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Gov. Brown Proposes $122.5 Billion Spending Plan For California, Wa...

Gov. Brown Proposes $122.5 Billion Spending Plan For California, Warns Of Deficit

Jan. 10
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a $122.5 billion budget for California and is warning of a possible $2 billion deficit in the coming fiscal year.

San Diego City Council Trained On Brown Act

San Diego City Council Trained On Brown Act

Jan. 9
By Andrew Bowen

The new City Council has received a briefing on the Ralph M. Brown Act, one of California's most pervasive laws.

Kristin Gaspar Inaugurated As County's Newest Supervisor

Kristin Gaspar Inaugurated As County's Newest Supervisor

Jan. 9
By City News Service

Kristin Gaspar became San Diego County's newest supervisor Monday, replacing Dave Roberts in a district that represents part of North County.

County Supervisors Add To Their Pension Payouts During Last Term In...

County Supervisors Add To Their Pension Payouts During Last Term In Office

Jan. 9
By Alison St John

On Tuesday, San Diego County Supervisors’ agenda will include the final reading of an ordinance that effectively increases their pay by about 12 percent within the next year.

San Diego's Public Transit Growth Hits Speed Bump

San Diego's Public Transit Growth Hits Speed Bump

Jan. 9
By Andrew Bowen

Public transit ridership in San Diego is falling, due in part to low gas prices and soaring car ownership. This puts the city's transportation goals at risk of a fast failure.

California Rep. Duncan Hunter Lawmaker Removes Capitol Hill Art Wit...

California Rep. Duncan Hunter Lawmaker Removes Capitol Hill Art With Pig In Police Uniform

Jan. 6
By Associated Press

A Republican lawmaker removed a high school student's painting from a Capitol Hill display Friday because it shows a pig in a police uniform, aiming a gun at African-American protesters.

Mayor Faulconer Considering Running For Governor

Mayor Faulconer Considering Running For Governor

Jan. 5
By City News Service

Kevin Faulconer is reportedly discussing a run for California governor next year, but on Thursday his top campaign strategist downplayed any interest the San Diego mayor might have in the race.

North County Housing Development Opponents Sued For Attorney's Fees

North County Housing Development Opponents Sued For Attorney's Fees

Jan. 4
By Alison St John

Attorneys for a San Diego developer of a proposed North County housing project are suing opponents for thousands of dollars after it was defeated at the polls in November.

Local Activists To March For Civil Rights, Police Reform On Martin ...

Local Activists To March For Civil Rights, Police Reform On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 4
By City News Service

During the march, they plan to push for issues such as civil rights, police reform and helping the homeless.

California Hires Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Combat Trump

California Hires Former Attorney General Eric Holder To Combat Trump

Jan. 4
By Associated Press

Democratic leaders in the state Legislature announced that they have hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as outside counsel to advise their legal strategy against the incoming administration of Donald Trump.

Advocates Call On San Diego Mayor To Take Action On Homelessness

Advocates Call On San Diego Mayor To Take Action On Homelessness

Jan. 3
By Jean Guerrero, City News Service

A petition containing more than 1,100 signatures calling for the city of San Diego to stop penalizing the homeless was submitted to Mayor Kevin Faulconer Tuesday.

Kamala Harris Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Kamala Harris Sworn In To U.S. Senate

Jan. 3
By KPBS News, Associated Press

Former California Attorney General Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first Indian-American senator Tuesday.

Senator Toni Atkins On Her Priorities For San Diego

Senator Toni Atkins On Her Priorities For San Diego

Jan. 3
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Atkins' first term in the Senate is expected to be a busy one as California legislators grapple with homegrown problems like affordable housing and infrastructure repair, along with national issues like health care and immigration.

SDG&E's Plan To Lobby On Community Choice Is Suspended

SDG&E's Plan To Lobby On Community Choice Is Suspended

Jan. 3
By Claire Trageser

The California Public Utilities Commission says SDG&E is not doing enough to show its lobbying arm is separate from the utility.

Trump Presidency Puts California Legislature In Defense Mode

Trump Presidency Puts California Legislature In Defense Mode

Jan. 2
By Associated Press

As California lawmakers return to Sacramento on Wednesday, liberal dreams of expanding safety-net benefits and providing health coverage to immigrants are giving way to a new vision revolving around a feverish push to protect gains racked up in the past.