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Petition targets San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

SAN DIEGO — The effort to recall San Diego’s embattled mayor kicked off in the nation’s eighth-largest city Sunday, one day before Bob Filner was set to return to work at City Hall after undergoing behavior therapy.

The petition drive to boot Filner from office amid sexual harassment allegations began Sunday, and organizers said some volunteers began gathering signatures right away.

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