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Roundtable: Dam Trouble, Labor Union Difficulties, Carlsbad's Power...

Roundtable: Dam Trouble, Labor Union Difficulties, Carlsbad's Power Plans

Feb. 17
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Was the near-disaster in Oroville a result of negligence? Some express concern about Sweetwater Dam here. Local labor leader Mickey Kasparian is sued for harassment and retaliation. Is Carlsbad getting a power plant that's unnecessary and obsolete?

Rep. Hunter Says He Will Not Seek Federal Funding For 'Sanctuaries'

Rep. Hunter Says He Will Not Seek Federal Funding For 'Sanctuaries'

Feb. 9
By Elma Gonzalez

Rep. Duncan Hunter announced that for Fiscal Year 2018, he will not submit any federal funding requests on behalf of "sanctuaries."

Progressive Groups Aim To Resist Trump Policies With Tea Party Tact...

Progressive Groups Aim To Resist Trump Policies With Tea Party Tactics

Feb. 8
By Steve Walsh

San Diego organizers gathered in front of the offices of U.S. senators and members of congress to lay out a progressive alternative to the Trump policies they oppose.

Mexican Breadwinners Fear Paying For Trump's Border Wall

Mexican Breadwinners Fear Paying For Trump's Border Wall

Feb. 8
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump has threatened to force Mexico to pay for his border wall by targeting money transfers into Mexico, or remittances. This would affect U.S. citizens as well as Mexicans.

County Supervisor Stresses Serving Seniors In Annual Address

County Supervisor Stresses Serving Seniors In Annual Address

Feb. 1
By Alison St John, City News Service

Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob outlined seven ways Wednesday to better serve the public in the annual "State of the County" address, including improving streets, building parks, tackling the pension problem, serving seniors, increasing technology, maintaining public safety and building bonds in the community.

"Dear President Trump:" Southern Californians Share Their Hopes

"Dear President Trump:" Southern Californians Share Their Hopes

Jan. 26
Mary Plummer / KPCC

Listen to five Southern Californians with different political perspectives share their thoughts as Donald Trump becomes the country's 45th president.

Transcript And Analysis: Gov. Brown's State Of The State Address

Transcript And Analysis: Gov. Brown's State Of The State Address

Jan. 24
By KPCC, KQED and Capital Public Radio

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the annual State of the State address Tuesday to a joint session of the California Legislature.

Trump Opponents, Supporters Hold San Diego Rallies

Trump Opponents, Supporters Hold San Diego Rallies

Jan. 19
By City News Service, KPBS

Opponents of President-elect Donald Trump are scheduled to hold three rallies in San Diego Friday, the day the billionaire real estate magnate is sworn-in to office. Others waived flags and toasted to the new president.

Live Blog: Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President

Live Blog: Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President

Jan. 20
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and setting off protests across the nation.

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Jan. 19
By Kenny Goldberg

Organizers expect more than 22,000 people at the San Diego Women's March on Saturday.

San Diego Councilman David Alvarez Running For County Supervisor

San Diego Councilman David Alvarez Running For County Supervisor

Jan. 18
By Claire Trageser

On Tuesday night, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez announced he's running for San Diego County's Board of Supervisors in the District 1 seat.

Rev. William Barber On The New Civil Rights Movement

Rev. William Barber On The New Civil Rights Movement

Jan. 16
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Rev. Barber, president of North Carolina's NAACP, was the keynote speaker at the 29th annual All People's Breakfast celebration in Balboa Park to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

California Only State To Approve Higher Tobacco Taxes On Election Day

California Only State To Approve Higher Tobacco Taxes On Election Day

Jan. 11
By Kenny Goldberg

Four states had measures to raise tobacco taxes on the November ballot, but only California’s Proposition 56 prevailed.

Despite Opposition, County Supervisors Vote To Increase Their Salaries

Despite Opposition, County Supervisors Vote To Increase Their Salaries

Jan. 10
By Alison St John, City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase their own salaries by more than $19,000 each year, despite public comment by about two dozen opponents.

Kristin Gaspar Inaugurated As County's Newest Supervisor

Kristin Gaspar Inaugurated As County's Newest Supervisor

Jan. 9
By City News Service

Kristin Gaspar became San Diego County's newest supervisor Monday, replacing Dave Roberts in a district that represents part of North County.

North County Housing Development Opponents Sued For Attorney's Fees

North County Housing Development Opponents Sued For Attorney's Fees

Jan. 4
By Alison St John

Attorneys for a San Diego developer of a proposed North County housing project are suing opponents for thousands of dollars after it was defeated at the polls in November.

Kamala Harris Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Kamala Harris Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Jan. 3
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Former California Attorney General Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Indian-American senator Tuesday.

Senator Toni Atkins On Her Priorities For San Diego

Senator Toni Atkins On Her Priorities For San Diego

Jan. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Atkins' first term in the Senate is expected to be a busy one as California legislators grapple with homegrown problems like affordable housing and infrastructure repair, along with national issues like health care and immigration.

Roundtable: 2016 Was Quite A Year In San Diego

Roundtable: 2016 Was Quite A Year In San Diego

Dec. 23
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Election squeakers in the 49th and 3rd Districts. Victory for pot, defeat for the Chargers. Desperation for the homeless, frustration for renters and home buyers. Fear for migrants without papers. Worry for climate scientists.

El Cajon Looking For Your Help To Draw District Boundaries

El Cajon Looking For Your Help To Draw District Boundaries

Dec. 22
By Claire Trageser

El Cajon will begin a public process to draw boundaries for its city council districts in the new year, which activists and community organizers hope will increase diversity in their government.

San Diego Councilwoman Georgette Gomez Takes Office

San Diego Councilwoman Georgette Gomez Takes Office

Dec. 21
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Gomez, a community organizer who campaigned on the promise to shake up city hall, is the newly elected city council representative for District 9. The district includes City Heights, Kensignton, College Area and some neighborhoods in southeastern San Diego.

California Supreme Court Halts Death Penalty Measure

California Supreme Court Halts Death Penalty Measure

Dec. 20
By Associated Press

The court put Proposition 66 on hold on Tuesday to give it time to consider a lawsuit challenging the measure.

San Diego Area Planned Parenthood Says Loss Of Federal Funds Could ...

San Diego Area Planned Parenthood Says Loss Of Federal Funds Could Be Devastating

Dec. 20
By Kenny Goldberg

Republicans in Congress are pledging to cut off federal money for Planned Parenthood when Trump takes office.

California Electors Favor Changing Electoral College

California Electors Favor Changing Electoral College

Dec. 15
By Associated Press

As the electoral college prepares to meet in state capitols around the country on Monday, many of California's electors say they'd prefer to reform or eliminate the body that formally elects U.S. presidents.

Rep. Duncan Hunter's 49K Campaign Repayment Sheds Light On Personal...

Rep. Duncan Hunter's 49K Campaign Repayment Sheds Light On Personal Finance

Dec. 15
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

Hunter came under scrutiny for spending campaign funds on groceries, oral surgery, an Italian hotel and other personal uses. Hunter later said the expenditures were unauthorized and that some were due to using the wrong credit card.