SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The final forum of the yearlong mayoral campaign is scheduled Thursday night at the University of San Diego's Shiley Theater, hosted by the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association.
The association said the event will focus on issues affecting the San Diego Latino community, such as immigration, education, labor and criminal justice.
The four major candidates verbally jousted over voting records, reliance on ballot measures and plans for port jobs in a 90-minute debate Wednesday sponsored by The Lincoln Club of San Diego County, the San Diego Association of Realtors and San Diego County Taxpayers Association.
Councilman Carl DeMaio, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher are vying to succeed Mayor Jerry Sanders, who will be termed-out in December. He has endorsed Dumanis.
If no one receives more than 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary, the top two finishers will face off in the November general election.
The La Raza Lawyers forum will be co-moderated by Joanne Faryon, host of "Evening Edition" on KPBS, and Elsa Sevilla, producer and host of KPBS' "San Diego's Historic Places."
The San Diego County unemployment rate remained steady at 3.3 percent between November and December despite a loss of 3,500 jobs.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Scattered showers and lower temperatures are in the forecast Friday for San Diego County with snow possible in the mountains at gradually lower elevations throughout the day.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.