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California Coastal Commission Chief Defends His Work Amid Ouster Attempt

Feb. 5
By Associated Press
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Environmentalists fear that if Charles Lester, the California Coastal Commission's executive director, is fired it could unleash runaway development along the coast. He was notified last month that he might be ousted.

Survey: One In Five Californians Favor Faulconer For Governor

Feb. 5
By City News Service
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A survey found 20 percent of possible voters favor Mayor Kevin Faulconer for governor of California in 2018. That's despite the fact that he hasn't said he intends to run.

Roundtable Spotlights Foster, Spanos, Televangelist and Body-Cam Videos

Feb. 5
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Marne Foster pleads guilty and resigns as San Diego school trustee. Chargers' Dean Spanos reconsiders San Diego. The district attorney deals with tons of body-cam videos. And a televangelist wants to build a Christian resort in Mission Valley.

Sanchez Makes 'Pants On Fire' Claim About California Gun Database

Feb. 5
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio
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Critics have repeatedly attacked California Attorney General Kamala Harris for what they say is her slow progress investigating gun owners legally prohibited from having them.

San Diego Regional Chamber Of Commerce Extends Jerry Sanders' Contract

Feb. 4
By City News Service
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Jerry Sanders will continue to be president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce through 2020.

A New Vision For The San Diego County Taxpayers Association

Feb. 4
Midday Edition
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Haney Hong, a small business owner and Navy Reservist, took over as president and CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

Tough To Get Data From San Diego’s Open Data Initiative

Feb. 4
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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It's been more than a year and a half since the city of San Diego launched its open data initiative to make public all sorts of information — from city salaries to parking ticket details — but not much is there for the viewing.

California Secretary Of State Urges San Diego Students To Vote

Feb. 4
Midday Edition
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Secretary of State Alex Padilla dropped by a student council meeting at San Diego State University. The topic: low voter turnout among college students.

San Diego Architects Take Another Look At Solar

Feb. 3
By Tom Fudge
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Local architects are finding new ways to incorporate solar into homes and buildings.

California Counts: Demographics Changing In Watts, But Challenges Familiar

Feb. 3
By Mary Plummer
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Decades after the 1965 riots, Watts remains a place dealing with poverty, unemployment and crime and where voting is simply not a part of many lives.

California Attorney General Sues Utility Company For Huge Methane Leak

Feb. 2
By Associated Press
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Kamala Harris has joined other parties in suing Southern California Gas Co. for allegedly violating state laws in causing a Los Angeles methane leak that she called a public health and statewide environmental emergency.

Fundraising Heats Up In Race For Supervisor Dave Roberts' Seat

Feb. 2
By Andrew Bowen
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Democratic Supervisor Dave Roberts, dogged last year by an abuse of power scandal, is facing a challenge from two Republicans, Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar.

San Diego Political Leaders Begin Weighing How To Oust Elected Officials

Feb. 2
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego's Charter Review Committee will move on to more controversial changes in the coming year, including how to remove the mayor or city attorney from office.

City Council Approves Settlement In Filner Harassment Case

Feb. 2
By City News Service
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In a unanimous decision, the San Diego City Council approved a $667,000 settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's executive assistant.

Rubio, Sanders Gaining Momentum With San Diego County Donors

Feb. 2
Midday Edition
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The San Diego Union-Tribune Watchdog team compiled the latest fundraising data released by the Federal Election Commission.

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