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Voters Reject Lilac Hills Measure

Voters Reject Lilac Hills Measure

Nov. 8
By Alison St John

In a statement, supporters of Measure B say the election won't be their last effort to get Lilac Hills Ranch approved.

Team Owner Dean Spanos Said He Won't Decide Chargers' Next Steps Un...

Team Owner Dean Spanos Said He Won't Decide Chargers' Next Steps Until After Season

Nov. 8
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

San Diegans soundly rejected the NFL team's proposal to build a stadium in downtown. Spanos said he won't make any decisions until the regular season is over.

Board Appointee Appears To Have Won San Diego School Board Seat

Board Appointee Appears To Have Won San Diego School Board Seat

Nov. 8
By Megan Burks

With all precincts reporting, board appointee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne leads LaShae Collins in the race to represent schools in the southeastern region of the city. Some provisional and mail-in ballots remain uncounted.

Measure D: Citizens' Plan Coming Up Short

Measure D: Citizens' Plan Coming Up Short

Nov. 8
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

San Diegans rejected Measure D, which would have redirected tourism financing, barred an onsite expansion of the convention center and set uses for Qualcomm Stadium if it's abandoned by the Chargers.

California Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana

California Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana

Nov. 8
By Associated Press

California voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday allowing recreational marijuana in the nation's most populous state, handing the legalization movement its biggest victory yet.

First Out Of the Gate, Harris Never Looked Back In U.S. Senate Race

First Out Of the Gate, Harris Never Looked Back In U.S. Senate Race

Nov. 8
Scott Shafer / KQED

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has seized the state’s open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer.

San Diego's Minority Voters Get Free Rides To Polls

San Diego's Minority Voters Get Free Rides To Polls

Nov. 8
By Jean Guerrero

A non-partisan 'party bus' is driving around communities south of Interstate 8 to increase turnout among minority groups.

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

Nov. 8
By KPBS News, City News Service

After months of being inundated with political ads, contentious debates and endless commentary, voters in San Diego County and across the nation head to the polls Tuesday for the General Election.

First San Diego Voting Results Could Be Significant Indicator

First San Diego Voting Results Could Be Significant Indicator

Nov. 7
By Alison St John

When polls close at 8 p.m., Tuesday, the Registrar of Voters will release an initial tally of the mail-in ballots the office has already counted.

On Historic Election Day, San Diego World War II Veterans Reflect O...

On Historic Election Day, San Diego World War II Veterans Reflect On Lifetime Of Voting

Nov. 7
By Susan Murphy

For some members of the so-called Greatest Generation, Election Day is more than just the candidates and issues. Casting a ballot is a way to pay tribute to those who have fought courageously to protect America’s freedoms and right to vote.

Election Officials Anticipate 3/4 Turnout Among San Diego's Registe...

Election Officials Anticipate 3/4 Turnout Among San Diego's Registered Voters

Nov. 7
By City News Service

County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said he expects turnout to be around 72 to 77 percent.

Mid-City Group Urges City Heights Voters To Bridge Turnout Gap In D...

Mid-City Group Urges City Heights Voters To Bridge Turnout Gap In District 9

Nov. 7
By Tarryn Mento

A Mid-City nonprofit aims to boost the number of ballots cast on Election Day in a San Diego City Council district that saw poor voter turnout rates during the primary election.

Thousands Of San Diegans Came Out To Vote This Weekend

Thousands Of San Diegans Came Out To Vote This Weekend

Nov. 7
By KPBS News, City News Service

The office at 5600 Overland Ave. will continue to accept all county voters 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and starting at 7 a.m. Election Day.

Near Finish Line, Kamala Harris Campaigns For Other Races

Near Finish Line, Kamala Harris Campaigns For Other Races

Nov. 7
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

The California Senate frontrunner has steadily polled 20 percentage points over her challenger, fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez.

Percentage Of Registered Voters In California Hits 20-Year High

Percentage Of Registered Voters In California Hits 20-Year High

Nov. 7
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

About 78 percent of the state's eligible voters are registered — higher than it’s been in two decades.

Opponents Of Lilac Hills Development Won’t Have To Reveal Campaign ...

Opponents Of Lilac Hills Development Won’t Have To Reveal Campaign Donors

Nov. 7
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

A nonprofit behind a six-figure contribution to a group opposing the proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development in Valley Center will not have to disclose its donors before the election.

Chargers Run Up The Score On Other San Diego Political Donors

Chargers Run Up The Score On Other San Diego Political Donors

Nov. 7
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

In the last year, the team has contributed more money to a political campaign than anyone else in the city as it tries to persuade voters to support the ballot measure that would allow construction of a downtown stadium.

Tri-City Hospital Election Challenges Voters

Tri-City Hospital Election Challenges Voters

Nov. 3
By Alison St John

Voters are hearing confusing and disturbing allegations from candidates running for the Tri-City Hospital board in North County.

Dueling Measure C Campaigns In Final Drive On Stadium Issue

Dueling Measure C Campaigns In Final Drive On Stadium Issue

Nov. 4
By Erik Anderson

The campaign to defeat Measure C on the November ballot is spreading the word on television for the first time this election season.

#ShowUsYourMailers Roundup: Here Are The Mailers You Sent In

#ShowUsYourMailers Roundup: Here Are The Mailers You Sent In

Nov. 4
By Claire Trageser

KPBS has been asking listeners and readers to send in the mailers they've received for our ongoing #ShowUsYourMailers series. Here's a roundup of some we've received.

Ahead Of Election, San Diego Bishop Discusses Role Of Catholic Chur...

Ahead Of Election, San Diego Bishop Discusses Role Of Catholic Church In Public Policy

Nov. 4
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In a message to local parishes, the head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said the Church should not get involved in partisan politics.

Democrats Take Upper Hand In County Supervisors' District 3

Democrats Take Upper Hand In County Supervisors' District 3

Nov. 4
By Alison St John

The latest report from the San Diego Registrar of Voters shows that, for the first time, there are more registered Democrats than registered Republicans in the County Board of Supervisor's District represented by Dave Roberts.

Kamala Harris Adds To Huge Cash Advantage In California's U.S. Sena...

Kamala Harris Adds To Huge Cash Advantage In California's U.S. Senate Race

Nov. 4
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

New campaign finance reports show Harris has raised more than three times the amount raised by her competitor, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.

Bond Support Raises Ethics Question For San Diego County School Off...

Bond Support Raises Ethics Question For San Diego County School Officials

Nov. 4
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Trustees and administrators are placing themselves in potential conflict by running political committees in their districts.

Where El Cajon’s Council Candidates Stand On Police Review Boards

Where El Cajon’s Council Candidates Stand On Police Review Boards

Nov. 3
By Claire Trageser

In the aftermath of the police shooting of an unarmed man, activists and community leaders called for El Cajon to set up a citizens review board. Some council candidates support that idea.