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Faulconer Takes On Gov. Brown's Parole Initiative

July 13, 2016
By City News Service, Laura Wingard, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is going to lead the effort to defeat in the fall Proposition 57, a measure Gov. Jerry Brown proposed that would allow early parole for some non-violent felons.

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SDPD: Two Homeless Men Killed, A Third Badly Hurt In Separate Attacks

July 4, 2016
By City News Service, Laura Wingard

The string of attacks began Sunday morning when police found a burning body on Morena Boulevard near Mission Bay Park. Another man’s body was found Monday in an Ocean Beach park.

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Republican Mayors Congratulate Faulconer For Winning Re-Election

June 7, 2016
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, Laura Wingard

A group of Republican mayors congratulated San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer for winning re-election. The incumbent Republican easily defeated independent Lori Saldaña and Democrat Ed Harris.

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Top Democrats Block, Atkins Won't Both Vie For Same Senate Seat

Jan. 28, 2016
By Brooke Ruth, Laura Wingard

State Sen. Marty Block announced Thursday he will not run for re-election, avoiding a messy campaign fight with Assemblywoman Toni Atkins. Both are San Diego Democrats.

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Chargers Officially File To Relocate To L.A.; So Do Raiders, Rams

Jan. 4, 2016
By Andrew Bowen, Laura Wingard

Monday was the first day the National Football League began accepting applications from teams wanting to move to Los Angeles. The Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams all announced late Monday they had taken that step.

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Judge OKs Releasing Video Of SDPD Shooting, Gives Time To Appeal

Dec. 15, 2015
By Claire Trageser, David Wagner, Laura Wingard

U.S. District Judge William Hayes issued his ruling Wednesday morning, a day after a hearing where he heard arguments on making public a security camera video that shows the fatal shooting of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad by a San Diego police officer.

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Report: Lapses In Supervision, Accountability Led to SDPD Misconduct Cases

March 16, 2015
By City News Service, Laura Wingard, Tarryn Mento

The federal probe found gaps in San Diego police policies regarding officer misconduct cases as well as a lack of consistent supervision.

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San Diego Chargers Not On Board With Mayor's Stadium Plan

Jan. 16, 2015
By Laura Wingard, Tarryn Mento

The Chargers' effort to replace the 47-year-old Qualcomm Stadium began in April 2002, nearly 13 years ago.

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Ex-DeMaio Aide Who Claimed Sexual Harassment Arrested

Nov. 11, 2014
By Claire Trageser, Laura Wingard

Todd Bosnich, who claimed GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio sexually harassed him, was arrested Tuesday by San Diego police on charges of assaulting his mother.

Second Person Dies In Carlsbad Crash

Nov. 11, 2014
By Laura Wingard

The 79-year-old driver of a car that crashed Sunday in Carlsbad has died, police said Tuesday. Her 91-year-old passenger from Oceanside died at the scene.

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Peters Up Nearly 4,500 Votes Over DeMaio; AP Declares Peters Winner

Nov. 7, 2014
By Claire Trageser, Laura Wingard

Democratic Congressman Scott Peters is not claiming victory, and his challenger, Republican Carl DeMaio, has not conceded. But new vote totals released Friday night show Peters ahead by 4,491 votes with about 10,000 ballots to be counted.

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State Measure To Make Some Nonviolent Crimes Misdemeanors Passes

Nov. 4, 2014
By Laura Wingard

Proposition 47, co-authored by ex-San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne, was being supported by 58 percent of the state's voters when the Associated Press called the measure.

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Filner's First Accuser Reflects On Sexual Harassment Scandal

July 22, 2014
By Claire Trageser, Laura Wingard, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico

"I did this for other women ... who have been at the sharpest edge of an arrow, the target of somebody who's abusing power," said Irene McCormack Jackson, in explaining why she sued then-Mayor Bob Filner and the city of San Diego for sexual harassment.

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San Diegans Celebrate The Fourth With Parades, Picnics and Pyrotechnics

July 4, 2014
By City News Service, Laura Wingard

San Diego County's red, white and blue spirit showed up at parades, pancake breakfasts, picnics and fireworks shows on Friday.

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Cal Fire: Get Ready San Diegans For A 'Prolonged Fire Season'

May 18, 2014
By Laura Wingard

The wildfires that blew through San Diego County this past week destroyed 65 homes, scorched some 27,000 acres and possibly led to one man's death. A Cal Fire official said the region was fortunate it wasn't worse and should expect a "fairly prolonged fire season."

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FBI Warns Of Potential Scams In Aftermath Of San Diego County Fires

May 18, 2014
By Laura Wingard

The public should check out charities asking for disaster relief for the fire victims, and homeowners who suffered losses should make sure scammers don't come after them, said FBI spokesman Darrell Foxworth.

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San Diegans Know All Too Well The Risk Of Wildfires

May 13, 2014
By Laura Wingard

Just this century, two massive wildfires have ripped through San Diego County – scorching tens of thousands of acres, destroying thousands of homes and claiming the lives of two dozen people.