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Cole Reshuffles Committee Assignments, Shifting Power To Democrats

Cole Reshuffles Committee Assignments, Shifting Power To Democrats

Dec. 8
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole unveiled a list of nominations to committees, moving some higher-profile positions in the city government from Republicans to Democrats.

San Diego's Toni Atkins To Become First Woman To Lead California Se...

San Diego's Toni Atkins To Become First Woman To Lead California Senate

Dec. 7
By City News Service

Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, is poised to become the leader of the Legislature's upper chamber next year after gaining support today from the Democratic caucus.

Women In Sacramento Face Retaliation Amid Sexual Harassment Firestorm

Women In Sacramento Face Retaliation Amid Sexual Harassment Firestorm

Dec. 7
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Allegations of sexual harassment by state lawmakers continue to come out in Sacramento. And now, there are reports that there has been a backlash by some male legislators against the women who have come forward.

LA Will Become Largest US City With Recreational Pot

LA Will Become Largest US City With Recreational Pot

Dec. 6
By Associated Press

Los Angeles is in line to become the nation's largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next year.

Home Developer Offers Concessions In Rancho Peñasquitos Project

Home Developer Offers Concessions In Rancho Peñasquitos Project

Dec. 6
By Andrew Bowen

A plan to build 600 new homes in Rancho Peñasquitos drew ire from affordable housing advocates. The developer has since increased the number of affordable homes in the project and is offering relocation packages to current tenants.

One Politician, One Reporter And The Terrible Loss They Both Share

One Politician, One Reporter And The Terrible Loss They Both Share

Dec. 5
Allen Young / KQED

Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and KQED journalist Allen Young both lost a loved one.

Process To Makeover De Anza Cove Region Moves Forward

Process To Makeover De Anza Cove Region Moves Forward

Dec. 5
By Brooke Ruth, Michael Lipkin

The area is currently home to Campland on the Bay and the closed De Anza Cove trailer park.

Lobbyist Says LA Assemblyman Masturbated In Front Of Her

Lobbyist Says LA Assemblyman Masturbated In Front Of Her

Dec. 5
Scott Shafer and Katie Orr / KQED

At an emotional press conference in Sacramento Monday morning, lobbyist Pamela Lopez named Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Woodland Hills, as the legislator she said pushed her into a bar restroom and masturbated in front of her.

SANDAG Seeks Community Input For 2019 Regional Plan

SANDAG Seeks Community Input For 2019 Regional Plan

Dec. 4
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego Association of Governments on Monday held the first of 10 planned public workshops to see what San Diegans are concerned about.

Roundtable: Sexual Harassment, Homeless Tents, Gas Tax Repeal

Roundtable: Sexual Harassment, Homeless Tents, Gas Tax Repeal

Dec. 1
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

With new high profile cases of sexual harassment coming to light, we talk about the challenges victims have when they decide to come forward and why not all outcomes are the same. Plus, a discussion on new tents for people who are homeless in San Diego and an effort to repeal California's gas tax.

Sheriff Candidate Says He's Target Of Retaliation

Sheriff Candidate Says He's Target Of Retaliation

Nov. 30
By Andrew Bowen

Dave Myers, a commander in the San Diego County Sheriff's Department who is running to replace his boss, said he has been stripped of his regular duties in the department in retaliation for his candidacy.

Regulators Vote SDG&E, Not Ratepayers, Must Pay For 2007 San Diego ...

Regulators Vote SDG&E, Not Ratepayers, Must Pay For 2007 San Diego Wildfire Costs

Nov. 30
By Amita Sharma, Associated Press

California regulators rejected a request Thursday from a San Diego utility to force customers to shoulder $379 million in costs from deadly blazes ignited by power lines in 2007 — a decision seen as possibly precedent-setting for cases in which devastating wildfires tore through wine country this fall.

Rep. Susan Davis Discusses GOP Tax Plan, Sexual Harassment And A Po...

Rep. Susan Davis Discusses GOP Tax Plan, Sexual Harassment And A Possible Government Shutdown

Nov. 29
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The end of 2017 is shaping up to be busy for members of Congress as the debate over the GOP tax plan continues along with controversy over sexual misconduct allegations.

Lawmakers' Sexual Harassment In The Spotlight, After Decades Of All...

Lawmakers' Sexual Harassment In The Spotlight, After Decades Of Allegations

Nov. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

San Diego Rep. Jim Bates was the first congressman to be reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee for sexual harassment, back in 1989.

Local Leaders: House GOP Tax Plan Could Exacerbate Homelessness

Local Leaders: House GOP Tax Plan Could Exacerbate Homelessness

Nov. 27
By Katie Schoolov

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut plan that would repeal several funding tools for affordable housing. San Diegans including local leaders gathered Monday to voice their opposition to the cuts.

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