terms of how the case was resolved have not ...

Driver in Scripps Ranch collision files suit over the center median

Intoxicated woman slammed into vintage Porsche killing passenger

The victim of a head-on collision which killed his partner and left him with a severe brain injury has filed a lawsuit against the city for failing to design and maintain a safe roadway. Jon ...

City to pay $3.2 million for stormwater enforcement lapses

Will fund work at Penasquitos, San Diego River, Chollas Creek

The City of San Diego has agreed to pay the state water board $3.2 million for water pollution resulting from lax enforcement of sediment-control measures at construction sites near the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, Tijuana River ...

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