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San Diego Utilities Department Director Answers Questions...

San Diego Utilities Department Director Answers Questions About Overcharged Water Bills

Feb. 9
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego's Public Utilities Department says one employee is to blame for overcharging more than 340 customers in Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Valley, Rancho Penasquitos, and Mira Mesa on their water bills. Those customers will be getting refunds or credits for the overpayment.

SANDAG Budget Has More Delays For Priority Bike Projects

SANDAG Budget Has More Delays For Priority Bike Projects

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen

A number of bike infrastructure projects planned by SANDAG are facing delays under the transportation agency's proposed budget. Some $61 million has been spent on the projects, but few have been completed.

California Governor Scales Back Plan For Giant Water Project

California Governor Scales Back Plan For Giant Water Project

Feb. 7
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration announced Wednesday that it was scaling back his troubled four-decade effort to redo California's north-south water system, cutting plans to build giant water tunnels from two to one.

City To Revise Safeguards After Homeless Person Scooped U...

City To Revise Safeguards After Homeless Person Scooped Up In Trash Truck

Feb. 7
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The city of San Diego has said it will make changes following an incident in December where a homeless person was nearly killed after being scooped into a garbage truck during a cleanup of a homeless encampment on a city street.

San Diego Officials Looking To Solve Mystery Of High Wate...

San Diego Officials Looking To Solve Mystery Of High Water Bills

Feb. 7
By Claire Trageser

City Councilwoman Barbara Bry has asked the city auditor, Eduardo Luna, to examine the public utilities department after getting almost 100 complaints from constituents about abnormally high water bills.

Bust Highlights Backlog In California System To Seize Guns

Bust Highlights Backlog In California System To Seize Guns

Feb. 6
By Associated Press

Authorities seized more than two dozen guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from a California man, nearly five months after a judge barred him from having firearms, highlighting a backlog in a state system meant to seize guns from those who aren't allowed to have them.

Levin Raises Most Among Dems Vying To Replace Issa

Levin Raises Most Among Dems Vying To Replace Issa

Feb. 6
By Alison St John

With 10 candidates running, the campaign for Darrell Issa’s 49th congressional seat is all about who will be among the top two vote-getters in the June primary, and go on to compete in November.

San Diego Studies How To Improve Immigrant Outreach

San Diego Studies How To Improve Immigrant Outreach

Feb. 6
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

A coalition of San Diego officials, business leaders, academics and immigrant rights groups are moving forward with plans to study how the city can improve immigrant integration.

San Diego LGBT Community Center To Host Transgender Legal...

San Diego LGBT Community Center To Host Transgender Legal Clinic

Feb. 5
By Andrew Bowen

Law students from the University of San Diego are starting a free legal clinic Tuesday to help transgender people change their names and gender markers on official documents.

Citizens Initiative To Expand San Diego Convention Center...

Citizens Initiative To Expand San Diego Convention Center Starts Collecting Signatures

Feb. 5
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The organizers of a proposed ballot measure that would raise money for the downtown convention center and homelessness programs plan to launch their signature-gathering effort Monday.

Eight Businesses That Have Violated San Diego's Minimum W...

Eight Businesses That Have Violated San Diego's Minimum Wage Law

Feb. 5
By Claire Trageser

Employees received back wages from eight businesses that operate in San Diego, after a city audit found the employees were not getting what they were owed. Two of those businesses also paid the city a total of $28,000 in fines.

Workshop Teaches Cannabis Industry Of New 'Track And Trac...

Workshop Teaches Cannabis Industry Of New 'Track And Trace' System

Feb. 2
By Andrew Bowen

About 60 cannabis professionals gathered in San Diego on Friday to learn about California's new system to track all cannabis products in the state.

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber Encourages Women Of Color To ...

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber Encourages Women Of Color To Run For Office

Feb. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

As Black History month begins, an event in San Diego will highlight the emerging political power of women of color and celebrate African-American female political pioneers.

Rep. Peters: Trump's State Of The Union Makes Compromise ...

Rep. Peters: Trump's State Of The Union Makes Compromise Less Likely

Feb. 1
By Steve Walsh

Congressional Democrat says the speech's darker tones make it harder for Congress to tackle the larger issues like immigration and trade.

Trump To Discuss Recent Tax Cuts During Session With Workers

Trump To Discuss Recent Tax Cuts During Session With Workers

Jan. 31
By Associated Press, Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Trump will discuss the new tax cuts during an Oval Office meeting on Wednesday afternoon with workers at companies such as Jergens and Aflac. The companies are in Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio.