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Stories by Hailey Persinger

City Employee Levels New Allegations Against Filner

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Another woman comes forward: Peggy Shannon, 67, said the mayor kissed her, made lewd comments and repeatedly asked for dates.

Filner Vows To Move Forward As Mayor In Recall Response

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Mayor Bob Filner did not mention the sexual harassment allegations against him in his response to the recall effort.

Filner's Chief Of Staff: City Running At 'Highest Level Of Integrity'

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Burdick spoke Tuesday to the Rachel Maddow Show about a recently adopted rule that the mayor is no longer allowed to meet alone with women and whether Mayor Filner is able to govern the city in light of sexual harassment allegations.

Allegations Against Filner Reach National Stage

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As sexual harassment allegations continue to plague the office of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, local leaders and national pundits are forming their opinions on the story.

Filner Announces Staff Changes, Appointments In Wake Of Allegations

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The staff changes come less than a week after three key supporters publicly asked Filner to resign as mayor because of sexual harassment allegations that have come to light recently.

Changes To Domestic Violence Response Protocol Included In Trailer Bill

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Several provisions in a bill awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature would wipe out many protections for domestic violence abuse victims, said Sacramento District Attorney Jan Scully in a written statement.

The Cost Of Power Post-San Onofre

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How much will it cost to power your home now that San Onofre is offline for good? Short answer: possibly more.

U-T San Diego Lays Off Workers, Will Maintain Southwest Riverside Presence

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The U-T San Diego laid off several journalists and members of its sales team Tuesday as part of the "process of finalizing its transition following the North County Times acquisition," according to an internal memo shared with inewsource.

SDSU Lavender Graduation Celebrates LGBT Student Community

Janelle Shaffer doesn't get her diploma from the psychology department at San Diego State University until next week. But on Wednesday, she walked across a stage, hugged her family and said a preliminary "goodbye" to the university's LGBTQIA community at this year's Lavender Graduation.

San Diego Group Celebrates Planting Of 10 Million Trees

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How many trees does it take to give some of the poorest people in the world a better future? To the leaders of Plant With Purpose, the answer is easy: about 10 million.

Air Quality Report Shows Progress, Challenges

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According to the American Lung Association's 2013 Report on Air Quality released Tuesday, pollution throughout California ranges from terrible to not so bad. Despite some progress in cities such as San Diego, Southern California still sits atop the list as having the worst air in America.

Frye Leaves Open Government Director Post

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced late Wednesday that Donna Frye has left her post as the city's director of open government.