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Tease photo for Dalai Lama Says California's Diversity Can Promote Peace

Dalai Lama Says California's Diversity Can Promote Peace

June 20
By Associated Press

The Tibetan spiritual leader told a joint session of the California Legislature that the state's diversity provides "positive potential to create genuine harmony of the different races, different beliefs."

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San Diego Takes Steps To Tax Recreational Pot Businesses

June 20
By City News Service

A City Council committee approved asking voters to put an 8 percent tax on gross receipts of businesses that would sell recreational marijuana if voters approve a statewide measure in November to legalize use of the drug.

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Roundtable: San Diego's Response To Orlando Shooting

June 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Thousands of San Diegans were drawn to vigils in Hillcrest on Sunday and Monday to honor and mourn those killed in Orlando, Florida.

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San Diego Groups Celebrate World Refugee Day

June 17
By Tarryn Mento

The topic of refugees has been a contentious talking point lately in the U.S., but World Refugee Day aims to celebrate and welcome displaced people.

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SDG&E Gets OK To Market On Alternative Energy Program

June 16
By Claire Trageser

The decision by state utility regulators means San Diego Gas & Electric could soon begin marketing for or against San Diego's plans to form an alternative energy program called "community choice aggregation."

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Get-Out-The-Vote Mural Goes Up In City Heights

June 16
By Megan Burks

KPBS has teamed up with The AjA Project and the Copley-Price Family YMCA to draw attention to the issue of voter turnout using the public mural that lets people share why they vote.

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Lawmakers Approve $122 Billion California Budget

June 15
By Associated Press

California lawmakers on Wednesday approved a state budget that boosts funding for safety net programs while socking away billions of dollars to prepare for a recession.

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San Diego Police Finish Bulk Of Accountability Recommendations

June 15
By City News Service

All but seven of 40 recommendations from a federal study of the San Diego Police Department have been implemented, and the rest are in process, Chief Shelley Zimmerman said Wednesday.

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California Lawmakers Seek Expanded Definition Of Rape

June 15
By Midday Edition

Two California lawmakers are pushing for an expanded definition of rape under state law in response to the Stanford University case that has drawn national attention.

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San Diego To Consider Top-Two Primaries For All Elections

June 15
By City News Service

San Diego voters could decide this fall on a proposal to do away with outright victories by candidates who win a majority of votes in primary elections.

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California Budget To Eliminate Contentious Welfare Policy

June 15
By Midday Edition

The governor of California has given in to liberal lawmakers who want to repeal a welfare policy that critics call racist, ineffective and harmful to the state's poorest children.

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San Diego Appeals State Court Ruling On La Jolla Seals Ordinance

June 14
By City News Service

The City Council has decided to fight a court decision overturning the city's ordinance meant to protect the La Jolla seals. The ordinance bans people from entering the Children's Pool during pupping season.

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City Council Moves To Save San Diego High School

June 14
By Midday Edition

The school is nearing the end of its 50-year lease at Balboa Park. The City Council wants to ask voters to extend the lease, but advocates fear that would jeopardize parkland protection.

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San Diego Mayor Signs $3.4B Budget

June 14
By City News Service

The budget for San Diego's coming fiscal year, which starts July 1, includes more funding for road repairs and expanded recreation center hours.

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California Budget To Eliminate Contentious Welfare Policy

June 14
By Associated Press

As part of a pending state budget deal, Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to repeal the so-called maximum family grant policy that prohibits people from receiving increased welfare income if they have more children while receiving public assistance.