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San Diego Ethics Commission Considers Tightening Restrictions On Independent Committees

March 13
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The Ethics Commission will consider several amendments at Thursday night’s meeting, including one to tighten restrictions on how independent committees can use candidates’ campaign materials.

Lake Morena Reservoir Is 4 Percent Full And Will Stay That Way

March 6
By Claire Trageser
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Between December and January, the city of San Diego drew down about 40 percent of the water in Lake Morena reservoir in East County, despite residents' protests.

What’s In A Proclamation? It’s The Sentiment That Counts

March 3
By Emily Burns
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Ever wonder what a city proclamation actually is, and where they come from? Want to see all 700 from 2013?

Three Keys To Kevin Faulconer’s Victory

Feb. 13
By Joe Yerardi
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Kevin Faulconer’s victory was so decisive that he even had the advantage in balloting conducted on Election Day — usually a strong suit for Democrats. Faulconer won 50.4 percent of ballots cast at polls.

Neighborhood Kids Can’t Go To New Poway Unified School, But Teachers’ Kids Can

Feb. 13
By Joanne Faryon
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Some parents in the Poway Unified School District are questioning why the district is allowing teachers’ kids to attend its newest school, while turning away neighborhood children.

Early Voting Patterns Favor Faulconer In Mayor’s Race

Feb. 11
By Joe Yerardi
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With Election Day here, political operatives and campaign volunteers are fanning out across the city in massive get-out-the-vote operations. But nearly 165,000 people already have voted, and those ballots may well determine San Diego’s mayor-elect.

What You Can Find Out About A Person At Assessor/Recorder’s Office

Feb. 10
By Brad Racino
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To get to know a person — really know a person — just take a trip to the San Diego County Assessor and Recorder’s office in downtown San Diego.

Their Candidate Under Attack, Labor Responds With Barrage Of Negative Ads In Mayor’s Race

Feb. 7
By Joe Yerardi
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If the business-backed Lincoln Club has a liberal foil this election, it’s Working Families for a Better San Diego, a committee established in September by organized labor.

Why Is It So Hard To Catch Illegal Campaign Contributions?

Feb. 3
By Brad Racino
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At the root of San Diego’s recent campaign finance scandal lies the topic of outside donations, and the illegality of foreign money used to influence stateside elections.

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.

Unraveling A Scandal, Part Two

Jan. 29
By Brad Racino, Joe Yerardi
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We’ve updated the story to show the second half of the investigation — how we figured out the second candidate, the extent of the foreign national’s network, and more.

How To Uncover A Scandal From Your Couch

Jan. 27
By Brad Racino, Joe Yerardi
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A how-to guide for unraveling San Diego campaign finance scandal involving a straw donor, a "foreign national" and local politicians.

San Diego Campaign Finance Scandal: Tracing The Donations

Jan. 23
By Brad Racino, Joe Yerardi
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inewsource has been digging deep to find new donations related to a federal investigation into illegal campaign contributions.

“Foreign National” Azano Is “Almost A Legend” In Mexico

Jan. 24
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The “foreign national” in the local campaign finance scandal is “almost a legend” in Mexico.