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California Lawmaker Resigns Following Misconduct Allegations

California Lawmaker Resigns Following Misconduct Allegations

Nov. 27
By Associated Press

California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra is resigning immediately following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Homeless Children In San Diego To Transition From Campground To Lar...

Homeless Children In San Diego To Transition From Campground To Large Tent Structure

Nov. 27
By Susan Murphy

One of the city of San Diego’s three large tent structures for homeless people is scheduled to open on Friday. Two others are expected to open in late December and early January. One will be dedicated to children and families, including the nearly 50 children currently living at the city’s homeless campground.

Roundtable: A Closer Look At The Border Wall

Roundtable: A Closer Look At The Border Wall

Nov. 17
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The call for a new border wall between the U.S. and Mexico stretching from California through Texas has been covered by media the world over. But an investigation by KPBS and inewsource reveals new details about the history of the current wall.

Records Confirm Councilman Leaked Confidential Memo From Personal E...

Records Confirm Councilman Leaked Confidential Memo From Personal Email

Nov. 16
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate sent a confidential memo to a lobbyist via an email account linked to his re-election campaign website. The revelation came after Cate's office released unredacted versions of the email exchange to KPBS.

Barrera, San Diego Nonprofits Eye Commercial Property Taxes To Boos...

Barrera, San Diego Nonprofits Eye Commercial Property Taxes To Boost Schools

Nov. 15
By Megan Burks

Next year, San Diego Unified is expected to face a $59 million shortfall due to rising pension costs — that after $124 million in cuts this year. Now, San Diego nonprofits are joining an effort to get a ballot initiative that would change the rules for taxes that fund schools.

Finance Officials Present Five-Year Plan To San Diego Budget Committee

Finance Officials Present Five-Year Plan To San Diego Budget Committee

Nov. 15
By City News Service

City finance officials Wednesday presented a five-year plan to the San Diego City Council's Budget Committee outlining revenue growth and critical spending needs over the next five years.

San Diego Gears Up For Permitting Cannabis Supply Chain

San Diego Gears Up For Permitting Cannabis Supply Chain

Nov. 15
By Andrew Bowen

Dozens of entrepreneurs are expected to submit applications this week for marijuana production facilities. San Diego went through a similar process in 2014 and says it has learned from the chaos that ensued.

California Senate Says Sexual Harassment Complaints Will Be Investi...

California Senate Says Sexual Harassment Complaints Will Be Investigated By Outside Group

Nov. 14
Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Leaders in the California State Senate said an outside firm will investigate all future sexual harassment complaints.

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan Discusses California Sanctuary Sta...

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan Discusses California Sanctuary State Law

Nov. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Next week, KPBS and inewsource will present special coverage on the Trump administration's effort to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In preparation for that coverage, KPBS Midday Edition spoke with the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Thomas Homan.

Attorney: California Senator Fired Capitol Staffers Who Reported Al...

Attorney: California Senator Fired Capitol Staffers Who Reported Alleged Misconduct With Young Female Colleague

Nov. 10
Ben Adler and Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

California state Sen. Tony Mendoza fired three employees after they reported his alleged inappropriate behavior toward a young female colleague, according to an attorney representing one of the staffers.

Report: San Diego Faces Potential For Budget Shortfalls

Report: San Diego Faces Potential For Budget Shortfalls

Nov. 9
By City News Service

The city of San Diego faces a potential for budget shortfalls in the next three fiscal years when expenses for some critical needs are figured into the equation, according to a report made public Thursday.

Union-Tribune: Two San Diego Tourists Contract Hepatitis A

Union-Tribune: Two San Diego Tourists Contract Hepatitis A

Nov. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that two tourists who visited San Diego for a Metallica concert in August, developed cases of hepatitis A when they returned home to Utah.

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club Development

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club Development

Nov. 8
By Alison St John, City News Service

A proposed development at the StoneRidge Country Club was rejected by Poway voters. As soon as the results were posted, the owner, Michael Schlesinger of Western Golf Properties, shut down the course.

Issa Won't Support Tax Reform Bill In Its Current Form

Issa Won't Support Tax Reform Bill In Its Current Form

Nov. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

House Republicans are planning to vote on the tax reform bill by Thanksgiving. The Senate is expected to release its version of the tax reform bill later this week.

Virginia Rejects 'Trumpism' As Dems Score Major Victories

Virginia Rejects 'Trumpism' As Dems Score Major Victories

Nov. 8
By Associated Press

Seizing his party's first major Trump-era victory, Democrat Ralph Northam beat back a charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor, a bruising election that tested the power of President Donald Trump's fiery nationalism against the energy of the Trump resistance.