- Jan. 5
Ron Roberts made no comment about his appointment as the head of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, but joined his colleagues in praising Supervisor Bill Horn for last year's focus on improving county services to veterans.
- Jan. 1
Much of what made news in 2015 — the Chargers, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, lawyer Cory Briggs, D.A. Bonnie Dumanis, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, SeaWorld and the Padres — will be center stage again in 2016.
- Dec. 17
Signature gatherers are out now trying to qualify the measure — "The Citizens' Plan for the Responsible Management of Major Tourism and Entertainment Resources" — for the ballot.
- Dec. 11
Gretchen Newsom, who serves as Ocean Beach Town Council president, said she is withdrawing from the race to focus on her son.
- Dec. 9
A City Council committee voted 3-1 on Wednesday to recommend the full council approve the measure to set aside funds to fix roads and other infrastructure.
- Dec. 2
Less than 5 percent of Californians under the age of 24 voted in the last election. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is trying to change that.
- Dec. 2
A coalition of public health groups will try to put a measure to raise California's tobacco tax on November's ballot.
- Nov. 25
Former Padres owner John Moores gave $45,000 to the signature-gathering effort for a wide-ranging initiative meant to boost downtown San Diego tourism and redevelop the Qualcomm Stadium property in Mission Valley, it was announced today.
- Nov. 24
The county would be ready to spend $125 million in July on the stadium if voters approve the project in June, plus an additional $25 million. The city would spend $200 million, but in staggered payments.
- Nov. 19
The House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved Republican legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States.
- Nov. 17
Presidential candidate Ben Carson is scheduled to hold a fundraiser in San Diego Tuesday afternoon. Carson will arrive in San Diego from Costa Mesa, the site of a fundraiser earlier Tuesday.
- Nov. 12
Two well-known Republican state lawmakers submitted language Thursday for a ballot initiative that would ask California voters to redirect about $8 billion in bond money from the state's high-speed rail project to build water storage.
- Nov. 10
Workers rally for a $15 minimum wage in San Diego, joining dozens of cities around the country.
- Nov. 5
The City Council's Budget Committee plans to hold a special meeting Monday to consider increasing the city's fiscal reserve level.
- Nov. 5
The number of candidates vying for San Diego's 52nd Congressional District race grew by one Thursday with Republican Denise Gitsham's announcement.
- Nov. 2
The announcement by Gretchen Newsom, a union political director and Ocean Beach Town Council president, has breathed a hint of life into the otherwise dormant mayoral election.
- Nov. 2
Get ready voters. A lot of interests could be vying for your money on the 2016 ballots.
- Oct. 30
What could be a resolution to the long-running debate over medical marijuana across California took a step forward Friday when backers of a proposal to legalize the drug won the state's OK to gather petition signatures needed to put the idea before voters.
- Oct. 30
Cory Briggs takes the initiative -- and then changes it. For next year's primary, there are either too many Democrats running, or not enough. And SeaWorld is putting up a whale of a fight.
The new motor voter law will automatically register citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's license at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The law goes into effect in 2016.
- Sept. 25
State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins' primary challenge to state Sen. Marty Block is putting the pressure on donors who have previously been loyal to both candidates.
- Sept. 22
Latinos make up about a third of the county but less than a fifth of voters.
The race between California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and state Sen. Marty Block may have local and statewide implications.
- Sept. 9
Before the San Diego Chargers regular season begins Sunday, state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is asking the team to pay its cheerleaders at least minimum wage. The team will be required to pay hourly wages beginning Jan. 1.
- Sept. 4
Manchester's Navy Broadway complex is one step closer to breaking ground. Toni Atkins has lost her speakership. Two county supervisors find themselves fighting for their seats. And Poway Unified's superintendent altered a critical report.