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San Diego's First Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensary Passes Last Test

Jan. 29
By City News Service
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An appeal of a conditional use permit granted to a San Diego State University business professor to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Otay Mesa was unanimously denied by the city's Planning Commission Thursday.

Council Members Tackle Questions Of Race Relations, Community Involvement

Jan. 28
By Dwane Brown, City News Service
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The Black Student Justice Coalition asked a council committee for reviews of police "abuses" and data collection. They also asked council members to strengthen the San Diego Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices.

San Diego Council Members To Mayor: Make Our Neighborhoods A Budget Priority

Jan. 28
By Megan Burks
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Budget season has arrived in San Diego. The City Council kicked off the six-month-long process Wednesday with a call for investment in neighborhoods south of Interstate 8.

Too Soon To Say Whether Community Choice Aggregation Will Come To San Diego

Jan. 28
By Claire Trageser
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During a KPBS Midday Edition interview Wednesday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer reaffirmed his 100 percent renewable goal but was non-committal about whether the city should use community choice aggregation to get there.

County Approves Hybrid Vehicle Incentive Program For Taxi Drivers

Jan. 28
By City News Service
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Under the plan, taxi owners would receive a rebate of between $3,500 and $4,000 from the Air Pollution Control District after purchasing a hybrid, plug-in or alternative fuel vehicle. The owners would also pay reduced airport fees for converting to alternative fuel vehicles.

San Diego's First Medical Marijuana Permit Faces Last Bureaucratic Hurdle

Jan. 28
By Matthew Bowler
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The San Diego Planning Commission is expected this week to approve the conditional land use permit for what could be San Diego's first legal medical marijuana dispensary.

U.S. House Postpones Contentious Border Bill Indefinitely

Jan. 27
Lorne Matalon / Fronteras
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House leaders in Congress have postponed indefinitely a vote on a border security bill known as the “Secure Our Borders Act,” which would penalize the Department of Homeland Security if it fails to stop all illegal border crossings within five years.

Chancellor: CSU Will Work To Raise Graduation Rates

Jan. 27
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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The California State University system is launching a renewed effort to raise the graduation rates of freshmen and transfer students.

Judge OKs San Diego's $120M Infrastructure Bond

Jan. 27
By City News Service
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After months of legal delays, a judge cleared the way for the city of San Diego to issue a $120 million bond to pay for infrastructure projects.

Cap Set On Donations To San Diego County Candidates

Jan. 27
By City News Service
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Pending a second vote, the limits would be $25,000 for supervisors races by district and $50,000 for countywide offices.

Poway City Council: All Boys Club In A Town Of Women

Jan. 27
By Hoa Quach
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Poway Mayor Steve Vaus encouraged a businesswoman to apply for a vacant seat on the City Council — then he voted against her. The vote means the city will be led by five men for the next two years.

San Diego To Gradually Take Ownership Of Civic Center Plaza Office Building

Jan. 26
By City News Service
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A last-minute deal to keep city of San Diego employees working in a privately held 18-story office building in the downtown Civic Center complex was approved unanimously Monday by the City Council.

Brown Administration Takes Sharp U-Turn On Ride-Booking Regulation

Jan. 26
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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California Governor Jerry Brown’s administration has abruptly retracted a Department of Motor Vehicles regulation that created tighter rules for ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber.

San Diego County May Soon Have Campaign Donation Limits

Jan. 26
By Erik Anderson
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Supervisor Ron Roberts is seeking approval for a $20,000 contribution limit for countywide elections.

Sarah Boot Announces Run For California Assembly's 78th District

Jan. 22
By Claire Trageser
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Democrat Sarah Boot, a former prosecutor who unsuccessfully ran for San Diego City Council in 2014, announced Thursday she's running for the seat currently held by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins.

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