An audit released last summer found that many San Diego city departments had outdated or inaccurate information in their plans for what to do in case of an emergency. Now the city is working to update its plans.
After more than a year of delays, San Diego's first 20 bike share stations opened for business on Friday. Sixty more stations will be opened over the next two weeks, and all 180 stations are expected to be operational in the next two months.
During a KPBS Midday Edition interview Wednesday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer reaffirmed his 100 percent renewable goal but was non-committal about whether the city should use community choice aggregation to get there.
Results of the "WeAllCount" tabulation of the region's homeless population figure into how much federal grant money is received by governments and social organizations to help get people off the streets and into housing.
San Diego has a new City Council this year with five Democrats and four Republicans, erasing the supermajority Democrats held for much of 2014. Republican Scott Sherman said he hopes this means the council will move away from agenda-driven politics and get back to government basics.
It could become easier to run fishermen's markets if state Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego gets her way. She has introduced a "Pacific to Plate" bill to streamline the markets' permitting process.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced at his first State of the City speech he is creating a task force to develop a plan to build a new stadium for the Chargers. It could be at the current stadium site in Mission Valley or in downtown San Diego.
San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria will ask the City Council and state lawmakers to look into making it harder to put referendums on the ballot after legislation he supported, including raising the minimum wage, were derailed.
Numbers released Tuesday from the California Water Resources Control Board show the city of San Diego reduced its water use from an average of 76 gallons a day per household in October to 64.5 gallons a day in November.
The city of San Diego has hired two provisional employees to respond to water use complaints and is hiring a third who will start Jan. 6. A city spokeswoman said field representatives are currently being interviewed to fill the positions more permanently.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department told KPBS in August that it would work on posting more public information online, including possibly using the social media site Nextdoor.com, but some residents say that hasn't happened.
Starting this year, California beer drinkers were supposed to be able to take beer jugs called growlers into any brewery and say, "fill 'er up." But not all San Diego breweries have opened up their taps.
Sitting City Council President Todd Gloria did not get enough votes for another term, despite more than an hour of public speakers supporting him. Democrat Sherri Lightner was elected instead, becoming San Diego's first woman City Council president.
The grass-roots group Urban Collaborative Project will set up a food market Friday evening at the intersection of Imperial and Euclid avenues, sometimes called the "four corners of death" because of the number of homicides that have happened there.
At the beginning of November, San Diego adopted mandatory water restrictions, including limits on when sprinklers can run and when plants can be watered. But the city has not yet hired the staff to enforce its new rules.
Justin Harper offered to Skype with KPBS to verify his identity after the spokesman for Carl DeMaio's campaign said KPBS and other news outlets were duped by an impostor in stories about a second DeMaio staffer accusing him of sexual harassment.
Democratic Rep. Scott Peters answered questions Sunday about what he credits for his apparent win in a close re-election bid and why his description of events about his GOP opponent's "campaign playbook" has been inconsistent with police reports.
Democratic Congressman Scott Peters is not claiming victory, and his challenger, Republican Carl DeMaio, has not conceded. But new vote totals released Friday night show Peters ahead by 4,491 votes with about 10,000 ballots to be counted.