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Stadium Ballot Arguments Focus On Jobs, Future Events, Tourism And ...

Stadium Ballot Arguments Focus On Jobs, Future Events, Tourism And Priorities

Aug. 26
By City News Service

Arguments for and against the dozen measures that will be considered by city voters were turned in to city elections officials Thursday and made public Friday.

City Asks San Diegans For Help With History Of Local LGBTQ Community

City Asks San Diegans For Help With History Of Local LGBTQ Community

Aug. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The City Council last year accepted a state grant to document the history of San Diego's LGBTQ community. Now, it's seeking public input on a draft report.

Dumanis Testifies In Azano Trial

Dumanis Testifies In Azano Trial

Aug. 24
By City News Service

San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis took the witness stand in the federal trial of José Susumo Azano Matsura, who is charged with conspiracy, campaign finance violations, falsification of records, bribery and weapons violations.

San Diego's Homeless Are Struggling To Find Open Public Bathrooms

San Diego's Homeless Are Struggling To Find Open Public Bathrooms

Aug. 24
By Susan Murphy

East Village has 1,100 homeless people sleeping outside on the street, but fewer than a dozen public toilets.

Should California Require Pro Bono Work For Law Students?

Should California Require Pro Bono Work For Law Students?

Aug. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Matt Hoffman

A bill that mandates 50 hours of pro bono work for law students has landed on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Sen. Marty Block of San Diego, who authored the bill, discusses its potential impact.

Proposed Stadium Would Have 'Positive Impact,' Chargers Report Says

Proposed Stadium Would Have 'Positive Impact,' Chargers Report Says

Aug. 24
By City News Service

The team went on offense Wednesday after weathering a blitz of critical reports on its plan to build a stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego, releasing an analysis that said the project would be an asset to the city.

Disabled San Diego Man Seeks To Have Voting Rights Restored

Disabled San Diego Man Seeks To Have Voting Rights Restored

Aug. 24
By Associated Press

A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to vote under a new California law that makes it easier for people with disabilities to keep that right and regain it if lost.

San Diego Transit System Pledges To Post Audio Of Board Meetings

San Diego Transit System Pledges To Post Audio Of Board Meetings

Aug. 23
By Andrew Bowen

In a move praised by advocates for government transparency, the Metropolitan Transit System has agreed to start routinely posting audio of its board meetings online.

Proposed Pot Tax Would Generate $22M For San Diego In First Year, C...

Proposed Pot Tax Would Generate $22M For San Diego In First Year, City Says

Aug. 23
By City News Service

According to a report by the city's Independent Budget Analyst, a proposed tax on San Diego businesses selling recreational marijuana could generate about $22 million for city coffers in the first year.

PolitiFact California: Harris Slightly Off In Claim About Veteran S...

PolitiFact California: Harris Slightly Off In Claim About Veteran Suicides

Aug. 23
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

In her campaign for U.S. Senate, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has pledged to "clean up" the scandals and reduce wait times at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jerry Brown: Prophet Of Progressive Government?

Jerry Brown: Prophet Of Progressive Government?

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In 2010, California posted a budget deficit of $26 billion. Journalist Narda Zacchino credits Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 tax increase for allowing the state to put billions into a rainy day fund.

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association concluded the Chargers' ballot measure won't raise enough money. The city's Independent Budget Analyst says it will — if estimates are accurate.

MiraCosta College Tries Again With $455M Bond On November Ballot

MiraCosta College Tries Again With $455M Bond On November Ballot

Aug. 23
By Alison St John

MiraCosta College will put a $455 million bond measure on the November ballot. The community college narrowly missed passing a bond four years ago and hopes a slightly lower goal will convince voters to approve it this time.

Taxpayers Association Says Chargers Plan Would Leave City On Hook F...

Taxpayers Association Says Chargers Plan Would Leave City On Hook For $400M

Aug. 22
By City News Service

An analysis by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association says the Chargers' plan to finance construction and operations of a downtown stadium and convention center annex would leave the city on the hook for more than $400 million, even if the team's estimates were realized.

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano ...

Key Question May Never Be Asked Even If Dumanis Testifies In Azano Trial

Aug. 22
By Amita Sharma

Both the defense and the prosecution may benefit from never asking San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis what she knew of José Susumo Azano Matsura's immigration status.

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