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San Diego County Settles Open Records Lawsuit Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Oct. 22
Brad Racino / inewsource, Cody Dulaney / inewsource

San Diego County has agreed to pay nearly $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought after the District Attorney’s Office refused to turn over detailed records of sexual harassment and misconduct by its employees.

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Amador County Builds Community College Pipeline For Mental Health Workers

Oct. 21
Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

Amador is one of six California counties without a physical community college. It also struggles to recruit mental health providers. A small online learning program could offer a solution to both problems.

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Business Report: Will There Be A Brexit Deal?

Oct. 19
By Bennett Lacy, Erik Anderson

The impact of Brexit on the U.S. economy. The General Motors strike comes to an end. And some relief for gas prices in San Diego.

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A Split Coronado Council Votes To Ban Gas Leaf Blowers

Oct. 18
By Matt Hoffman

A 3-2 majority cited noise and pollution concerns as reason for an ordinance that only allows electric blowers. The mayor voted against the ban.

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Roundtable: Dual Crises For The Trump Administration

Oct. 18
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The Trump White House tries to keep pace with an impeachment inquiry at home and a foreign policy crisis in the Middle East. Congressman Duncan Hunter fails to secure the endorsement of the San Diego County Republican Party for his reelection campaign. And a look at how California is better prepared for earthquakes 30 years after Loma Prieta quake.

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Will Low-Income Communities Be Left Out Of California's Clean Energy Transition?

Oct. 18
By Shalina Chatlani

Beginning next year, all new residential construction in California must include solar panels. Some say the extra cost will just make an already unaffordable housing market more inaccessible for low-income residents.

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California Demands Answers After Bungled Blackout

Oct. 18
Scott Rodd/ Capital Public Radio

The California Public Utility Commission has called an emergency hearing Friday to question Pacific Gas and Electric leaders about the controversial shutoff.

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State Lawmakers Talk Prison Reform In Chula Vista

Oct. 16
By Matt Hoffman

California spends more than $12 billion a year on its prison system. Legislators say they want to spend more so people who leave prison don't return.

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San Diego GOP Leader Explains No Endorsement In 50th Congressional

Oct. 16
By Priya Sridhar

The San Diego County Republican Party has failed to endorse any of the four candidates running in the 50th Congressional District race. That includes Rep. Duncan Hunter, who has been indicted for misusing campaign funds.

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San Diego's Fourth 'Bridge' Shelter Set To Open In November

Oct. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday approved a contract with Alpha Project to run a fourth temporary homeless shelter at 17th Street and Imperial Avenue in downtown San Diego.

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City Heights Refugee Youth Harvest Plants, Job Skills

Oct. 16
By Ebone Monet

A program is giving refugee, immigrant, and low-income youth from City Heights job training by teaching them how to farm. But the real goal is to make them hireable.

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San Diego City Council Fails To Override Mayoral Veto On Inclusionary Regulations

Oct. 15
By City News Service

Only five council members voted to override the veto, with six votes needed to overturn it. Faulconer vetoed the amendments last month after the council held a second vote to ratify them.

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Experts Differ Over San Diego County's Proposed Ban To Curb Youth Vaping, Illnesses

Oct. 15
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego's top public health officer endorsed the proposal from two county supervisors but a local tobacco researcher has concerns.

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Gun Show Promoters Vow To Challenge New Law Banning Gun, Ammo Sales At Fairgrounds

Oct. 15
By Matt Hoffman

Lawyers representing gun show promoters said they will expand an existing lawsuit to include their fight against a new state law that bans the sale of guns and ammo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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San Diego City Council Approves 10-Year Homelessness Plan

Oct. 14
By City News Service

The plan calls for the allocation of $1.9 billion over 10 years to achieve goals that include making 5,416 housing units available to homeless residents and providing more housing assistance services.

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