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Stories by Pamela Davis

California Governor and Senate Elections Discussion With Political Consultant Leo McElroy

California governor and Senate elections discussion with Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

California Politics Update With Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy

Nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy discusses Schwarzenegger's furlough ruling, proposition 14, and the upcoming November general election.

Projection For California Attorney General

The California Attorney General match-up is all set for November. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

The Polls Are Now Open In San Diego County

The polls are now open in San Diego County. Joining us on Morning Edition is county Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler Seiler.

The Race For California Attorney General

The front-runners for the California Attorney General's Democratic nomination are a district attorney and a former Facebook executive. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

California Senators Counter Governor's Proposed Budget Cuts With Tax Increases

Democrats in the state Senate are countering the governor's proposed budget cuts with a plan to raise taxes by nearly$5 billion. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

San Diego Chargers Get Mini-Camp Underway

The San Diego Chargers get mini-camp underway this week. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

President Obama's 'Drug Czar' Comes To San Diego

President Obama's "drug czar" comes to San Diego Tuesday. Joining us on Morning Edition is National Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske.

La Jolla Students Compete In International Science And Engineering Fair

Some of the smartest high school students in the world are competing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose this week, and two of them are from our own backyard. Morning Edition host Pam Davis spoke with La Jolla students Aaron Schild and Rafael Cosman.

Republican Candidates For Governor Are Focusing On Immigration

The Republican candidates for California governor are taking differing stances on Arizona's new immigration law. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

San Diego Padres Not Attracting Record Crowds At Petco Park

The San Diego Padres are still in first place in the National League West. But the team hasn't been attracting record crowds at Petco Park. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Commercial Pilot Helps Iraq War Effort

A commercial pilot from Southern California left his civilian job to help with the war effort in Iraq. We recently spoke with Navy Captain Pete Gurney about life in Baghdad.

Calexico Students Excited To Be Back In School

Even before last month's devastating earthquake, Calexico, in the Imperial Valley, had the highest home foreclosure and unemployment rates in California. Today, schools in Calexico Unifed will reopen after repairs from earthquake damage.

Race Is On For Republican Nomination For California Governor

The Republican nomination for the California governor's race continues to get nasty. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Election Year May Affect How Lawmakers Vote On Chelsea's Law

Chelsea's Law is scheduled to get its first hearing in Sacramento this week. Joining us on Morning Edition, nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy will talk to us about how this election year may affect lawmakers' votes on the legislation.

Income Tax Deadline May Help Lawmakers Deal With Deficit

The California income tax deadline is this week, but how will this revenue information help lawmakers deal with the budget deficit? We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Hispanic Population Has Strong Buying Power

The Hispanic or Latino population is growing faster than any other ethic group in the US and has strong buying power. How does this demographic differ from the rest of the population? Joining us on Morning Edition is Walter Meneses, President of Meneses Research & Associates.

San Diego Native Phil Mickelson Wins Masters Golf Tournament

Phil Mickelson has his third green jacket. The San Diego native won the Masters by three strokes over Lee Westwood.

City Council Committee Recommends Public Access Plan For Children's Pool

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A plan to manage public access to the Children's Pool in La Jolla and protect the seals will move forward. A city council committee met Monday to outline a final proposal.

Team Physician Helps San Diego Padres Stay On The Diamond

Spring Training is over and the San Diego Padres get their season started later today. But who is helping them stay healthy?

Local Farmer Speaks On The Push For Locally-Grown Food

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A San Diego farmer is featured in a national cookbook for people who love local food. It's all about making better use of local produce you may not have cooked with before. Joining us on Morning Edition is Donna Buono of Morning Song Farm.

San Diego Padres Name New Opening Day Starter

The San Diego Padres have named an Opening Day starter. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

San Diego Girls "Just Yell Fire" To Protect Themselves From Predators

The murders of San Diego County teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois have ignited concerns over child safety. A training session this week in San Diego will teach young girls how to protect themselves against predators. Joining us on Morning Edition is the 18-year-old founder of a non-profit group called Just Yell Fire.

State Lawmakers Give Pay Raises Amidst Budget Deficit

Some politicians in Sacramento are giving pay raises to staff amidst a multi-billion-dollar budget deficit. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Lady Aztecs Advance To Second Round Of The NCAA

The lady Aztecs of San Diego State did what the men couldn't do in the NCAA tournament. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off In First Debate

The California Republican gubernatorial candidates squared off for their first debate in Costa Mesa last night. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

SDSU Basketball Teams Win Mountain West Conference Tournaments

San Diego State basketball teams are headed to the Big Dance. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Republican State Senator Roy Ashburn Admits He's Gay

A Bakersfield lawmaker's DUI arrest is turning into a story about his sexuality. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Chargers Continue To Make Big Moves During Off-Season

The San Diego Chargers continue to make big moves during the off-season. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

California Assembly Speaker Promises A Year Of Reform

The California Assembly has a new speaker and he vows this will be the year of reform. We're joined by non-partisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Chargers Face New Backfield Look

The San Diego Chargers released runningback LaDainian Tomlinson last week, but another big name in the backfield may not return either. North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris tells us who may step up for the Chargers.

Ballot Measure To Improve Traffic Flow In Coronado

People in Coronado will vote this June on a ballot measure to improve traffic flow on the island. The idea of a tunnel has been under review for years, but not everyone wants it. We spoke with Jim Benson, interim city manager for the city of Coronado, about the tunnel.

State Lawmakers Continue Work On Emergency Budget Fix

State lawmakers are ready to continue work on an emergency budget fix Tuesday. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

SDSU Men's Basketball Team Travels To Utah

The San Diego State men's basketball rides a four-game winning streak into Utah this week as they take on nationally-ranked Brigham Young University. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Debate Over Lieutenant Governor Choice Continues

The drama over Governor Schwarzenegger's choice for lieutenant governor continues at the state capitol. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

SDSU Men's Basketball Team Beats Nationally-Ranked Opponent

The San Diego State men's basketball team beat a nationally-ranked opponent this weekend. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

San Diego Helps U.S. Team Bring Home The Gold

The Winter Olympic Games get underway on Friday... and plenty of American athletes prepared for competition in San Diego County. Joining us on Morning Edition is the director of the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Tracy Lamb. He tells us how the center is helping the U-S bring home the gold.

Saints Celebrate First NFL Title

As if Mardi Gras isn't enough, New Orleans now gets to celebrate its first N-F-L title. Joining us on Morning Edition LIVE FROM MIAMI is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Scripps Health CEO Talks About Organization's Medical Mission To Haiti

A 10-person team from San Diego is back home after a medical trip to Haiti. The president and CEO of Scripps Health tells us how the crew prepared for conditions in Port-au-Prince.

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Museum Month And August Wilson's 'The Piano Lesson' At Cygnet Theatre

KPBS Arts producer and Culture Lust blogger Angela Carone talks with Morning Edition hosts Dwane Brown and Pamela Davis about Museum Month in February and two new plays on San Diego stages.

Golf World Turns To San Diego This Week

The eyes of the golf world turn to San Diego this week. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Chargers Miss Another Superbowl Chance

The hottest team in the NFL is out of the playoffs. The San Diego Chargers lost to the New York Jets 17-14 at Qualcomm. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

California Assemblyman Helps Prevent A Suicide

Usually when we skip lunch, we save a few calories, or a few bucks. It's not often we can save a life. San Diego North County Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher took a lunchtime run along the American River in Sacramento this week, and did just that.

No Sponsor For PGA Golf Tournament At Torrey Pines

The annual PGA golf tournament at Torrey Pines gets underway later this month, but it's going without a title sponsor. Joining us on Morning Edition is Tom Wilson, executive director of the Century Club of San Diego.

Mexico Arrests Major Tijuana Drug Gang Leader

One of the Tijuana's most wanted drug gang leaders has been captured in Baja. Mexican authorities say he's responsible for much of the bloodshed and violence south of the border in the past few years.

Governor Schwarzenegger Faces Opposition On All Sides

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger would seem to need friends as he tries to resolve yet another budget crisis. But he's facing battles with entrenched opposition on three fronts.

Chargers End Regular Season With A Win

The San Diego Chargers didn't need much from their starters en route to a 23-20 win at the "Q" on Sunday. North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris gives a playoff forecast for the hottest team in the NFL.

Politics Around Gay Latino State Assembly Speaker

The governor has picked the next speaker for the California Assembly. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Chargers Win Eighth In A Row

The San Diego Chargers have made it eight in a row. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

Politics Around The Next California Assembly Speaker

We should have a better idea of who will be California's next Assembly Speaker this week, but the process is charged with politics. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

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