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Which City In San Diego County Is The Most Politically Conservative, Liberal?

Aug. 18
By City News Service
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Politically speaking, people in San Diego County cities are among the state's more conservative, according to a recent survey.

Effort Begins To Reverse San Diego City Council Override Of Minimum Wage Veto

Aug. 18
Midday Edition
By Claire Trageser
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With the override, San Diego's hourly minimum wage will go from $9 to $9.75 on Jan. 1, but opponents say they are ready to spend the next 30 days collecting signatures to force a referendum and put the increase on hold.

Preliminary Construction For California High-Speed Rail Begins

Aug. 18
Capital Public Radio
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Soil tests have been run, buildings have been cleared and designs are being finalized with the help of federal funding.

Coastal Commission OKs Protections For Seals At Children's Pool In La Jolla

Aug. 14
By Katie Schoolov
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The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Thursday to keep people off the beach at the Children's Pool in La Jolla during the harbor seal pupping season.

San Diego Council Takes Up Minimum Wage Veto On Monday

Aug. 14
By Claire Trageser
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The San Diego City Council will consider overriding Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto of the ordinance increasing the minimum wage during a special meeting Monday.

Brown Sends $7.5 Billion Water Plan To Ballot

Aug. 14
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The governor and lawmakers were driven to action by the state's historic drought, which has forced farmers to fallow their fields and cities to implement fines and rationing.

California Lawmakers Reach Compromise On Revamped Water Bond

Aug. 13
Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press
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The proposal that emerged after hours of negotiations between Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from both parties totaled $7.5 billion, with $2.7 billion dedicated to storage.

Crucial Vote Nears For Plastic Bag Ban In California

Aug. 13
Capital Public Radio
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More than 100 California cities and counties already have plastic bag bans in place – covering a third of the state’s population.

New Indictment Issued Against Trio Accused Of Illegal Campaign Donations

Aug. 12
By City News Service
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The 26-count indictment details about $600,000 in allegedly illegal donations into the campaigns of three San Diego mayoral candidates and a political party committee supporting federal candidates.

Human Trafficking Bills Advance In California Legislature

Aug. 12
Capital Public Radio, City News Service
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One would streamline the prosecution of human traffickers. The other would add human trafficking to the list of crimes that can be used to define a gang.

Brown, Lawmakers Extend Water Bond Talks

Aug. 12
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have released a new $7.2 billion water bond proposal, but there's no deal yet. To buy more time, lawmakers have extended a key election deadline by 48 hours.

Feds Still Want Migrant Shelter In Escondido; City Does Not

Aug. 11
By Jill Replogle
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Government contractor Southwest Key says it has secured leases to open shelters for migrant youth in two defunct Escondido hotels. The city won't give them a business license.

Only A Quarter Of San Diego's Trash Is Recycled Annually

Aug. 11
By City News Service
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San Diego should revise its contracts with private garbage haulers to boost recycling rates, an audit of the city's waste collection system recommended Monday.

Diaper Bill Proposed By San Diego Assemblywoman Provokes Backlash

Aug. 11
Capital Public Radio
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Lorena Gonzalez is dealing with some hostile reactions after proposing eligible California families receive $80 a month to help buy diapers. 

Rising Gas Prices Equals Bad News For California Politicians

Aug. 8
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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Beginning in January, fuel suppliers in California will have to comply with the Cap and Trade program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Some estimates say per-gallon gasoline prices could increase from 10 cents to 69 cents a gallon.