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No Party Preference Voters Surge In California

Sept. 24
By KPBS and Capital Public Radio
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More than 23 percent of California voters have registered without a party preference, according to voter registration numbers released Tuesday.

DeMaio, Peters Square Off In First 52nd Congressional Debate

Sept. 23
By Claire Trageser
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U.S. Rep. Scott Peters and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio debated a number of issues, including health care and use of ground troops against ISIS.

Marti Emerald Back At San Diego City Council After Surgery, Has 'Excellent Prognosis'

Sept. 23
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San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald, who missed council meetings last week and on Monday, thanked the many people who expressed support for her after undergoing surgery for breast cancer.

Third Firefighting Helicopter OK'd By San Diego County Supervisors

Sept. 23
By City News Service
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The San Diego County Supervisors authorized the acquisition of a third helicopter to help ground-based firefighters battle wildfires.

Brown Promotes California Climate Efforts At UN

Sept. 23
Associated Press
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Gov. Jerry Brown is joining world leaders Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit, where he will discuss California's attempts to slow climate change through laws that put a monetary value on carbon emissions and the state's agreements with other governments to reduce emissions.

San Diego City Council Passes Climate Change Resolution On Party-Line Vote

Sept. 22
By City News Service
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The San Diego City Council calls on Mayor Kevin Faulconer to issue a climate action plan to get the city on a more eco-friendly path.

City Offers $22M To End De Anza Cove Mobile Home Park Litigation

Sept. 19
By City News Service
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The 35-year legal dispute began when San Diego officials tried to close the city-owned mobile home park in Mission Bay after discovering a trust prohibited the city from using the land for residences.

Roundtable Looks At Power And Weather, One Paseo, La Mesa Politics

Sept. 19
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The recent heat wave was no joke, but no rolling brown-outs resulted. Some SDG&E customers aren't finding the proposed rate structure funny, either. Carmel Valley votes down One Paseo. Longtime La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid wants a seventh term.

Giving Out San Diego County Grants May Become A Thankless Job

Sept. 19
Leo Castaneda / inewsource
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New rules being voted on next week would restrict gifts and personal recognition that county supervisors can receive for doling out taxpayer-funded grants.

San Diego Cab Owners Line Up At City Hall To Oppose Open Taxi Market

Sept. 18
By Megan Burks
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With City Council chambers at capacity, hundreds line up on the street to make public comment on a proposal to lift the cap on taxis in San Diego.

American Independent Party Isn't As 'Independent' As Some Voters Think

Sept. 18
By Jill Replogle
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The American Independent Party is the third-largest party in San Diego County, and voting authorities say it's popular among new U.S. citizens. Problem is, they may not know what they're signing up for.

San Diego Sen. Hueso Offered Plea Deal In DUI Case

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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The Sacramento Bee reported that prosecutors offered to reduce Sen. Ben Hueso's drunken driving charge to a lower-level misdemeanor of wet reckless. He was arrested by CHP officers after driving the wrong way on a downtown Sacramento street.

San Diego Cops Want Better Pay To Stay

Sept. 18
By City News Service
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Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told City Council members the department hired 160 officers in the last fiscal year, but lost 162 to retirement or other law enforcement agencies. Officer retention has become a key issue for city leaders.

California Women Underrepresented In Elected Office

Sept. 18
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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A new study shows California is a long way from achieving gender parity among state and local elected officials

San Diego City Council Takes Up Open Meeting Suit In Closed Session

Sept. 17
By City News Service

After meeting for more than an hour in closed session, the San Diego City Council took no action on a lawsuit that alleges it has been violating the state's open meeting law over the past 13 years.