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County To Decide Whether To Begin Pursuing Community Choice Energy

County To Decide Whether To Begin Pursuing Community Choice Energy

Feb. 14
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will decide Wednesday whether to take the first step toward pursuing the alternative energy program community choice aggregation.

San Diego City Council Supports Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban

San Diego City Council Supports Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban

Feb. 14
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council is co-signing an amicus brief written by the city of Chicago in support of a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's travel ban. Councilman Scott Sherman cast the lone vote against supporting the lawsuit, which is still being decided in court.

Board Of Supervisors Vote To Take Steps In Improving 2,000 Miles Of...

Board Of Supervisors Vote To Take Steps In Improving 2,000 Miles Of Road

Feb. 14
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to take steps to improve 2,000 miles of deteriorating streets in the unincorporated areas, including lobbying the state and federal governments for help in funding the effort.

Brown Has Clear Record Opposing "Sanctuary State" Bill

Brown Has Clear Record Opposing "Sanctuary State" Bill

Feb. 14
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Gov. Jerry Brown may soon need to decide whether to sign a bill that would essentially make California a “sanctuary state.” The measure would ban state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

'We've Come Too Far To Go Back' Say Elderly Activists Protesting Tr...

'We've Come Too Far To Go Back' Say Elderly Activists Protesting Trump Administration

Feb. 14
By Susan Murphy

A group of 50 women in their 80s, 90s and 100s marched last month with walkers and canes through their Seacrest Village retirement home in Encinitas in solidarity with the nationwide Women’s Marches. Now, the seniors have put down their handmade signs and picked up pens and paper.

US Homeland Security Secretary Tells San Diego Police He Doesn't 'H...

US Homeland Security Secretary Tells San Diego Police He Doesn't 'Have A Clue' What A Sanctuary City Is

Feb. 13
By Associated Press

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told San Diego law enforcement officials on a tour of nation's border with Mexico Friday that he couldn't define a sanctuary city.

Calls Grow For San Diego Union Boss To Step Down Amid Sexual Harass...

Calls Grow For San Diego Union Boss To Step Down Amid Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination Allegations

Feb. 13
By Ebone Monet, Claire Trageser

Calls for Mickey Kasparian to step down or go on leave are amplifying. Two months ago, Kasparian, who is the head of one of San Diego County’s biggest unions, was sued by two former employees for sexual harassment and gender discrimination, among other claims.

Homeland Security Head Tours Border As Wall Plan Takes Shape

Homeland Security Head Tours Border As Wall Plan Takes Shape

Feb. 10
By Associated Press

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will wrap up a two-day tour of the nation's border with Mexico on Friday as plans take shape to build a wall along the 2,000-mile divide between the two countries.

San Diego Academics Encouraged By Decision To Keep Travel Ban On Hold

San Diego Academics Encouraged By Decision To Keep Travel Ban On Hold

Feb. 10
By David Wagner

But scientists and professors potentially affected under President Trump's executive order said there is still too much uncertainty to resume traveling outside the country.

California Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Help Support Refugees

California Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Help Support Refugees

Feb. 10
Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

As President Trump fights in court to maintain his executive order that temporarily bans refugees, some California lawmakers have introduced a package of bills to help refugees.

San Diego City Council Will Be Asked If It Wants To Support Lawsuit...

San Diego City Council Will Be Asked If It Wants To Support Lawsuit Against Trump's Travel Ban

Feb. 9
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council next week will be asked whether it wants to support the state of Washington's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's so-called travel ban.

Mexican Human Rights Officials Prepare For Possible Trump Policies

Mexican Human Rights Officials Prepare For Possible Trump Policies

Feb. 9
By Jean Guerrero

Mexican human rights and immigration leaders are anticipating a U.S. immigration crackdown, and preparing to help immigrants know their rights.

As SANDAG Mourns Failure Of Tax Measure, Focus Shifts To South Bay

As SANDAG Mourns Failure Of Tax Measure, Focus Shifts To South Bay

Feb. 9
By Andrew Bowen

Transportation planners in San Diego County were disappointed last November when a half-cent sales tax measure failed to win a two-thirds majority at the ballot. But the region's need for transportation infrastructure remains, and officials are debating where a future tax measure could win enough support to pass.

Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

Feb. 9
By Associated Press

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration's claim of presidential authority and questioning its motives.

Rep. Hunter Says He Will Not Seek Federal Funding For 'Sanctuaries'

Rep. Hunter Says He Will Not Seek Federal Funding For 'Sanctuaries'

Feb. 9
By Elma Gonzalez

Rep. Duncan Hunter announced that for Fiscal Year 2018, he will not submit any federal funding requests on behalf of "sanctuaries."