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District 5 Candidate Jim Desmond Says County's Reserves 'Are Fine Where They Are'

May 24
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Candidate Jim Desmond has been the mayor of San Marcos for the last 12 years. He’s also a representative on San Diego Association of Governments and a board member of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. Desmond is a Republican.

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San Diego Election 2018: Where Do Candidates Stand On Big Issues?

May 24
By Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez

KPBS partnered with the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (LWVCEF) to ask state, county and citywide candidates running for public office this year where they stand on some of the most contentious issues.

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Is California’s Expensive Housing Scaring Away Job Seekers?

May 24
David Wagner/KPCC

California employers and job recruiters find it tough to lure out-of-state workers at a time when unemployment rates are falling and housing prices are rising.

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District 5 Candidate Michelle Gomez Wants To Use County Reserves For New Hires

May 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Candidate Michelle Gomez is a governmental affairs legislative analyst. She is a Democrat.

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National City Ballot Measure May Reset The Term Limit Clock For Mayor

May 23
By Jade Hindmon

Two ballot measures may confuse voters in National City. On the surface, Measures B and C both expand term limits for elected officials. But one particular elected official stands to benefit most from just one of those measures.

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San Diego Gives Another $2.5 Million To Homeless Tents

May 22
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members have extended the operating contracts for three tent shelters spearheaded by Mayor Kevin Faulconer. The council is increasingly skeptical of the tents, however, as data shows they are falling far short of their goals.

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California Moves To Defend Law Allowing Life-Ending Drugs

May 22
By Associated Press

California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: 49th Congressional District Campaigns Turn Negative

May 22
By Alison St John

The campaign for the 49th Congressional District is getting aggressive, with negative attack ads appearing on TV and in mailers. Voters might be surprised to find out who’s paying for those ads.

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Local Politics 101: What's The Case For The Ballot Measure System?

May 22
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

In this episode of San Diego Politics 101, we look at ballot measures. Why do we see so many ballot measures and how can voters educate themselves about the issues they address?

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Republican Women On An Election Mission To Bolster The Red In San Diego

May 22
By Susan Murphy

A group of Republican women in San Diego, who claim they helped lead President Trump to victory, are hoping to bring the same outcome to local GOP candidates.

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District 5 Candidate Jerry Kern Says He Would Work To Allow Recreational Marijuana In County

May 22
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Jerry Kern has been an Oceanside city councilman for 12 years. He also serves on the community engagement panel for the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Kern is a Republican.

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Del Mar Council Rejects 'Managed Retreat' In Face Of Rising Sea Levels

May 22
By Matt Hoffman

The Del Mar City Council voted 4-1 Monday in favor of adopting a plan that does not call for managed retreat, which could mean relocating homes threatened by flooding.

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City Has $1.2 Million In Unclaimed Money

May 22
By City News Service

Anyone who has done business with the city of San Diego could be owed some money, a city official said Tuesday.

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If You Missed The California Voter Registration Deadline, There's Another Option

May 22
By Claire Trageser

In San Diego County, anyone who missed the voter registration deadline can go to the Registrar of Voters Office and register to vote and cast your ballot at the same time.

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What Half a Million Buys You Around California (And How It Shapes Where We Move)

May 22
Matt Levin / CALmatters

The median price of a California single-family home is now well over half a million dollars. That’s more than double what the average house costs in the rest of the U.S.

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