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Election 2014

Roundtable: Deluge in Tijuana, City Pension Woes, SeaWorld's Legal Trials

Jan. 8
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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San Diego wasn't the only place hard hit by this week's rains. So was Tijuana. San Diego's pension problems still aren't settled. And SeaWorld spends a lot of time in court.

La Mesa Democrats Can’t Pick Between Block, Atkins In State Senate Race

Jan. 6
Midday Edition
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State Sen. Marty Block and fellow Democrat, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, found little to disagree on at a debate on Wednesday. Atkins is challenging Block for his seat.

Group Pushes To Reform San Diego Police Review Panel

Jan. 5
By City News Service
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Women Occupy San Diego submitted a proposed ballot measure on Tuesday to the City Clerk's Office that would make the Citizens Review Board on Police Practices more independent.

Ron Roberts Appointed Chairman Of County Supervisors

Jan. 5
By City News Service
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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.

Roundtable: The Big Stories of 2015

Jan. 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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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.

Will Proposed Ballot Measure Really Keep Comic-Con In San Diego?

Dec. 17
By Claire Trageser
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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.

Gretchen Newsom Pulls Out Of San Diego Mayor's Race

Dec. 11
By City News Service
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Gretchen Newsom, who serves as Ocean Beach Town Council president, said she is withdrawing from the race to focus on her son.

San Diego Ballot Measure To Fix Streets Advances

Dec. 9
By Claire Trageser
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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.

Secretary Of State Alex Padilla Urges Mission Bay High Students To Vote

Dec. 2
By Matthew Bowler
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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.

Advocates Push For Another Tobacco Tax Ballot Measure

Dec. 2
By Kenny Goldberg
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A coalition of public health groups will try to put a measure to raise California's tobacco tax on November's ballot.

Ex-Padres Owner Gives $45K To Tourism-Stadium Initiative

Nov. 25
By City News Service
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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.

NFL Got Detailed Offer From San Diego Officials For New Chargers Stadium

Nov. 24
By Claire Trageser
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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.

House Votes To Curb Syrian Refugees, Snubs Obama Veto Threat

Nov. 19
By Associated Press
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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.

Presidential Candidate Ben Carson To Hold Fundraiser In San Diego

Nov. 17
By City News Service
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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.

California Ballot Proposal Would Divert High-Speed Rail Money To Water

Nov. 12
By Associated Press
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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.

San Diego Workers Join Nationwide Minimum Wage Protest

Nov. 10
By Steve Walsh
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Workers rally for a $15 minimum wage in San Diego, joining dozens of cities around the country.

Dueling Pension Proposals Coming To San Diego Budget Committee

Nov. 5
By City News Service
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The City Council's Budget Committee plans to hold a special meeting Monday to consider increasing the city's fiscal reserve level.

Another Republican Steps Up To Challenge Rep. Scott Peters

Nov. 5
By Claire Trageser
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The number of candidates vying for San Diego's 52nd Congressional District race grew by one Thursday with Republican Denise Gitsham's announcement.

Democrat Faces Uphill Battle In San Diego Mayoral Race

Nov. 2
By Andrew Bowen
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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.

Taxes Galore Could Be On Next Year’s San Diego County Ballot

Nov. 2
By Claire Trageser
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Get ready voters. A lot of interests could be vying for your money on the 2016 ballots.

Pot Advocates To Begin Collecting Signatures For California Ballot Measure

Oct. 30
By City News Service
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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.

Roundtable On Briggs Initiative, San Diego Democrats, SeaWorld's Battles

Oct. 30
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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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.

Will California's New Motor Voter Law Boost Turnout?

Oct. 14
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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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.

Atkins-Block Race Will Test Loyalty Of Longtime Donors

Sept. 25
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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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.

San Diego Latinos Urged To Register On National Voter Registration Day

Sept. 22
By Megan Burks
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Latinos make up about a third of the county but less than a fifth of voters.