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Water woes bring uneven fines and regulations

California’s ongoing water crisis promised to extend the controversy over fines and regulations well into the next year — if not beyond. While some areas suffer, others flourish, and fines — in some instances aggressively applied — have been meted

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From L.A. to San Diego, short-term rentals stoke fury

The Internet-fueled rise of short-term vacation rentals is stoking fury in coastal Southern California communities and cities that attract lots of tourists. Opponents say they’re killing neighborhood quality of life by bringing a never-ending series of loud, rude, drunken visitors

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Official San Diego stadium plan tougher than task force’s

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts on Monday unveiled architectural renderings, a financing scheme and a 6,000-page draft environmental impact report for a $1.1 billion, 68,000-seat NFL stadium to keep the Chargers from going to

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Fresno Unified has big, related legal headaches

Fresno Unified — California’s fourth-largest school district — is reeling from a state appeals court ruling that imperils the way it’s been doing bidding for school construction projects. At the same, the $37 million deal that led to the court

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Wary Palm Springs guards its cheap, plentiful water

The California narrative about water is generally a tidy tale about the arid south scrambling to come up with water from the relatively wet north. But plenty of other angles deserve mention, starting with the fact that the state’s best-known

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San Diego stadium plan: Ingenious? Fair? A ripoff?

The San Diego stadium task force’s proposal to finance a $1.15 billion stadium project to keep the Chargers from fleeing to Los Angeles has been subject to close looks for more than a week now. There’s no consensus at all about

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VIDEO: Republicans can be environmentalists, too

In a conversation with CalWatchdog.com Editor Brian Calle, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer discusses the importance of preserving the environment and why it should not be a partisan issue. During the interview, Mayor Faulconer highlights the environment as our quality

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VIDEO: How Republicans can maintain relevance in California

In a conversation with CalWatchdog.com Editor Brian Calle, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer tells us why Republicans aren’t an endangered species in California. Mayor Faulconer, arguably one of the highest ranking elected officials in California, outlines his take on the

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VIDEO: The effective use of police body cameras in San Diego

In a conversation with CalWatchdog.com Editor Brian Calle, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer discusses law enforcement issues ranging from human trafficking to marijuana legalization. In the interview, Mayor Faulconer outlines his support for the use body cameras by police officers,

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VIDEO: San Diego mayor discusses whether the Chargers will stay or go

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer describes his plan to keep the San Diego Chargers in San Diego — including the best site for a stadium, the involvement of taxpayer funding and the political leadership needed — during a discussion with

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