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Thousands Of Californians Are Working While Homeless, And Many Don't Want Their Boss To Know

Sept. 17
David Wagner/ KPCC

California doesn’t define homelessness as a protected class in the workplace.

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San Diego Mayor Endorses John Cox For Governor

Sept. 14
By City News Service

On Friday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced he is endorsing gubernatorial candidate John Cox for the November election.

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High-Tech Ferry Backdrop For 16 California Clean Energy Laws

Sept. 14
By Associated Press

California Gov. Jerry Brown used a high-tech battery-operated San Francisco Bay sightseeing ferry as the backdrop for approving 16 new laws Thursday aimed at easing global warming.

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In Search Of Makeover, Midway District Says 'Yes' To New Housing

Sept. 14
By Andrew Bowen

A proposed update to the Midway community plan would permit some 10,000 new homes in the neighborhood, known for large industrial lots, traffic congestion and strip clubs. Advocates see density as a chance at revitalization.

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Global Summit Rebukes Trump, Cheers On Work To Aid Climate

Sept. 13
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown started his global climate summit Thursday by saying President Donald Trump will likely be remembered as a liar and a fool when it comes to the environment.

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California Campaign Watchdog Investigates Gas Tax Campaign

Sept. 13
By Associated Press

California’s campaign watchdog said Wednesday it is investigating whether a campaign to preserve the state’s recent gas tax hike violated finance rules.

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San Diego Committee Sends Water Meter Audit To City Council

Sept. 13
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council's Audit Committee voted unanimously, 5-0, to send a city auditor report on the Public Utilities Department's sluggish replacement of water meter lids and boxes to the City Council.

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Thousands Of Californians Live In Vehicles; Lawsuit Challenges Cities’ Authority To Impound Their Homes

Sept. 13
David Gorn/CALmatters

For thousands of homeless people living in their cars across California, impoundment can be the tipping point into joblessness and a life on the streets.

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San Diego Moves To Create 'Mobility Board' To Advise On Transportation

Sept. 12
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members have advanced a proposal to create a new volunteer advisory board on transportation. The plans would also dissolve the city's Bicycle Advisory Board — leaving some bike advocates concerned.

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Board Votes To Put Gun Shows On Hold At Del Mar Fairgrounds Next Year

Sept. 12
By Matt Hoffman

The fairgrounds board voted to postpone the Crossroads of the West Gun Shows for up to a year, while it looks at different ways to host the event.

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Court Sides With California In Fight Over Koch Group Donors

Sept. 11
By Associated Press

A U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday that California's attorney general can collect the names and addresses of top donors to two conservative nonprofit groups, including one with links to the billionaire Koch brothers.

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US Judge Strikes Down California Ban On Handgun Ads

Sept. 11
By Associated Press

A U.S. judge has struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned gun shops from advertising handguns on their premises.

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inewsource Launches San Diego Campaign Finance Database

Sept. 11
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

This election season, you can follow the money behind the highly debated San Diego ballot measures and closely watched City Council races using inewsource’s newest tool.

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All Eyes On Mayor Faulconer As Clean Energy Decision Looms

Sept. 7
By Andrew Bowen

Mayor Kevin Faulconer gave opening remarks at a forum organized to rally support for community choice energy. He stopped short of endorsing the program for San Diego, but supporters see his appearance as a good sign.

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Friday Business Report: Nike’s Big Week

Sept. 7
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

Nike's strategy with Colin Kaepernick, the job market holds steady, and Amazon invests in San Diego.