Politics & Civic Issues


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Why John Moores is back

Former Padres owner John Moores supports the Citizens’ Plan, one of two initiatives that could transform San Diego.



San Diego has been deluged with rainfall and Northern California has been socked with heavy snows. But some think the region is still in a drought. How can that be? more

Apr 27, 2017 12:33 PM Politics & Civic Issues

The city of San Diego has approved the selling of recreational marijuana — and will get taxes from sales — but some worry that it could lead to social problems. more

Apr 27, 2017 12:12 PM Politics & Civic Issues

San Diego's homeless population is growing, and the city wants to help them with housing. But a lack of inventory and other challenges makes it difficult. more

Apr 6, 2017 8:50 AM Politics & Civic Issues

Remember, the Padres, just like the Chargers, were not the most accommodating franchise at one point. They made veiled threats to move. They're here because they got Petco Park. more

Apr 5, 2017 8:49 AM Politics & Civic Issues

A recent San Diego County Grand Jury report took San Diego to task for running an inept and inconsistent trash bin replacement program. The problem is worsening as trash bins age, and homeowners look to avoid paying for new ones. more

Mar 24, 2017 12:39 AM Politics & Civic Issues 4 Comments

It's not just concussions that are worrisome. Former players are suing the NFL for doling out prescriptions drugs like candy. And former San Francisco 49er great Dwight Clark — famous for "The Catch" — has ALS. more

Mar 20, 2017 1:17 PM Politics & Civic Issues 1 Comments

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