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San Diego Cab Owners Line Up at City Hall to Oppose Open Taxi Market

City Council chambers was a sea of green shirts Sept. 18, 2014. Cab company owners wore shirts saying “I took out a loan and 401K to acquire my permit” and “I worked hard for 10 years to earn my permit” … Continue reading

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City Heights Councilwoman Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer

Marti Emerald | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks 10News reports District 9 Councilwoman Marti Emerald has breast cancer. She learned of the diagnosis this week and is scheduled for surgery 4 p.m. Friday. Her office sent the following … Continue reading

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Free Bus Pass Pilot Lurches Forward, Despite Mixed Reactions

Thomas Poston, 17, rides the trolley from San Diego High School to his home in Encanto. | Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks The San Diego Unified School Board approved its fiscal 2015 budget … Continue reading

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San Diego, MTS Approve Taxi Contract But Still Idling On Reform

Taxis lined up in downtown San Diego. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson for Voice of San Diego By Megan Burks A 2013 study by San Diego State University and the Center On Policy Initiatives showed San Diego cab drivers take … Continue reading

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Emerald Plans Community Meetings to Discuss Albertson’s Replacement

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico “Midday Edition,” Aired Jan. 28, 2014 Part 1: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Part 2: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] When the Albertson’s in City Heights closes its … Continue reading

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The Emergency Response Fix That Slipped Through the Cracks

By Liam Dillon At a committee hearing in March, San Diego City Council members wondered what had happened to the two-person fire crews designed to help get first responders to emergencies faster. They asked Fire-Rescue Chief Javier Mainar to deliver … Continue reading

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What City Heights Can Expect in a Post-Filner San Diego

Marti Emerald | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks The candidates to replace former Mayor Bob Filner are lining up to make their appeals to neighborhoods. Nathan Fletcher told Voice of San Diego last week he’d keep the focus … Continue reading

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Emerald: Why We Need to Invest in the Fire-Rescue Department

By Marti Emerald In May, the San Diego City Council scraped together the final dollars needed to build a fire station in Mission Valley. The long-awaited approval gave Fire Chief Javier Mainar a sense of relief. He said he had … Continue reading

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Emerald Joins Chorus Against Filner, Labor Holds Tune

Emerald, Filner, Cole | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks Councilwomen Marti Emerald and Myrtle Cole issued a joint statement Friday asking Mayor Bob Filner to resign. They were the last two holdouts on the City Council in calling … Continue reading

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Emerald Asks Mayor to ‘Take His Time Out’ But Not to Resign

Residents urge Councilwoman Marti Emerald to change her tone on Mayor Filner at a July 30, 2013 City Council meeting. Emerald follows with her statement. | Video Courtesy of CityTV By Megan Burks After 18 days of radio silence from … Continue reading

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