- Feb. 8
- Midday Edition
The judge, who once allowed secret settlement talks and kept out evidence in a case over the 2007 wildfires, will likely hear arguments asking the California Public Utilities Commission to overturn the $4.7 billion San Onofre nuclear plant shutdown settlement.
It's been more than a year and a half since the city of San Diego launched its open data initiative to make public all sorts of information — from city salaries to parking ticket details — but not much is there for the viewing.
It took 16 years and a binational team of government officials and citizens to identify him, but finally the family of a man on life support in Coronado has some answers.
The Superior Court judge ruled attorney Cory Briggs and a nonprofit group have standing to sue the city of San Diego and its Tourism Marketing District over a hotel assessment that would generate more than $1 billion over 40 years.
- Jan. 30
- Midday Edition
The man previously known only as 66 Garage has finally been identified and reunited with his family after living since the 1990s in a minimally conscious state at a Coronado nursing home.
To hide from the police, hundreds of homeless migrants in Tijuana have taken shelter in dark tunnels branching out from the city's river canal. Some get struck and killed on nearby highways when police find them and they try to flee.
A Superior Court judge will soon decide if a nonprofit group has the right to challenge whether certain payments from hotel owners can be used to promote San Diego’s tourism industry.
Democrat Scott Peters was helped and hindered by the Supreme Court’s campaign financing ruling when outside groups in 2014 spent a total of $7.8 million supporting and opposing him and his main GOP opponent.
The well that has been gushing climate-changing methane into the sky was operated by Southern California Gas Co. in a way that is legal but risky, some well experts say.
- Jan. 19
- By Amita Sharma
This month marks the fourth anniversary since the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station leaked radiation, leading to the plant's premature shutdown. So far, Southern California Edison has mostly escaped accountability for that incident despite revelations that the company knew the equipment was flawed before it was installed.
Some legal experts said the unusual decision to consult an outside expert, rather than keeping the determination completely in-house, appears to be a politically calculated move.
Four California state senators are announcing on Monday a package of legislation aimed at some of the shortcomings they say are already known to have contributed to the blowout.
San Diego ranks 47th among the state's 58 counties in attempted gun purchases per resident, with just 1.83 attempted purchases per hundred residents.
Southern California Gas officials say a seventh effort to shut down an out-of-control well venting methane from a natural gas storage field north of Los Angeles has failed. The utility is part of San Diego-based Sempra Energy.
None of the three attorneys asked to view the video by KPBS and its media partner inewsource said the April 30 shooting of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad by Officer Neal Browder appeared to be justified.