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49th Congressional Candidates Jockey For Money, Attention

April 18
By Alison St John

The latest campaign fundraising disclosures show which candidates in the race to replace Rep. Darrell Issa have the most cash on hand.

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Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar Counting On Underrepresented Voters In 50th District

April 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Campa-Najjar, 29, is running to represent the 50th Congressional District. He is a small business owner and a former public affairs officer in the U.S. Department of Labor under President Obama.

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Democrat Josh Butner Walks Back Call For Military Service As A Requirement For Political Office

April 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Butner is a member of the Jamul-Dulzura Union School Board and a former Navy Seal. He runs the military division of Aqua Lung, an underwater dive company.

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Local Politics 101: Who Are San Diego's Highest Paid Politicians?

April 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Carl Luna joins Midday Edition Tuesday for the third installment of San Diego Politics 101. In the third episode, Luna answers questions about politician pay and endorsements.

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Solana Beach Continues Push To Fill City Council Seats After Recent Resignations

April 17
By Matt Hoffman

Solana Beach is accepting applications to fill former Mayor Ginger Mashall's council seat after filling the vacancy left by Councilman Mike Nichols last week.

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San Diego County High School Students To Host 49th District Forum

April 16
By Megan Burks

From learning about the political process to being part of it, students at two San Diego schools will host a forum Tuesday for candidates in the 49th Congressional District.

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Proposed Changes To Food Stamp Program Could Impact San Diegans

April 16
By Matt Hoffman

A Republican-drafted Farm Bill is proposing mandatory work or job training for people who receive federal food aid, which could impact around 25,000 people in San Diego County.

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San Diego City Council Takes First Look At Mayor's $3.8 Billion Budget Proposal

April 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The mayor's budget proposal boosts infrastructure spending, maintains public services and funds police raises. It also closes a $49 million deficit by dipping into reserve funds.

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Opposition To Immigrant Sanctuary Spreading In California

April 16
By Associated Press

More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.

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San Diego City Council Will Consider Making 'Placemaking' Easier

April 16
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday will consider changing city rules meant to make it easier to spruce up unused spots in neighborhoods across the city.

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How California Car Culture Killed The Promise Of A 20-Minute Commute

April 16
Meghan McCarty Carino/KPCC

As an innovator and early adopter of freeways, California became the symbolic capital of car culture. But the ease of movement conferred by the massive postwar freeway building boom was short-lived, turning the dream of car travel into a nightmare of congestion and long commutes.

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Ice Cream And Culture: How The California Dream Evolves

April 13
Elizabeth Aguilera/CALmatters

What, if anything, does it mean for the California dream when the population changes? Despite generational and cultural differences, most people seek a version of the same dream.

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Faulconer Proposes $3.8 Billion Budget, Averting Major Cuts

April 12
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget for next fiscal year manages to close a deficit by carrying over unspent money from the current fiscal year, dipping into reserve accounts and trimming the budgets of several departments.

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An MBA, Three Part-Time Jobs And Still Struggling To Pay For Housing In California

April 12
By Amita Sharma

California doesn't keep track of how many of the state's 134,000 homeless people work and still cannot afford a stable living situation, but KPBS caught up with an MBA graduate who works multiple jobs but lives between his car and rented rooms.

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Activists Push For New San Diego Commission On Police Practices

April 11
By Jade Hindmon

There is a push to replace San Diego’s Community Review Board on Police Practices with an independent commission.

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