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Possible Open Meeting Violation Leads To Do-Over Vote On San Diego Council President

Dec. 15
By Tarryn Mento, City News Service
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Sherri Lightner said allegations were raised about whether improper discussions were held before the meeting that put her in the council president seat.

More Benefits Put Immigrants At Risk

Dec. 16
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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California Attorney General Kamala Harris has issued several consumer alerts warning of scams targeting immigrants and their families.

Visitors Banned At La Jolla Children's Pool As Pupping Season Begins

Dec. 15
By City News Service
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People will not be allowed on the beach between Dec. 15 and May 15, which is when the seals give birth and wean their young.

San Diego Nonprofit Invisible Children Announces Layoffs

Dec. 15
By City News Service
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The group popular for the "Kony 2012" video will close its San Diego office and limit U.S. operations to Washington, D.C.

Rep. Scott Peters Talks Plans For Upcoming Congressional Term

Dec. 15
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Democratic Congressman Scott Peters narrowly won re-election in November, beating Republican Carl DeMaio in a close race that included a lot of negative campaigning from both sides.

California Gets Funding For Earthquake Warning System

Dec. 15
Associated Press
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The warning system would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

Mexicans Not Convinced Police Takeover Would Solve Corruption

Dec. 15
Lorne Matalon / Fronteras
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Mexico's president wants legal authority to take over municipal governments infiltrated by organized crime.

Bike Sharing Still Not Rolling In San Diego

Dec. 15
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego's bike sharing program was supposed to start between January and March of this year. Now it's December and there are still no bikes to be shared.

San Diego's New City Council President Lays Out Priorities

Dec. 15
By Tarryn Mento
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Sherri Lightner, San Diego's new — and first female — City Council president, said she wants to focus on the priorities of her colleagues and address infrastructure, open data and police officer compensation.

Roundtable: Gloria Out, Lightner In; Transportation Plan Appealed; Padres Get A Slugger

Dec. 12
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Todd Gloria is out as council president -- Machiavellian coup or business-as-usual? A state appeals court overrides SANDAG's Regional Transportation Plan. The San Diego Padres spend some money on a slugger at the winter meetings.

Only 42 Percent Of Californians Voted In November's Election

Dec. 12
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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The previous record-low voter turnout for a non-presidential general election was 50 percent in 2002.

Senate Passes Bill To Allow Sale Of Mount Soledad Cross

Dec. 12
Kevin Freking / Associated Press
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The legislation contains a provision from Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of Alpine that authorizes the defense secretary to essentially sell the land containing the veterans memorial.

Lightner Nominates Emerald To Be Her Second-In-Command

Dec. 12
By City News Service
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San Diego Council President Sherri Lightner issued a slate of proposed assignments of City Council members.

Brown Appoints Democrat to San Diego Superior Court Bench

Dec. 12
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Sharon Kalemkiarian, who has been a partner at Ashworth, Blanchet, Christenson and Kalemkiarian, will earn $184,610 as a judge.

City Council Considers Waiving $1.5M In Fees For All-Star Game

Dec. 12
By City News Service
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The Padres, who haven't hosted the game since 1992, are believed within baseball circles to be in line to host soon.