Stories by Katie Orr
San Diego's Auditor says it's not clear if Proposition B, the proposed pension reform measure on the June ballot, will save San Diego money.
With San Diego's potential influence over the Port Commission and so much of the downtown waterfront falling under Port jurisdiction, perhaps it’s no surprise the city’s four major mayoral candidates have strong opinions on what the future of the Port should be.
Proposals for San Diego’s Port have played a central role in this year’s mayoral campaign. Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is the latest to release his plan for the Port.
Backers of the proposed Plaza de Panama project in Balboa Park say their opponents are trying to scare them into dropping the plan.
You may be too busy dealing with your own retirement fund to worry about anyone else’s. But if you live in the city of San Diego, you’ll have to decide in a few weeks whether the city should switch to a 401(k) system or stick with its traditional pension. We break down what the switch would mean.
In a letter to the city of San Diego, the National Park Service says plans to alter Balboa Park’s Cabrillo Bridge to keep cars out of the Plaza de Panama could put the park’s historical designation at risk.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is reaching out to women voters in her attempt to make it through San Diego's June mayoral primary.
The editor of U-T San Diego made some news himself last week when a recording was released of him weighing in on the San Diego mayor’s race.
A judge will decide whether San Diego’s plan to pay for a Convention Center expansion is legal. The council voted today Monday to send the issue to court.
The San Diego City Council will vote today on whether to ask a judge to weigh in on the legality of the funding plan for a proposed Convention Center expansion.
A California official says San Diego stands to lose million of dollars if voters approve Proposition A this June.
Congressman Bob Filner has finally put it in writing. The San Diego mayoral candidate has released his pension plan.
They’re socially liberal, fiscally conservative, and they say they’re going independent. A group of San Diego business executives is calling for political moderation.
Hotel taxes in San Diego could be going up to more than 15 percent in some parts of the city. The increased revenue would go toward a Convention Center expansion.
San Diego's four leading mayoral candidates took part in a debate yesterday at the KPBS studios. The convention center expansion prompted a fiery exchange.
Several San Diego community groups are calling for more public involvement in the city budget process.
For the first time in years San Diego is not looking at an upcoming budget deficit. The council will be presented with the mayor’s proposed budget today.
A new poll out today indicates San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s big gamble may be paying off.
A fighter jet that malfunctioned just after takeoff hurtled into a Virginia Beach apartment complex on Friday in a spectacular crash that sent flames and black smoke billowing from the rubble.
Republican members of San Diego’s Congressional delegation are responding to Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher’s decision to leave the GOP.
All five of San Diego’s Congressional delegates gathered today for a forum put on by the Regional Chamber of Commerce to discuss topics ranging from defense spending to the health care.
The decision by San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent has garnered national attention. But in a race that is supposed to be non-partisan, does the move even matter?
A new poll out today shows mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s decision to leave the Republican Party may be playing well with voters.
There was plenty of give-and-take among a field where two of the four major candidates are gay.
San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher announced Wednesday he's leaving the Republican Party and re-registering as an independent.
San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio has maintained a high profile ever since he was first elected to office in 2008. He’s currently vying to be San Diego’s next mayor. But that would mean he’d be leading the very employees he often rails against.
The number of city of San Diego employees who earned $100,000 or more in 2011 totaled 1,359--up 9 percent over the previous year, Councilman Carl DeMaio said today.
San Diego’s fire department is always looking for ways to lower response times. Now the department may have found one that doesn’t cost a lot of money.
Congressman Bob Filner of the 51st district has a shot at being San Diego’s first elected Democratic mayor in nearly 30 years. Filner draws support from union members, but he’s facing an electorate divided over the benefits city workers receive.
Republican Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher often says it’s time for a new era in San Diego politics, and he wants to be the one to usher it in as San Diego’s next mayor.
Long time District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis wants to be the next mayor of San Diego. She’s stressing her decades of experience working in San Diego. But her history may present some challenges as well.
A Superior Court judge denied a request for an injunction that would have blocked a vote on a special tax to fund the San Diego Convention Center expansion.
San Diego hotel workers are speaking out against the proposed Convention Center expansion. The union representing San Diego’s hotel workers has filed a lawsuit against the project.
A judge refused today to issue a temporary restraining order that could have resulted in the pension reform initiative being removed from the June ballot.
A fugitive wanted since October, 2010 for the murder of his estranged wife on the campus of San Diego College was arrested Sunday in Tijuana.
The Port of San Diego is not wasting any time in defending itself against San Diego’s largest newspaper. The Port is touting the benefits of its 10th Avenue Marine terminal after the paper questioned its usefulness.
San Diego’s controversial pension reform initiative may not make it on the June ballot. The California Public Employment Relations Board will ask for a preliminary injunction against the measure while it reviews an unfair practices claim.
San Diego voters will see at least one pension reform measure on the June ballot. But there's a possibility a second measure could make it on as well.
A state official says a plan to re-route cars out of Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama could put the park’s historic designation at risk.
San Diego voters might have two pension reform ballot initiatives to choose between in June. Katie Orr, KPBS's metro reporter, explains the two plans.
A judge will decide whether San Diego’s method of funding a convention center expansion is legal after the city attorney questioned the plan. But project supporters insist that was always the idea.
San Diego voters will get a chance to vote on pension reform in the June election. But voters may have more than one reform option to choose from.
It’s the end of an era of sorts for cities across California. Redevelopment agencies must be officially shut down by Wednesday. KPBS looks at what that means for San Diego.
Overall crime rates fell in San Diego last year, despite a smaller police force. The police chief credits a new method of policing.
Redevelopment advocates are bemoaning a recent court decision that eliminated such agencies throughout the state. But while redevelopment worked in some areas of San Diego, it wasn’t successful across the board.
A recent court ruling says the City of San Diego is too cozy with Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs when it comes to revamping Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama.
San Diego business leaders and civic groups heard first hand today why the governor thinks California should increase taxes.
The three Republicans running for San Diego mayor sought to distinguish themselves from each other at a forum last night at the University of San Diego.
With his time in office winding down, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders took to the stage of downtown’s Balboa Theater last night to give his final State of the City.