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Election Issues Shaping Up In North County

Election Issues Shaping Up In North County

July 18
By Alison St John

Rep. Darrell Issa will likely have to fight harder to keep his seat. A housing project proposed for Valley Center could set a precedent for future growth. Carlsbad gears up for a more contentious election than usual.

Poll: Residents On Both Sides Of Border Oppose Wall

Poll: Residents On Both Sides Of Border Oppose Wall

July 18
Molly Bilker / Cronkite News

A new poll by Cronkite News, Univision News and The Dallas Morning News shows a strong sense of community on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Who's Representing California At The RNC, And Who's Not?

July 18
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

California is sending the largest delegation of any state to this week’s Republican National Convention. The 172-member delegation includes several prominent elected officials — but others did not make the trip.

San Diego Could Revive Ban On Plastic Bags

San Diego Could Revive Ban On Plastic Bags

July 18
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday is considering a ban on single-use plastic bags. The local ordinance has been on hold for nearly three years, amid an uncertain future for similar legislation statewide.

Roundtable: Rep. Peters' Campaign Donations, SDPD Curfew Sweeps, Po...

Roundtable: Rep. Peters' Campaign Donations, SDPD Curfew Sweeps, Poway's Fired Superintendent

July 15
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Rep. Scott Peters and others have found a legal way around campaign contribution limits. San Diego police still enforce curfews. And the district's list of reasons for firing Poway Unified Superintendent John Collins is pretty long.

Groups Organize Opposition To Downtown Chargers Stadium

Groups Organize Opposition To Downtown Chargers Stadium

July 14
By City News Service

A group of civic leaders opposed to the Chargers proposal to build a downtown stadium and convention center annex are lobbying the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce to reject the team's plans. Another group plans to hold a silent protest.

Investors In Donald Trump's Failed Mexico Resort Speak Out

Investors In Donald Trump's Failed Mexico Resort Speak Out

July 14
By Jean Guerrero

Several years ago, about 250 people bought Tijuana oceanfront condos sold under Donald Trump’s name. They were never built. Disgruntled buyers say they were deceived by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and fear voters will experience the same disillusionment.

Faulconer Takes On Gov. Brown's Parole Initiative

Faulconer Takes On Gov. Brown's Parole Initiative

July 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, City News Service, Laura Wingard

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is going to lead the effort to defeat in the fall Proposition 57, a measure Gov. Jerry Brown proposed that would allow early parole for some non-violent felons.

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.