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High Home Prices And Congestion Shrink The California Dream

July 5
Meghan McCarty Carino / KPCC

With California’s problems of affordability and congestion, many of us are paying a higher price for an ever-shrinking sliver of California paradise. Even those lucky enough to be able to afford a home often do so at the expense of some of the quintessential perks of life in the Golden State.

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US Senate Candidates Differ On California Democratic Party Endorsement

July 5
By Amita Sharma

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants the party to be neutral while fellow Democrat state Sen. Kevin de Leon is pushing for an endorsement.

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Dockless Bike Craze Leaves Some San Diego Neighborhoods Behind

July 4
By Andrew Bowen

The boom in dockless bike and scooter sharing companies in San Diego is subsiding, and the companies are starting to refine where their vehicles are available. Some bike enthusiasts are concerned the companies may abandon poor neighborhoods.

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Social Issues Roiling US Weigh Heavy On Independence Day

July 4
By Associated Press

In these complex times, a simple question about the quintessential American holiday of fireworks, cookouts and parades isn’t always so simple.

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Majority Of Americans See Democracy As Weak And Getting Weaker

July 3
By Pat Finn

Americans are committed to the ideals of democracy, but a majority are concerned about its current and future health, according to a bi-partisan poll from the George W. Bush Foundation, the Penn Biden Institute and Freedom House, a non-profit which tracks attitudes toward democracy worldwide.

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San Diego Councilwoman Puts Stricter Control Over Housing Commission On Back Burner

July 2
By Claire Trageser

San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez had planned to ask her colleagues on the council to take more authority over the San Diego Housing Commission, but now those plans are at least temporarily on hold.

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Sheriff Gore Appointed To State Corrections Board

June 28
By City News Service

Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday announced the appointment of San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore to the Board of State and Community Corrections.

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San Diego's Biggest Infrastructure Need Isn't Streets — It's Storm Drains

June 28
By Andrew Bowen

The shortfall in funding for stormwater infrastructure in San Diego is worse than it is for streets, bridges, sidewalks or fire stations. The existing network of underground pipes is failing — and the city has nowhere near enough money to fix it.

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California Governor Touts Turnaround In His Final Budget

June 27
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown took a victory lap Wednesday after he signed a $139 billion California budget that marks a stark turnaround from the financial crisis he inherited almost eight years ago.

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San Diego Muslim Community Reacts To Travel Ban Validation

June 27
By Pat Finn

Immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court validated the Trump Administration's latest travel ban, the Muslim community gathered to express their dismay and to plan what to do next.

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California Dream: Exploring The Promise — And Unintended Consequences — Of Rent Control

June 27
Chris Nichols/Capital Public Radio

As rents have increased, so have calls to strengthen rent control laws across the state. Voters this fall will have the chance to weigh in on a potential first step.

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San Diego Unified Pursuing $3.5 Billion Bond Measure For November

June 26
By Megan Burks

The measure would come as the district continues to spend down two previous bonds totaling $4.9 billion.

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López Obrador: President Of Mexico At Last?

June 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been running for President of Mexico since 2006. He may succeed on Sunday.

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California Lawmakers Approve Revamp Of Sex Misconduct Policy

June 25
By Associated Press

A panel of California lawmakers on Monday approved a new sexual misconduct policy that will task outside experts with substantiating claims and recommending discipline but still leave lawmakers with the ultimate say on how to discipline their colleagues and employees.

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Gas Tax Repeal Initiative To Go Before California Voters

June 25
By Associated Press

California voters will decide this November whether to get rid of higher gas taxes and vehicle registration fees approved last year.