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Roundtable: California's Record-Breaking Heat

Sept. 17
By Bennett Lacy, Cristina Kim

California experiences its hottest summer on record as supersized wildfires burn millions of acres, and local Hispanic journalists mentor the next generation of reporters.

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California Enacts 2 Laws To Slice Through Local Zoning Rules

Sept. 17
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved two measures to slice through local zoning ordinances as the most populous state struggles with an affordable housing shortage. He signed the most prominent legislation Thursday despite nearly 250 cities objecting that it would undermine local planning and control.

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Court Halts Use Of Health Order To Expel Migrant Families

Sept. 17
Ben Fox / Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government must stop using a Trump-era public health order to quickly expel migrants with children who are apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Audit Finds California Risks Forfeiting Millions For Renters

Sept. 16
By Associated Press

An audit finds California has been slow to distribute rental assistance money for residents struggling during the coronavirus pandemic and the state risks forfeiting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses reporter...

California Recall Could Boost Newsom's Clout For 2022

Sept. 16
By Associated Press

The recall that once threated California Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future has instead given it new life. Voters delivered Newsom a rare midterm vote of confidence that could fuel an ambitious legislative agenda in 2022.

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Democrats Push For Changes To California Recall Efforts

Sept. 16
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's Democratic allies in the Legislature already are seeking changes that could make it harder to mount such a challenge in the future.

Kevin Faulconer, former San Diego mayor and Rep...

Kevin Faulconer Ponders Future After Drubbing In California Recall

Sept. 15
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press

Faulconer was among 46 candidates seeking to replace him and incomplete results show him getting only about 9% support. He even finished far back of Larry Elder on his home turf in San Diego County.

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Supervisors Take First Step In Allowing Home Kitchen Businesses

Sept. 15
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Wednesday to start the process of allowing micro-enterprise home kitchen operations throughout the county.

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Recall Election Costly To California Taxpayers

Sept. 15
By John Carroll

The recall election did not come cheap. Secretary of State Shirley Weber said when all is said and done, California taxpayers will be on the hook for more than $300 million.

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5 Takeaways After Gavin Newsom Handily Defeats Recall

Sept. 15
By Andrew Bowen and Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press

Tuesday's recall offered its own lessons. It showed that Republicans’ groundless claims of election fraud aren’t going away anytime soon. Even while ballots were still being cast, Republicans were claiming the election was “rigged.”

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Dire Warning From Newsom Helped Turn California Recall Tide

Sept. 15
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom turned back a recall attempt by motivating fellow Democrats who showed little interest during much of the campaign.

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San Diego County Supervisors Vote 3-1 For Reproductive Freedom

Sept. 14
By City News Service

After a lengthy and at times contentious public hearing, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to declare San Diego County a "champion of reproductive freedom."

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San Diego Voters Head To Polls In Crucial Gubernatorial Recall Election

Sept. 14
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

Voters can cast a ballot at one of 221 voting locations around the county or at the San Diego County Registrar's Office until 8 p.m.

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San Diego City Council Cracks Down On 'Ghost Guns'

Sept. 14
By City News Service

The Eliminate Non-Serialized Untraceable Firearm ordinance — introduced by Councilwoman Marni von Wilpert — is intended to ban ghost guns by making it illegal to sell unregistered gun kits in San Diego online or in stores.

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GOP Pushes Unfounded Fraud Claims Before California Recall

Sept. 14
Adam Beam and Christina A. Cassidy / Associated Press

That messaging poses a problem for Republican Party officials, who are encouraging everyone to vote while maintaining concerns about the state's election security. GOP officials have vowed to watch over the race and possibly sue to challenge any irregularities.

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