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California Medical Association Drops Opposition Against Right To Die Bill

May 20
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The California Medical Association announced Wednesday that it has become the first state medical association in the U.S. to drop its opposition to what's been known as "physician-assisted suicide."

Analysis: Financing Recommendations For New Chargers Stadium 'Reasonable And Realistic'

May 20
By City News Service
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While the nine-member advisory group appointed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer identified funding sources well in excess of the anticipated $1.1 billion cost of the project, more money will need to be found for operations and maintenance, the president of the group that did the analysis said.

$1.4B Chargers Stadium Plan Unveiled; No New Taxes Proposed

May 16
Midday Edition
By City News Service
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A new football stadium for San Diego should be financed with a mix of financial contributions from the city and county of San Diego, the Chargers and the NFL, plus bond and land sales, a nine-member advisory group appointed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer recommended Monday.

San Diego Council Approves $57.5 Million Tourism Budget

May 19
By City News Service
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The City Council today unanimously approved a $57.5 million budget for the San Diego Tourism Marketing District for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Bill To Expand Role Of Nurse Practitioners Moving Through Legislature

May 19
By Kenny Goldberg
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Nurse practitioners would be allowed to work without physician oversight under a bill in the California Legislature.

Grand Jury Says San Diego Should Increase Oversight Of Convention Center

May 19
By City News Service
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The San Diego Convention Center Corp. also needs to enhance transparency regarding its finances, particularly for the city's annual contribution and the facility's economic impact on the region, the grand jury found.

San Diego Charter Review Committee Struggling To Set Schedule

May 19
By Claire Trageser
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So far, San Diego's Charter Review Committee has fumbled on its promise to let the public know what proposed changes are being discussed and when.

San Diego City Council Delays One Paseo Vote To Thursday

May 18
By City News Service
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Council President Sherri Lightner and Councilwoman Marti Emerald opposed delaying the vote.

San Diego City Council Delays One Paseo Vote

May 18
By Alison St John
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Signatures from voters forced the hotly contested development planned for Del Mar Heights Road back to the San Diego City Council, where it won approval in February.

Lilac Hills Project: 'Leapfrog' Development Or Smart Growth?

May 18
By Alison St John
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Lilac Hills Ranch, a proposed development in Valley Center, pits millions of dollars in private investment against years of public planning.

San Diego Lawmaker Crusades Against 'Blood Tomatoes'

May 15
By Jean Guerrero
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A bill by Rep. Juan Vargas is aimed at curbing abuse at Mexican farms.

San Diego Rec Centers, Libraries, Parks See Boost In Mayor's Revised Budget

May 15
By City News Service, Claire Trageser
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's "May Revise" is out following a series of public hearings on the budget and better revenue projections.

Roundtable Talks Drought (In The Rain)

May 15
By Pat Finn
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Ah, the irony. A Roundtable on the effects of our severe drought broadcasts as we take cover from a drenching rainstorm. Wildfires and more severe water rationing may be postponed a bit, but they're coming to this semi-arid corner of the Golden State. And that will mean changes in priorities, lifestyle, and growth and development, for starters.

San Diego Council Committee Gives Tentative OK To Revise Referendum Process

May 14
By City News Service
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Proposals that would revise the city of San Diego's referendum process, primarily by letting the public know earlier who is funding campaigns, were given a tentative go-ahead by the Charter Review Committee.

Assembly Passes Bill That Would Increase Oversight Of Civic San Diego

May 14
By City News Service
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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez said her bill would create more oversight by local governments that rely on the planning, zoning or permitting expertise of nonprofit organizations or private individuals.