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California Fares Poorly In Election Performance Review

April 8
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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Among the findings, nearly 30 percent of regular mail ballots went unreturned in 2012. That’s the highest rate in the nation.

Explaining San Diego's 2015 Budget With Cartoons And Games

April 8
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal will be released next week. Here, we break down the budget process with a cartoon and a game.

Ed Harris Appointed To Fill San Diego City Council Vacancy

April 7
By City News Service
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The San Diego City Council appointed lifeguard union chief Ed Harris to fill a vacancy on the council for the next seven months.

Filner's Annual San Diego City Pension Reduced By Nearly $1,800

April 7
By City News Service
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Disgraced former San DIego Mayor Bob Filner's city pension was reduced by nearly $1,800 annually to comply with a provision of his recent criminal sentencing.

California Senate Erases Websites Of 3 Suspended Lawmakers

April 7
Associated Press
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Over the weekend, the California Senate removed pictures, video clips and legislative archives belonging to three Democratic lawmakers entangled in ethical scandals.

Judge Rules Barrio Logan Community Plan Will Be Referendum On June 3 Ballot

April 4
Midday Edition
By Sandhya Dirks
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A San Diego Superior Court judge has denied an injunction that would have put the Barrio Logan community plan into the courtroom.

20 People Now Bidding To Fill Kevin Faulconer's San Diego City Council Seat

April 4
By City News Service
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The list of contenders for appointment to fill the City Council District 2 vacancy tentatively grew to 20 on Friday after a federal judge granted a request by an attorney that he be considered for the position.

Judge To Decide If Barrio Logan Community Plan Goes To Court Or Ballot Box

April 3
By Sandhya Dirks
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The Environmental Health Coalition is asking a San Diego Superior Court judge to take the Barrio Logan community plan off the ballot and into the courtroom.

Mayor's Office Plans Meeting With San Diego Chargers On Stadium

April 3
By City News Service
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Mayor Kevin Faulconer isn't expected to attend the meeting on Wednesday, but his staff will meet team officials to explain his goal is to keep "the Chargers in San Diego while protecting San Diego taxpayers," a mayoral spokesman said.

San Diego Taxpayers Group Casts City's 'Top Guns' In Parody Video

April 3
By Tarryn Mento
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Playing off the plot of the 1986 Tom Cruise classic, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council President Todd Gloria play two pilots who go head-to-head for the honor of "top gun" at MCAS Miramar.

Encinitas To Spend $10 Million To Keep Coastal Property Public

April 3
Midday Edition
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The Encinitas City Council voted recently to buy the Pacific View Elementary school site for $10 million in an effort to prevent a prime piece of public land from falling into private developers hands.

Commission Looks To Raise Pay For San Diego Mayor, City Council

April 3
By Sandhya Dirks
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San Diego's Salary Setting Commission met to craft an amendment to the city charter that would change how the mayor and City Council would get pay raises.

Suspended California State Senator Picks New Lawyer

April 3
Associated Press
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State Sen. Leland Yee's former attorney Paul DeMeester confirmed Wednesday that Yee has replaced him with James Lassart.

Date Set For San Diego's Atkins To Take Over As Assembly Speaker

April 3
By City News Service
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The Los Angeles Times cited multiple sources who said current Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, announced the planned transition date during a meeting of the Assembly Democratic caucus.

California Bill Would Require Public Schools To Stock Allergy Injectors

April 3
Capital Public Radio
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A bill that would require all California public schools to keep emergency supplies of allergy medication injectors on-site has cleared the Senate Education Committee.