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Bob Filner

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  • San Diego mayor will veto minimum wage hike approved by City Council

    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer plans to veto a minimum wage increase approved Monday by the City Council -- setting up a clash that will pit the Republican and the business establishment against the city's labor unions and Democrat-controlled council....
  • Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy

    Lake Morena caught in crosshairs of San Diego's water policy
    Lars and Katherine Mitchell, and their dogs Ralph and Alice, are out for a morning walk beside this lake in the highlands 45 miles east of downtown San Diego. The lake is not very scenic these days. Lars Mitchell knows the reason. "San Diego took...
  • Democratic incumbent to face GOP rival in San Diego congressional runoff

    In San Diego, first-term Democratic Rep. Scott Peters and Republican challenger Carl DeMaio easily outpaced two other Republicans to set up what promises to be a tough, high-spending race in the fall for the 52nd Congressional District. Peters and...
  • San Diego voters side with business leaders on historic Barrio Logan

    San Diego voters side with business leaders on historic Barrio Logan
    Voters in San Diego rejected two measures to rezone the Latino neighborhood of Barrio Logan away from industrial uses on Tuesday, while setting up what promises to be one of the nation's toughest congressional races in the fall. By roughly 60% to 40%,...
  • Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

    SAN DIEGO -- A woman has filed a lawsuit against former Mayor Bob Filner, alleging that he sexually harassed her at a public event at an elementary school while his police bodyguards watched. In the lawsuit, filed this week in San Diego County...
  • City Council to apologize to harassment victim of ex-Mayor Filner

    SAN DIEGO — To settle a sexual harassment claim filed against ex-Mayor Bob Filner, the City Council will issue a "full apology" to a 67-year-old great-grandmother and designate a day in her honor, the city attorney announced Thursday. Peggy...
  • California's 52nd Congressional District is no haven for incumbents

    California's 52nd Congressional District is no haven for incumbents
    If there is such a thing as an "average" congressional district, it is not California's 52nd. Covering a northern swath of San Diego, along with the upscale suburbs of Poway and Coronado, the district is home to an impressive list of higher-education...
  • San Diego Council votes to close La Jolla beach in seal pupping season

    San Diego Council votes to close La Jolla beach in seal pupping season
    SAN DIEGO -- Delving gingerly into one of the most contentious issues in local politics, the City Council voted 6 to 3 on Monday to close the beach at the Children's Pool in La Jolla during the annual five-month pupping season of harbor seals. For two...
  • San Diego's mayor-elect chooses a woman as police chief

    San Diego's mayor-elect chooses a woman as police chief
    SAN DIEGO – Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer said Wednesday that he plans to name Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman to succeed Chief Bill Lansdowne, who is set to retire Monday after 10 years heading the San Diego Police Department. Zimmerman, 54,...
  • New San Diego police chief will have to retire in 4 years

    SAN DIEGO — A complicating factor was revealed Thursday in Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer's nomination of Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman to become the first woman in Police Department history to be chief. Zimmerman, 54, a 31-year veteran of the...
  • Ahead of 2016 election, San Diego's new mayor sidesteps party ties

    SAN DIEGO — When Councilman Kevin Faulconer raises his hand Monday and is sworn in as mayor, he will take over the final 33 months of Bob Filner's scandal-shortened tenure. But in political terms the key number is not 33, but 20, or maybe 24...
  • Balboa Park centennial event organizers end efforts

    Balboa Park centennial event organizers end efforts
    SAN DIEGO — Amid a series of financial and management problems, a nonprofit organization formed to organize a yearlong celebration of Balboa Park, the city's "crown jewel," is calling it quits. Balboa Park Celebration Inc. is disbanding and...