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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Political staffer Vivian Moreno will head to November's general election race for the San Diego City Council District 8 seat, and San Ysidro school board member Antonio Martinez appears poised to squeak by with enough votes to land in the November runoff against her.
Meanwhile, three council incumbents will also move on to the runoff.
Due to a 2016 ballot initiative in San Diego, no City Council candidate can win a seat outright during a primary election, so the top two finishers from each technically nonpartisan race advance to the November runoff.
City Councilman David Alvarez is termed out of his post in District 8, which is geographically split to include Sherman Heights and Barrio Logan near downtown as well as Otay Mesa and San Ysidro by the border.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Martinez held a roughly 250- vote lead over human rights advocate Christian Ramirez. Both candidates are Democrats.
Given the close nature of the race, the second-place finisher may not be determined until all provisional, questioned and late ballots are tallied.
In District 2, which includes beach communities and a section of Clairemont, incumbent City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, a Republican, cruised to the November general, when she will face retired doctor Jennifer Campbell, a Democrat.
Incumbent City Councilwoman Myrtle Cole, a Democrat, led her race for re-election in District 4 only narrowly ahead of Democratic civil rights lawyer Monica Montgomery -- just 150 votes separate the two. They will face each other in November.
In District 6, which includes Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos, Kearny Mesa and most of Clairemont, incumbent City Councilman Chris Cate, a Republican, held a commanding lead all night. He will be challenged by Democratic broadcaster and environmental advocate Tommy Hough.
An incumbent council member hasn't lost in San Diego since 1992.
Traffic was snarled mid Saturday morning after an accident involving four military Humvees closed lanes on northbound Interstate 5 near Cannon Road.
This week’s storms caused a major headache for a number of San Diegans with widespread flooding across the county.
On December 8th, 2008, tragedy struck in University City after an F-18 fighter jet came crashing down striking two homes.
Temperatures will begin to rise through the weekend under high pressure and weak offshore flow. Cool temperatures return early next week.
A man drowned while trying to swim across an Imperial County canal after illegally entering the United States on Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.
The National City Police Department will have more officers on the road keeping watch for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs this holiday season, officers announced on Saturday.
A California Highway Patrol officer has been arrested on suspicion of committing sexual misconduct with two teenage girls.
The small desert community has watched the 16-acre project come to life since construction began in October 2017.