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SANDAG Seeks Community Input For 2019 Regional Plan

SANDAG Seeks Community Input For 2019 Regional Plan

Dec. 4
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego Association of Governments on Monday held the first of 10 planned public workshops to see what San Diegans are concerned about.

Roundtable: Sexual Harassment, Homeless Tents, Gas Tax Repeal

Roundtable: Sexual Harassment, Homeless Tents, Gas Tax Repeal

Dec. 1
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

With new high profile cases of sexual harassment coming to light, we talk about the challenges victims have when they decide to come forward and why not all outcomes are the same. Plus, a discussion on new tents for people who are homeless in San Diego and an effort to repeal California's gas tax.

Sheriff Candidate Says He's Target Of Retaliation

Sheriff Candidate Says He's Target Of Retaliation

Nov. 30
By Andrew Bowen

Dave Myers, a commander in the San Diego County Sheriff's Department who is running to replace his boss, said he has been stripped of his regular duties in the department in retaliation for his candidacy.

Barrera, San Diego Nonprofits Eye Commercial Property Taxes To Boos...

Barrera, San Diego Nonprofits Eye Commercial Property Taxes To Boost Schools

Nov. 15
By Megan Burks

Next year, San Diego Unified is expected to face a $59 million shortfall due to rising pension costs — that after $124 million in cuts this year. Now, San Diego nonprofits are joining an effort to get a ballot initiative that would change the rules for taxes that fund schools.

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club Development

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club Development

Nov. 8
By Alison St John, City News Service

A proposed development at the StoneRidge Country Club was rejected by Poway voters. As soon as the results were posted, the owner, Michael Schlesinger of Western Golf Properties, shut down the course.

Virginia Rejects 'Trumpism' As Dems Score Major Victories

Virginia Rejects 'Trumpism' As Dems Score Major Victories

Nov. 8
By Associated Press

Seizing his party's first major Trump-era victory, Democrat Ralph Northam beat back a charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor, a bruising election that tested the power of President Donald Trump's fiery nationalism against the energy of the Trump resistance.

Mid-City Neighborhood Nonprofit Looking For A Few Good Board Candid...

Mid-City Neighborhood Nonprofit Looking For A Few Good Board Candidates

Nov. 6
By Tarryn Mento

Out of ten available seats, only five candidates are running for the City Heights Town Council, a nonprofit community advocacy group.

Tom Steyer Brings Impeachment Campaign To Anti-Issa Protest In Vista

Tom Steyer Brings Impeachment Campaign To Anti-Issa Protest In Vista

Oct. 31
By Alison St John

California billionaire Tom Steyer brought his campaign to impeach President Trump to San Diego’s North County. He found a supportive audience Tuesday among the Democratic protestors outside Rep. Darrell Issa’s office in Vista.

Lawsuit Seeks To Curb California Voting Rights Act, Local District ...

Lawsuit Seeks To Curb California Voting Rights Act, Local District Elections

Oct. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Former Poway mayor Don Higginson wants to stop the city from electing its city council based on districts and arguing the California Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional.

Campaign Consultant Says He Is Not Reason For District Attorney Rec...

Campaign Consultant Says He Is Not Reason For District Attorney Recusal

Oct. 23
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate and interim District Attorney Summer Stephan share the same consultant for their election campaigns. The consultant, Jason Roe, said that had nothing to do with why Stephan recused herself from a criminal investigation involving Cate.

San Diego Councilman Apparently Used Personal Email To Leak Confide...

San Diego Councilman Apparently Used Personal Email To Leak Confidential Memo

Oct. 18
By Andrew Bowen

Public records suggest San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate used his personal email account when sending a confidential memo to the proponents of the Soccer City stadium initiative. The councilman's office redacted Cate's email address but did not redact addresses and phone numbers belonging to dozens of constituents.

Democrats Vie To Take On Republican Congressman Issa

Democrats Vie To Take On Republican Congressman Issa

Oct. 17
By Alison St John

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa has more cash on hand than any of his Democratic challengers in the 49th congressional district race. But the three Democrats running to unseat him are in a fierce battle to raise their campaign war chests.

Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUS...

Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUSD; Bye-Bye Remedial Math

Sept. 1
By Pat Finn

A California Supreme Court ruling may make it easier to build a football stadium -- or a highway. The Salk Institute is facing a lot of challenges. SDUSD begins a new year with old problems. Ditching remedial math may make sense.

California Could Become First State To Mandate LGBT Training For Bu...

California Could Become First State To Mandate LGBT Training For Businesses

Aug. 25
By Matt Hoffman

The Transgender Work Opportunity Act is designed to educate employers and transgender workers about their rights.

Pregnant Mother Fights For Release From Immigration Detention Facil...

Pregnant Mother Fights For Release From Immigration Detention Facility In Otay Mesa

Aug. 25
By Jean Guerrero

The recent detention of a Mexican mother who is about two months pregnant may reflect a change in immigration enforcement priorities away from serious criminals toward anyone in the country illegally.

Registrar Responds To Claims San Diego Has More Registered Voters T...

Registrar Responds To Claims San Diego Has More Registered Voters Than Are Eligible

Aug. 11
By Megan Burke, Michael Lipkin

A conservative legal group is accusing San Diego County of not doing enough to keep track of who should be allowed to vote.

Lawsuit Claims Free Speech Violations After San Diego Trump Rally

Lawsuit Claims Free Speech Violations After San Diego Trump Rally

Aug. 10
By Andrew Bowen

A federal lawsuit filed on Thursday claims the San Diego Police and Sheriff's Departments violated free speech rights in their response to protests outside a Donald Trump campaign rally last year.

FBI Searches Home Of Rep. Duncan Hunter's Campaign Treasurer Amid F...

FBI Searches Home Of Rep. Duncan Hunter's Campaign Treasurer Amid Finances Investigation

Aug. 9
By City News Service

A federal investigation into the financial practices of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Alpine, ranges from alleged campaign finance irregularities to bank fraud, according to a search warrant that was made public Wednesday.

SANDAG Executive Gary Gallegos To Retire Amid Scandal

SANDAG Executive Gary Gallegos To Retire Amid Scandal

Aug. 8
By Andrew Bowen

Gary Gallegos, the executive director of the San Diego Association of Governments, said he will leave the agency by the end of the year. Gallegos was due for a performance review by the agency's board of directors for his role in a widening scandal over tax revenues.

SANDAG Executive To Face Review For Role In Forecasting Scandal

SANDAG Executive To Face Review For Role In Forecasting Scandal

Aug. 4
By Andrew Bowen

Gary Gallegos, the executive director of the San Diego Association of Governments, will face a performance review by the board of directors for his role in the agency's inflated tax revenue projections. The board voted for that review after an independent investigation into the scandal.

State Filings Show Possible 2018 Senate Run For San Diego Councilma...

State Filings Show Possible 2018 Senate Run For San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey

July 25
By Andrew Bowen

Mark Kersey, who currently represents Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo on the San Diego City Council, is running for the California State Senate, according to filings with the secretary of state.

City Council Approves Effort To Post Long Ballot Measure Documents ...

City Council Approves Effort To Post Long Ballot Measure Documents Online

June 6
By City News Service

The City Council gave final approval Tuesday to municipal code changes that give the city clerk's office the option to publish online the text of long ballot measures.

City Council To Consider Offering Long Ballot Measure Texts Online

City Council To Consider Offering Long Ballot Measure Texts Online

June 6
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday is scheduled to consider final approval to municipal code changes that would give the city clerk's office the option to publish online the text of long ballot measures.

The Fate Of SoccerCity And Convention Center Expansion Could Be Dec...

The Fate Of SoccerCity And Convention Center Expansion Could Be Decided Monday

June 5
By Claire Trageser

The City Council could effectively kill a special election on funding for a convention center expansion and a soccer stadium in Mission Valley during their meeting Monday.

Like Dominos, North San Diego County Cities Are Moving To District ...

Like Dominos, North San Diego County Cities Are Moving To District Elections

May 12
By Alison St John

Five North County cities have decided in the last five years to switch from citywide to district elections — and not because they wanted to.

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