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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.
Warm weather is expected to return to San Diego this week peaking around the mid-week point. Temps should cool again by next weekend.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
Investigators were trying to reconstruct an accident scene in Encinitas on Sunday after a man riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision.
A man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a Vista apartment early Sunday, and homicide detectives were investigating, sheriff's deputies said.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.