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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.

With Board Of Supervisors' Vote, Members Increase Their Salaries By...

With Board Of Supervisors' Vote, Members Increase Their Salaries By $19,000 A Year

Dec. 13
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to alter the way their pay is calculated. Outgoing Supervisor Dave Roberts cast the lone dissenting vote.

California Voter Turnout Was 75% — The Highest Since 2008

California Voter Turnout Was 75% — The Highest Since 2008

Dec. 9
By Associated Press, KPBS News

San Diego County reported a turnout of 81.5 percent among registered voters.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Root In San Diego Courts

Marijuana Legalization Takes Root In San Diego Courts

Dec. 8
By Andrew Bowen

It's only been a month since voters legalized marijuana, but dozens of people are already seeing reduced sentences for marijuana crimes. Hundreds and potentially thousands more could see their criminal records changed.

Roundtable: Gaspar, Issa Victorious; SANDAG's Big Loss; SDPD Traffi...

Roundtable: Gaspar, Issa Victorious; SANDAG's Big Loss; SDPD Traffic Stops; Downtown Homelessness

Dec. 2
By Pat Finn

Kristin Gaspar and Darrell Issa get some final answers. SANDAG's leadership is questioned; SDPD defends its traffic stops. And the number of downtown homeless keeps rising.

Issa Re-Elected To 49th Congressional District

Issa Re-Elected To 49th Congressional District

Nov. 28
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Democratic competitor Doug Applegate says he'll run for the seat again in 2018.

San Diego Zoo Among Those Pulling Ads From Breitbart

San Diego Zoo Among Those Pulling Ads From Breitbart

Nov. 29
By Associated Press

A social media effort is calling out companies and organizations that advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by Trump aide Steve Bannon.

Anti-Immigrant Graffiti Found At San Diego Museum Entrance

Anti-Immigrant Graffiti Found At San Diego Museum Entrance

Nov. 28
By Steve Walsh

Staff found two messages written on posters advertising an art exhibit on Mexican immigration.

Chula Vista Voters Approve Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase

Chula Vista Voters Approve Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase

Nov. 28
By City News Service

Initial plans to implement Measure P will go before the Chula Vista City Council next week.

Kristin Gaspar Wins District 3 Seat On San Diego County Board Of Su...

Kristin Gaspar Wins District 3 Seat On San Diego County Board Of Supervisors

Nov. 28
By Alison St John

Republican Kristin Gaspar has unseated incumbent county Supervisor Dave Roberts, a Democrat. It is the first time in more than two decades that an incumbent supervisor has lost his or her seat.

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Nov. 28
By Claire Trageser

The police shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, combined with the coming establishment of council districts, could bring big changes to the once predominantly white city.

Roundtable: (Fake) News Wars, Woeful Chargers And Padres, New Moves...

Roundtable: (Fake) News Wars, Woeful Chargers And Padres, New Moves At The Opera And Symphony

Nov. 25
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

What happens when the news media is widely distrusted and largely ignored? How disgusted is San Diego with its professional sports teams? And what happens when San Diego's opera and symphony try to find new audiences?

AP Calls Remaining Unresolved California Propositions

AP Calls Remaining Unresolved California Propositions

Nov. 25
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Two weeks after Election Day, the Associated Press has called Propositions 53 and 66. Here's a look at which of the 17 statewide ballot measures passed and which ones didn't.

PolitiFact California: Exploring The Facts As The State Braces For ...

PolitiFact California: Exploring The Facts As The State Braces For Trump’s Immigration Policies

Nov. 25
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

What’s at stake for California’s DREAMers? How many could face deportation? Experts answer some of the most pressing questions about the possible consequences of Donald Trump's promised reform.