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Chula Vista, Imperial Beach Welcome New Mayors

Dec. 10
Midday Edition
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Mary Salas was sworn in as the first Latina mayor of Chula Vista on Tuesday as conservationist Serge Dedina is getting ready to take the mayoral oath of office in Imperial Beach.

Gloria Ousted As San Diego Council President; Fellow Democrat Lightner Elected

Dec. 10
By Tarryn Mento, Claire Trageser
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Sitting City Council President Todd Gloria did not get enough votes for another term, despite more than an hour of public speakers supporting him. Democrat Sherri Lightner was elected instead, becoming San Diego's first woman City Council president.

'I Can't Breathe' Protesters Stage Die-In At San Diego City Council Inauguration

Dec. 10
By Tarryn Mento, City News Service
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The protesters began their rally outside Golden Hall, chanting "I can't breathe" and "Toy gun, don't shoot." The San Diego City Council met there Wednesday morning for the swearing-in ceremony of Councilman Chris Cate and three re-elected members of the panel.

San Diego Approves $14 Million Security Contract To Protect Vulnerable Water Systems

Dec. 9
By Susan Murphy
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The contract, called for under federal Department of Homeland Security guidelines for water and wastewater infrastructure, is for one year at nearly $2.5 million, with four one-year options to renew.

New San Diego Data Chief Wants To Get Government Records In Public's Hands

Dec. 10
By Tarryn Mento
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The city of Boston lets citizens track its spending online. In Oakland, public records requests are posted on the city's website. Government tools like these may be coming to San Diego.

Carl DeMaio Launches Super PAC

Dec. 9
Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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Former GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio has launched a super PAC. What it's up to is anyone's guess.

Gloria To Remain City Council President - At Least Until Wednesday

Dec. 8
By City News Service
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The San Diego City Council voted unanimously to hold off on voting for a new council president until Councilman-elect Chris Cate is sworn in.

San Diego Council Could Delay Vote On New Leader

Dec. 8
City News Service
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The City Council will be asked this afternoon to delay voting on a new leader for a couple of days until a new colleague is seated.

California Considering Virtual Currency Regulations

Dec. 8
Katie Orr/ Capital Public Radio
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The State of California is considering whether to start regulating virtual currencies.

First-Quarter Review Shows San Diego's Finances In Good Shape

Dec. 8
By Tarryn Mento
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By the end of June, the city is expected to be over budget by only $100,000, according to the Financial Management Department's analysis of data from July through September.

Congress Takes Another Crack At Mt. Soledad War Memorial Cross

Dec. 8
Associated Press
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As part of a bill setting defense policy, Congress would authorize the defense secretary to transfer a scenic parcel of federal land in the La Jolla section of San Diego to a private group — the Mount Soledad Memorial Association.

Holiday Festivals Kick Off At Balboa Park And Petco Park

Dec. 5
City News Service
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The annual December Nights festival is scheduled to begin at Balboa Park this afternoon, while a new holiday event is set to debut at Petco Park.

Oceanside's New Council Takes Up Issue Of Puppy Mills

Dec. 4
Promise Yee
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Sixteen California cities, including San Diego, have passed ordinances to ban sales of mass-bred dogs and cats.

House Republicans Pass Bill Declaring Obama's Immigration Action 'Null And Void'

Dec. 4
Associated Press
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The Yoho bill was part of a two-part strategy by House GOP leadership to appease conservative immigration hardliners without risking a government shutdown.

Ceremony Marks First 'Portland Loo' Restroom In Downtown San Diego

Dec. 3
By Dwane Brown
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After four years of planning and budgeting, San Diego opened its first Portland Loo — a prefabricated, metal public restroom — near Petco Park.