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California Sues To Block Trump Administration Fracking Plans

Jan. 17
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California increased its efforts to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land. The state sued to block the Trump administration from issuing new permits in the central part of the state.

In this Dec. 1 photo, President Donald Trump an...

Business Report: A Busy Week For Trade Deals

Jan. 17
By Bennett Lacy

The U.S. and China agree to phase one of a new trade deal, Target announces its holiday sales were not as strong as expected, and women now outnumber men in the U.S. workforce.

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.

In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 file photo a cara...

Judge Halts California Labor Law As It Relates To Truckers

Jan. 16
Don Thompson / Associated Press

A federal judge is indefinitely blocking a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers. He said Thursday that it is preempted by federal rules on interstate commerce.

The San Diego City Council is shown at a meetin...

City Council Votes 3-1 To Pass Climate Emergency Resolution

Jan. 16
By City News Service

The resolution has no council action attached, but voting for it is the first step toward getting more meaningful ordinances in front of the full city council. San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento have all declared climate emergencies.

Chabot Elementary School fourth grade teacher L...

The History You Learn May Depend On Where You Live

Jan. 16
By Jade Hindmon

In this divisive political climate, a New York Times education reporter read 4,800 pages of American history books to find out what students are being taught in school.

Volunteer Daniella Martinez, left, and Shane Sa...

A California Housing Crisis Mystery: Rents Are Way Up This Decade, But Eviction Filings Are Way Down

Jan. 16
Matt Levin / CALmatters

Despite a major run-up in rents, California landlords are using the courts far less frequently to remove tenants. What’s going on?

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at Balboa Theat...

Mayor Faulconer Lays Out Ambitious Plans For Final Year In Office

Jan. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Faulconer focused on housing and homelessness. He said he'll ask the City Council to approve an initiative that would let developers build denser and taller housing near transit stops.

San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey speaks to...

San Diego Waives Permit Fees For Sidewalk Repairs

Jan. 15
By Priya Sridhar

The city of San Diego will temporarily waive permit fees for property owners who want to fix damaged sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses.

Tease photo for Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Wants T...

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Wants To Ban 'Virginity Tests' In California

Jan. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, introduced Assembly Bill 1909 last week. It would subject physicians who perform the exam, which involves inspecting a woman's hymen, to professional misconduct penalties.

The John Rhoades Federal Justice Center in down...

San Diego Federal Judge Grants Attorney Access For Migrants At Border

Jan. 15
By City News Service

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled Tuesday that migrants at the border may consult with lawyers during their "non-refoulement" interviews, during which they must express why they would face persecution or harm if they are returned to Mexico.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., me...

House Votes To Send Trump Impeachment To Senate For Trial

Jan. 15
By Associated Press

Speaker Nancy Pelosi named House prosecutors for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday ahead of votes to send the charges to the Senate, even as new information about the president's Ukraine efforts intensified pressure for more witnesses.

Plastic bottles pile up at the Miramar Recyclin...

California May Require Beverage Makers To Handle Recycling

Jan. 14
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California lawmakers are considering upending the state's struggling bottle and can recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers.

San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox at the 201...

Greg Cox Takes Over As Chairman Of County Board Of Supervisors

Jan. 14
By City News Service

Supervisor Jim Desmond was voted in as vice chairman, and his colleague Nathan Fletcher will serve as chair pro-tem.

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves an arra...

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Resigns After Corruption Conviction

Jan. 13
By Associated Press

Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, is expected to resign Monday afternoon, one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge.

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