Disability benefits now take about three months, compared to 10 months in 2013, and the wait for mental health care has been cut in half compared to last year, according to San Diego's top VA officials.
Some community gardens and farms will soon be nourished by food waste from the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The nonprofit has a new high-tech composting machine, and the city has just given them the green light to go green in a big way.
A dozen Metropolitan Transit System bus routes in San Diego continue to be disrupted as striking workers walk the picket line. A San Diego city councilman boosted their cause on Tuesday by rallying with them.
Trustee John Lee Evans, elected in 2008 after upsetting an incumbent, is running for his third term this year. He faces a challenge from Stephen “Steph” Groce for the seat that includes Clairemont, University City and Mira Mesa.
More than three dozen San Diego military veterans graduated Friday from Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit that for free trains and certifies veterans in jobs such as welding, machining and fabrication.
San Diego-based Marines and sailors have spent the past several weeks storming beaches, testing explosives and practicing amphibious landings. The exercise was carried out amid heightened tensions with North Korea.
The Marines and sailors will work together on various missions during the seven-month deployment to the Middle East and Asia Pacific region, including disaster relief and embassy and security evacuations.
With help from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and USC, citizen scientists in San Diego County are being trained to help document the effects of El Nino’s high tides and strong waves.