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Environmentalists Push For Alternatives To Adding Lanes To Route 94

May 21
By Erik Anderson
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Transportation planners want to ease traffic congestion on state Route 94, which brings commuters in and out of downtown San Diego.

'Peaker' Plant To Replace Carlsbad's Power Station

May 21
By Alison St John
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The state's Public Utilities Commission approved Thursday a new gas power plant in Carlsbad to replace almost a quarter of the energy lost when San Onofre shut down. Opponents say the decision misses an opportunity to move toward more sustainable energy sources.

San Diego County Water Authority Proposes Water Rate Hikes

May 21
By City News Service
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The water authority — which obtains water from a variety of sources and distributes it to member agencies such as the city of San Diego — proposed an increase of 6.6 percent for untreated water and 5.4 percent for treated water in the 2016 calendar year.

Strong Winds Expected In San Diego County Deserts

May 21
By City News Service
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A National Weather Service wind advisory for the deserts is scheduled to take effect at 2 p.m. and extend until 8 a.m. Friday. Westerly winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour are forecast for the area along with gusts that may reach 50 mph.

San Diegans Reduced Water Use By 3.5% In April

May 20
By City News Service
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The city's Public Utilities Department said she was troubled by the mild response to demands to use less water, especially now that state officials have ordered the city to cut back water deliveries by 16 percent.

Surfrider Launches Ocean Friendly Restaurants Campaign In San Diego County

May 20
By City News Service
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Surfrider wants to get restaurants to cut back on using containers made of polystyrene, plastic bags and disposable cups and utensils, which frequently get washed down storm drains to area beaches and coastal waters.

Pollution Alert In Effect For North County Waterway

May 19
By City News Service

An estimated 154,000 gallons of treated sewage spilled in an Oceanside waterway.

Lilac Hills Project: 'Leapfrog' Development Or Smart Growth?

May 18
By Alison St John
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Lilac Hills Ranch, a proposed development in Valley Center, pits millions of dollars in private investment against years of public planning.

Boil Water Order Issued For Mount Laguna Recreation Area

May 15
By City News Service
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The Mount Laguna Recreation Area's water system has tested positive for E.Coli. A separate, unaffected water system serves private businesses and residences in the area.

Record Rainfall Breaks Through 'Ridiculously Resilient Ridge'

May 15
By David Wagner
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The ridge has helped keep California in a prolonged state of drought by pushing storms up and over California.