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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.

Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine To Visit San Diego

Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine To Visit San Diego

Aug. 9
By City News Service

The U.S. senator from Virginia will appear at a fundraiser organized by San Diego lawyer Jeffrey Krinsk and former San Diego Congresswoman Lynn Schenk.

Council To Look For Alternative Ways To Present Text Of Citizens In...

Council To Look For Alternative Ways To Present Text Of Citizens Initiatives

Aug. 8
By City News Service

A dozen propositions will appear on the November ballot, which could run past 200 pages if the text has to be printed and mailed to voters. City officials plan to discuss other ways to present the Chargers stadium initiative and the Citizens' Plan in an effort to cut down costs.

PolitiFact: Feinstein’s Claim About Marijuana Ads On ‘Prime Time’ T...

PolitiFact: Feinstein’s Claim About Marijuana Ads On ‘Prime Time’ TV Goes Up In Smoke

Aug. 8
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who opposes Proposition 64, said it "allows marijuana smoking ads in prime time, on programs with millions of children and teenage viewers." Her claim was rated Mostly False.

San Diego Taxpayers Association Gets Rebuffed By Chargers

San Diego Taxpayers Association Gets Rebuffed By Chargers

Aug. 8
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is disappointed the Chargers won't meet with them to discuss the team's stadium initiative on the November ballot.

U.S. Senate Candidates Harris And Sanchez On The Issues

U.S. Senate Candidates Harris And Sanchez On The Issues

Aug. 5
By Brooke Ruth

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Orange County replied to questions on climate change, jobs, college affordability and immigration at a California Counts debate. See their answers here.

Democrats Tout Endorsements For California U.S. Senate Seat

Democrats Tout Endorsements For California U.S. Senate Seat

Aug. 4
By Associated Press

Front-runner Kamala Harris announced the support of prominent Hispanic politicians, a blow to rival Loretta Sanchez's effort to lock up Latino support. Sanchez was endorsed by a former Republican congressman, underscoring her efforts to draw support from across party lines.

California Pot Supporters Sue Over Opposing Ballot Arguments

California Pot Supporters Sue Over Opposing Ballot Arguments

Aug. 4
By Associated Press

Supporters of a state initiative to legalize recreational marijuana has filed a lawsuit accusing opponents of including false and misleading language in official ballot materials.

Witness Says Azano's San Diego Mayoral Campaign Donations For Duman...

Witness Says Azano's San Diego Mayoral Campaign Donations For Dumanis Seemed 'Fishy'

Aug. 4
By Amita Sharma

Mexican billionaire Jose Susumo Azano Matsura is accused of unlawfully channeling nearly $600,000 to San Diego candidates.

San Diegans To Vote On Changing City Election Rules

San Diegans To Vote On Changing City Election Rules

Aug. 2
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

A divided City Council approved the ballot measures. One would require all elections for city offices go to a November runoff. The other would mandate all citizens initiatives and referendums be decided in November elections.

Lilac Hills Initiative To Go On November Ballot

Lilac Hills Initiative To Go On November Ballot

Aug. 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday decided to put a controversial housing project near Valley Center on the November ballot.

Judge Blocks Release Of Trump's Video Testimony

Judge Blocks Release Of Trump's Video Testimony

Aug. 2
By Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in a ruling Tuesday denied the request from news organizations that wanted full transcripts and video of Trump's recent depositions.

California Ballot Measures Raise $65M In 2nd Quarter

California Ballot Measures Raise $65M In 2nd Quarter

Aug. 2
By Associated Press

The state could see a record amount spent on ballot initiatives this year. Some of the initiatives attracting the most fundraising in the last quarter include marijuana legalization and gun control.

How A Foreign National Could Fund An American Campaign

How A Foreign National Could Fund An American Campaign

Aug. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Matt Strabone, a San Diego-based attorney specializing in campaign finance, discusses how Vladimir Putin could fund a U.S. presidential candidate and why federal election rules are easier to get around than California's.

Ballot Measures Likely To Cause Election Cost Overrun In San Diego

Ballot Measures Likely To Cause Election Cost Overrun In San Diego

Aug. 1
By City News Service

The November election could cost the city well above what's in the budget because of a large number of ballot measures. The City Council on Monday voted to place six propositions on the ballot, including a marijuana business tax.

California Senate Votes To End Ban On Ballot Selfies

California Senate Votes To End Ban On Ballot Selfies

Aug. 1
By Associated Press

The Senate voted 31-8 to repeal a rarely enforced law that makes it illegal to post a photo that shows how someone has voted.

North County Roundup: Encinitas Mayor, Lilac Hills, Homeless Shelte...

North County Roundup: Encinitas Mayor, Lilac Hills, Homeless Shelter, Oceanside Beaches

Aug. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Alison St John

Three husbands jump into the Encinitas mayor’s race. The Lilac Hills development near Valley Center crosses a significant milestone. Second year-round shelter for homeless families opens in Vista. Oceanside beaches get a dredging.

Council Takes Up Police Review Board Reform Measure

Council Takes Up Police Review Board Reform Measure

Aug. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The activists who first proposed the measure criticized the final version in a City Council hearing last month, saying the board would still lack subpoena power and board members should be appointed by the council, not the mayor.

Roundtable: Hillary's DNC; Suing Trump University; No Tipping?

Roundtable: Hillary's DNC; Suing Trump University; No Tipping?

July 29
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Hillary Clinton's Democratic National Convention was not like Donald Trump's Republican National Convention, for the most part. Class-action suits against Trump and his university will go to trial. A local restaurateur has had enough of tipping.

Sanders Supporter Reflects On DNC Experience

Sanders Supporter Reflects On DNC Experience

July 28
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

State government reporter Ben Bradford spoke to Bernie Sanders supporter and California Democratic Party Secretary Daraka Larimore-Hall about the protests and conspiracy theories.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 4

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 4

July 28
By KPBS News

See special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into KPBS-TV at 5 p.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown Speaks On Climate Change At DNC

Gov. Jerry Brown Speaks On Climate Change At DNC

July 27
Capital Public Radio

Democratic party leaders at the national convention in Philadelphia have tried to frame the protests of Bernie Sanders supporters as a family disagreement, rather than party disunity.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 3

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 3

July 27
By KPBS News

See special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 2

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 2

July 26
By KPBS News

See a special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.