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Median Home Price In San Diego Rose To $530K In May

Median Home Price In San Diego Rose To $530K In May

June 22
By City News Service

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 8.2 percent in May, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold jumped by 2.6 percent, a real estate information service announced Wednesday.

San Diego Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

San Diego Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

June 21
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego officials Wednesday unveiled a dozen proposals designed to ease the city's lack of affordable housing.

Despite Surging Prices, Home Sales 16 Percent Higher Than Last Month

Despite Surging Prices, Home Sales 16 Percent Higher Than Last Month

June 20
By City News Service

The number of single-family homes that changed ownership in the San Diego region in May surged despite a continuing climb in prices, the California Association of Realtors reported Tuesday. The median sales price in the region in May was $605,000, or $15,000 above April. The figure was $40,000 above that of May 2016.

Supervisors Approve Plan To Tackle Homelessness In San Diego

Supervisors Approve Plan To Tackle Homelessness In San Diego

June 20
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a series of steps designed to address homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in San Diego County.

San Diego Company Creates Fatty Algae That Could One Day Help Fight...

San Diego Company Creates Fatty Algae That Could One Day Help Fight Climate Change

June 20
By David Wagner

San Diego-based Synthetic Genomics and oil giant Exxon Mobil said they have created a genetically modified strain of algae that takes a step closer toward making renewable, carbon-neutral fuel grown in algae ponds a reality.

San Diego City Council Votes To Put SoccerCity On 2018 Ballot

San Diego City Council Votes To Put SoccerCity On 2018 Ballot

June 19
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council voted Monday to place the proposed SoccerCity redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium property on the November 2018 ballot for a public vote.

San Diego County's Unemployment Rate Down

San Diego County's Unemployment Rate Down

June 19
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

San Diego County's unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in May, down from a revised 3.8 percent for the previous month, and below the year-ago estimate of 4.3 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

A Faded Crosswalk, A Teen’s Death And The Housing Crisis Behind It All

A Faded Crosswalk, A Teen’s Death And The Housing Crisis Behind It All

June 19
Maya Srikrishnan / Voice of San Diego

When a 15-year-old was killed by a semi-truck in Otay Mesa in 2014, news reports focused on the fact that the teen was on her phone. No one asked why she was walking in an industrial area where few pedestrians ever go. The answer: She was walking home from school. Home was a junkyard.

San Diego County Supervisors To Consider Affordable Housing Plan

San Diego County Supervisors To Consider Affordable Housing Plan

June 19
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The two main elements of the plan are to establish a $25 million affordable housing investment fund and to identify 11 county-owned properties that could be used for residential development.

SoccerCity Media Push Targets San Diego City Council

SoccerCity Media Push Targets San Diego City Council

June 16
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council is expected to either approve the SoccerCity redevelopment project planned for the Qualcomm Stadium site Monday or put it to a public vote.

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