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Summer's Over, Time To Gear Up For San Diego Elections Again

Summer's Over, Time To Gear Up For San Diego Elections Again

Sept. 6
By Claire Trageser

With the San Diego mayor's race resolved — Kevin Faulconer won re-election outright in June — focus will turn to the race for city attorney and two ballot measures that will shape future San Diego elections.

Language Of Proposed Valley Center Housing Project Ballot Challenged

Language Of Proposed Valley Center Housing Project Ballot Challenged

Sept. 5
By Alison St John

Supporters of the Lilac Hills Ranch development ballot initiative, which would approve the construction of 1,700 homes on semi-rural farmland north of Escondido, say the arguments against the project “completely disregard the truth.”

U.S. Senate Candidates Can't Agree On Debate Schedule

U.S. Senate Candidates Can't Agree On Debate Schedule

Sept. 5
By Amita Sharma

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has signed on to two debates, while her opponent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez wants four. But the two haven't agreed to the same debates.

Tourism Industry Groups Officially Come Out Against Chargers Initia...

Tourism Industry Groups Officially Come Out Against Chargers Initiative, Citizens' Plan

Sept. 2
By City News Service

The San Diego Tourism Authority and Hotel-Motel Association said a measure that would fund a new downtown stadium and another that would impose changes on businesses "present a substantial threat" to the industry.

Roundtable: San Diego's Pot Tax, Lofty Transit Goals, Preschool Costs

Roundtable: San Diego's Pot Tax, Lofty Transit Goals, Preschool Costs

Sept. 2
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

If recreational pot becomes legal, San Diego wants to tax its sales. The city's Climate Action Plan predicts thousands will quit driving to work. And San Diego's school district makes pre-K available to all — for a price.

Issa Says He's Not Worried About Trump Factor In Re-Election Bid

Issa Says He's Not Worried About Trump Factor In Re-Election Bid

Sept. 1
By Steve Walsh

Congressman Darrell Issa has coasted to victory since his first election in 2000. This time a relatively unknown retired Marine colonel threatens to upend the Republican, despite Issa's advantage in name recognition and fundraising.

San Diego LGBT Democrats Launch Voter Registration Drive

San Diego LGBT Democrats Launch Voter Registration Drive

Aug. 31
By Andrew Bowen

Democrats for Equality, San Diego's LGBT Democratic club, has launched a campaign to register 4,000 new voters by Election Day. The group is doing so with a $78,000 grant.

PolitiFact California: Big Tobacco Blowing Smoke In Claim About Pro...

PolitiFact California: Big Tobacco Blowing Smoke In Claim About Proposition 56

Aug. 30
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

Opponents of Proposition 56, California’s proposed $2 per pack cigarette tax hike, are flooding radio airwaves with attacks on the measure.

What Will Pot Legalization Cost San Diego?

What Will Pot Legalization Cost San Diego?

Aug. 29
By Andrew Bowen

Estimates are difficult to make for how much legalizing marijuana will cost San Diego and how much revenue a local pot tax, Measure N, will generate.

Stadium Ballot Arguments Focus On Jobs, Future Events, Tourism And ...

Stadium Ballot Arguments Focus On Jobs, Future Events, Tourism And Priorities

Aug. 26
By City News Service

Arguments for and against the dozen measures that will be considered by city voters were turned in to city elections officials Thursday and made public Friday.

Proposed Stadium Would Have 'Positive Impact,' Chargers Report Says

Proposed Stadium Would Have 'Positive Impact,' Chargers Report Says

Aug. 24
By City News Service

The team went on offense Wednesday after weathering a blitz of critical reports on its plan to build a stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego, releasing an analysis that said the project would be an asset to the city.

Proposed Pot Tax Would Generate $22M For San Diego In First Year, C...

Proposed Pot Tax Would Generate $22M For San Diego In First Year, City Says

Aug. 23
By City News Service

According to a report by the city's Independent Budget Analyst, a proposed tax on San Diego businesses selling recreational marijuana could generate about $22 million for city coffers in the first year.

PolitiFact California: Harris Slightly Off In Claim About Veteran S...

PolitiFact California: Harris Slightly Off In Claim About Veteran Suicides

Aug. 23
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

In her campaign for U.S. Senate, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has pledged to "clean up" the scandals and reduce wait times at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association concluded the Chargers' ballot measure won't raise enough money. The city's Independent Budget Analyst says it will — if estimates are accurate.

MiraCosta College Tries Again With $455M Bond On November Ballot

MiraCosta College Tries Again With $455M Bond On November Ballot

Aug. 23
By Alison St John

MiraCosta College will put a $455 million bond measure on the November ballot. The community college narrowly missed passing a bond four years ago and hopes a slightly lower goal will convince voters to approve it this time.

Taxpayers Association Says Chargers Plan Would Leave City On Hook F...

Taxpayers Association Says Chargers Plan Would Leave City On Hook For $400M

Aug. 22
By City News Service

An analysis by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association says the Chargers' plan to finance construction and operations of a downtown stadium and convention center annex would leave the city on the hook for more than $400 million, even if the team's estimates were realized.

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano ...

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano Trial

Aug. 22
By Amita Sharma

Both the defense and the prosecution may benefit from never asking San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis what she knew of José Susumo Azano Matsura's immigration status.

North County Roundup: Candidates Galore And A New Hotel

North County Roundup: Candidates Galore And A New Hotel

Aug. 22
By Pat Finn, Alison St John

In 2012, some cities in the region struggled to find enough candidates to make local races competitive. That's not the case now. Plus, an upscale hotel is coming to Escondido.

Gaspar, Roberts Pick Up Endorsements In San Diego County Supervisor...

Gaspar, Roberts Pick Up Endorsements In San Diego County Supervisor Race

Aug. 22
By Alison St John

Republican Kristin Gaspar and incumbent Democratic Supervisor Dave Roberts are collecting endorsements for the District 3 seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Straw Donors, Border Crossing Difficu...

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Straw Donors, Border Crossing Difficulties

Aug. 19
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The presidential race continues to make headlines. Turns out, there were quite a number of straw donors to the Dumanis mayoral campaign. And American wives are being denied SENTRI passes when their husbands are deported to Mexico.

5 Things To Know About Legalizing Recreational Pot In California

5 Things To Know About Legalizing Recreational Pot In California

Aug. 18
Kristen Lepore / AirTalk

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Will it be the fifth to legalize recreational pot this November?

From A To N, San Diego Ballot Designations Are Assigned

From A To N, San Diego Ballot Designations Are Assigned

Aug. 16
By City News Service

The SANDAG plan will be known as Measure A, and a proposal to build a residential development in the Lilac Hills section of Valley Center will be Measure B.

San Diego Republicans Launch Last-Minute Effort To Fill School Boar...

San Diego Republicans Launch Last-Minute Effort To Fill School Board Seats

Aug. 16
By Megan Burks

There are more open seats than candidates running on several school boards from Coronado to Julian.

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Quest...

Volume Of Dumanis Donors Linked To Mexican Businessman Renews Questions About What DA Knew

Aug. 16
By Amita Sharma

A KPBS analysis of the money trail in San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ candidacy for mayor in 2012 shows the number of alleged illegal contributions was particularly high on a single day in 2011.

News In Numbers: Data Shows Proposed San Diego Election Change Woul...

News In Numbers: Data Shows Proposed San Diego Election Change Would Help Democrats

Aug. 15
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Data from past elections suggests San Diego Democrats could get a boost from a more liberal electorate under a proposed change to the city's voting format.