Kevin Faulconer

California May Let People Dissolve Their Corpses to Stop Climate Change

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would legalize “liquid cremation,” an “environmentally-friendly” process of using a chemical base mixture to destroy human remains as an alternative to cremation, which critics say causes pollution and climate change.

Skull in coffee (Peter Lindberg / Flickr / CC)

San Diego, Tijuana Stress Common Ties in Joint Press Conference

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Tijuana, Mexico Mayor Manuel Gastelum held a joint press conference in San Diego to stress their continued cooperation, despite mounting tensions between the U.S. and Mexican governments, and blockades on the Mexican side of the border.

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Chargers Stadium Battle Gets Political on Social Media

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers organization is calling foul against a San Diego-based business association that has publicly questioned the integrity and intentions of the team in negotiations to build a new stadium in the city.

Chargers Stadium (Sandy Huffaker / Getty)

Brown’s Drought Mandates Drip Into San Diego Under “Series of Actions”

San Diego residents will feel the squeeze to comply with government mandated water restrictions under new declarations from the city’s Mayor Kevin Faulconer and councilmembers who joined California Governor Jerry Brown’s unprecedented decree to reduce water usage 25% statewide.

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San Diego’s Republican Mayor Joins ‘Boycott Indiana’ with Travel Ban

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, the only Republican mayor of a major U.S. city, joined the “Boycott Indiana” bandwagon, banning city travel Monday to the state over its recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics have called anti-gay. “We’ve directed the City’s Chief Operating Officer to take the necessary actions to restrict publicly funded travel by city employees to Indiana if the law is not amended or repealed by next week,” said Faulconer’s spokesperson.

Faulconer (AP / Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego’s Faulconer: High Approval–But Chargers Fight Looms

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is the only Republican mayor of a major city in America–and his popularity is soaring, with an approval rating of 61%. However, fighting over the future of the San Diego Chargers, the city’s beloved NFL franchise, indicates that Faulconer’s popularity could shift with the team’s fate.

Faulconer (AP / Lenny Ignelzi)