City Councilman Carl DeMaio recently crossed the border and declared he was the first mayoral candidate to ever visit Baja California during the election season.

So was DeMaio telling the truth? In this edition of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis reviews the archives of San Diego’s election history and explains whether the claim was true or false.

Lewis also discusses the latest shakeup in San Diego’s media landscape. Last week, hotelier and U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester bought the county’s second-largest newspaper, the North County Times.

New episodes of Fact Check TV appear on NBC 7 San Diego every Friday during the 6 p.m. newscast and our website the following Monday. What should we feature on our next episode?

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A quick side note: This segment shifted toward a new format two weeks ago and was renamed The Weekly Facts. We have decided to continue using the new format but return to the segment’s original name, Fact Check TV.

Keegan Kyle is a news reporter for Voice of San Diego. He writes about local government, creates infographics and handles the Fact Check Blog. What should he write about next?

Please contact him directly at or 619.550.5668. You can also find him on Twitter (@keegankyle) and Facebook.

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