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Labor Day Jobs Report Has Good and Bad News

Sept. 1
By Matthew Bowler
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Labor Day is a good time to look at how jobs and the economy are doing. The nonpartisan California Budget Project has some good and bad news.

Roundtable On Minimum Wage, Bill Fulton and Bud Selig Plaza

Aug. 29
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego City Council passed a minimum wage increase by a 6-3 vote and then overrode Mayor Kevin Faulconer's veto. But now the city is in the midst of a referendum drive to negate all that. Bill Fulton, the smart-growth guru called a "planners' planner," is gone from city hall. And the Padres renamed Palm Court Plaza the Selig Hall of Fame Plaza, to fans' dismay.

Report: California State Employees Paid Nearly 200,000 Hours Of Unearned Leave

Aug. 27
Max Pringle / Capital Public Radio
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A new state Auditor’s report says that accounting errors at California agencies led to state employees being paid nearly 200,000 hours of unearned leave worth in excess of $6 million.

Study: 18 Ebola-Infected Monkeys Healed With San Diego Biotech's Experimental Drug

Aug. 29
Marilynn Marchione / Associated Press
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An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.

San Diego Councilwoman Proposing A Taxi Permit Free-For-All

Aug. 28
By Megan Burks
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There could soon be a lot more cabs serving San Diego. Councilwoman Marti Emerald proposed lifting a cap on taxi permits, but current permit holders say the move could dry up their investments.

A Battle For Voters' Signatures To Overturn San Diego's Minimum Wage Hike

Aug. 27
By Claire Trageser
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Opponents of San Diego's minimum wage increase have three weeks left to collect nearly 34,000 signatures from voters to force the issue on to a ballot. Otherwise, the minimum wage will rise to $9.75 an hour on Jan. 1.

SDG&E Warning Customers Of Payment Scam

Aug. 28
By City News Service
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Scammers are contacting customers by phone and threatening to turn off electric or gas service unless immediate payment is made.

SoCal Edison Reports On Its Decommissioning Plan For San Onofre

Aug. 28
Promise Yee
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Southern California Edison will report on its decommissioning plan for the San Onofre nuclear power plant at a Community Engagement Panel meeting Thursday night in Oceanside.

Recalled Peanut And Almond Butters Sold At Military Commissaries

Aug. 26
By Beth Ford Roth
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Brands of almond and peanut butters recalled from store shelves because of possible Salmonella contamination were sold by military commissaries, according to an announcement the Defense Commissary Agency.

Carlsbad-Based Hot Dog On A Stick Bought By Private Equity Firm

Aug. 22
By City News Service
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A private equity firm announced the acquisition of Carlsbad-based Hot Dog on a Stick, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, in a deal reportedly worth $12.2 million.

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