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Encinitas Voters To Choose New Mayor

Encinitas Voters To Choose New Mayor

Sept. 29
By Marissa Cabrera, Alison St John

Mayoral candidates Catherine Blakespear and Paul Gaspar join KPBS Midday Edition to discuss their positions on the major issues facing Encinitas from new housing development to transit.

Hickey, Elliott Vie To Become Next San Diego City Attorney

Hickey, Elliott Vie To Become Next San Diego City Attorney

Sept. 28
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

In a discussion taped Tuesday afternoon, Hickey and Elliott joined KPBS Midday Edition to discuss their stances on police oversight, the release of body camera footage, ticketing homeless people downtown and how they would keep the office nonpartisan.

Hotel Study Finds Little Boost During Chargers Games

Hotel Study Finds Little Boost During Chargers Games

Sept. 27
By Erik Anderson

A study of all NFL teams finds the Chargers have a small impact on local hotel business during football games.

Same-Day Voter Registration Will Be Available In 2017

Same-Day Voter Registration Will Be Available In 2017

Sept. 27
By Brooke Ruth, Alison St John

Starting next year, California residents will be able to register to vote on election day.

How Will Small Marijuana Growers Stay Competitive If California Leg...

How Will Small Marijuana Growers Stay Competitive If California Legalizes It?

Sept. 27
Sam Harnett / KQED

In Humboldt County, it's not hard to find local farmers who worry that big corporations will eventually squeeze them out.

Stadium Foes, Chargers Stick To Game Plans As Measure C Goes To Voters

Stadium Foes, Chargers Stick To Game Plans As Measure C Goes To Voters

Sept. 27
By Erik Anderson

Team officials are hoping voters will approve plans for a nearly $2 billion stadium and convention center project at the polls in November.

Film Explores Life And Work Of Latino Activist Willie Velasquez

Film Explores Life And Work Of Latino Activist Willie Velasquez

Sept. 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Alison St John

"Willie Velasquez: Your Vote Is Your Voice" airs on KPBS television Monday, October 3 at 9 p.m.

Politifest Features Candidates In San Diego Races

Politifest Features Candidates In San Diego Races

Sept. 23
By Tarryn Mento

Attendees had a chance to brush up on the numerous local and state measures and races at Saturday's Politifest at San Diego State University.

6 Presidential Debate Viewing Parties In San Diego

6 Presidential Debate Viewing Parties In San Diego

Sept. 26
By City News Service

From San Diego State University to a Hillcrest bar, several spots in the city have organized gatherings for the highly anticipated matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Roundtable: Issa v. Applegate; Unproven Stem Cell Treatments; Barri...

Roundtable: Issa v. Applegate; Unproven Stem Cell Treatments; Barrio Logan & The Downtown Stadium

Sept. 23
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Darrell Issa's congressional race is closer than he would perhaps like. A local company refers a patient for a costly, unproven stem cell treatment. And Barrio Logan braces for a very large new neighbor.

Conflicting Poll Numbers In California's U.S. Senate Race

Conflicting Poll Numbers In California's U.S. Senate Race

Sept. 22
By Amita Sharma

Attorney General Kamala Harris boosts her lead over Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in the new Field Poll, but the lead shrinks in the latest survey from the Public Policy Institute of California.

San Diego County Will Use A Two-Card Ballot This November Election

San Diego County Will Use A Two-Card Ballot This November Election

Sept. 20
By City News Service

County election officials confirmed Tuesday that a two-card ballot will be used in November, and urged San Diegans to prepare in advance in order to save time at the polls.

San Diego Ballot Measures Attract Big Money

San Diego Ballot Measures Attract Big Money

Sept. 19
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Here's a quick look at who's spending what on local ballot measures.

Lead On Mission Valley Stadium Plan Endorses Downtown Stadium Measure

Lead On Mission Valley Stadium Plan Endorses Downtown Stadium Measure

Sept. 16
By City News Service

Adam Day, chairman of the Citizens Stadium Advisory Group formed last year by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, described Measure C on the November ballot as "well crafted."

Green, Libertarian Parties See Gains In San Diego Voters

Green, Libertarian Parties See Gains In San Diego Voters

Sept. 16
By Megan Burks

Voter registration in San Diego County slowed to a crawl after the June primary — except for the Green and Libertarian parties.

San Diego Judge Won't Reschedule Trump University Trial

San Diego Judge Won't Reschedule Trump University Trial

Sept. 15
By City News Service

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lead attorney requested the schedule change because it conflicts with another case he's working.

San Diego Unified School Board Says Proposition 56 Will Reduce Teen...

San Diego Unified School Board Says Proposition 56 Will Reduce Teen Smoking

Sept. 15
By Kenny Goldberg

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education has given its stamp of approval on Proposition 56, the tobacco tax measure opponents say will cheat schools.

Judge Changes Ballot Arguments For Lilac Hills Measure

Judge Changes Ballot Arguments For Lilac Hills Measure

Sept. 14
By City News Service

The Lilac Hills Ranch development in Valley Center that goes before San Diego County voters in November as Measure B had its ballot arguments slightly changed by a Superior Court judge's ruling.

Applegate's Contentious Divorce Brought Up In Campaign For Congress...

Applegate's Contentious Divorce Brought Up In Campaign For Congressional Seat

Sept. 14
By City News Service

Democratic congressional candidate Doug Applegate called his opponent Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, "desperate" after reports about Applegate's contentious divorce in Orange County surfaced Tuesday.

PolitiFact California: Yes On 55 School Claim Misses The Mark

PolitiFact California: Yes On 55 School Claim Misses The Mark

Sept. 13
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

Recent radio and TV ads claim California’s K-12 public schools face dire cuts if voters fail to approve Proposition 55, a measure on November’s ballot that would extend an income tax hike on wealthy residents.

Californians Worry About Poverty, Income Inequality, Poll Finds

Californians Worry About Poverty, Income Inequality, Poll Finds

Sept. 12
By Steven Cuevas

A majority of Californians believe poverty is a serious problem, but they disagree over what to do about it. That’s according to a survey conducted for our California Counts public radio collaboration.

U.S. Senate Candidate Sanchez Criticizes Opponent Harris On San Ono...

U.S. Senate Candidate Sanchez Criticizes Opponent Harris On San Onofre Probe

Sept. 8
By Amita Sharma

Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Attorney General Kamala Harris has “failed” in her inquiry of the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and that’s why a federal investigation is needed.

California Counts Poll Offers Insights Into Voters Outlook On State

California Counts Poll Offers Insights Into Voters Outlook On State

Sept. 8
California Counts

The statewide poll asked several questions about how voters feel about living in California, state pride and the attainability of the California dream. It surveyed attitudes about Proposition 64 on recreational marijuana, the economy and immigration, among other issues.

Repeal The Death Penalty? 6 Quotes From 'Yes' And 'No' Campaigns

Repeal The Death Penalty? 6 Quotes From 'Yes' And 'No' Campaigns

Sept. 8
Kristen Lepore

Voters will see two state measures that take very different approaches in changing how California handles capital punishment in November. On Wednesday evening, we gathered a panel of six guests from all sides of the argument.

Lilac Hills Initiative Gives Voters An Important Choice

Lilac Hills Initiative Gives Voters An Important Choice

Sept. 8
By Alison St John

It gives voters a chance to weigh the dilemma of where to build homes for San Diego’s growing population.

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