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Roundtable: San Diego's Back-To-School Plan

Feb. 26
By Bennett Lacy

The San Diego Unified School District announces a plan to return all grades to in-person learning after a year long COVID-19 hiatus, an examination of California's utility bills show more than $1 billion in past due charges, and San Diego's city council ends years of gridlock on short term home rental regulations.

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Nearly 5,000 San Diegans Left The Republican Party In January

Feb. 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Nearly 5,000 registered Republicans in San Diego County left the party last month. Some re-registered as Democrats, some as members of the American Independent Party and some stated no party preference.

6-Month Delay In Census Redistricting Data Could Throw Elections Into Chaos

Feb. 12
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR

To do more quality checks on the data needed for redrawing voting maps, the Census Bureau is now planning for a release by Sept. 30. The delay puts pressure on states facing tight election deadlines.

Nora Vargas in this undated campaign photo.

First Latina Supervisor Looks To Change The Face of San Diego Politics

Feb. 5
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Nora Vargas brings diversity to the San Diego Board of Supervisors, which serves a large Latino community. Latinos haven’t historically had representation on bodies like this in the county.

80-year-old Tera Parker gets a COVID-19 vaccine...

Roundtable: More San Diegans Get Their COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb. 5
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego County brings vaccine distribution sites to rural areas, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer launches his run for California Governor, and residents in Paradise Hills band together to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.

Real estate signs advertise the sale of three h...

Prop. 19 To Bring Big Changes To Property Tax Law Beginning Feb. 16

Feb. 4
By John Carroll

It was billed as a way to help people who lost their homes in wildfires and other disasters. But Proposition 19 is much more than that. It could cost Californians who inherit property thousands of dollars in property taxes.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer gives a ...

Faulconer Blasts Newsom After Announcing Gubernatorial Bid

Feb. 2
By City News Service

Speaking outside Cabrillo Avenue Elementary School in San Pedro, Kevin Faulconer said he was prepared to run in a special election this year if Newsom is recalled via a statewide effort.

Shirley Weber being sworn in as California Secr...

Newsom Names June 8 For Special Election To Fill Shirley Weber's Seat

Feb. 2
By City News Service

Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday set June 8 as the date for a special election to fill the 79th Assembly District seat recently vacated by California Secretary of State Shirley Weber.

Border Angels Executive Director Dulce Garcia s...

Roundtable: A New Approach At The Border

Jan. 29
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

President Joe Biden takes steps to undo some of former President Trump's controversial immigration policies, California's public schools experience a significant drop in enrollment during COVID-19 and a San Diego Congressman joins a bipartisan effort to deal with climate change.

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More Than 99% Of Mail-In Ballots Accepted In California Election

Jan. 22
Michael R. Blood / Associated Press

The election took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the state taking the precautionary step of mailing every voter a ballot. The hope was to discourage large crowds at polling places where infections could potentially spread.

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Roundtable: Restaurant Resistance Of COVID-19 Rules

Jan. 22
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Local restaurants defy COVID-19 rules as a peaceful protest, San Diego's Spanish-speaking community reacts to the end of the Trump era, and the leader of the San Diego Unified School District is chosen for a position in the Biden administration.

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of ...

Live Updates: Fireworks Light Up Sky To Celebrate Inauguration

Jan. 19
By Associated Press

The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration.

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove, left, o...

After Losses, Republicans In California Senate Elect Leader

Jan. 20
Adam Beam / Associated Press

Republicans voted unanimously Wednesday to replace Sen. Shannon Grove of Bakersfield with Sen. Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita. The change came after two incumbent Republican senators lost their seats in the November election.

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA 51) in front of the Hall...

Roundtable: How San Diego's Lawmakers Handled Trump's Second Impeachment

Jan. 15
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego's congressional representatives split on impeachment, a new COVID-19 vaccination center opens near Petco Park, and the vaccine arrives in short supply in Imperial County.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., signs the...

Republican Issa Lone San Diego Congressional Rep To Vote Against Impeachment

Jan. 13
By Matt Hoffman

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa was the sole member of the San Diego congressional delegation to vote "no" on impeaching President Trump.

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San Diego Delivery Drivers Laid Off As Prop 22 Takes Effect

Jan. 12
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Drivers thought they were getting a raise after a hectic year, but instead were told their positions are being eliminated.

Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA 51) in front of the Hall...

Vargas Calls For Trump's Impeachment, Citing Power To Wage War

Jan. 9
By Alexander Nguyen

Citing Trump’s ability to launch nuclear attacks, San Diego Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA 51) spoke on Saturday, joining the chorus of lawmakers calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

People shelter in the House gallery as proteste...

Roundtable: Trump Supporters Storm US Capitol

Jan. 8
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Calls grow for President Donald Trump's removal from office after deadly protest by supporters at the U.S. Capitol, the role social media played in organizing this week's chaos in Washington and the worsening COVID-19 situation in San Diego County.

Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the Ho...

Reps. Jacobs, Vargas Describe A 'Horrifying Wednesday,' Call For Consequences For Trump

Jan. 7
By Brooke Ruth, John Carroll

San Diego’s congressional Democrats are calling for the impeachment of President Trump, in the wake of Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Police hold off Trump supporters who tried to b...

Lawmakers Vow To Investigate Police After Capitol Breach

Jan. 6
Matthew Daly / Associated Press

The Democratic chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, California congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, says the breach “raises grave security concerns" and that her committee will work with House and Senate leaders to review the police response and preparedness.

Trump supporters try to break through a police ...

Analysis: Trump's Rage Ignites Mob Assault On Democracy

Jan. 6
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press

The riotous mob that laid siege to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was the product of the destructive forces that President Donald Trump has been stirring for years, culminating in the disruption of a democratic ritual that would formally end his unconstitutional bid to stay in power.

President-elect Joe Biden campaigned in Atlanta...

Warnock, Ossoff Win In Georgia, Handing Dems Senate Control

Jan. 6
Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow and Russ Bynum / Associated Press

Democrats have won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority. That's a stunning defeat for President Donald Trump in his final days in office.

President Trump tours a section of the southern...

Bipartisan Spending Bill Commits Over $1 Billion To Border Wall Construction

Jan. 5
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Late last month, Congress passed, and the president eventually signed, a government funding bill that includes over $1 billion in border wall spending. This has opponents of the border wall worried that despite protests from Democrats during the Trump administration, border wall construction still enjoys bipartisan support in Congress.

San Diego County Supervisors Nora Vargas, Joel ...

Three New San Diego County Supervisors Take Oath of Office

Jan. 4
By City News Service

he three new members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Monday took their oaths of office virtually, rather than in person, due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Kevin Faulco...

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer To Explore Potential Run For California Governor

Jan. 4
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Monday he is launching a gubernatorial exploratory committee, the first step in a potential run for California Governor next year.