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California Auditor: Disabled Parking Permits Need Scrutiny

California Auditor: Disabled Parking Permits Need Scrutiny

April 18
By Associated Press

California gives disabled parking permits to people who do not provide enough medical information to prove they need one, state auditor Elaine Howle said in a report released Tuesday.

Pence: US Won't Rest Until N. Korea Gives Up Nuclear Weapons

Pence: US Won't Rest Until N. Korea Gives Up Nuclear Weapons

April 18
By Associated Press

The U.S. will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan.

San Diego City Council Pushes Back Against Arts Funding Cuts

San Diego City Council Pushes Back Against Arts Funding Cuts

April 17
By Andrew Bowen

Several San Diego City Council members voiced concern over proposed cuts to arts funding in Mayor Kevin Faulconer's budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The proposed cuts amount to nearly a third of the city's current arts budget.

Can Post-2016 Politics Become More Respectful?

Can Post-2016 Politics Become More Respectful?

April 17
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

Experts say the 2016 presidential election was one of the nastiest in modern American politics. Rude tweets and name-calling have become standard ways to simply dismiss political opponents without engaging in a substantive debate.

Bill Would End Sales Tax On Diapers, Tampons In California

Bill Would End Sales Tax On Diapers, Tampons In California

April 17
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher said California should end the sales tax on necessities like diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Stop Ignoring Transparency Law, Grand Jury Warns San Diego

Stop Ignoring Transparency Law, Grand Jury Warns San Diego

April 13
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The San Diego County grand jury urged city officials Thursday to move forward “with haste” in enforcing a long-ignored transparency law that requires companies doing business with the city to provide details about the financial interests behind the transactions.

Winners And Losers In Mayor Faulconer's Lean Budget Proposal

Winners And Losers In Mayor Faulconer's Lean Budget Proposal

April 13
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

After months of grappling with a sudden gap between projected revenues and spending, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Thursday released his proposed $3.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

SDG&E's Affiliate Approved To Lobby On Community Choice Amid Ongoin...

SDG&E's Affiliate Approved To Lobby On Community Choice Amid Ongoing Investigation

April 12
By Claire Trageser

The California Public Utilities Commission approved plans for the marketing district called Sempra Services, in a letter sent last week.

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

New Price Tag On San Diego Fire Station Needs Tops $91 Million

April 12
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Independent Budget Analyst's Office estimates that it would cost $91 million to build seven new, unfunded fire stations recommended in a recent report. Staffing them would cost an extra $18.7 million per year.

Coast Guard Pushes Back Against Rep. Hunter's Pentagon Move

Coast Guard Pushes Back Against Rep. Hunter's Pentagon Move

April 12
By Steve Walsh

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, sent a letter to President Donald Trump saying he believed the U.S. Coast Guard should move to the Department of Defense, with the other branches of the military.

California Elections Head Pushes For Earlier Primary

California Elections Head Pushes For Earlier Primary

April 12
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

A bill in the California Legislature would move the date of the state’s presidential primary elections. Last year’s vote came with the Republican and Democratic nominees already essentially decided.

California Farmers Get Full Water Supply, 1st Time In Years

California Farmers Get Full Water Supply, 1st Time In Years

April 11
By Associated Press

Farmers in a vast region of California will receive their fully contracted amount of irrigation water this year for the first time in more than a decade.

Appeals Court Upholds Proposition B

Appeals Court Upholds Proposition B

April 11
By City News Service

An appeals court Tuesday overturned a ruling by the state Public Employment Relations Board that threatened to invalidate Proposition B, which San Diego voters passed five years ago to reform the city's employee retirement plan.

Former US Navy Seal To Run Against Congressman Duncan Hunter

Former US Navy Seal To Run Against Congressman Duncan Hunter

April 11
By City News Service

A former U.S. Navy seal and Jamul-Dulzura Union School District Board of Education trustee announced Tuesday that he is running for Congress against Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, in California's 50th district.

Epic Fight Over Diesel Pollution And California's Future Clean Air ...

Epic Fight Over Diesel Pollution And California's Future Clean Air Authority

April 11
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

California leaders have vowed to continue their pursuit of clean air and climate progress, but one group is pursuing a sweeping challenge to California’s Environmental Protection Agency.