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Tease photo for Trump Faces 'Monumental Task' Of Organizing California Delegates

Trump Faces 'Monumental Task' Of Organizing California Delegates

April 13
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has picked a veteran GOP strategist Tim Clark to run his California campaign just weeks before vote-by-mail ballots go out, leaving his campaign with a lot of work to do in very little time.

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Border Patrol Union Local Ratifies Trump Endorsement

April 13
By Associated Press

A local union of Border Patrol agents narrowly voted down a motion to break from the National Border Patrol Council's endorsement of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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California Counts: Sacramento Students Encounter Rejection, Language Barriers And Dogs In Quest To Register Voters

April 13
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

The effort to mobilize voters to go to the polls is a grueling process. Take a walk with Sacramento students who are spending hours knocking on doors to register voters.

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Mayor Faulconer Defends Record In Spanish-Language Debate

April 12
By Andrew Bowen

The first mayoral debate of the election season took place on Univision on Tuesday night, with the three main candidates arguing over infrastructure, cross-border relations and the Chargers.

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Briggs, San Diego City Attorney Trade Jabs Over Convention Center Initiative

April 12
By Claire Trageser

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says the plan to raise hotel room taxes and possibly pave a way for an expanded convention center has a "poison pill provision" that would put the city at risk. Attorney Cory Briggs defended the plan he helped write, saying it "protects taxpayers."

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Trump Endorsement Generates Dissent In Border Patrol Ranks

April 12
Simon Thompson / KRWG

Border Patrol agents in the El Paso Sector want their local union to disavow last month's endorsement of the Republican frontrunner by the National Border Patrol Council.

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What's The Impact Of Local Gun Laws?

April 12
Alex Emslie / KQED

California voters could be asked this fall to approve new statewide gun restrictions if an initiative championed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom qualifies for the ballot. Some cities aren't waiting to enact a key provision of the law — a ban on possessing magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

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Ted Cruz Holds Rally In San Diego

April 11
By City News Service, Associated Press

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz held a rally in San Diego on behalf of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Monday night, 57 days before the June 7 California primary.

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First Forum For San Diego Mayoral Candidates Set For Tuesday

April 11
By City News Service

Incumbent Kevin Faulconer, lifeguard union chief Ed Harris and ex-legislator Lori Saldana will take part in the forum hosted by Univision/Telemundo on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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Ballot Measure To Raise Funds For Fire Stations Advances

April 11
By City News Service

If passed by voters in the November general election, two bonds totaling $205 million would fund construction of nearly 20 fire stations designed to fill geographical gaps where response times are longer than the standard of 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

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Prop. 47 Supporters Fear Treatment Fund Has Been Shortchanged

April 11
Julie Small / KQED

The 2014 measure reduced penalties for drug offenses and other low-level felonies with the promise of saving hundreds of millions of dollars a year on prisons. Now advocates are wondering: What happened to the money?

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Ted Cruz Presidential Campaign To Stop In San Diego

April 8
By City News Service

The Republican Party of San Diego County scheduled a rally for Sen. Ted Cruz Monday at 6 p.m. at the Town & Country Resort in Mission Valley.

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Clinton's Lead Over Sanders Shrinks In New California Poll

April 8
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

A new Field Poll out Friday morning shows Sanders trailing Clinton by six points, 47 percent to 41 percent, among likely Democratic primary voters. His deficit was 11 points back in January.

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Trump Holds Narrow Lead Over Cruz In California Primary

April 7
By Associated Press

The Field Poll found 39 percent of likely GOP voters back Donald Trump, while 32 percent support Ted Cruz. But the poll found significant regional differences, a noteworthy factor since 159 of California's 172 delegates to the Republican National Convention will be decided by who wins each of the state's 53 congressional district races.

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California Counts: Project Aims To Pair US Citizens With Immigrants To Vote 'Together'

April 7
Leslie Berestein Rojas / KPCC

A voter project aims to bring those that can vote and don't, and those that would like to vote but can't together for this year's November election.

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Could All-Latino Slate Motivate Higher Voter Turnout In San Diego Neighborhood?

April 6
By Midday Edition

The wealthy and mostly white Kensington neighborhood has effectively decided who represents an entire City Council district. This year could be different, as all the major City Council candidates in the district are Latino.

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A San Diego Immigrant's Take On Trump's Remittance Plan

April 5
By Jean Guerrero

Immigrants in California sent about $1.78 billion in remittances to Mexico in the last quarter of 2015. Donald Trump proposed blocking the flow of such remittances if Mexico didn't pay for the construction of a 2,000-mile border wall.

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A San Diego Primary Primer And A Proposal To Change The City Voting Process

April 5
By Midday Edition

The Independent Voter Project wants the city of San Diego to adopt the top two vote-getter system currently used by the state. That would mean that no candidate could win outright in the June primary.

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Critics Unhappy With Kamala Harris' Approach To San Onofre Probe

April 5
By Midday Edition
By Amita Sharma

Some consumer activists worry that California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Democratic Party loyalties are influencing her office's criminal investigation into the 2013 closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

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Kamala Harris’ Career Choice Inspired By Civil-Rights Icons

April 4
By Amita Sharma

The California attorney general and U.S. Senate front-runner credits the civil-rights activism of Thurgood Marshall and Constance Baker Motley, as well as that of her Indian mother and Jamaican father, for propelling her into a law career.

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US Senate Race Shaping Up As A Harris-Sanchez Match

April 1
By Amita Sharma

Polls show Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez are almost certain to face off in November in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. The top two vote-getters in the June election move forward, regardless of their party affiliation.

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Judges, Lawyers Major Donors To San Diego City Attorney Candidates

March 31
Joe Yerardi and Shine Cho / inewsource

Individuals who listed attorney, lawyer, general counsel or some variation of those as their occupation contributed a combined $229,000 as of Dec. 31. Seven judges also gave financial support to city attorney hopefuls.

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California Counts: As June Primary Nears, Latina Influence Could Be Key To Turnout

March 30
By Mary Plummer

As candidates and advocacy groups ramp up their get-out-the-vote efforts, it turns out one group could prove persuasive in Latino families.

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California Aims To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

March 28
By Midday Edition

"It's a matter of economic justice, it makes sense, and will help our entire state do much better for its citizens," Gov. Jerry Brown said.

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San Diego Democrats Trying To Unseat GOP Councilmen Face Uphill Climb

March 28
By Midday Edition
By Claire Trageser

The Democrats trying to unseat Republican Councilmen Scott Sherman and Mark Kersey must compete for attention with another heated City Council race that both political parties have a chance at winning.