A ballot measure that would allow an upscale retail and dining center to be built along the shore of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad trailed by 186 votes early Wednesday, but approximately 7,100 mail and provisional ballots remained to be counted.
Charles Lester, the powerful agency's executive director, was fired on 7-5 vote following a 12-hour hearing that was filled with his backers. His supporters said some commissioners want the panel to back more development along California's coast.
San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox represents San Diego on the California Coastal Commission. Given a push to fire the executive director this week, Cox discussed changes he'd like to see the commission make.
Carlsbad’s Measure A is not just a battle over whether to build a shopping and entertainment center on a coastal lagoon. It could also set a precedent for developers looking to save time and money on big projects in San Diego County.
Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes delivered an annual "Address to the Community," describing diverse and growing student enrollment. Meanwhile, students protested changes in the campus diversity office.
Traffic is one of the most contentious issues in the campaign for Measure A in Carlsbad. Supporters say a planned shopping center on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon would improve traffic flow, while opponents say it would create gridlock.
Sea cliffs have crumbled and several beaches in North County have eroded down to pebbles by high tides and El Niño storms. This winter may reveal how expensive it would be to preserve San Diego beaches as sea levels rise.
Supervisor Bill Horn is disputing the advice of the California Fair Political Practices Commission to recuse himself from voting on Lilac Hills, a development that would build 1,700 homes near Valley Center.
A group of Escondido homeowners will meet Tuesday night to consider their options now that the city has settled a lawsuit with a developer who wants to build hundreds of houses on a former golf course.
Southern California Edison is confident in its plans to store tons of radioactive waste on site indefinitely. But news the company knew about potential problems with faulty steam generators and installed the system anyway has undermined Edison’s credibility.
The San Diego County Registrar of Voters confirmed that the group Citizens for North County has collected enough signatures to challenge the "85/15 Plan" proposed for the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad.
San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn said Wednesday he will send more information to the Fair Political Practices Commission, asking it to reconsider the conclusion that he has a conflict of interest in the Lilac Hills vote.
The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously to grant Southern California Edison a 20-year permit for an expanded nuclear waste storage facility at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in northern San Diego County.
An issue that has divided the Carlsbad community took a new twist Thursday. Opponents of a proposed shopping center on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon have presented more than 9,000 signatures asking for a referendum to the City Clerk.
Carlsbad residents are reeling from dueling signature-gathering campaigns. Next week is the final week of a petition drive to gather signatures to require a vote on plans to build a shopping center on the Agua Hedionda lagoon.
A major challenge to San Diego County’s blueprint for growth in rural areas comes before the Planning Commission Friday. Both the developer and the project’s opponents say the Lilac Hills project would set a precedent.
Carlsbad residents are divided on a developer’s proposal to build an upscale outdoor shopping center on a North County lagoon. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Project comes before the Carlsbad City Council for a vote Tuesday.