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Stories by Sandhya Dirks

Filner's Lawyer Asking For City To Pay Lawsuit Fees

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The City Council will take up the mayor's request to pick up the tab of his sexual harassment suit.

City Of San Diego's Recall Process May Be Unconstitutional

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The only way to force embattled Mayor Bob Filner out of office might not be legal.

San Diego Democrats Call For Filner To Resign

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On a day when four more prominent San Diego women accused Bob Filner of sexual harassment, the San Diego County Democratic Party today voted for him to resign.

Filner Harassment Scandal Grows As Second Woman Comes Forward

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A second woman goes public with allegations of sexual harassment against Mayor Bob Filner in an exclusive interview with KPBS.

Filner's New Hire: Republican Coup Or Savvy Political Move?

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The mayor has hired Walt Ekard as interim chief operating officer, but what does it mean for the Mayor's Office and for the embattled Filner?

Filner Defiant As Details Of Alleged Sexual Harassment Emerge

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Mayor Bob Filner refused to resign and said he is innocent until proven guilty, as former supporters calling for his resignation give lurid details about alleged harassment.

Filner Announces Staff Changes, Appointments In Wake Of Allegations

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The staff changes come less than a week after three key supporters publicly asked Filner to resign as mayor because of sexual harassment allegations that have come to light recently.

Former Filner Supporters Provide Details Of Sexual Harassment Allegations, But Not Identities Of Women

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Former supporters of Mayor Bob Filner provided more detailed descriptions of allegations of sexual harassment against the mayor in an emotional press conference Monday, hours after the mayor renewed his promise not to resign.

Filner: 'A Fair, Independent Investigation Will Support My Innocence'

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In a late Friday afternoon statement, the mayor said he believes an investigation will "support my innocence." Shortly after, Councilmember David Alvarez called on the mayor to resign and said he reported to the city information on sexual harassment allegations regarding Filner.

Stormy Weather For San Diego Mayor

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Mayor Bob Filner will not resign, but he will get help according to a videotaped statement released Thursday. Will that be enough to satisfy those who charge him with sexual harassment?

Filner Won't Resign; Apologizes, Says He Needs Help

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologizes, but says he will not resign over allegations that he sexually harassed numerous women.

San Diego Council To Vote On Bike Sharing Program

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Bike sharing in San Diego may clear another hurdle on its way to becoming reality.

Same-Sex Couples Mark First Walk-In Wedding Day In San Diego County

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San Diego is trying to meet the high demand for marriage licenses triggered by the reversal in California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Pension Board Vote Blows $20 Million Hole In San Diego's Budget

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After the board that manages retirement in San Diego failed to get enough votes to freeze pensions, the city budget suddenly comes up short.

Over-The-Line Tournament To Go On After Mayor Filner Signs Off

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Giant beach party and sporting event Over-the-Line will proceed as normal despite a lawsuit against the city.

San Diegans Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Rulings

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The celebration that began at 7 a.m. Wednesday over the Supreme Court's rulings on same-sex marriage continued late into the night in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood.

City Council Endorses Enhanced Driver's Licenses

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The City Council gave unanimous support to a bill that would make it easier to cross California's southern border.

San Diego Set To Study Cabs And Ambulances

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San Diego temporarily extends contracts to run cabs and ambulances.

San Diego Council To Consider Cab, Ambulance Contract Extensions

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The San Diego City Council looks at extending contracts with the groups that run taxis and ambulances.

San Diego Council Committee Approves Bike Sharing Program

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A City Council committee approved a corporate partnership with bike-sharing company DecoBikes.

San Diego Leaders To Consider Bike Sharing Program

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Is bike sharing coming to San Diego?

City Council Conservatives Call To Retain Cops

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San Diego has lost 300 police officers in the past decade. Now, city politicians are jockeying to bring those numbers back up.

Council Announces Plan For Police Recruitment And Retention

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For the past few years, San Diego has hemorrhaged police officers, often to nearby departments. Four City Council members have a plan to stop the bleeding.

Mayor Filner Could Veto Money For City Attorney's Office

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner wont say if he will axe a budget amendment that restores some funding to the city attorney.

San Onofre Shutdown: Will It Affect California's Push For Clean Air?

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San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts weighs in on how the nuclear plant's shutdown will affect California's mandate for fewer greenhouse emissions by 2020.

House Minority Leader Helps Celebrate 50th Birthday Of Equal Pay Act

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi paid a visit to Southwestern College Monday to celebrate the birthday of the Equal Pay Act.

Cars, Drugs And Military Equipment Captured In Undercover Operation "Perfect Storm"

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A flood of indictments is capping off an eight-month sting by the Regional Auto Task Force known as RATT. Cars, guns and military equipment stolen from Camp Pendleton were recovered during the operation.

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