Mental Health Teams Now Active County-Wide

Residents all across our region can dial the Access-In-Crisis-Line at (888) 724-7240 to reach a dispatcher (who is also a trained mental health clinician themselves). They will assist in deploying the appropriate responder.

Observing the Dages Trial

The Matt Dages trial and the CPOB, while promising first steps, do not mean that all is well for racial justice and policing in La Mesa. Much work remains to be done.

Time to put the CAB back on the shelf

The City has ignored all the recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Board on Police/Community Relations. It’s time stop wasting City money and the time of all the CAB members.

Gallery: Book Drive for People in County Jail

Our book drive netted more than 1500 books to improve the lives of residents in our jails. Both the Branch and the Sheriff’s department are so grateful to everyone who donated or volunteered!

SB 567 Reforms Sentencing Practices

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 12, 2021 CONTACTS: Austin Panush: or Luan Huynh:; both at (916) 651-4035   Governor Newsom Signs SB 567, Correcting 14 years of Unjust Criminal Sentencing Procedures   SACRAMENTO – On October 8th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 567 into law to modify the criminal sentencing process. SB 567 creates a presumption of sentencing […]

Defend Black Immigrants

DEFEND BLACK IMMIGRANTS National Day of Action Join Haitian Bridge Alliance and allies for a rally and candlelight vigil to demand an end to mass deportations of Haitian migrants and an end to anti-Black violence on all Black immigrants. THU. 10/14 @ 6:00pm City Heights/Weingart Performance Annex at 3795 Fairmount Ave., San Diego, CA 92105 Masks […]

Call for Action at Valhalla High School

September 30, 2021 Re: NAACP SAN DIEGO BRANCH CALLS FOR ACTION AT VALHALLA HIGH SCHOOL NAACP San Diego Branch remains deeply concerned about the incident at Valhalla High School in which a campus supervisor used excessive force during an altercation between two students.  Our original concern expressed on September 3 becomes even stronger with the […]

Mark Ritchie Must Not be Returned to Duty

Mark Ritchie, by showing a terrible lack of both empathy and judgement by posting a pornographic image of Mr George Floyd, has demonstrated his unfitness to wear a bad and carry a gun. He must not be reinstated.