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San Diego mayoral candidates Cory Briggs, Peter...

Three Candidates Face Off For San Diego City Attorney

Jan. 23
By Joe Hong

Transparency advocate Cory Briggs and Peter Mesich, a former deputy city attorney, are challenging incumbent Mara Elliott in the March primary.

San Diego mayoral candidates Todd Gloria, Barba...

Roundtable: The Race To Replace San Diego's Mayor

Jan. 24
By Pat Finn

The panel looks at San Diego politics and the city's ability to solve big problems — homelessness, housing affordability, infrastructure — through the 2020 races for mayor and city council.

Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld met...

Republican Challenging Trump Visits San Diego, Meets With African American Leaders

Jan. 24
By Joe Hong

The former Massachusetts governor held a roundtable meeting at Bowlegged Barbecue in Southeast San Diego to discuss everything from homelessness to criminal justice reform.

San Diego's seal is shown at the downtown City ...

San Diego Voters Will Decide How City Auditor Is Chosen

Jan. 24
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego has been without a permanent city auditor for nearly a year and a half. Measure D aims to fix that by shifting the power to appoint the auditor from the mayor to the City Council.

A view of the Valley Center countryside where t...

Measure A Would Dramatically Change How Rural Land Is Developed In San Diego County

Jan. 24
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County could see sweeping changes in its land-use rules for unincorporated areas if Measure A passes on the March ballot.

San Diego City Council District Candidates are ...

Residents In San Diego City Council District 9 Speak Their Minds

Jan. 23
By Ebone Monet

Several are vying to replace San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez in the district that includes City Heights, Kensington and the College Area. Neighborhood residents talk about issues that matter to them.

Clockwise from upper left: San Diego City Counc...

Different Shades Of Blue In City Council District 1 Race

Jan. 23
By Andrew Bowen

The coastal district used to be partisan battleground. But in this year's election not one of eight people running is a Republican.

Construction at Hoover High School on El Cajon ...

Proposition 13 Would Issue $15 Billion In Bonds For School Renovations

Jan. 22
By Joe Hong

The $15 billion statewide bond would fund facility improvements for schools and colleges across the state, prioritizing the neediest schools with the most serious safety concerns. But these benefits come at a cost for taxpayers.

Clockwise from upper left: San Diego City Counc...

City Council District 3 Candidates Differ In Approaches To Homelessness

Jan. 22
By Andrew Bowen

Whoever wins the race for San Diego City Council District 3 will represent some of the city’s most urban neighborhoods. The district includes downtown, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, North Park and Normal Heights, and is the epicenter of the local homelessness crisis.

Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, center, smiles a...

Democratic Assemblyman Maienschein Faces A Challenger From His Former Party

Jan. 21
By Amita Sharma

Republican June Cutter says she entered the 77th Assembly District race, in part, because of Brian Maienschein's support for a bill that imposed tougher standards for use of force by police.

San Diego City Council District 7 candidates Mo...

San Diego's District 7 Race Features Four Political Newcomers

Jan. 21
By Claire Trageser

The primary field includes three Democrats and one Republican. Voter registration numbers favor the Democrats who hope to build on their 6-3 council majority.

Candidates for San Diego City Council District ...

One Republican, 2 Dems Vie For San Diego City Council District 5, Once A GOP Stronghold

Jan. 20
By Claire Trageser

Three major candidates, two Democrats and a Republican, are running in the March primary to replace termed-out Councilman Mark Kersey.

San Diego mayoral candidates Todd Gloria, Barba...

Two Establishment Democrats, A Republican And An Outsider Vying For San Diego Mayor

Jan. 17
By Andrew Bowen, Claire Trageser

All of the candidates have long histories in San Diego, and three of them are current or past City Council members: Todd Gloria and Barbara Bry, both Democrats, and Scott Sherman, a Republican. Also in the race is community activist Tasha Williamson, who has never held elected office.

Republicans attend a meeting and luncheon, host...

San Diego County Republican Party Plans To Focus On AB 5, School Choice To Win

Jan. 13
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego County Republican Party is summoning the party faithful Monday night to meet and discuss 2020 issues and candidates.

Lime employees gather scooters that were impoun...

Business Report: Lime Scooters Leave San Diego

Jan. 10
By Bennett Lacy, Maya Trabulsi

How the ongoing impeachment of President Donald Trump might delay action on the USMCA trade deal; Lime pulls its scooters out of San Diego; and the new television deal for the Mountain West conference.

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Roundtable: Duncan Hunter Resigns

Jan. 10
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

On Monday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter will resign. There will be no special election for the 50th Congressional District. Local vets reveal their thoughts on the situation with Iran. And homelessness is spreading to the suburbs.

Rancho Bernardo High School on Jan. 8, 2019.

Poway School District Hopes To Repair Classrooms And Reputation With $448 Million Bond

Jan. 10
By Joe Hong

Ten years after the district passed a $105 million bond that ended up costing nearly $1 billion, new leadership is urging the community to renovate aging facilities.

A sign that reads

Thousands Of Nonpartisan San Diegans Still Haven't Taken Action To Vote For President

Jan. 2
By Tarryn Mento

The county’s top election official is warning nonpartisan voters to act now if they want to vote for president in the March primary.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, ...

Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2019

Dec. 27, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

We look back at some of the biggest stories from the past year with our panel of San Diego journalists.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks as...

Roundtable: President Trump Is Impeached

Dec. 20, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The House of Representatives approves the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidates hold a debate in Southern California, and companies cut freelance workers as a result of California's new gig economy law.

Travelers enter the United States in San Ysidro...

Business Report: What The USMCA Trade Deal Means For San Diego

Dec. 13, 2019
By Bennett Lacy

Democrats and President Trump make progress toward approving a new trade deal, a new round of tariffs is on hold, and a leadership change for Jack in the Box.

U.S. forces and Afghan commandos in April in As...

Roundtable: The Truth About The Afghanistan War

Dec. 13, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A Washington Post report details misleading public information over the course of the war in Afghanistan, San Diego has a stark racial gap when it comes to arrests and drug prosecutions, and the new religious themed Legacy International Center opens in Mission Valley.

A Blue Line MTS Trolley train in Barrio Logan, ...

MTS Leaders Discuss Possibilities For Transit Ballot Measure

Dec. 12, 2019
By Andrew Bowen

Metropolitan Transit System officials Thursday debated what public transit improvements should be in a potential tax measure for 2020 ballot. A key question is whether to fund a new trolley line or focus on improving the existing bus and trolley network.

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Roundtable: Hunter's Guilty Plea; Poway Water Woes; Al Gore

Dec. 6, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

No longer a witch hunt. Duncan Hunter now says he's guilty of corruption. What's next for the East County congressman and those running to replace him? An inconvenient truth. Al Gore brings his climate message to San Diego as scientists escalate their warnings for our planet. And, more than an inconvenience. How the water problem in Poway could end up costing the city millions.

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

How Will Hunter's Guilty Plea Affect The 50th District Race?

Dec. 4, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's resignation was not part of his plea deal on campaign finance crimes. But federal prosecutors believe it was understood by Hunter and his defense team.

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