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300 San Diego Ship Workers Face Layoffs

300 San Diego Ship Workers Face Layoffs

July 12
By City News Service

As many as 300 workers at BAE Systems in San Diego could lose their jobs in September because of a declining workload.

Battle Over San Diego's Energy Future Will Heat Up Soon

Battle Over San Diego's Energy Future Will Heat Up Soon

July 12
By Claire Trageser

For more than two years, the city of San Diego has been considering switching the way it buys energy, and Thursday is a big day in that decision-making process.

San Diego's Homeless Czar Will Prioritize Assessment Center, IDing ...

San Diego's Homeless Czar Will Prioritize Assessment Center, IDing Short-Term Solutions

July 11
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Jonathan Herrera started in his role as senior adviser on homeless coordination for Mayor Kevin Faulconer on July 3.

One Year After San Diego Minimum Wage Hike, City Enforcement Uncertain

One Year After San Diego Minimum Wage Hike, City Enforcement Uncertain

July 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A year ago, the city of San Diego’s new minimum wage law went into effect and weeks later the City Council funded an enforcement office to hear complaints and investigate violations. But for months, the city forwarded all wage complaints to state labor regulators, who said the law cannot be properly enforced without local help.

Roundtable: Mayor Faulconer's Future; Homelessness Plan; SDG&E Face...

Roundtable: Mayor Faulconer's Future; Homelessness Plan; SDG&E Faces Energy Alternatives

July 7
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Kevin Faulconer has been mayor of San Diego for just over three years. Is he going anywhere? San Diego teams up with the county and others for a new homeless initiative. And SDG&E works to save power — its own.

Qualcomm Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement

Qualcomm Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement

July 6
By City News Service

San Diego-based Qualcomm sued Apple in federal court Thursday and filed a separate complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, claiming patent infringement regarding iPhones imported into this country.

San Diego Housing Homeless To Change Lives, Tent-Covered Landscapes

San Diego Housing Homeless To Change Lives, Tent-Covered Landscapes

July 6
By Susan Murphy

An increasing number of people living on the streets has San Diego County leaders coordinating efforts to build more permanent supportive housing.

City Unveils $80 Million Plan To Build More Housing For San Diego H...

City Unveils $80 Million Plan To Build More Housing For San Diego Homeless

July 5
By Alison St John, City News Service

The San Diego Housing Commission and area elected officials Wednesday kicked off a three-year, $80 million program to provide more housing for the area's burgeoning homeless population.

San Diego City Leaders Launch $80 Million Plan To House The Homeless

San Diego City Leaders Launch $80 Million Plan To House The Homeless

July 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The three-year plan aims to get 3,000 people into permanent supportive housing. It will also fund a prevention program to help those on the brink of eviction from falling into homelessness.

More Than Half A Million People Hit The Beach For Fourth Of July We...

More Than Half A Million People Hit The Beach For Fourth Of July Weekend

July 5
By City News Service

More than half a million people visited San Diego city beaches over the weekend and on the Fourth of July, while city lifeguards were involved in nearly 550 rescues and medical aid operations during those three days, officials announced Wednesday.