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Council Members Join Criticism Of San Diego Police Chief Selection ...

Council Members Join Criticism Of San Diego Police Chief Selection Plan

Aug. 23
By Andrew Bowen

Some San Diego City Council members have indicated they are unhappy with the plan to select a new police chief laid out Tuesday by Mayor Kevin Faulconer. The plan was immediately criticized by progressive advocacy groups as lacking transparency and inclusion.

Trump Revisits His Charlottesville Comments In Angry Speech

Trump Revisits His Charlottesville Comments In Angry Speech

Aug. 23
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that "our movement is about love." Then he erupted in anger.

Trial For First Known DACA Deportee Gets Green Light In San Diego

Trial For First Known DACA Deportee Gets Green Light In San Diego

Aug. 22
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

A federal judge who has been a frequent target of President Donald Trump's scorn on Tuesday urged a quick trial for a Mexican man who had been shielded from being deported from the U.S. and claims he was wrongly expelled.

California Follows Oregon To 'Sanctuary State' Status

California Follows Oregon To 'Sanctuary State' Status

Aug. 22
Ben Bradford/Capital Public Radio, Conrad Wilson/Oregon Public Broadcasting

Since taking office, President Trump has signed an executive order giving federal immigration agents more power.

Housing A Top Priority For California Lawmakers After Recess

Housing A Top Priority For California Lawmakers After Recess

Aug. 21
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California’s affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package that includes regulatory reforms and money for low-income housing.

Another Turning Point For Mission Valley

Another Turning Point For Mission Valley

Aug. 21
By Tom Fudge

Once farmland for crops and dairy cows, San Diego’s community plan update for Mission Valley wants to change the valley again - from a series of shopping malls to a place to live.

SANDAG Approves Gallegos' Request To Resign Immediately

SANDAG Approves Gallegos' Request To Resign Immediately

Aug. 18
By City News Service

A request by outgoing San Diego Association of Governments Executive Director Gary Gallegos to resign immediately rather than wait out a four-month notice period will be taken up by the agency's Executive Committee Friday.

Where Is San Diego Spending Money On Traffic Safety?

Where Is San Diego Spending Money On Traffic Safety?

Aug. 18
By Andrew Bowen, Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez

San Diego's Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2025 is supposed to be achieved by spending the city's limited dollars improving traffic safety on the most dangerous streets. But an analysis of the city's Vision Zero budget shows the city is spending plenty of money improving streets that are already safe.

Trump Decries Monument Removals, 'History Ripped Apart'

Trump Decries Monument Removals, 'History Ripped Apart'

Aug. 17
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart."

Thousands March With Candlelight At Charlottesville Vigil

Thousands March With Candlelight At Charlottesville Vigil

Aug. 17
By Associated Press

Family members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville used her funeral as a rallying cry, telling mourners the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice.

SANDAG Executive's Performance Review May Never Happen

SANDAG Executive's Performance Review May Never Happen

Aug. 15
By Andrew Bowen

Gary Gallegos may avoid an evaluation of his performance as the executive director of SANDAG by retiring early. Gallegos has been under intense scrutiny, following an investigation into his agency's revenue forecasting scandal.

Q&A: Rep. Scott Peters Comments On ACA, Transgender Ban, North Korea

Q&A: Rep. Scott Peters Comments On ACA, Transgender Ban, North Korea

Aug. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Rep. Scott Peters is in San Diego while Congress is on recess this month. He joined Midday Edition Tuesday to talk about his priorities. Here is that interview.

Mayor Faulconer Pushes NAFTA And ‘New California Republicans’

Mayor Faulconer Pushes NAFTA And ‘New California Republicans’

Aug. 15
Guy Marzorati / KQED

On the eve of talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Republican San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is encouraging policymakers to look at the “success story” the pact has created in his city.

San Diego Police Officers Get Bump In Uniform Allowance

San Diego Police Officers Get Bump In Uniform Allowance

Aug. 11
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The San Diego City Council has approved an increase to the uniform and equipment allowance for San Diego police officers. The move is part of an effort to address the department's chronic shortage of officers, many of whom are leaving for better pay elsewhere.

Roundtable: SANDAG Saga Continues, Former Mayor Helps Win Developme...

Roundtable: SANDAG Saga Continues, Former Mayor Helps Win Development Deal

Aug. 11
By Kenny Goldberg, Neiko Will

The head of SANDAG announced his retirement this week. Will the taint of the revenue forecasting scandal go with him? And, a former San Diego mayor helps seal a subsidized housing development deal with the county. Did her chummy ties to a supervisor help?