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  • San Diego County supervisors took their first look at a new $4.86 billion budget that includes 600 job cuts. The supervisors resisted calls to use their $700 million in reserves, the North County Times reports. Included in the budget proposal are major changes to the county’s media relations department.
  • The county needs 14 more fire stations than it has now and more consolidation, according to a new study. The U-T takes a closer look.
  • I do a mini Q&A answering more of your questions on the downtown schoobrary. We take on parking, library usage and sex offenders.
  • A hearing in the city of San Diego’s new pension lawsuit won’t happen until after its pension bill is due. That’s not a problem, according to the City Attorney’s Office.
  • A CityBeat profile of District 8 City Council candidate David Alvarez focuses on his upbringing and evaluates his chances against two better-known names.
  • We Fact Check county Supervisors Bill Horn and Ron Roberts. One was right; one was wrong.
  • City Councilwoman Donna Frye said the city should make its temporary water conservation restrictions permanent, a proposal unlike any other in the region, the U-T reports.

— LIAM DILLON

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