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In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Kevin Faulco...

San Diego Audit Faults Real Estate Deals Under Faulconer

July 23
By Associated Press

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's administration failed to follow best practices and conduct due diligence when spending hundreds of millions on real estate purchases.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer gives a ...

California's Recall Ballot Is Set, But GOP Strategy Isn't

July 23
By Associated Press

California's recall ballot is finally set, but the state Republican party is still determining its best strategy for winning back the governor's office in one of the nation's most Democratic states.

Members of the organization “Justice Overcoming...

Immigration Rally Held Outside Darrell Issa's San Marcos Office

July 22
By Tania Thorne

The issue of immigration brought demonstrators to Congressman Darrell Issa's office on Thursday. They rallied in San Marcos to deliver a message to their Congressional representative.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney Gener...

Brazen Shoplifting Spurs California Law For Organized Thefts

July 22
Stephanie Dazio and Don Thompson / Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law aimed at curbing organized retail theft as violent smash-and-grab shoplifting costs state businesses millions of dollars every year.

Outdoor dining in Kearney Mesa on July 15, 2020...

Compliance Checks For Outdoor Business Operations In San Diego Set For August 2

July 22
By City News Service

San Diego will begin temporary outdoor business operation compliance visits on Aug. 2, allowing business owners additional time to make required changes, it was announced Thursday.

Laurie Yoler, mother of Max Lenail, speaks at M...

San Diego Councilman And Senator Secure $1.5 Million For 'Bridge For Max'

July 22
By City News Service, John Carroll

City Councilman Raul Campillo on Thursday announced $1.5 million in state funding for the "Bridge for Max" initiative to construct a pedestrian and bicycle bridge at the San Diego River Trail Crossing where a 21-year-old man drowned.

Students walk past Sather Gate on the Universit...

University Of California Regents Approve Rare Tuition Hike

July 22
Janie Har / Associated Press

University of California regents have approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at the system’s 10 campuses.

The San Dieguito Union High School District bui...

Ty Humes Brings Checkered Professional History To San Dieguito School Race

July 22
By Jennifer Bowman / inewsource

Ty Humes is running for a board seat in the San Dieguito Union High School District. But his time on a previous board is shrouded in controversy.

An American lieutenant, center, meets with vill...

Local Interpreters Warn Of Disaster As US Pulls Out Of Afghanistan

July 21
By Steve Walsh

San Diego immigrants who helped the Americans in Afghanistan say the U.S. is still not doing enough, even as plans take shape to bring some interpreters into the country.

In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Kevin Faulco...

Judge Rules Against Faulconer In Ballot Designation Dispute

July 21
By City News Service

A judge Wednesday denied former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's request to be labeled as the city's retired mayor on the ballot in this year's gubernatorial recall election.

The Ocean Beach Pier is shown on May 7, 2021.

San Diego Leaders Highlight Projects Boosted By State Budget Funding

July 21
By City News Service

San Diego leaders highlighted some major projects and programs Wednesday that will receive millions of dollars from California's $262.6 billion budget, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last week.

McGregor Scott, U.S. attorney for the Eastern D...

California Appoints Special Counsel For Unemployment Fraud

July 20
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration has announced a former federal prosecutor will help investigate unemployment benefits fraud. State officials on Tuesday named McGregor W. Scott as a fraud special counsel.

In this July 13, 2021, file photo, conservative...

Radio Host Larry Elder Files Lawsuit Over California Ballot

July 20
Michael R. Blood / AP Political Writer

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder is suing California officials over their decision to block him from the state's upcoming recall election ballot.

Veronica Vieyra, San Jose State University Clas...

Universal Basic Income? California Moves To Be First State To Fund Pilot Efforts

July 20
Jesse Bedayn / Cal Matters

California lawmakers OK funding programs to guarantee some people — especially foster youth and pregnant women — an income floor.

In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, state Sen. S...

California Court Upends Part Of Law To Protect Gay Seniors

July 20
By Associated Press

Gay rights advocates say they will seek to challenge an appeals court decision tossing out part of a California law designed to protect older LGBTQ residents in nursing homes.