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Holiday Shopping Boom Boosts Retail Sales

Holiday Shopping Boom Boosts Retail Sales

Dec. 14
By Ebone Monet

The holiday season brings Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Green Monday and the overall hunt for deals in San Diego and beyond. A federal report shows American shoppers helped boost retail sales at the start of the holiday season.

City Council Again Fails To Agree On Vacation Rentals Legislation

City Council Again Fails To Agree On Vacation Rentals Legislation

Dec. 13
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The City Council Tuesday failed again to approve regulations governing short-term vacation rentals in San Diego, a thorny issue that also defied previous attempts at creating regulations.

Amid Amazon Competition, Westfield Malls Sold For $15.7B

Amid Amazon Competition, Westfield Malls Sold For $15.7B

Dec. 12
By Associated Press

The owner of Westfield shopping centers is being bought by French property investor Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion as shop retailers struggle to keep up with the move to online sites like Amazon.

San Diego Nears Final Decision On Short-Term Rentals

San Diego Nears Final Decision On Short-Term Rentals

Dec. 12
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday is set to cast a final vote on how to deal with short-term home rentals. Two proposals are up for debate, though one is far more likely to pass.

San Diego Betting On Lower-Income Entrepreneurs

San Diego Betting On Lower-Income Entrepreneurs

Dec. 12
By Tarryn Mento

A new initiative aims to make economic prosperity accessible to all San Diegans.

San Diego's Sunny Identity Threatened By Homeless Crisis

San Diego's Sunny Identity Threatened By Homeless Crisis

Dec. 7
By Associated Press

For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes.

Home Developer Offers Concessions In Rancho Peñasquitos Project

Home Developer Offers Concessions In Rancho Peñasquitos Project

Dec. 6
By Andrew Bowen

A plan to build 600 new homes in Rancho Peñasquitos drew ire from affordable housing advocates. The developer has since increased the number of affordable homes in the project and is offering relocation packages to current tenants.

National City Considers Raising Sewer Costs

National City Considers Raising Sewer Costs

Dec. 5
By Matt Hoffman

The City Council voted 4-1 to adopt the ordinance establishing new sewer charges in National City. The council will vote on Dec. 19 to give it final approval.

USD Economist Predicts Republican Tax Overhaul Will Make It Harder ...

USD Economist Predicts Republican Tax Overhaul Will Make It Harder For San Diegans To Buy Homes

Dec. 5
By Amita Sharma

Economist Alan Gin said limiting mortgage interest deductions poses another hurdle for San Diego home buyers who are already grappling with high house prices.

North County's Homeless Housing Network Now Helping Twice As Many P...

North County's Homeless Housing Network Now Helping Twice As Many People

Dec. 4
By Alison St John

This year, three of the four emergency homeless housing shelters in North County are open year-round. And the lone seasonal winter shelter would like to be open year-round, too.

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