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SANDAG Executive To Face Review For Role In Forecasting Scandal

SANDAG Executive To Face Review For Role In Forecasting Scandal

Aug. 4
By Andrew Bowen

Gary Gallegos, the executive director of the San Diego Association of Governments, will face a performance review by the board of directors for his role in the agency's inflated tax revenue projections. The board voted for that review after an independent investigation into the scandal.

Documentary On Man's 116-Mile Walk Around Salton Sea To Be Screened...

Documentary On Man's 116-Mile Walk Around Salton Sea To Be Screened At Oceanside Film Fest

Aug. 3
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Randy Brown became the first person to hike the 116-mile perimeter of the Salton Sea in June 2015. Now the walk and the problems the Salton Sea is facing are the subject of a documentary that is set to debut at the Oceanside Film Festival on Monday.

UC San Diego Extension Spreads Education Reach To Downtown

UC San Diego Extension Spreads Education Reach To Downtown

Aug. 2
By Susan Murphy

A four-story facility managed by UC San Diego Extension will offer academic and cultural programs and provide the community with entrepreneurship and business resources. Attached to the education hub will be a 34-story residential tower providing 426 housing units, some reserved for low-income residents.

Resolution Opposing Trump Border Wall Advances To San Diego City Co...

Resolution Opposing Trump Border Wall Advances To San Diego City Council

Aug. 2
By Andrew Bowen

A San Diego City Council committee has advanced a resolution opposing President Trump's plans for a border wall. The 2-2 vote was a partisan split, with the committee's Democrats supporting and Republicans opposing.

Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

Aug. 2
By Associated Press

White House officials say President Donald Trump has signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia.

Investigation Details How SANDAG Pushed Boundaries Of Public Record...

Investigation Details How SANDAG Pushed Boundaries Of Public Records Law

Aug. 1
By Andrew Bowen

An investigation has found the San Diego Association of Governments has "forfeited the public's trust" in its response to a scandal surrounding last year's Measure A tax proposal. Executives pressured staff to delete documents and shield them from public records requests.

San Diego To Mandate 'Equal Pay' Among City Contractors

San Diego To Mandate 'Equal Pay' Among City Contractors

July 31
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council has approved an ordinance requiring city contractors to pay employees equally regardless of race or gender. The ordinance is meant to compliment and strengthen similar state and federal laws.

San Diego Pension Reform Headed for California Supreme Court

San Diego Pension Reform Headed for California Supreme Court

July 27
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego's voter-approved pension reform measure, Proposition B, is going before the state Supreme Court. The case could have a major impact on California labor law, and big financial consequences for San Diego.

San Diego Parking Districts Present Spending Plans

San Diego Parking Districts Present Spending Plans

July 26
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego's community parking districts have millions of dollars in revenue from parking meters. On Wednesday they laid out how they want to spend that money.

'Calexit' Campaign Can Start Gathering Signatures

'Calexit' Campaign Can Start Gathering Signatures

July 26
By Associated Press

A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative.

State Filings Show Possible 2018 Senate Run For San Diego Councilma...

State Filings Show Possible 2018 Senate Run For San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey

July 25
By Andrew Bowen

Mark Kersey, who currently represents Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo on the San Diego City Council, is running for the California State Senate, according to filings with the secretary of state.

California Knocks Trump As It Extends Climate Change Effort

California Knocks Trump As It Extends Climate Change Effort

July 25
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel pollution, while condemning President Donald Trump's failure to see climate change as a deadly threat.

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward Proposes Temporary Housing Plan For...

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward Proposes Temporary Housing Plan For Homeless

July 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward presented his ideas for temporary housing for the homeless to the council's new Select Committee on Homelessness Tuesday. The committee agreed to take his proposals under consideration and come back with a specific plan in September.

Senate Votes To Debate GOP Health Care Bill

Senate Votes To Debate GOP Health Care Bill

July 25
By Associated Press

With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law.

City Council Honors A San Diego Marine Hero, A Scientist

City Council Honors A San Diego Marine Hero, A Scientist

July 25
By City News Service

Sgt. Rafael Peralta and renowned scientist Walter Munk are scheduled to be honored by the San Diego City Council Tuesday.