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.
Micro-homes — 350-square-foot dwellings or smaller — have become a national trend for residents who pride themselves on not contributing to sprawl. But San Diego's parking rules are keeping the concept from spreading here.
The city of San Diego has to cut its water use by 16 percent under an order by Gov. Jerry Brown. That means stepping up policing of water restrictions set in November that so far the city has struggled to enforce.
San Diego's city clerk says the 61,235 signatures turned in to request a referendum that would block the One Paseo development in Carmel Valley will be counted one by one, unlike the usual sampling done.
The chairman of the advisory group tasked with recommending a site and financing plan for a new football stadium in San Diego is scheduled to provide an update Thursday to the City Council's Economic Development Committee.
Afghanistan's first female Air Force pilot of a fixed-wing aircraft, Capt. Niloofar Rahmani, is visiting San Diego this week to meet Marine aviators and fly with the Blue Angels flight demonstration team.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer wants to make the city of San Diego's electrical grid use only renewable energy by 2035. Getting to 100 percent would likely involve something with the bulky name “community choice aggregation.”
San Diego's Climate Action Plan has several ambitious goals, including changing the way people get around and where their energy comes from. A new nonprofit group is working to make sure the plan stays ambitious.
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.