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Stadium Ballot Arguments Focus On Jobs, Future Events, Tourism And ...

Stadium Ballot Arguments Focus On Jobs, Future Events, Tourism And Priorities

Aug. 26
By City News Service

Arguments for and against the dozen measures that will be considered by city voters were turned in to city elections officials Thursday and made public Friday.

Proposed Stadium Would Have 'Positive Impact,' Chargers Report Says

Proposed Stadium Would Have 'Positive Impact,' Chargers Report Says

Aug. 24
By City News Service

The team went on offense Wednesday after weathering a blitz of critical reports on its plan to build a stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego, releasing an analysis that said the project would be an asset to the city.

Proposed Pot Tax Would Generate $22M For San Diego In First Year, C...

Proposed Pot Tax Would Generate $22M For San Diego In First Year, City Says

Aug. 23
By City News Service

According to a report by the city's Independent Budget Analyst, a proposed tax on San Diego businesses selling recreational marijuana could generate about $22 million for city coffers in the first year.

PolitiFact California: Harris Slightly Off In Claim About Veteran S...

PolitiFact California: Harris Slightly Off In Claim About Veteran Suicides

Aug. 23
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

In her campaign for U.S. Senate, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has pledged to "clean up" the scandals and reduce wait times at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association concluded the Chargers' ballot measure won't raise enough money. The city's Independent Budget Analyst says it will — if estimates are accurate.

MiraCosta College Tries Again With $455M Bond On November Ballot

MiraCosta College Tries Again With $455M Bond On November Ballot

Aug. 23
By Alison St John

MiraCosta College will put a $455 million bond measure on the November ballot. The community college narrowly missed passing a bond four years ago and hopes a slightly lower goal will convince voters to approve it this time.

Taxpayers Association Says Chargers Plan Would Leave City On Hook F...

Taxpayers Association Says Chargers Plan Would Leave City On Hook For $400M

Aug. 22
By City News Service

An analysis by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association says the Chargers' plan to finance construction and operations of a downtown stadium and convention center annex would leave the city on the hook for more than $400 million, even if the team's estimates were realized.

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano ...

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano Trial

Aug. 22
By Amita Sharma

Both the defense and the prosecution may benefit from never asking San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis what she knew of José Susumo Azano Matsura's immigration status.

North County Roundup: Candidates Galore And A New Hotel

North County Roundup: Candidates Galore And A New Hotel

Aug. 22
By Pat Finn, Alison St John

In 2012, some cities in the region struggled to find enough candidates to make local races competitive. That's not the case now. Plus, an upscale hotel is coming to Escondido.

Gaspar, Roberts Pick Up Endorsements In San Diego County Supervisor...

Gaspar, Roberts Pick Up Endorsements In San Diego County Supervisor Race

Aug. 22
By Alison St John

Republican Kristin Gaspar and incumbent Democratic Supervisor Dave Roberts are collecting endorsements for the District 3 seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Straw Donors, Border Crossing Difficu...

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Straw Donors, Border Crossing Difficulties

Aug. 19
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The presidential race continues to make headlines. Turns out, there were quite a number of straw donors to the Dumanis mayoral campaign. And American wives are being denied SENTRI passes when their husbands are deported to Mexico.

5 Things To Know About Legalizing Recreational Pot In California

5 Things To Know About Legalizing Recreational Pot In California

Aug. 18
Kristen Lepore / AirTalk

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Will it be the fifth to legalize recreational pot this November?

From A To N, San Diego Ballot Designations Are Assigned

From A To N, San Diego Ballot Designations Are Assigned

Aug. 16
By City News Service

The SANDAG plan will be known as Measure A, and a proposal to build a residential development in the Lilac Hills section of Valley Center will be Measure B.

San Diego Republicans Launch Last-Minute Effort To Fill School Boar...

San Diego Republicans Launch Last-Minute Effort To Fill School Board Seats

Aug. 16
By Megan Burks

There are more open seats than candidates running on several school boards from Coronado to Julian.

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Quest...

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Questions About What DA Knew

Aug. 16
By Amita Sharma

A KPBS analysis of the money trail in San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ candidacy for mayor in 2012 shows the number of alleged illegal contributions was particularly high on a single day in 2011.

News In Numbers: Data Shows Proposed San Diego Election Change Woul...

News In Numbers: Data Shows Proposed San Diego Election Change Would Help Democrats

Aug. 15
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Data from past elections suggests San Diego Democrats could get a boost from a more liberal electorate under a proposed change to the city's voting format.

Who Will Be San Diego's Next City Council President?

Who Will Be San Diego's Next City Council President?

Aug. 12
By Claire Trageser

The next City Council will be majority Democrat, which means the next president will likely either be Councilman David Alvarez or Councilwoman Myrtle Cole.

Ray Ellis Drops Out Of District 1 San Diego City Council Race

Ray Ellis Drops Out Of District 1 San Diego City Council Race

Aug. 12
By Andrew Bowen, Brooke Ruth

Ellis said he was dropping out of the race because most voters rely on political affiliation when voting in local elections and that Democrats have an advantage in District 1. He also cited Trump as a reason for dropping out.

Roundtable: San Diego Election News; Not Much Middle-Class Housing;...

Roundtable: San Diego Election News; Not Much Middle-Class Housing; Suing Hillary Clinton

Aug. 12
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

San Diego's District 1 City Council race is surprisingly settled when the Republican withdraws. New homes in the county are built for those with above-average incomes. A San Diegan sues Hillary Clinton in federal court.

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Truth Be Told: California Has ‘Largest Death Row In Western Hemisphere’

Aug. 12
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

Does California have the largest death row in the Western Hemisphere? PolitiFact California checks this claim.

San Diegans Can Opt Out Of Mailed Ballot Pamphlets

San Diegans Can Opt Out Of Mailed Ballot Pamphlets

Aug. 11
By Matt Hoffman

Voters who don't want their mailboxes laden with two ballot pamphlets, each more than 100 pages long, can opt out.

Peter Navarro Talks About China And Why He Supports Donald Trump

Peter Navarro Talks About China And Why He Supports Donald Trump

Aug. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Peter Navarro ran for mayor, Congress and the City Council as a San Diego Democrat in the 1990s. Now he's an advisor on Donald Trump's economic team.

Clinton Knocks 'Outlandish Trumpian Ideas' In Policy Speech

Clinton Knocks 'Outlandish Trumpian Ideas' In Policy Speech

Aug. 11
By Associated Press

Hillary Clinton attempted to undercut Donald Trump's claim to working class voters Thursday, portraying her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would only benefit the super-wealthy — himself included.

Study: Chargers Stadium Would Generate $2.3M While Costing $67M

Study: Chargers Stadium Would Generate $2.3M While Costing $67M

Aug. 11
By City News Service

The Chargers' proposal to build a stadium and convention center annex in downtown would generate only $2.3 million in additional annual hotel room tax revenue, while costing $67 million a year in public investment, according to a study from the San Diego Tourism Marketing District.

San Diego City Council Votes Against Proposal To Shorten Ballot Pam...

San Diego City Council Votes Against Proposal To Shorten Ballot Pamphlets

Aug. 10
By City News Service, Claire Trageser

The proposal aimed to decrease the size of the voter pamphlets and the cost of printing the ballots. Last week, San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland said the projected cost of the general election could reach $5.5 million, well over the budgeted $4.17 million.

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