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San Diego Mayor Update: From Chargers Stadium To Homeless Shelters

March 24
Midday Edition
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined KPBS on Tuesday for his monthly update on the business of the city.

Councilman Kersey Is San Diego’s Open Data, Infrastructure Guy

March 24
By Claire Trageser
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Councilman Mark Kersey's fast-rising status has some predicting he will run for higher office, but he said he’s not thinking about that now.

City Council Unanimously Approves 5-Year Contract With Police Officers

March 23
By City News Service
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The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously approved a five-year contract with the San Diego Police Officers Association that includes 3.3 percent raises in each of the deal's final two years.

Task Force Members Holding Line In Chargers Stadium Tussle

March 23
Bernie Wilson / Associated Press
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Mayor Kevin Faulconer's advisory group is holding the line against Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani, who is lobbying for a new stadium downtown even though the task force determined the best spot for a new home is Mission Valley.

Boxer Co-Sponsors Bill To End Federal Ban On Medical Marijuana

March 23
By Kenny Goldberg
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The federal government still considers marijuana to have no legitimate medical use but that could change under a new proposal in the U.S. Senate.

Gloria, Alvarez Unite As San Diego's Opposing Voice

March 20
By Tarryn Mento
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During the city of San Diego’s financial struggles and mayoral sexual harassment scandal, partisanship tended to take a back seat. Now, political debate is back, and two city councilmen are leading the charge.

San Diego's First Legal Pot Co-Op Holds Grand Opening

March 20
By Tarryn Mento
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A Green Alternative in Otay Mesa started accepting customers Wednesday but celebrated its grand opening Friday.

Gov. Brown Announces Emergency Drought-Relief Legislation

March 19
Midday Edition
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Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion in drought-relief bond spending for California as it copes with a fourth dry year.

Chargers Task Force Planning Stadium Without ‘All The Bells And Whistles’

March 19
By City News Service, Claire Trageser
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The chairman of the advisory group tasked with recommending a site and financing plan for a new football stadium in San Diego is scheduled to provide an update Thursday to the City Council's Economic Development Committee.

San Diego Police Chief: Cameras Defusing Confrontations With Public

March 18
By City News Service
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The presence of cameras on the uniforms of San Diego police officers appears to be defusing many tense situations with the public, Chief Shelley Zimmerman said.

Report: 100 Police Officers Have Left SDPD Since July 1

March 18
By City News Service
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The rate of losing around 11 officers a month is around the norm for the past several years, despite city officials making headway in improving compensation packages.

For More Civil Politics — Start With School Kids

March 18
Midday Edition
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The fourth annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue gets underway Friday. This year the conference will focus on the classrooms.

City Council To Consider Adding Gender Identity To Types Of Banned Discrimination

March 18
By City News Service
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The City Council's Budget Committee gave a tentative green light Wednesday to a proposal to add the terms "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the types of discrimination banned by San Diego's Nondiscrimination in Contracting Ordinance.

Drought-Stricken California Ramps Up Water Restrictions

March 17
By Associated Press
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California residents have to turn off their sprinklers, and restaurants won't give customers water unless they ask under new drought regulations approved Tuesday.

San Diego's Contribution To Employee Pensions Will Drop

March 17
By City News Service
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The Actuarially Determined Contribution will be $254.9 million for the next fiscal year. That's down from $263.6 million in the current fiscal year, and $275.4 million the year before that.