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Trump's Deportation Vow Spurs California Farmers Into Action

Trump's Deportation Vow Spurs California Farmers Into Action

Jan. 5
By Associated Press

Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the number of workers he'll need starting with the next harvest.

San Diego County Economic Indicators Increase Slightly In November

San Diego County Economic Indicators Increase Slightly In November

Jan. 5
By City News Service

The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate released its index of leading economic indicators on Thursday, which showed a 0.3 percent rise in November, the largest gain in seven months.

North County Housing Development Opponents Sued For Attorney's Fees

North County Housing Development Opponents Sued For Attorney's Fees

Jan. 4
By Alison St John

Attorneys for a San Diego developer of a proposed North County housing project are suing opponents for thousands of dollars after it was defeated at the polls in November.

Macy’s To Close Mission Valley Store Amid Poor Sales

Macy’s To Close Mission Valley Store Amid Poor Sales

Jan. 4
By Associated Press, Christopher Underwood

Macy’s announced Wednesday that it will be closing 68 stores and eliminating more than 10,000 jobs, including the Macy’s located at the Mission Valley Westfield Mall.

 Report Finds California Home Ownership Rates At Lowest Since 1940s

Report Finds California Home Ownership Rates At Lowest Since 1940s

Jan. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

The California's Department of Housing and Community Development report also found that the state has more than its share of the country's homeless population.

Poverty In San Diego County Higher Than During Great Recession

Poverty In San Diego County Higher Than During Great Recession

Jan. 4
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Despite years of falling unemployment, poverty in San Diego County remains stubbornly high, and points to deeper problems in the San Diego region's economy.

San Diego Rent Increases Slowing

San Diego Rent Increases Slowing

Jan. 3
By Erik Anderson

San Diego rent prices continued to go up last month, but the speed of that climb has slowed significantly.

Political Statement Or Transparent Pricing? Wage Hikes Prompt Surch...

Political Statement Or Transparent Pricing? Wage Hikes Prompt Surcharges At Restaurants

Jan. 3
By Andrew Bowen

Several restaurants in San Diego have begun adding surcharges to diners' bills to compensate for increases in the city's minimum wage. Critics see the move as political posturing, but restaurateurs say with slim profit margins, they can no longer rely on simple price increases.

Advocates Call On San Diego Mayor To Take Action On Homelessness

Advocates Call On San Diego Mayor To Take Action On Homelessness

Jan. 3
By Jean Guerrero, City News Service

A petition containing more than 1,100 signatures calling for the city of San Diego to stop penalizing the homeless was submitted to Mayor Kevin Faulconer Tuesday.

SDG&E's Plan To Lobby On Community Choice Is Suspended

SDG&E's Plan To Lobby On Community Choice Is Suspended

Jan. 3
By Claire Trageser

The California Public Utilities Commission says SDG&E is not doing enough to show its lobbying arm is separate from the utility.