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Council Members Ask San Diegans To Pick Up School Board Election Ho...

Council Members Ask San Diegans To Pick Up School Board Election Hot Potato

Oct. 19
By Megan Burks

Members of the San Diego City Council are urging the public to put forward a 2018 ballot initiative to change how school board members are elected.

San Diego Police Union, City Reach Deal On Pay Raises

San Diego Police Union, City Reach Deal On Pay Raises

Oct. 18
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

Details on the contract agreement designed to stem the flow of experienced officers from the San Diego Police Department to other law enforcement agencies are expected to be released Wednesday morning.

GOP Ramps Up Effort To Repeal California Gas Tax Increase

GOP Ramps Up Effort To Repeal California Gas Tax Increase

Oct. 18
By Associated Press

Republicans' latest effort to repeal California's upcoming gas tax increase got a boost Wednesday from members of Congress and GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox, who said he would spend "significant" money to help put the initiative on next year's ballot.

Blazes Light Up California Pot Farms Ahead Of Legalization

Blazes Light Up California Pot Farms Ahead Of Legalization

Oct. 18
By Associated Press

Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards.

San Diego Councilman Apparently Used Personal Email To Leak Confide...

San Diego Councilman Apparently Used Personal Email To Leak Confidential Memo

Oct. 18
By Andrew Bowen

Public records suggest San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate used his personal email account when sending a confidential memo to the proponents of the Soccer City stadium initiative. The councilman's office redacted Cate's email address but did not redact addresses and phone numbers belonging to dozens of constituents.

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob: 'We’ll Never Prevent Anot...

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob: 'We’ll Never Prevent Another Big Fire'

Oct. 18
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob wanted to make big changes after the fires to invest in fire prevention. The majority of the nearly 300,000 acres burned by the Harris and Witch Creek fires were in the county's unincorporated area represented by Supervisor Jacob.

Letter Calls Out Culture Of Sexual Harassment At State Capitol

Letter Calls Out Culture Of Sexual Harassment At State Capitol

Oct. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The recent furor over the alleged serial sexual abuse by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has prompted conversations about sexual harassment in other places, including in Sacramento.

Democrats Vie To Take On Republican Congressman Issa

Democrats Vie To Take On Republican Congressman Issa

Oct. 17
By Alison St John

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa has more cash on hand than any of his Democratic challengers in the 49th congressional district race. But the three Democrats running to unseat him are in a fierce battle to raise their campaign war chests.

Roundtable: DACA Demands, Feinstein's Run, Hep A Continues, La Mesa...

Roundtable: DACA Demands, Feinstein's Run, Hep A Continues, La Mesa School Board

Oct. 13
By Pat Finn

President Trump said he wanted to make a deal with Democrats to save DACA and then seemed to make a deal impossible. Dianne Feinstein will keep running. Hepatitis A keeps making people sick. And the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District appoints a novice to fill a vacant seat.

Brown Signs Bills To Help California Women, Families

Brown Signs Bills To Help California Women, Families

Oct. 12
By Associated Press

California women will have more tools to fight pay discrimination, more resources to buy diapers and pay for childcare, and more opportunities for parental leave under bills signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

San Diego Police Chief Search Wraps Up Community Forums

San Diego Police Chief Search Wraps Up Community Forums

Oct. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Forum participants are asked for the top issues the next chief should address and what qualities they should possess. City officials expect to announce their final pick in January.

Metropolitan Water District Supports Massive Water Tunnels Project

Metropolitan Water District Supports Massive Water Tunnels Project

Oct. 10
By Associated Press

The powerful Metropolitan Water District voted Tuesday to pay its share of the $16 billion project to build two massive tunnels to pipe water from Northern California to Southern California cities.

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allocating $2.1 Million To Address Tijuan...

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allocating $2.1 Million To Address Tijuana Sewage Spills

Oct. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Senate Bill 507 authored by state Sen. Ben Hueso D-Chula Vista and co-authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria D-San Diego, is one of several efforts being made to solve the problem, as South Bay communities and residents are increasingly losing patience.

Civic Leader Leon Williams To Get San Diego Street Named After Him

Civic Leader Leon Williams To Get San Diego Street Named After Him

Oct. 10
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council heaped praise on former political and civic leader Leon Williams Tuesday in approving a plan to name a block of E Street in his honor.

New Survey Shows Some City Employees Are 'Not Thrilled' With Workin...

New Survey Shows Some City Employees Are 'Not Thrilled' With Working Conditions

Oct. 9
By City News Service

City of San Diego officials said Tuesday a survey that showed municipal employees are generally content in their positions, but aren't thrilled with certain working conditions, could lead to improvements.

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