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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.
Crews on Thursday were able to save one of two dogs found unconscious inside a burning home and garage in Carlsbad, according to the Carlsbad Fire Department. A third dog and the homeowner were also able to escape the blaze.
Gnome is the sweetest old man you will ever meet! He spends most of his time cuddled up on his bed and getting belly rubs from anyone willing to spend some time with him.
This Sunday will be your chance to audition for the next season of the hit CBS show "Big Brother." And who better to ask for casting call advice than last year's winner?
Firefighters rescued four people from a smoke-filled tunnel in Chula Vista Thursday after they apparently started a fire inside to stay warm.
A convicted sex offender's potential release from a state hospital and subsequent placement in the Jacumba Hot Springs community is the subject of a court hearing Friday.
On Thursday, members of Your Voice Has Power – a group that opposes the release of sexually violent predators in east San Diego County - hosted a community event in opposition to the potential release of Alan Earl James.
A crime scene DNA match has, at long last, allowed homicide detectives to determine who stabbed a La Jolla mother of two to death at her home four decades ago, San Diego police announced Thursday.
The 2019 super bloom in Walker Canyon, which is attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the City of Lake Elsinore, is causing significant traffic congestion on Interstate 15 and surrounding roadways.
A few lingering morning showers dissipate by sunrise. Afternoon high temperatures warmer under mostly sunny skies. Saturday will be a little gusty and there is a small chance for some light rain.