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Suspended California State Senator Picks New Lawyer

April 3
Associated Press
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State Sen. Leland Yee's former attorney Paul DeMeester confirmed Wednesday that Yee has replaced him with James Lassart.

Date Set For San Diego's Atkins To Take Over As Assembly Speaker

April 3
By City News Service
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The Los Angeles Times cited multiple sources who said current Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, announced the planned transition date during a meeting of the Assembly Democratic caucus.

California Bill Would Require Public Schools To Stock Allergy Injectors

April 3
Capital Public Radio
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A bill that would require all California public schools to keep emergency supplies of allergy medication injectors on-site has cleared the Senate Education Committee.

Brown Praises Counties' Creativity In Implementing Realignment

April 3
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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California Gov. Jerry Brown is praising counties and law enforcement agencies for their work implementing his landmark criminal justice system overhaul known as “realignment.” But law enforcement groups are lobbying for a significant change.

San Diego Judicial Candidate Accused Of Embellishing Credentials

April 3
By Amita Sharma
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A court hearing on whether San Diego Superior Court judicial candidate Ken Gosselin misrepresented his qualifications and should correct ballot language is scheduled for Thursday.

Ron Nehring In Carlsbad For Lieutenant Governor Campaign

April 2
By City News Service
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A Republican candidate for California lieutenant governor visited Carlsbad on Wednesday to talk about proposals to remedy problems in the state capitol.

California State Lawmakers Rush To Restore Public Trust

April 2
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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Ethics-related bills sweep through the California Assembly in order to try and regain public trust following corruption scandals involving three state lawmakers.

Senate Democrats Cancel San Diego Golf Fundraiser At Torrey Pines

April 2
Associated Press
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Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Tuesday that it would be inappropriate at this time to hold the Pro Tem Cup this weekend at Torrey Pines Golf Course, which is operated by the city of San Diego.

San Diego County’s System For Tracking Campaign Donations Called Outdated

April 1
By Joe Yerardi
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Open government advocates warn that San Diego County’s system for processing political candidates’ campaign finance reports makes it nearly impossible for the public to follow the money. But there’s a chance that could change soon.

Lawmaker Yee's Lawyer Questions FBI Investigation

March 31
Associated Press
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Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee, who's charged with accepting bribes and coordinating a cash-for-guns scheme, appeared in federal court Monday in San Francisco.

Roundtable: More On Balboa Park Flameout; Minimum Wage; Homeless Housing Under Fire

March 28
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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There was less to the Balboa Park party plan than met the eye -- much less. There's a campaign afoot to raise the minimum wage in San Diego. And San Diego's approach to housing the homeless may lead to penalties.

A Promise Broken? Pentagon May Close Some Commissaries

March 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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Defense Department officials have promised for months that while budget cuts might mean higher prices at commissaries, the doors of the military grocery stores would remain open. Now, it seems some commissaries may close after all.

Judicial Candidate Faces Possible Discipline For Professional Misconduct

March 27
By Amita Sharma
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Douglas J. Crawford, who is running against incumbent Judge Ronald Prager, faces a 90-day suspension for threatening to report an opponent in a civil suit to the Internal Revenue Service.

Former San Diego Mayor Sanders On Upcoming Mexico Trip, Linkage Fee, Balboa Park Celebration

March 27
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A conversation with former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and current Chamber of Commerce CEO about a range of topics from a California-Mexico trade initiative to the Balboa Park Centennial.

FBI: State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested During Raids

March 26
Capital Public Radio
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The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint against Yee and 25 other people.