In 2014, 83.1 percent of San Diegans commuted to work by car. San Diego's Climate Action Plan, which will be considered by the city council this fall, calls for that number to drop to 50 percent by 2035.
Before the San Diego Chargers regular season begins Sunday, state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is asking the team to pay its cheerleaders at least minimum wage. The team will be required to pay hourly wages beginning Jan. 1.
As a new class begins UC San Diego’s medical school Tuesday, there are some students who didn’t follow the traditional path to get there. A new program is helping students attend the school who otherwise wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity.
The largest fish farm in America will be built 4 miles off San Diego's coast. The Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is planning the project to correct what it calls this country’s seafood imbalance, but environmentalists equate it to an industrial farm.
Instead of only considering jobs in academia, as generations have done in the past, Ph.D. students are branching out to for profit companies. A new program at UC San Diego aims to help them land these jobs and fit in with corporate culture.
One of the world’s largest exercise organizations is based in San Diego, and this year marks its 30th birthday. The American Council on Exercise researches fitness trends and certifies personal trainers. It's seen a lot of changes since 1985.
Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told City Council members Wednesday that her department has implemented 21 out of 40 recommendations so far that came out of a federal audit in March after a spate of San Diego police misconduct.
City staffers say a recently installed $250,000 Portland Loo at 14th and L streets has increased crime in the area, become a nuisance and should close, but people who live and work in the area say it should stay.
Environmental groups say SANDAG is responsible for creating a transportation plan that cuts emissions 80 percent by 2050 — a target Gov. Jerry Brown set — but SANDAG says meeting those reductions isn't its job alone.
Marti Emerald represents City Heights, Kensington, Mountain View and other neighborhoods in District 9. After a year that included a breast cancer diagnosis and a wedding, Emerald decided not to seek re-election.
An advocacy group is targeting this week's annual Comic-Con convention in San Diego for failing to do enough to prevent sexual harassment. GeeksForCONsent has collected 3,000 signatures asking Comic-Con to beef up its anti-harassment policy and enforcement.
A team of retired seniors at Fredericka Manor in Chula Vista is competing in a Tour de France of sorts. The competitors are riding stationary bikes for their health and to beat out other teams nationally in their age group.
A new UC San Diego Extension initiative wants to create a college-going culture on the Viejas and Sycuan reservations. Its summer classes are aimed at helping Native American students not only feel prepared for college, but making them eager to go in the first place.
There is nothing left that the city of San Diego can do to solve the stadium issue before the NFL owners vote on whether to allow the Chargers to move to Los Angeles, team spokesman Mark Fabiani told KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday.
Solana Beach has taken the first step toward establishing a community choice aggregation program that would allow it to bypass SDG&E in its energy purchases. Meanwhile, San Diego's study of the program has been delayed.
The local version of the National Day of Civic Hacking is organized by open government advocacy group Open San Diego. Community members will work on apps to avoid street sweeping tickets and find the best nearby parks.
The 13.5 percent reduction is the second-best conservation achievement since state officials started closely tracking water use more than a year ago, but it falls short of the 25 percent in cuts Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered.
In the midst of California's drought, concern is growing that adding more housing for a growing population will use even more water. But a new report from Circulate San Diego says not all development will suck up water resources.
A state appeals court breathed new life into the plan to build a new bridge that would divert cars from the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park. But so much time has passed since the plan was struck down that it seems interest has waned.
The board voted to restrict the irrigation of ornamental landscaping with potable water to no more than twice a week, and spend $1 million to heighten the agencies outreach efforts and conservation programs.
San Diego is working on a Climate Action Plan that includes goals of boosting public transit ridership. But many decisions about adding bus and trolley services aren't made by the city. They're made by an agency being sued for spending too much of its funding on freeways and roads.
If you drive through any local residential neighborhood you’d see the same green grass you'd find in the rest of the country. But the drought means homeowners are not only letting their lawns go brown, they’re changing them to entirely different kinds of landscape.