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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.

Oceanside Begins Move From Citywide To District Elections

Oceanside Begins Move From Citywide To District Elections

May 4
By Alison St John

The Oceanside City Council voted Wednesday to move from citywide to district elections.

Former Prosecutor Seeks Interim DA Post And Promises Not To Run For...

Former Prosecutor Seeks Interim DA Post And Promises Not To Run For The Job Next Year

May 1
By Amita Sharma

Adam Gordon is asking other interim applicants to also promise not to pursue the office in next year's district attorney's race.

Roundtable: Homeless Count, Government Shutdown, Marines United, Se...

Roundtable: Homeless Count, Government Shutdown, Marines United, Secret Service

April 28
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

There are more homeless in the county this year. Now you see a government shutdown, now you don't. The Marines United scandal is hanging on like a bad cold. And a retired Marine general takes over the Secret Service.

Azano's Lawyer Wants New Trial In Campaign Corruption Case Citing P...

Azano's Lawyer Wants New Trial In Campaign Corruption Case Citing Prior Defense Incompetence

April 20
By Amita Sharma

Defense lawyer Knut Johnson said Jose Susumo Azano Matsura's previous attorney never used the only defense available, which was that the businessman was ignorant of U.S. campaign law.

Can Post-2016 Politics Become More Respectful?

Can Post-2016 Politics Become More Respectful?

April 17
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

Experts say the 2016 presidential election was one of the nastiest in modern American politics. Rude tweets and name-calling have become standard ways to simply dismiss political opponents without engaging in a substantive debate.

California Elections Head Pushes For Earlier Primary

California Elections Head Pushes For Earlier Primary

April 12
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

A bill in the California Legislature would move the date of the state’s presidential primary elections. Last year’s vote came with the Republican and Democratic nominees already essentially decided.

Orange County-Based Law Firm Tops SANDAG Investigation List

Orange County-Based Law Firm Tops SANDAG Investigation List

April 10
By Andrew Bowen

The law firm Hueston Hennigan LLP, based in Newport Beach, has emerged as the preferred candidate to conduct an investigation into the San Diego Association of Governments and a scandal related to the agency's failed tax measure.

Seven Firms Competing For SANDAG Investigation Contract

Seven Firms Competing For SANDAG Investigation Contract

March 28
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Association of Governments is still grappling with the fallout from its overly-optimistic revenue projections for a failed tax measure last year. Now, a small group of elected officials are sorting through seven proposals by outside firms to investigate the scandal.

San Diego Congressional Reps Hold Town Halls

San Diego Congressional Reps Hold Town Halls

March 11
By Alison St John, Gina Diamante, Kenny Goldberg

Republicans Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis, all held town hall meetings on Saturday.

On Heels Of Measure K, San Diego Republicans Look To Change School ...

On Heels Of Measure K, San Diego Republicans Look To Change School Board Elections

March 6
By Megan Burks

Republicans on the San Diego City Council are pushing for a 2018 ballot measure that would impose term limits on San Diego Unified School Board trustees and change the way they are elected to office.

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