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Beloved San Francisco Zen Hospice Project Confronts Its Own End

Aug. 15
April Dembosky/KQED

The San Francisco institution was founded during the height of the AIDS crisis, a time when sick men were left to die alone in the hallways of county hospitals because staff were afraid to touch them. Buddhist practitioners bought the Victorian on Page Street to create a place where men could get compassionate care and die with dignity.

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Fallout From Failed Convention Center Expansion Measure Could Cost San Diego Millions

Aug. 15
By Matt Hoffman

In June the council approved a $5 million payment to secure land near the existing convention center — but that payment was contingent on a citizens initiative passing this November, but it failed to qualify for the ballot.

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Coalition Submits Signatures To Amend Proposition 30 In 2020 Election

Aug. 14
By City News Service, Megan Burks

Backers of a proposed initiative that could increase taxes on commercial and industrial properties by undoing some protections imposed by 1978's Proposition 13 submitted thousands of petition signatures Tuesday in hopes of getting the issue before voters in 2020.

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San Diego Cities Consider Fighting Back Against Proposed State Pot Regulations

Aug. 13
By Matt Hoffman

This week the city council’s of El Cajon and San Marcos are considering sending letters in opposition to proposed state pot rules specifically concerning marijuana deliveries.

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Judge Clears City's Planned Plaza De Panama Project In Balboa Park

Aug. 13
By City News Service

A San Diego judge's ruling Monday clears the way for the proposed Plaza de Panama project in Balboa Park to proceed.

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Roundtable: Convention Center Plan Sidetracked

Aug. 10
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego's convention center expansion plan is put in doubt, a new deportation risk for international college students, and the politics of California's wildfires.

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Latest Fundraising Numbers For San Diego City Council Races

Aug. 10
By Claire Trageser

The November general election is three months away, but fundraising and campaign spending are picking up in San Diego's City Council races.

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inewsource Campaign Finance Data For San Diego County Races

Aug. 9
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

inewsource has updated its San Diego County campaign finance database to capture the most recent fundraising and spending by politicians, ballot measure groups and political action committees in the county.

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Convention Center Expansion Initiative Fails Fast-Track To 2018 Ballot

Aug. 8
By Andrew Bowen

A citizens initiative seeking to expand the San Diego Convention Center appears unlikely to be voted on this year, after an audit failed to show enough valid signatures to immediately clear the measure for the ballot. But an alternative measure could still go before voters thanks to a last-ditch effort from Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

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New Study Shows Lack Of Diversity Among San Diego's Decision Makers

Aug. 7
By Jade Hindmon

One group of community leaders is shining a light on the lack of diversity among governing officials in the San Diego Region.

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Who Killed San Diego's Police Oversight Reform Measure?

Aug. 7
By Andrew Bowen

A proposal to overhaul civilian oversight of San Diego police officers once appeared to have enough support to make it on this November's ballot. So who killed it?

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Report: City's Expectations Going Into Bridge Shelter Program Were Off The Mark

Aug. 7
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The report, by an independent consultant, was presented to the San Diego City Council, acting as the San Diego Housing Authority, on July 31.

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Where Do People Get Money To Buy California Homes These Days? Often, From Mom And Dad

Aug. 7
David Wagner and Aaron Mendelson / KPCC

Federal data shows first-time buyers in California increasingly rely on family for help.

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Group Says It Will Sue Over San Diego Unified Board Elections

Aug. 6
By Megan Burks

An advocacy group says it’s suing the city under the California Voting Rights Act.

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Many California Communities Will Be Hard To Count For 2020 Census

Aug. 6
By Tom Fudge

As the 2020 census approaches, California officials are confronting the possibility that their population will be undercounted.

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