- Dec. 22
The California agency responsible for protecting workers employs fewer than 25 inspectors who are fluent in Spanish — despite overseeing a large Spanish-speaking workforce at high risk for injury on the job.
- Dec. 18
A giant stream of potent climate-warming gas — methane — is blowing hundreds of feet into the air in L.A. County. It's coming from wells owned by the Southern California Gas Co., a subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy.
- Dec. 15
U.S. District Judge William Hayes issued his ruling Wednesday morning, a day after a hearing where he heard arguments on making public a security camera video that shows the fatal shooting of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad by a San Diego police officer.
- Dec. 14
The North County Transit District spent more than $100,000 to fight a public records act request, eventually producing a partial summary of a leadership competency assessment.
- Dec. 7
Why This Matters: Methane is an especially powerful climate change gas. And residents downwind have had to leave their homes due to the smell from an additive in the gas.
- Nov. 30
Electricity bills make up a significant share of the overall cost of running a school. That’s one of the reasons school districts in Poway and Escondido are looking at battery power.
- Nov. 23
The city didn’t pay for the incomplete and tardy study — leaving the funding of the report to an environmental nonprofit. Now it’s clear the city’s decision played out as an example of you get what you pay for.
- Nov. 13
Since 2010, airlines have broken the curfew a total of 217 times at Lindbergh Field, records from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority show.
- Nov. 11
Citing increasing certainty that climate change is making its mark on the region, the top construction planner for the second largest school district in California laid out a plan to expedite air conditioning in every classroom.
- Nov. 10
Water mains in San Diego broke 306 times from January 2012 through September 2015, wasting an estimated 35 million gallons of water. Nearly three of every five breaks occurred in asbestos cement pipes whose replacement the city has only recently begun to address.
- Nov. 3
More than 40 percent of schools in the San Diego Unified School District, the second largest in California, lack full air conditioning. This puts the district in the minority.
- Oct. 30
Records show Southern California Edison knew in 2005 about a flaw in the San Onofre nuclear power plant's new steam generator design but omitted that detail in a meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Critics say the omission deserves legal scrutiny.
- Oct. 29
Nursing home staff wants to identity the man who has been on life support for 15 years so he can be reunited with his family. He's been dubbed 66 Garage.
- Oct. 27
Next month marks four years since the Downtown San Diego Partnership installed the first donation meter. Since then, the nonprofit group has raised nearly $10,000 using 21 donation stations.
- Oct. 12
Across San Diego, children and teachers spend long days in classrooms that surpass 90 degrees. San Diego Unified, the state's second largest school district, has 33 schools that lack even a single air-conditioned classroom.