SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The number of candidates to succeed Jerry Sanders as mayor of San Diego is up to eight, the city clerk's office announced Monday.
Also filing the paperwork were:
-- Hud Collins, who speaks to the City Council during public comment time on a weekly basis and says he has a plan to solve the deficit;
-- frequent candidate Loch David Crane;
-- Robert "Girly Girly" Harter, who runs a nonprofit group that tries to empower women to improve education;
-- Rocky Neptun, a former journalist who volunteers as director of the San Diego Renters Union and lives part-time in Rosarito Beach, according to his campaign website;
-- Tobiah Lee Pettus Pettus, who describes himself on his website as an unemployed social conservative who has been involved in construction and studied biology at Point Loma Nazarene University; and
-- Sharam Adhami. No information was immediately available about Adhami, who was the most recent to sign up.
In City Council races, Todd Gloria has filed for re-election in a district that covers City Heights, Hillcrest and North Park. He will be challenged by factory mechanic Paul Broadway.
Richard Carlson has announced his intention to run for DeMaio's City Council seat, which covers Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch.
A small plane crashed Saturday evening near the El Capitan Reservoir, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Cal Fire is at the scene of a wildfire burning off State Route 94 near Church Road in the Campo Indian Reservation.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."
Sunshine and higher temperatures are making the return to San Diego County Saturday after intermittent drizzle across the region on Friday.
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.