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Police Review Board seeks applicants

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is seeking applicants for the Citizens’ Review Board on Police Practices, which reviews serious citizen complaints against San Diego police officers, as well as officer-involved shootings and deaths of prisoners or suspects in custody.

Anti-minimum wage campaign tops goal

Opponents of the city of San Diego's minimum wage ordinance on Tuesday said they have collected 56,000 signatures on a petition for postponing the wage hike until a public referendum can be held, far ahead of the legal requirement for putting it on the ballot.

County approves project funding, dissolves San Pasqual Fire company

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors dissolved on Tuesday the San Pasqual Volunteer Fire Department, following through on a notice given last week to the nonprofit organization that managed it.

Reese Jarrett appointed to lead Civic San Diego

Lawmakers call for minimum wage petition probe

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Water-intensive life science companies not too worried about drought

San Pasqual Fire dissolution on supervisors' agenda

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Construction Agenda: One Paseo project EIR on Del Mar docket

'Rescission drive' for minimum-wage petition signers

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CA chief justice touts local self-help workshop

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Police Review Board seeks applicants

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is seeking applicants for the Citizens’ Review Board on Police Practices, which reviews serious citizen complaints against San Diego police officers, as well as officer-involved shootings and deaths of prisoners or suspects in custody.

Southern Republicans bring more polarization

If Democratic incumbent senators in Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina lose their races this November (and my non-data-geek guess is that they will), and Democratic challengers in Georgia and Kentucky fall short (ditto), every Senate seat in the South outside Florida will be in Republican hands.

Scotland delivers a welcome lesson in democracy

Scots discovered at 6:08 a.m. Friday morning that they won't break up the United Kingdom to become an independent nation.

Driving green cars won't save the Earth

A massive polar ice cap seems to be melting. What are we going to do to stop it?

Richard Clarke says his hair is on fire again

Remember Richard Clarke, the presidential counterterrorism adviser whose hair was on fire about al-Qaeda long before the Sept. 11 attacks and whose warnings of a threat from hijacked planes were ignored by the administration of President George W. Bush?

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Sept. 19, 2014, 5:00 p.m. -- Coming up in local business events, the San Diego Green Building Council is holding a Healthy Buildings and Communities Conference Tuesday, and the Lawyers Club of San Diego presents its Couture for a Cause Wednesday.

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Dist. 52 candidate Carl DeMaio

Sept. 11, 2014 -- George Chamberlin and Carl DeMaio, Republican candidate for the 52nd Congressional District seat, discuss his recent endorsement from the NFIB and his top economic priorities, which include implementing tax cuts and incentives, cutting red tape for small businesses, improving the workforce through education and investing in economic infrastructure.

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Soaring Dimensions - San Diego County - 2014

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 11, 2014) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) conducts flight operations as MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters transport cargo to and from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22).

INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 11, 2014) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) conducts flight operations as MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters transport cargo to and from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22). Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing security and stability in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lawrence Davis

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Soaring Dimensions - San Diego is Building Again. Get Involved!

Soaring Dimensions 2014, now and all year long on San Diego Source. The special report features articles, profiles and videos on some of San Diego's most recognized companies involved in making San Diego soar once more. Construction, architecture, engineering, tenant improvement companies, plus law firms and government, all working to create a vibrant economy and positive local impact.

SAN DIEGO SOURCEBOOK

The San Diego SourceBook offers information on a wide variety of businesses and business services in San Diego County plus vital statistics on population, the economy, employment and housing in the region. The lists included in the SourceBook provide a close look at companies in a variety of important industry sectors in the county.

Medical Marijuana

The Daily Transcript is tracking all the issues surrounding medical marijuana.

NECA

NECA is the voice of the electrical construction industry. NECA has provided over a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. The San Diego Chapter was chartered in 1942, and today represents more than 100 electrical contractors with an elected Board of Director and a full time professional staff.

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