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California Voter Turnout Was 75% — The Highest Since 2008

California Voter Turnout Was 75% — The Highest Since 2008

Dec. 9
By KPBS News, Associated Press

San Diego County reported a turnout of 81.5 percent among registered voters.

Roundtable: Taking A Stand On Immigration, Mattis As Defense Secret...

Roundtable: Taking A Stand On Immigration, Mattis As Defense Secretary, Effects Of Legal Pot

Dec. 9
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Democrats at the state capitol launch an offensive on the proposed immigration policies of President-elect Donald Trump. Will retired Gen. James Mattis be a good fit for Secretary of Defense? And the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in the state is already having effect on criminal justice in San Diego.

Opponents Of Lilac Hills Ranch Face Fines, But Donors To Stay Secret

Opponents Of Lilac Hills Ranch Face Fines, But Donors To Stay Secret

Dec. 9
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

California’s elections watchdog dings two of the anti-Measure B campaign’s largest donors for not disclosing contributions but mystery behind money remains.

Selection Of San Diego City Council President Hinges On Party Unity

Selection Of San Diego City Council President Hinges On Party Unity

Dec. 9
By Andrew Bowen

A new San Diego City Council will be inaugurated on Monday. Democrats have a 5-4 majority on the council. But if they can't agree on a preferred candidate, they'll likely leave the selection to Republicans.

Marijuana Legalization Takes Root In San Diego Courts

Marijuana Legalization Takes Root In San Diego Courts

Dec. 8
By Andrew Bowen

It's only been a month since voters legalized marijuana, but dozens of people are already seeing reduced sentences for marijuana crimes. Hundreds and potentially thousands more could see their criminal records changed.

Imperial Valley Water Officials Set Ultimatum To Protect Salton Sea

Imperial Valley Water Officials Set Ultimatum To Protect Salton Sea

Dec. 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

The Imperial Irrigation District is demanding that the state have a 10-year plan for the management of the Salton Sea by the end of the year or it will not agree to a proposed Colorado River drought deal.

San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald Reflects On Her Time At City Hall

San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald Reflects On Her Time At City Hall

Dec. 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Emerald was elected to the council in 2008. The beginning of her time in office coincided with the Great Recession. She also changed districts and dealt with the resignation of former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

CA Lawmakers Prep To Safeguard Databases With Info On Immigrants He...

CA Lawmakers Prep To Safeguard Databases With Info On Immigrants Here Illegally

Dec. 7
Elizabeth Aguilera / CALmatters

They say they'll block access if the Trump administration tries to identify immigrants here illegally using state data.

California Lawmakers Declare They Will Fight Trump Policies

California Lawmakers Declare They Will Fight Trump Policies

Dec. 6
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

The return of legislators to the state Capitol after an election is typically a ceremonial and celebratory affair. Not this year.

Trump Not Saying What He'll Do About Dakota Access Pipeline

Trump Not Saying What He'll Do About Dakota Access Pipeline

Dec. 5
By Associated Press

Protesters who celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline vowed to remain camped on federal land as they wait to find out whether President-elect Donald Trump might seek to overturn a decision that delayed the $3.8 billion project.

City Council Rejects Regents Road Bridge Proposal And Widening Of G...

City Council Rejects Regents Road Bridge Proposal And Widening Of Genesee

Dec. 5
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council has approved an amendment to University City's community plan, voting 6-2 to kill a pair of contentious projects in the neighborhood.

San Diego's 'Get It Done' App Collects 38,500 Issues So Far

San Diego's 'Get It Done' App Collects 38,500 Issues So Far

Dec. 5
By Claire Trageser

Since the app launched, an official said there have been more reports of issues for the city to fix.

Roundtable: Gaspar, Issa Victorious; SANDAG's Big Loss; SDPD Traffi...

Roundtable: Gaspar, Issa Victorious; SANDAG's Big Loss; SDPD Traffic Stops; Downtown Homelessness

Dec. 2
By Pat Finn

Kristin Gaspar and Darrell Issa get some final answers. SANDAG's leadership is questioned; SDPD defends its traffic stops. And the number of downtown homeless keeps rising.

California State-Worker Union Cancels Monday Strike

California State-Worker Union Cancels Monday Strike

Dec. 2
By Associated Press

California's largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to 95,000 state employees off the job.

Trump’s Pick For Defense Secretary Led Camp Pendleton Marines In Iraq

Trump’s Pick For Defense Secretary Led Camp Pendleton Marines In Iraq

Dec. 1
By Associated Press

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis, former commander of the San Diego-based 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, to be his secretary of defense.

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