| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:05 PM
At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss.
Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:07 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A retired San Diego police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to being part of a conspiracy to funnel illegal money into the 2012 mayoral campaign.
Ernesto Encinas, 58, who retired after 31 years in the Police Department, pleaded guilty to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:08 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:51 PM
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.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:52 PM
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.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:13 AM
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%,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:12 PM
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.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:26 PM
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...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:20 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Will the election of Republican Kevin Faulconer as mayor of San Diego help the sagging fortunes of the GOP statewide?
Depends on who is talking.
"This was a crucial step forward in our continuing efforts to rebuild the Republican Party from the ground...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
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.