SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Councilwoman Marti Emerald announced Friday that she will run for re-election next year in the newly formed District 9, where she now lives.
Emerald recently moved from Tierrasanta to the College Area, a change spurred by the death of her husband earlier this year.
District 9 was created by the city's Redistricting Commission after voters approved of a change to San Diego's system of governance. It encompasses part of the area that Emerald already represents, including her new residence near San Diego State University.
"My staff and I have been representing many of the neighborhoods in this new district since I assumed office and we have a great relationship with them," Emerald said. "I look forward to continuing our partnership with these communities and the other neighborhoods in our new district."
The new district runs southwesterly through part of City Heights to Southcrest, and its voting-age population is 44 percent Latino, according to Redistricting Commission data.
Emerald said she would continue to represent residents of her current district until someone is seated in District 9, which is not expected until next December.
She's the first candidate to declare an intention to run in the new district. In her old area, two other candidates, Mathew Kostrinsky and Scott Sherman, have filed to run.
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Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.