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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.

San Diegans To Decide On Raising Affordable Housing Limit

San Diegans To Decide On Raising Affordable Housing Limit

July 26
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council unanimously voted to have San Diegans decide in November whether to raise a lid on the number of affordable housing units in which public agencies can be involved.

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.

Sanders: 'What We Must Do Or Forever Regret, Defeat Donald Trump An...

Sanders: 'What We Must Do Or Forever Regret, Defeat Donald Trump And Elect Hillary Clinton'

July 26
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Bernie Sanders made a surprise appearance Tuesday morning at a California delegation breakfast event during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. Meanwhile, the state's nurses union says it won't back Hillary Clinton.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 1

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 1

July 25
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.

No Unity Among California Delegates At DNC

No Unity Among California Delegates At DNC

July 25
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

The morning of the first day of the Democratic National Convention was marked with turmoil as Bernie Sanders supporters continue to express their dissatisfaction with the party's nomination process.

Hillary Clinton Chooses Tim Kaine As Running Mate

Hillary Clinton Chooses Tim Kaine As Running Mate

July 22
By Associated Press

Clinton called the Virginia Senator "a relentless optimist who believes no problem is unsolvable."

San Diego Judge Not Inclined To Dismiss Trump University Suit

San Diego Judge Not Inclined To Dismiss Trump University Suit

July 22
By Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel did not elaborate on his thinking during a lengthy hearing Friday in San Diego. The suit is one of three against the now-defunct Trump University.

Roundtable: Trump's Unconventional Convention; Missing, Mangled Wat...

Roundtable: Trump's Unconventional Convention; Missing, Mangled Waterfront Plans

July 22
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Donald Trump's Republican National Convention was, in a word, unusual. The Port of San Diego wants to redevelop the waterfront without an outdated master plan. And its North Embarcadero Visionary Plan was rendered moot by developers.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 4

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 4

July 21
By KPBS News

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

Emerald Alleges Vote Swapping Killed Firehouse Bond

Emerald Alleges Vote Swapping Killed Firehouse Bond

July 21
By Andrew Bowen

Republicans on the San Diego City Council this week blocked a ballot measure to build 18 fire stations with an increase in property taxes. Councilwoman Marti Emerald says the measure failed because she refused to participate in a vote-swapping deal.

Another Gaspar Steps Into The Encinitas Political Ring

Another Gaspar Steps Into The Encinitas Political Ring

July 21
By Alison St John

Paul Gaspar, the husband of Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar, declared he will run for the job in November. Kristin Gaspar cannot run for a second term since she is challenging San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts for his seat.