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How Can You Tell If A Driver Is Stoned?

How Can You Tell If A Driver Is Stoned?

July 13
Stephanie O'Neill / KPCC

As California voters ponder legalizing recreational marijuana, science complicates efforts to develop a reliable method for determining whether a driver is high.

Trump To Attend Fundraiser In Rancho Santa Fe

Trump To Attend Fundraiser In Rancho Santa Fe

July 13
By City News Service

With the choice of a running mate and the Republican National Convention looming, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to appear Wednesday evening at a Rancho Santa Fe fundraiser.

California Vote Count Wraps Up, With Certification Of Results Expec...

California Vote Count Wraps Up, With Certification Of Results Expected Soon

July 12
By Mary Plummer

California's Secretary of State has until Friday to certify the primary results submitted by 58 counties.

 Marijuana Tax, Seven Other Measures Headed For November Ballot

Marijuana Tax, Seven Other Measures Headed For November Ballot

July 11
By City News Service, Claire Trageser

The San Diego City Council authorized drafting the propositions and will give final approval in a few weeks. They include everything from taxing recreational marijuana to raising taxes to build fire stations to changing how city elections are run.

San Diego Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect Monday

San Diego Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect Monday

July 11
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego City Council will vote Monday afternoon on how the city's new minimum wage will be enforced.

San Diego Chargers Stadium Plan Heads To November Ballot

San Diego Chargers Stadium Plan Heads To November Ballot

July 11
By Associated Press

San Diego voters will decide in November on the Chargers' proposal to raise local hotel taxes for a downtown stadium and convention facility.

City Council To Vet November Ballot Proposals

City Council To Vet November Ballot Proposals

July 8
By City News Service

From taxing marijuana to raising money for firehouse construction, various proposals for November ballot measures in San Diego will be vetted for the first time by the City Council Monday.

Study Finds People Of Color Less Likely To Be Involved In Politics

Study Finds People Of Color Less Likely To Be Involved In Politics

July 4
By Claire Trageser

People of color in California are less likely to contact public officials, attend political meetings and support campaigns, according to a new report from UC Riverside.

California Voters Will Confront Crowded November Ballot

California Voters Will Confront Crowded November Ballot

July 4
By Associated Press

California voters will face up to 18 ballot questions in November that could end the death penalty, cut into the cost of prescription drugs and free marijuana smokers to legally light up in the nation's most populous state.

San Diego Scrambling To Plan For Minimum Wage Increase

San Diego Scrambling To Plan For Minimum Wage Increase

July 1
By Claire Trageser

A referendum voters overwhelmingly approved last month meant the city had about a month to get a system in place to enforce the minimum wage increase.

Chamber President Sanders Calls Out Trump's Trade Policies

Chamber President Sanders Calls Out Trump's Trade Policies

June 30
By City News Service

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jerry Sanders said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's trade policies would damage the area's economy.

California Voters To Decide In November Whether To Legalize Recreat...

California Voters To Decide In November Whether To Legalize Recreational Pot

June 28
By Associated Press

Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Tuesday that initiative proponents turned in more than enough signatures to place the question on the November ballot.

Developer Doug Manchester To Co-Host Trump Fundraiser In Rancho San...

Developer Doug Manchester To Co-Host Trump Fundraiser In Rancho Santa Fe

June 28
By City News Service

A fundraiser for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is set for July 13 and will cost attendees $28,000 to $449,400 per person, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson Greeted By Small Crowd, Big Cheers...

Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson Greeted By Small Crowd, Big Cheers At Politicon

June 27
Mary Plummer / KPCC

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee running for president, spoke at Politicon in Pasadena this weekend.

SANDAG Tax Measure Commits To Early 'Priority' Projects

SANDAG Tax Measure Commits To Early 'Priority' Projects

June 24
By Andrew Bowen

The county's transportation planning agency made some last-minute changes to a November ballot measure that would raise the sales tax by a half cent. The latest version commits to early funding for priority projects, including a new trolley line.

Sen. Barbara Boxer On Staying Tough In Washington

Sen. Barbara Boxer On Staying Tough In Washington

June 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The Democratic senator who's become a California political institution is retiring, and among the things she's leaving to posterity is her own advice on how to get important things done.

San Diego Takes Steps To Tax Recreational Pot Businesses

San Diego Takes Steps To Tax Recreational Pot Businesses

June 20
By City News Service

A City Council committee approved asking voters to put an 8 percent tax on gross receipts of businesses that would sell recreational marijuana if voters approve a statewide measure in November to legalize use of the drug.

Roundtable: San Diego's Response To Orlando Shooting

Roundtable: San Diego's Response To Orlando Shooting

June 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Thousands of San Diegans were drawn to vigils in Hillcrest on Sunday and Monday to honor and mourn those killed in Orlando, Florida.

Get-Out-The-Vote Mural Goes Up In City Heights

Get-Out-The-Vote Mural Goes Up In City Heights

June 16
By Megan Burks

KPBS has teamed up with The AjA Project and the Copley-Price Family YMCA to draw attention to the issue of voter turnout using the public mural that lets people share why they vote.

San Diego To Consider Top-Two Primaries For All Elections

San Diego To Consider Top-Two Primaries For All Elections

June 15
By City News Service

San Diego voters could decide this fall on a proposal to do away with outright victories by candidates who win a majority of votes in primary elections.

San Diegans Working For Minimum Wage Will Get Raise In July

San Diegans Working For Minimum Wage Will Get Raise In July

June 13
By Claire Trageser

San Diego voters overwhelming approved raising the $10-an-hour minimum wage. The registrar of voters now has 30 days to certify Tuesday's election results, and then the wage bump will take effect.

PolitiFact California: Pants On Fire For Viral Rumor Bernie Sanders...

PolitiFact California: Pants On Fire For Viral Rumor Bernie Sanders Won California

June 10
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

There’s no doubt Bernie Sanders ran a strong race in California. But a headline published by the online publication Justice Gazette stated: "Bernie Sanders Wins California Landslide But ⅔ of his Votes Aren’t Counted." PolitiFact checks this claim.

SANDAG Inches Toward Earlier Funding For Public Transit

SANDAG Inches Toward Earlier Funding For Public Transit

June 10
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Association of Governments is continuing its discussion of a half-cent sales tax expected on the November ballot. Some board members and activists are pushing for more commitment to funding public transit projects sooner.

Votes For City Council Candidate Barbara Bry Slip Slightly In Furth...

Votes For City Council Candidate Barbara Bry Slip Slightly In Further Counting

June 10
By City News Service

San Diego City Council Barbara Bry, who came very close to winning a seat outright in Tuesday's primary election, saw her share of the vote slip a little in further counting Friday.

Roundtable: The California Primary In Perspective

Roundtable: The California Primary In Perspective

June 10
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

We've dug ourselves out from the blizzard of mailers, yard signs and TV commercials so we can focus on what the California primary means for the presidential race and — in San Diego — for the mayoral, city attorney and City Council contests.