SAN DIEGO (CNS) - President Barack Obama hasn't "weighed in" on the controversy surrounding embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a White House spokesman said Tuesday, and it's unclear whether he will do so.
While numerous local and national political figures have called for Filner to step down as mayor of the nation's eighth-largest city, Obama has made no public comments on the subject.
When a reporter asked White House spokesman Josh Earnest for the president's opinion, he replied: "The president hasn't weighed in on this issue, and I haven't talked with him about it."
After further questioning from the reporter regarding Obama's role as leader of the Democratic Party, Earnest said, "I haven't spoken to the president about it."
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, California's two Democratic senators and other legislators have demanded that Filner - who's accused of sexually harassing numerous women and is under investigation for alleged misuse of city-issued credit cards and shakedowns of developers - resign from office.
The DNC is scheduled to vote on a resolution calling for Filner to step down at a meeting in Phoenix this week, CNN reported.
The draft of the five-page resolution states, in part, "We cannot reassure voters that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for a champion for women unless Democrats walk our talk on equality and take firm action in accordance with our values and stand up for women by condemning his behavior and calling on him to immediately resign as Mayor of San Diego," according to CNN.
Day 2 of The Susan G. Komen 3-Day, a 60-mile walk to support breast cancer research and programs starts up again Saturday. Walkers will continue their journey through Ocean Beach, Mission Bay Park, Tecolote Shores and De Anza Cove Park.
Residents of Malibu forced to evacuate because of the Woolsey Fire were returning to their homes on Saturday and getting some vital services back, as firefighters battled the huge blaze for a 10th day.
Weak onshore flow returns late Friday morning. Inland areas will remain dry but with light winds. Morning fog possible Saturday morning as marine layer returns.
Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed and 300 were unaccounted for a week after the flames swept through.
A man died after being found with a gunshot wound at a park in Mountain View early Saturday morning, police said.
A man was injured when he was shot while standing on a street corner in Lincoln Park early Saturday, police said.
Police are asking for the public's help in locating an elderly woman who went missing from her son's Mira Mesa home.
A power outage in central San Diego affecting over 2,200 homes in University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights, Kensington, Talmadge, and West State College was reported early Saturday morning just after 7:00 a.m.
The Dewey Elementary School, which serves a large number of military families, on Friday put out a call for donations as their Winter Wonderland Fundraiser fast approaches.