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Team Owner Dean Spanos Said He Won't Decide Chargers' Next Steps Un...

Team Owner Dean Spanos Said He Won't Decide Chargers' Next Steps Until After Season

Nov. 8
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

San Diegans soundly rejected the NFL team's proposal to build a stadium in downtown. Spanos said he won't make any decisions until the regular season is over.

2016 Goes To GOP — K And L Could Shore Up Future Elections For Demo...

2016 Goes To GOP — K And L Could Shore Up Future Elections For Democrats

Nov. 8
By Andrew Bowen, KPBS News

Measures K and L have passed in San Diego. Measure K requires mandatory runoffs in November, while Measure L requires citizen's initiatives and referenda to be voted on in November.

Peters Retains 52nd Congressional District Seat

Peters Retains 52nd Congressional District Seat

Nov. 8
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Democratic incumbent Rep. Scott Peters will retain his congressional seat.

Elliott Maintains Lead In Race To Be City’s Next Lawyer

Elliott Maintains Lead In Race To Be City’s Next Lawyer

Nov. 8
By Claire Trageser, KPBS News

With all precincts reporting, Democrat Mara Elliott leads with 56.6 percent of the vote. Some provisional and mail-in ballots remain uncounted.

Measure D: Citizens' Plan Coming Up Short

Measure D: Citizens' Plan Coming Up Short

Nov. 8
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

San Diegans rejected Measure D, which would have redirected tourism financing, barred an onsite expansion of the convention center and set uses for Qualcomm Stadium if it's abandoned by the Chargers.

Issa Maintains Lead In Race For 49th Congressional Seat

Issa Maintains Lead In Race For 49th Congressional Seat

Nov. 8
By City News Service, KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Rep. Darrell Issa seems to have retained his seat in San Diego's 49th District, following a close contest with retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate.

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

Nov. 8
By City News Service, KPBS News

After months of being inundated with political ads, contentious debates and endless commentary, voters in San Diego County and across the nation head to the polls Tuesday for the General Election.

Thousands Of San Diegans Came Out To Vote This Weekend

Thousands Of San Diegans Came Out To Vote This Weekend

Nov. 7
By City News Service, KPBS News

The office at 5600 Overland Ave. will continue to accept all county voters 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and starting at 7 a.m. Election Day.

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

Nov. 1
By City News Service, KPBS News

More than half of the electorate voted absentee in the 2012 election, and that's expected to rise this year.

Musician And Chicano Rights Activist Ramon 'Chunky' Sanchez Dies At 64

Musician And Chicano Rights Activist Ramon 'Chunky' Sanchez Dies At 64

Oct. 31
By KPBS News

Born in Riverside County to farmworker parents, Sanchez achieved legendary status in San Diego with his music and advocacy work for more than four decades.

Here Are The San Diego DMV Offices Affected By The Statewide Outage

Here Are The San Diego DMV Offices Affected By The Statewide Outage

Oct. 26
By City News Service, KPBS News

Dozens of Department of Motor Vehicles offices in San Diego County and across California remained out of commission Wednesday due to a continuing computer problem, but authorities said offices are expected to come back online throughout the day.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Calls On San Diego

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Calls On San Diego

Oct. 20
By KPBS News

The outgoing secretary of the Navy responded to questions about a controversial decision to drop some of its traditional titles, which has drawn criticism from sailors.

Protesters And Law Enforcement Officers Clash In El Cajon

Protesters And Law Enforcement Officers Clash In El Cajon

Oct. 18
By City News Service, KPBS News

Monday's demonstration and several others in the weeks prior were held in the commercial district a few blocks north of El Cajon Valley High School where Alfred Olango, a 38-year-old Ugandan immigrant, was shot Sept. 27.

San Diego Lawmakers Urge 'No' Vote On Recreational Marijuana

San Diego Lawmakers Urge 'No' Vote On Recreational Marijuana

Oct. 17
By KPBS News

San Diego lawmakers, law enforcers and religious leaders joined forces Monday to urge San Diegans to vote against Proposition 64.

From A To N: A Breakdown Of The Measures On San Diego’s November Ba...

From A To N: A Breakdown Of The Measures On San Diego’s November Ballot

Oct. 17
By KPBS News

Beyond California’s 17 propositions, the local ballot includes two countywide and 12 citywide ballot measures.

Rep. Duncan Hunter Calls Reaction To Trump Video 'Completely Unfair'

Rep. Duncan Hunter Calls Reaction To Trump Video 'Completely Unfair'

Oct. 12
By KPBS News

The Republican congressman said in an interview with The Washington Post, "If you had recorded the stuff my Marines and I were talking about, after not seeing a woman for seven months — but let's just leave it at that."

2 Earthquakes Reported In Salton Sea Region

2 Earthquakes Reported In Salton Sea Region

Oct. 5
By Associated Press, KPBS News

The U.S. Geological Survey reported two earthquakes, magnitudes 3.4 and 3.0, a week after a series of small jolts in the same area near the San Andreas fault.

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Roundtable: The Life And Death Of Alfred Olango

Sept. 30
By KPBS News

Alfred Olango was in distress, acting erratically. When the police arrived, he pointed an object at them and was shot and killed. These are the bare bones of a familiar and sad story which begs for clarification and analysis.

17 Arrested, Unlawful Assembly Declared During Saturday El Cajon Pr...

17 Arrested, Unlawful Assembly Declared During Saturday El Cajon Protests

Oct. 1
By KPBS News

Seventeen people were arrested during Saturday night's protests in El Cajon, according to the city's police department.

El Cajon Shooting Protesters Plan Saturday Night Marches

El Cajon Shooting Protesters Plan Saturday Night Marches

Oct. 1
By City News Service, KPBS News

Two marches protesting the police shooting death of Alfred Olango are planned in downtown San Diego Saturday, after several days of mostly peaceful demonstrations in El Cajon.

Videos Released By El Cajon Police Show Fatal Shooting Of Alfred Ol...

Videos Released By El Cajon Police Show Fatal Shooting Of Alfred Olango

Sept. 30
By City News Service, KPBS News

El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said the decision to release the video was unanimous among city and county leaders, including San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Native American Groups Protest Naval Base Expansion Near Imperial B...

Native American Groups Protest Naval Base Expansion Near Imperial Beach

Aug. 31
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

The SEALS are running out of space on Coronado. This week, the Navy began a new phase of work on an expansion along the Strand near Imperial Beach. A group of Native Americans is protesting the impact on an ancient burial site.

Horse Fatalities Push Back Del Mar Racetrack Season

Horse Fatalities Push Back Del Mar Racetrack Season

Aug. 25
By City News Service, KPBS News

The decision comes in the wake of 16 deaths of horses during this year's meet.

Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In University City

Aug. 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

A small brush fire crept toward an apartment complex in University City today, but no structures were burned and no injuries were reported, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

San Diego County To Spray Mosquito Pesticide For Zika Prevention

San Diego County To Spray Mosquito Pesticide For Zika Prevention

Aug. 19
By City News Service, KPBS News

County officials plan to hand-spray a two-block area of South Park on Friday in order to prevent an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases.

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Spring Valley Fire

Evacuation Orders Lifted For Spring Valley Fire

Aug. 17
By City News Service, KPBS News

A fast-moving hillside brush fire threatened homes and prompted evacuations in a neighborhood near Sweetwater Reservoir late Wednesday afternoon.

82,000 Forced To Evacuate As Blue Cut Fire Rages In Southern Califo...

82,000 Forced To Evacuate As Blue Cut Fire Rages In Southern California

Aug. 17
By Associated Press, KPBS News

A huge wildfire 125 miles northeast of San Diego has charred 30,000 acres, destroyed a "significant number of homes" and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people.

California Reaches Settlement Over Evictions Of Military Families I...

California Reaches Settlement Over Evictions Of Military Families In San Diego

Aug. 10
By City News Service, KPBS News

The state reached a $252,000 settlement with two contractors over the companies' unlawful evictions of 18 military service members and their families from private military housing in San Diego and Orange counties.

DA Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner Subpoenaed In Azano Trial

DA Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner Subpoenaed In Azano Trial

Aug. 10
By Amita Sharma, KPBS News

The attorney for José Susumo Azano Matsura said others he expects to subpoena in the political corruption trial include Rep. Juan Vargas, San Diego developer Douglas Manchester and San Diego Union-Tribune Publisher and Editor Jeff Light.

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Containment Of Brush Fire Near I-15 Increases

Aug. 8
By City News Service, KPBS News

Crews were working to extinguish a brush fire that started Monday afternoon alongside Interstate 15, near Gopher Canyon Road and Castle Creek County Club in unincorporated Escondido.

Memorial Honors 'Courageous, Selfless' Slain San Diego Police Officer

Memorial Honors 'Courageous, Selfless' Slain San Diego Police Officer

Aug. 5
By City News Service, KPBS News

Grieving family members, law enforcement colleagues and political leaders gathered Friday to bid farewell to San Diego police Officer Jonathan De Guzman. He was killed last week in the line of duty.

Gov. Brown To Attend Memorial For Slain San Diego Police Officer

Gov. Brown To Attend Memorial For Slain San Diego Police Officer

Aug. 3
By City News Service, KPBS News

Gov. Jerry Brown will attend the Friday memorial service for Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman, a San Diego police gang- enforcement officer fatally wounded last week during a shootout in a Southcrest- area neighborhood.

San Diego Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting

San Diego Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded In Shooting

July 29
By City News Service, KPBS News

Police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of Officer Jonathan "J.D." De Guzman and the wounding of Officer Wade Irwin. The suspect, Jesse Michael Gomez, remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound he suffered in the confrontation Thursday night in Southcrest.

Reactions To Shooting Of Two San Diego Police Officers

Reactions To Shooting Of Two San Diego Police Officers

July 29
By KPBS News

A San Diego police gang unit officer was killed and a second was wounded late Thursday night in a shooting during a traffic stop in the southeastern San Diego. Here are reactions from local law enforcement organizations and government representatives.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 4

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 4

July 28
By KPBS News

See special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into KPBS-TV at 5 p.m.

Chamber Of Commerce Backs Chargers Stadium Initiative

Chamber Of Commerce Backs Chargers Stadium Initiative

July 28
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday morning its support for the Chargers' plan to build a multi-use sports complex and convention facility downtown.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 3

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 3

July 27
By KPBS News

See special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 2

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 2

July 26
By KPBS News

See a special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 1

WATCH LIVE: The Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia, Day 1

July 25
By KPBS News

See a special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

Burning Vehicle Starts Brush Fire In Ramona

Burning Vehicle Starts Brush Fire In Ramona

July 22
By City News Service, KPBS News

The fire started Friday afternoon along state Route 67 near Rockhouse Road. The highway was closed for a time while crews battled the blaze dubbed the Rock fire.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 4

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 4

July 21
By KPBS News

See the special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into KPBS-TV at 5 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 3

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 3

July 20
By KPBS News

See the special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 2

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland, Day 2

July 19
By KPBS News

See the special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

Brush Fire Burns East Of Barona Casino

July 18
By City News Service, KPBS News

The brush fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. Monday on Featherstone Canyon Road near the Barona Indian Reservation. The Sheriff's Department initially evacuated the area, but those orders were later lifted.

Crews Fight Small Fire Along I-15 Near Riverside-San Diego County Line

Crews Fight Small Fire Along I-15 Near Riverside-San Diego County Line

July 18
By KPBS News

Northbound lanes were initially closed south of the Border Patrol checkpoint while Cal Fire crews worked to stamp out the series of spot fires.

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland

WATCH LIVE: The Republican National Convention In Cleveland

July 18
By KPBS News

See the special coverage of the convention by PBS NewsHour and NPR or tune into to KPBS-TV every night at 5 p.m. through Thursday.

Can San Diego Rely Less On Cars, Like Berlin?

Can San Diego Rely Less On Cars, Like Berlin?

July 15
By KPBS News

KPBS metro reporter Andrew Bowen covers transportation in San Diego. On a recent trip to Berlin, he shared his experience on Twitter of using Berlin's public transit system. Berlin is much less reliant on cars than San Diego.

San Diego Woman Live Tweets France Attack

San Diego Woman Live Tweets France Attack

July 14
By KPBS News

A San Diego woman sent a series of tweets that appear to be firsthand account of an attack in Nice, France Thursday.

San Diego Police Release Sketch Of Homeless Attack Suspect

San Diego Police Release Sketch Of Homeless Attack Suspect

July 14
By KPBS News

The department on Thursday released a composite sketch of the man suspected to be behind a series of attacks on homeless men across San Diego this month.

Suspect In Homeless Killings Released From Jail

Suspect In Homeless Killings Released From Jail

July 11
By City News Service, KPBS News

Anthony Padgett, 36, of Chula Vista was arrested last week in the attacks on four homeless men that have left three dead. San Diego police Capt. Dave Nisleit said Monday new evidence "does not give me confidence" in going forward with the case.