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This week, for the first time, same-sex marriages will be legal in California. We asked the Citizen Voices bloggers the following:

Carl DeMaio Secures District 5 City Council Seat

Only one out of four San Diego City Council seats will not go into a run-off election. District 5 -- which includes Rancho Bernardo and Mira Mesa -- was decided Tuesday night. Republican Carl DeMaio took 66-percent of the vote with all precincts reporting.

District 7 City Council Candidates Face November Runoff

The City of San Diego's seventh district council seat is poised to go into a runoff election. Republican April Boling and Democrat Marti Emerald will compete to represent District 7 neighborhoods like College Area and San Carlos. KPBS Reporter Nicole Lozare has more on that tight race.

A Look at San Diego's District 7 Race

Three Republicans and one Democrat are running to represent San Diego's Seventh District. Councilman Jim Maddafer, a Republican, is termed out. District 7 includes San Carlos, Rolando and the College Area. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more on this race.

Liberal Democrat Frontrunners Vie for District 3 Seat

Four-out-of-eight San Diego City Council district seats are up for re-election this year. In District Three, Toni Atkins is stepping down due to term limits. Two liberal democrats are the front runners in the race to represent some of San Diego's oldest neighborhoods. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more.

Six Months Later, Fire Survivors Fight to Become Homeowners Again

Six months after the fire, displaced survivors are still struggling to put their lives together. KPBS Reporter Nicole Lozare spent some time with two families in Ramona -- one of the most hard hit places during the 2007 wildfires. Both families owned their own homes before the fires, but now it's doubtful they will ever be able to own again.

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I just flew in from out of town, and boy, are my arms tired.

Young Farmers Learn Hard Lessons at Imperial Valley Fair

Growing up in an agricultural area like the Imperial Valley can bring some hard lessons for kids. One of them is the sometimes bitter-sweet conflict between attachment to an animal, and commerce. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has the story.

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