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Stories by Tarryn Mento

Navy Holds First Official LGBT Pride Event On West Coast

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The event comes less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage to be legal, but an organizer said she worked for years to get it approved.

San Diego City Council OK's Tighter Water Restrictions

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The San Diego City Council unanimously approved the changes Monday to bring San Diego closer to the state-mandated 16 percent cut in water use.

Krav Maga Another Non-Lethal Tool For San Diego County Law Enforcement

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Some San Diego County law enforcement officers are training in a technique that could be an extra tool when situations escalate.

Chargers Spike City, County Plan For December Stadium Vote

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San Diego county and city representatives presented the team with several options on how the project could comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, but a Chargers spokesman signaled the team's doubts.

Free Summer Lunches For Kids At San Diego County Libraries

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When school lets out and summer begins, many kids need to find ways to stave off boredom. But some also need help fighting hunger.

San Diego City Council To OK Food Bank Composting Facility

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The nine council members are expected to give final approval for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Back to construct an on-site organic composting facility at its Mira Mesa warehouse.

County Supervisor Dave Roberts' Aide Sues 2 Former Colleagues

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Attorney Dan Gilleon has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Harold Meza, an employee of San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts, claiming two former staffers created a hostile work environment.

Injuries Reported In Explosion At Poway Business

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The nature of the explosion is unknown but four people were taken to the hospital.

Escondido Mayor To Challenge Dave Roberts For Supervisor Seat

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Sam Abed said he'll run against Dave Roberts who is facing accusations that he misused county office funds.

Competing San Diego Med Pot Co-Op Applicants Cause Opening Delays

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Medical marijuana dispensaries often face opposition when they try to open, but in the city of San Diego, cooperative hopefuls are facing resistance from competitors in the industry.

Supervisor Dave Roberts Responds To Claims He Misused His Office

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The former staff member alleges San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts misused taxpayer funds, inappropriately delegated campaign responsibilities to government employees and maintained an inappropriate relationship with an employee, according to a claim filed with the county.

San Diegans Favor Parks, Libraries In Upcoming Budget

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For nearly 2½ hours Monday night, community members shared their thoughts on San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

San Diego Council President Sherri Lightner Gets Analytical About Politics

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District 1 Councilwoman Sherri Lightner is the City Council’s first female president. But it's Lightner’s background in engineering that sets her apart on the council.

San Diegans To Weigh In On Proposed City Budget

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You can share your thoughts on San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed fiscal 2016 budget at a City Council meeting Monday evening.

San Diego City Council To Begin Budget Hearings This Week

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The City Council on Monday will begin five days of public hearings to scrutinize Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

San Diego Opera Settlement With Former Executives Tops $1 Million

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Newly released tax documents show the former head of the San Diego Opera and its chief fundraiser walked away with more than $1 million in a privately negotiated employment settlement.

Budget Analyst: Faulconer's Proposed Budget Is 'Good News' For San Diegans

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A new report out this week shows Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed fiscal 2016 city budget has plenty to offer San Diegans, but points to some future areas of concern.

Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Replica Helps Veterans, Families Heal

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In Washington D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall is an emotional but healing sight for many who experienced one of the nation’s most unpopular wars. A traveling version of the wall that visits hometowns across the country is on the USS Midway in San Diego until Thursday at 5 p.m.

San Diego City Council Responds Positively To Faulconer's Proposed Budget

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The $3.2 billion spending plan, which would take effect July 1, includes funding for the repair of 300 miles of streets.

Mayor Faulconer Proposes $3.2 Billion Budget For San Diego

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer is also proposing to expand operating hours at the city's 16 busiest recreation centers from 45 to 60 hours a week.

San Diego Councilman Todd Gloria Announces Bid For State Assembly

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Democrat Todd Gloria said he hopes to help more families and push forward with transportation options if he's elected to the California Legislature.

Amended Belmont Park Lease Approved Despite Lawsuit Threat

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The San Diego City Council approved an amended lease for Belmont Park, the Mission Beach amusement facility that includes a wooden roller coaster, the Plunge pool, shops and eateries.

Lease For Mission Beach's Belmont Park Back Before City Council

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The San Diego City Council on Monday will consider an amended lease for Belmont Park, the Mission Beach amusement facility that includes a wooden roller coaster, the Plunge pool, shops and eateries.

Ex-SeaWorld Trainer Responds To Video Of Him Using Racial Slurs

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John Hargrove, an ex-SeaWorld trainer who released the book "Beneath the Surface," said the company is attempting to hurt his reputation by releasing a video of him using a racial slur.

New Trails In Rancho Peñasquitos Help Preserve San Diego's Landscape

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The new trails increase San Diegans' access to nature in Rancho Peñasquitos but also help preserve the region's sensitive habitats.

San Diego Zoo Says New Baby Jaguar Is Boy

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The jaguar, born on March 12 at the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey exhibit, is the third cub for mother, Nindiri.

San Diego's First Legal Pot Co-Op Holds Grand Opening

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A Green Alternative in Otay Mesa started accepting customers Wednesday but celebrated its grand opening Friday.

Gloria, Alvarez Unite As San Diego's Opposing Voice

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During the city of San Diego’s financial struggles and mayoral sexual harassment scandal, partisanship tended to take a back seat. Now, political debate is back, and two city councilmen are leading the charge.

Report: Lapses In Supervision, Accountability Led to SDPD Misconduct Cases

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The federal probe found gaps in San Diego police policies regarding officer misconduct cases as well as a lack of consistent supervision.

Fabiani Says Chargers Not Optimistic About Mission Valley

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A San Diego Chargers spokesman said the team doesn't think a task force’s site selection for a new stadium will be successful and is prepared to pursue a Los Angeles-area stadium plan on its own.

Faulconer's Other Task Force Aims To Boost Job Skills In San Diego

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Members of San Diego's business and education sectors brought their minds together in a small conference room Friday for the first meeting of the mayor's economic development task force.

Task Force Selects Mission Valley As Site For New Chargers Stadium

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The Chargers stadium task force has selected Mission Valley as the site for a new facility, a spokesman for the group confirmed Wednesday.

Political Consultant Says Chargers Donation Inquiries Were Just A Test

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A volunteer political consultant for the San Diego Citizens' Stadium Advisory Group says the inquiries were just to gauge interest.

San Diego Mayor Wants To Fix How City Fixes Its Infrastructure

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer unveiled plans Thursday to update how the city repairs assets such as roads, water pipes and sewer lines.

First Legal San Diego Medical Pot Co-Op Wants To Set A High Bar

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San Diego medical marijuana patients could buy their pot from the city’s first legal store by next week. The cooperative’s owners are taking great care to exceed the minimum requirements.

Things To Know For San Diego Chargers Stadium Task Force Meeting

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San Diegans will get their chance at a public meeting Monday night to weigh in on the Bolts' effort to get a new facility to replace Qualcomm Stadium.

Report Released On San Diego County Officer-Involved Shootings

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The study from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office found 367 suspects were shot by law enforcement officers in the county from 1993 to 2012.

Faulconer Responds After Chargers Spokesman Questions Task Force

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The team's Mark Fabiani raised concerns in a letter about the task force's independence. Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Fabiani's remarks are a distraction.

Chargers To Mayor's Stadium Group: Team Won't 'Provide Political Cover'

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San Diego Chargers team counsel Mark Fabiani issued a statement on the Bolts' website about what he shared Monday with Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Citizens' Stadium Advisory Group.

San Diego Dockworkers Again Locked Out As West Coast Labor Dispute Continues

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San Diego is a smaller port and ships weren't scheduled to come in during the lockout, but larger places like Long Beach and Los Angeles are seeing a build up of ships.

Supervisor Horn Gives San Diego Stadium Task Force Something To Consider

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San Diego County Supervisors Chairman Bill Horn says the county could help issue bonds to pay for a new stadium as long as taxpayers aren't on the hook to pay them back.

What Mayor Faulconer's Telling National News Media About San Diego

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer appeared on CNBC, Wall Street Journal Live and Bloomberg during a trip to New York City.

San Diego Supervisors Chairman Horn Declares 2015 ‘Year Of The Veteran'

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After touting the county's financial standing and wildfire readiness in his State of the County, the North County supervisor said he'll focus on the region's service members this year.

San Diego Officers Prepare To Vote On New Contract

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The tentative agreement increases benefits, such as uniform and equipment allowance, over the next three years and raises pay by 6.6 percent over the last two.

San Diego Cops Reach Tentative Deal For 6.6 Percent Raise

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The total cost of the contract is about $92 million over five years, with $62 million being new costs, according to the mayor's office. Police union members and the City Council still have to approve the deal.

San Diego Cops, City Reach Tentative Deal to Raise Officers' Pay

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Brian Marvel, president of the San Diego Police Officers Association, will announce Friday morning a tentative agreement between the City of San Diego and the union.

San Diego Officials Oppose SDG&E Rate Changes

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San Diego City Councilmen David Alvarez and Todd Gloria said the proposed changes are unfair, while the utility said the changes would bring relief to ratepayers who have unfairly shouldered rising energy costs.

Council Updates Rules For San Diego Medical Marijuana Shops

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Last week, the city of San Diego granted its first land-use permit for a medical marijuana cooperative. This week, it gave final approval to amend the city code on cooperatives, but some San Diegans still have concerns.

Longtime NFL Executive, County Chief Appointed to Chargers Stadium Task Force

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A nine-member task force tasked with finding a location to build a new stadium for the Chargers, and coming up with a plan to pay for its construction, was publicly introduced Friday.

The Road To San Diego's First Legal Medical Marijuana Cooperative

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The San Diego Planning Commission upheld a land use permit for the city's first legal medical marijuana cooperative. But there's still one more step before it opens.

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