Stories by Katie Orr
Bob Filner was sworn in today as San Diego's 35th mayor during a Balboa Park Club inauguration ceremony.
It looks like Democrat Todd Gloria will become the next San Diego City Council president. The official vote will take place Monday, but today, current Council President Tony Young told KPBS he would be supporting Gloria for the position.
- Nov. 28, 2012
- By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio, Susan Murphy and James R. Riffel, City News Service
Jerry Sanders held his final news conference as mayor of San Diego this morning. He officially leaves office on Dec. 3.
The San Diego City Council today approved spending $200,000 to save a job-training program from going dormant a second time.
A prominent politician's return to San Diego City Hall may be thwarted.
The San Diego City Council will take up two big financial issues today.
Mayor-elect Bob Filner has a busy few weeks ahead. He is still serving in Congress while preparing to lead San Diego.
The race to replace outgoing San Diego City Council President Tony Young is already taking shape. Young is resigning to become CEO of the local chapter of the American Red Cross. KPBS has details on one potential candidate.
There’s a major shake-up happening at San Diego City Hall. Council President Tony Young is resigning his post.
San Diego Mayor-elect Bob Filner announced today that he would keep Fire Chief Javier Mainar and Police Chief William Lansdowne when he begins his administration. Filner also said he’s going to put about $22 million into public safety in the next few months.
San Diego labor groups have agreed to drop their opposition to the proposed Convention Center expansion. The mayor announced the deal with labor on Thursday.
Democrat Bob Filner holds a slight lead over GOP Councilman Carl DeMaio in the race for San Diego mayor.
The candidates for San Diego mayor made a final pitch to voters today.
The Democrats on the San Diego City Council came out strongly today in defense of Councilwoman Sherri Lightner. Lightner is running for re-election and the race is getting heated.
Former President Bill Clinton today endorsed Bob Filner in the Democratic congressman's San Diego mayoral bid, his campaign announced.
Congressman Bob Filner fired back today at claims that he lacks the temperament to be San Diego’s mayor and is disrespectful toward women.
One of San Diego’s most prominent politicians is making an endorsement in the mayor’s race.
Congressman Bob Filner is calling on San Diego U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy to resign after an e-mail from her revealed some involvement in the San Diego mayor’s race.
California Governor Jerry Brown said he thinks Congressman Bob Filner can handle the job of mayor.
A mistake on the ballot for the City of San Diego may lead voters to believe they have more options than they actually do.
Recent polls on the San Diego mayor’s race are all over the map. But a local professor says you should take the results with a grain of salt.
Arts organizations in San Diego could see their public funding double over the next five years.
San Diego’s economy and how to improve it have been major topics of discussion during the race to be San Diego’s next mayor. The latest jobs plan was released today.
Congressman Bob Filner picked up an endorsement in the San Diego mayor’s race Tuesday. But he also got called out on an old attendance record.
There’s new Survey USA poll out today from 10News. It shows Democratic Congressman Bob Filner continues to hold a lead over Republican City Councilman Carl DeMaio in the San Diego mayor’s race.
With about three and a half weeks to go until Election Day, the accusations are flying in the San Diego mayor’s race. Here’s a recap of this past week.
What if you could use the water from your washing machine to water your yard? A San Diego city councilwoman wants to make that easier.
New research out shows Asians in the city of San Diego have the lowest voter registration and voter turnout among all ethnic groups. But the Asian community is optimistic that will soon change.
Walmart stores in at least eight states were the targets of an organized workers' rights campaign today.
The public safety community weighed in on the San Diego mayor’s race today by endorsing Congressman Bob Filner.
After months of hearing about candidates and propositions, San Diego county voters will soon get to have their say. Mail-in ballots are being sent out today.
With about a month to go until Election Day, the candidates to be San Diego's next mayor are working hard to get their message out. They’re trying to make that message as moderate as possible, even though both candidates are firmly tied to their parties.
Another prominent San Diegan has made an endorsement in the mayor’s race. This one crosses party lines.
It took five years for San Diego to receive a settlement for the 2007 wildfires. But it’s taken less than four months for the city to decide how to use the money.
Mayor Jerry Sanders endorsed Councilman Carl DeMaio Tuesday afternoon to be his successor over Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego.
A proposal for a power plant adjacent to Mission Trails Regional Park, the state's largest municipally owned park, was unanimously voted down today by the San Diego City Council.
Republican City Councilman and San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio held a news conference today to announce he’s creating a bipartisan job creation coalition made up of people from across the political spectrum. That includes several members from a group called Movement To the Middle, which was created during the primaries.
As the countdown to Election Day continues, most San Diego voters are focused on the mayor’s race. But there is another seat up for grabs, and it’s one that could determine the political leaning of the San Diego City Council.
San Diego is cracking down on vacant lots, vacant foreclosures and vacant buildings in the city.
Turmoil in the international financial markets and changing retirement benefits mean San Diego could owe significantly more to its pension fund next year.
San Diego’s city attorney says the state needs to reform how its courts handle lawsuits.
San Diego’s mayoral candidates went back to school today. They attended a debate sponsored by La Jolla Country Day and the Pruess School.
There was something notably different about this debate. It was being run by teenagers. And these teenagers knew what they were talking about.
The city of San Diego doesn’t have much power over the local school board. But a lot of voters have kids in school, so it becomes an issue politicians weigh in on.
Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner went head-to-head in one of the many mayoral debates before the November election. Watch the full debate here.
The political affiliation of registered voters San Diego County has swung back toward the right.
Labor Day marks the end of summer. But it also signals the start of the sprint to the fall election.
San Diego gets plenty of sunshine and a recent survey shows low income neighborhoods want to take better advantage of it.
A new poll out today puts Democratic Congressman Bob Filner ahead of Republican City Councilman Carl DeMaio in the San Diego Mayor’s race.