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San Diego mayoral candidates Cory Briggs, Peter...

Three Candidates Face Off For San Diego City Attorney

Jan. 23
By Joe Hong

Transparency advocate Cory Briggs and Peter Mesich, a former deputy city attorney, are challenging incumbent Mara Elliott in the March primary.

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Different Shades Of Blue In City Council District 1 Race

Jan. 23
By Andrew Bowen

The coastal district used to be partisan battleground. But in this year's election not one of eight people running is a Republican.

Pacific Gas & Electric, PG&E crews work on rest...

California Governor Urges Judge To Reject PG&E Bankruptcy

Jan. 22
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging a federal judge to reject Pacific Gas and Electric's blueprint for getting out of bankruptcy and renewing his threat to lead a bid to turn the beleaguered utility into a government-run operation.

Construction at Hoover High School on El Cajon ...

Proposition 13 Would Issue $15 Billion In Bonds For School Renovations

Jan. 22
By Joe Hong

The $15 billion statewide bond would fund facility improvements for schools and colleges across the state, prioritizing the neediest schools with the most serious safety concerns. But these benefits come at a cost for taxpayers.

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City Council District 3 Candidates Differ In Approaches To Homelessness

Jan. 22
By Andrew Bowen

Whoever wins the race for San Diego City Council District 3 will represent some of the city’s most urban neighborhoods. The district includes downtown, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, North Park and Normal Heights, and is the epicenter of the local homelessness crisis.

Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, center, smiles a...

Democratic Assemblyman Maienschein Faces A Challenger From His Former Party

Jan. 21
By Amita Sharma

Republican June Cutter says she entered the 77th Assembly District race, in part, because of Brian Maienschein's support for a bill that imposed tougher standards for use of force by police.

San Diego City Council District 7 candidates Mo...

San Diego's District 7 Race Features Four Political Newcomers

Jan. 21
By Claire Trageser

The primary field includes three Democrats and one Republican. Voter registration numbers favor the Democrats who hope to build on their 6-3 council majority.

San Diego mayoral debate at Hoover High school,...

Hoover High Students Grill Mayoral Candidates On City Heights Issues

Jan. 21
By Ebone Monet

Questions from the students, who attend the school's Social Justice Academy, focused on issues impacting the City Heights neighborhood.

Tease photo for 'The 50th' Tells Story Of Hunter Resi...

'The 50th' Tells Story Of Hunter Resignation, Race To Replace Him

Jan. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The scandal that forced Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter to resign his congressional seat is the subject of a new San Diego Union-Tribune documentary series called: "The 50TH: A scandal. A dynasty. An election."

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One Republican, 2 Dems Vie For San Diego City Council District 5, Once A GOP Stronghold

Jan. 20
By Claire Trageser

Three major candidates, two Democrats and a Republican, are running in the March primary to replace termed-out Councilman Mark Kersey.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, lef...

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, Maya Trabulsi

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.