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San Diego Mayoral Candidates' Personal Finances

Feb. 6
By Claire Trageser and Brooke Williams, inewsource
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Mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer have very different financial situations. We dug deeper into their financial backgrounds.

Rise In Referendums: A Look At Why Paid Signature Gatherers Have Staked Out Your Supermarket

Feb. 4
By Sandhya Dirks
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Here is a quick pop quiz: What do Walmart, marijuana, Barrio Logan, and a developer fee all have in common? Hint: referendums.

Former San Diego Mayoral Candidate Aguirre Makes Right Turn, Endorsing Faulconer

Feb. 6
By Sandhya Dirks
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Controversial former City Attorney Mike Aguirre says the millions in union money backing fellow Democrat and San Diego mayoral candidate David Alvarez concern him.

Latino Groups Accuse Conservative Organization Of Using Racist Mailers Against Alvarez

Feb. 5
By Sandhya Dirks
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Latino groups are claiming a conservative group is using racist mailers to target City Councilman David Alvarez, but the group said the mailers aren't racist.

California Prison Realignment Complicates Voting Rights For Felons

Feb. 5
By Megan Burks

The state's prison realignment effort has drawn up a complicated matrix of detention options for felons in California, and with it a lot of confusion about which ones can vote.

Study: San Diego Mayor's Race Will Be Tight

Feb. 3
By City News Service
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Though early returns of absentee ballots put Councilman Kevin Faulconer in the driver's seat for the Feb. 11 runoff election for San Diego mayor, the race will be close.

Fletcher Cove Community Center Debacle On Feb. 11 Ballot

Feb. 3
Evening Edition
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The normally tight-knit and friendly little city of Solana Beach has become bitterly divided over the proposed use of the Fletcher Cove Community Center.

San Diego Politicians Return Donations From Alleged Schemers

Jan. 31
By Tarryn Mento
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As more donations from men tied to an illegal campaign finance scandal are unearthed, local politicians are rushing to return them.

Roundtable: Marine Faces Another Murder Trial; Uncovering Financial Scandals; San Diego's Economy

Jan. 31
By Pat Finn, Alison St John
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Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins will be retried for a murder in Iraq seven years ago. How anyone with a computer can investigate campaign finances. And how does the state of San Diego's economy compare to President Obama's State of the Union?

San Diego Mayor, Solana Beach Special Election Mail-In Ballot Applications Due Tuesday

Jan. 30
By City News Service
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Mail-in ballot applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said. Postmarks won't do.

Alvarez Leads San Diego Mayor Money Race With Cash On Hand

Jan. 31
By Joe Yerardi
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Democratic mayoral contender David Alvarez maintains a nearly two-to-one advantage over his Republican rival in cash on hand, according to financial disclosure statements filed Wednesday and Thursday.

Canceled Debate Between San Diego Mayoral Candidates Sparks War Of Words

Jan. 30
By City News Service

David Alvarez and his opponent in the Feb. 11 runoff election, Kevin Faulconer, ended up being interviewed separately on the radio after a dispute over the debate broke out.

Many Polls, Many Different Stories On Outcome Of San Diego Mayor’s Race

Jan. 29
By Sandhya Dirks
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Polls are being released left and right as the race for San Diego mayor nears the home stretch. But the question is: Why do these polls differ so much?

In The Pocket: The Price of Getting Elected Mayor Of San Diego

Jan. 28
By Sandhya Dirks
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San Diego mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer claims that the unions are trying to buy the election for his opponent, David Alvarez. But no one's hands are cash-free in this election.

Separating Alvarez From Faulconer: The Political Issues

Jan. 28
By Sandhya Dirks
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Looking beyond the personal, what are the political issues defining the race between David Alvarez and his opponent, Republican Kevin Faulconer?

San Diego Mayoral Poll: Alvarez Closing In On Faulconer's Lead

Jan. 27
10News.com

According to the latest poll released Sunday morning, David Alvarez now has the support of 44 percent of likely voters, to Kevin Faulconer's 49 percent. Seven percent are undecided.

Mayoral Candidates Faulconer, Alvarez Answer Transparency Questions

Jan. 27
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego mayoral candidates Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez respond to 11 questions submitted by KPBS listeners and readers through the Public Insight Network.

Vargas, Gloria Returning Campaign Donations Funneled Illegally From Mexican Businessman

Jan. 22
By City News Service

Interim San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and Congressman Juan Vargas start to returned donation made to their campaigns by a man charged with conspiring to funnel money from a foreign national into San Diego area elections.

Proposed Bill Would Mean Ban On Plastic Bags In California

Jan. 24
10News.com

California legislators have reached an agreement that would lead to a statewide ban on plastic bags starting in July 2015, and allocating $2 million to convert to reusable bags.

Toni Atkins To Become First State Assembly Speaker From San Diego

Jan. 24
By Deb Welsh

KPBS Morning Edition host Deb Welsh spoke with Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins about "then and now," and asked if she had any idea she'd end up where she is today.

Roundtable: Campaign Finance Scandal, PACs In Mayor's Race, Draining Lake Morena

Jan. 24
By Pat Finn, Alison St John
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The Feds charge three men in an alleged -- and quite bizarre -- conspiracy to shovel illegal campaign funds to San Diego candidates for mayor. Meanwhile, legal political action committees are also giving big money. And Lake Morena is slowly being drained by the city, to the chagrin of the county.

San Diego Mayor's Race: Endorsements, New Plans And Press Conference Campaigning

Jan. 22
By Sandhya Dirks

Sen. Barbara Boxer endorsed David Alvarez, San Diego Realtors put their support behind Kevin Faulconer. It's just another day in the race to be mayor of America's Finest City.

Alvarez, Faulconer Virtually Tied In Most Recent San Diego Mayor Poll

Jan. 21
By City News Service
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San Diego City Councilmen and mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer were in a virtual tie in a poll out Tuesday.

Cracking The Endorsement Code In The San Diego Mayor's Race

Jan. 17
By Sandhya Dirks
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This week interim Mayor Todd Gloria endorsed David Alvarez and Father Joe Carroll endorsed Kevin Faulconer to be the next mayor of San Diego. But what does it all mean?

Roundtable: Mayor's Race; Arevalos Victim Accused; State Of The State Of The City

Jan. 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego mayor's race gets nasty quick. A victim of convicted San Diego Police Officer Anthony Arevalos is accused of bribery. Assessing the state of the State of the City address.