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City Council Approves $225K Settlement In Alleged Sexual Harassment

City Council Approves $225K Settlement In Alleged Sexual Harassment

May 23
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved a $225,000 settlement in litigation brought by a deputy city attorney, who alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor.

San Diego Mayor's Proposed Tax Hike Gets Mixed Reviews At City Coun...

San Diego Mayor's Proposed Tax Hike Gets Mixed Reviews At City Council Meeting

May 23
By City News Service

Public speakers during the nearly 90-minute meeting said city money could be better used for affordable housing, and that the $5 million estimated cost of a November special election would be wasted money, given the difficulty of garnering two-thirds voter support of a tax hike.

San Diego City Council Takes Up Hotel Tax Hike Revisions

San Diego City Council Takes Up Hotel Tax Hike Revisions

May 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The San Diego City Council on Monday will consider Mayor Kevin Faulconer's plan to finance a San Diego Convention Center expansion through hotel tax increases and whether that plan should be placed on this November's ballot.

Report: FBI Probe Moves Into White House

Report: FBI Probe Moves Into White House

May 19
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip.

 San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

May 19
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

Faulconer had previously backed the developer's efforts to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to San Diego as a key component of the project, but hadn't officially endorsed the plan until now.

The Trump Effect On Colleges? Fewer International Students Applying

The Trump Effect On Colleges? Fewer International Students Applying

May 19
Adolfo Guzman-Lopez / KPCC

Admissions officials at Cal State Long Beach were struck recently when they got their latest batch of applications on April 1.

Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

Lawsuit Challenges California Gun Magazine Ban

May 19
By KPBS News

A coalition of gun rights organizations, including the National Rifle Association, filed another lawsuit on Thursday challenging California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

San Diego Council Members Want More Budget Revisions

San Diego Council Members Want More Budget Revisions

May 19
By City News Service

Mayor Kevin Faulconer made progress in revising his $3.6 billion budget plan for San Diego's fiscal year that starts July 1, but the proposal still needs improvement, some City Council members said on Thursday.

Immigrant Arrests Soar Under Trump, Fewer Deported

Immigrant Arrests Soar Under Trump, Fewer Deported

May 18
By Associated Press

U.S. immigration arrests increased nearly 40 percent in early 2017 as newly emboldened agents under President Donald Trump detained more than 40,000 people suspected of being in the country illegally - with a renewed focus on immigrants without criminal convictions.

Trump Denies Asking Comey To Shelve Flynn Probe

Trump Denies Asking Comey To Shelve Flynn Probe

May 18
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump responded with a direct "no, no" to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelve an investigation into his former national security adviser.

Advocates Seek First Increase To California After-School Funding In...

Advocates Seek First Increase To California After-School Funding In Decade

May 17
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Backers of California after-school programs are pushing hard for their first state funding increase in a decade, even as the Trump administration has called for cutting federal funding.

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

May 17
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump's stance on immigration has awakened a sense of Mexican patriotism that is keeping cross-border shoppers in Tijuana.

Mayor Faulconer's Revised Budget Includes More Funding For Police R...

Mayor Faulconer's Revised Budget Includes More Funding For Police Retention, Arts Spending

May 16
By City News Service

Mayor Kevin Faulconer is scheduled Tuesday to unveil revisions to his $3.6 billion San Diego city budget, which has been criticized for not doing enough to slow police officer attrition and for cutting support for arts programs.

Trump To Nominate 'Papa' Doug Manchester As Ambassador To The Bahamas

Trump To Nominate 'Papa' Doug Manchester As Ambassador To The Bahamas

May 15
By City News Service

The White House confirmed plans by President Donald Trump on Monday to nominate San Diego developer Doug Manchester as ambassador to the Bahamas.

Trump Claims 'Absolute Right' To Share Info With Russia

Trump Claims 'Absolute Right' To Share Info With Russia

May 15
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday. The White House rebutted the story, saying no intelligence sources or methods were discussed.

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