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Who Will Be San Diego's Next City Council President?

Who Will Be San Diego's Next City Council President?

Aug. 12
By Claire Trageser

The next City Council will be majority Democrat, which means the next president will likely either be Councilman David Alvarez or Councilwoman Myrtle Cole.

Ray Ellis Drops Out Of District 1 San Diego City Council Race

Ray Ellis Drops Out Of District 1 San Diego City Council Race

Aug. 12
By Andrew Bowen, Brooke Ruth

Ellis said he was dropping out of the race because most voters rely on political affiliation when voting in local elections and that Democrats have an advantage in District 1. He also cited Trump as a reason for dropping out.

Roundtable: San Diego Election News; Not Much Middle-Class Housing;...

Roundtable: San Diego Election News; Not Much Middle-Class Housing; Suing Hillary Clinton

Aug. 12
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

San Diego's District 1 City Council race is surprisingly settled when the Republican withdraws. New homes in the county are built for those with above-average incomes. A San Diegan sues Hillary Clinton in federal court.

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Truth Be Told: California Has ‘Largest Death Row In Western Hemisphere’

Aug. 12
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

Does California have the largest death row in the Western Hemisphere? PolitiFact California checks this claim.

San Diegans Can Opt Out Of Mailed Ballot Pamphlets

San Diegans Can Opt Out Of Mailed Ballot Pamphlets

Aug. 11
By Matt Hoffman

Voters who don't want their mailboxes laden with two ballot pamphlets, each more than 100 pages long, can opt out.

Peter Navarro Talks About China And Why He Supports Donald Trump

Peter Navarro Talks About China And Why He Supports Donald Trump

Aug. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Peter Navarro ran for mayor, Congress and the City Council as a San Diego Democrat in the 1990s. Now he's an advisor on Donald Trump's economic team.

Clinton Knocks 'Outlandish Trumpian Ideas' In Policy Speech

Clinton Knocks 'Outlandish Trumpian Ideas' In Policy Speech

Aug. 11
By Associated Press

Hillary Clinton attempted to undercut Donald Trump's claim to working class voters Thursday, portraying her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would only benefit the super-wealthy — himself included.

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.