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Mayor Filner says Monday's medical marijuana ruling does not affect his commitment to safe access to medical marijuana.
Cash fare for transit is becoming a thing of the past. But the San Diego Compass Card still has some transfers to make before it reaches the end station.
The San Diego water department today presents its final report on water recycling and estimates it would cost no more to recycle water than to import it.
The 100th anniversary of Balboa Park is coming up in 2015. Or is it? Turns out the San Diego press corps has been getting it wrong about the pending centennial and the 1915 Exposition.
Volatile gas prices have boosted public transit ridership in most of the country. But not in San Diego, where trolley trips were down nearly 5 percent last year.
San Diego could have 60 more affordable housing units for seniors if the City Council approves it, and some residents of Allied Gardens hope they won't.
The latest trends in firefighting got an airing at the Firehouse World Convention in San Diego.
Federal prosecutors say former San Diego mayor Maureen O'Connor gambled away millions of dollars.
Left-of-center politicos lean toward “progressive” label to cast off liberal baggage.
Freshman San Diego Congressman Scott Peters will join about 40 other members of Congress Tuesday, wearing a bipartisan pin during the President's State of the Union address.
The San Diego City Attorney has charged a man with vehicular manslaughter in the death of Charles Gilbreth, who was hit by a car while riding his bike on Montezuma Road.
Two San Diego developments show how goals to create walkable communities can succeed and fail.
Plans for a new park in City Heights include a skate plaza, which is some, but not all, of what skaters hoped for.
A collection of science fiction books, letters and manuscripts, valued at more than $2 million, is now in the hands of the San Diego State University library.
A Supreme Court Justice promoted her memoir and spoke to a sell-out crowd at the University of San Diego.
San Diego officials say a bike lane on a busy road near SDSU made a nearby intersection no safer, and possibly more dangerous.
Technical problems with their Boeing 787 aircraft have caused Japan Airlines to cancel even more of its direct flights from San Diego to Tokyo.
An ambitious goal to reduce the use of fossil fuels looks to algae as a way to power the fleet.
John Reed, CEO of Sanford-Burnham Research Institute, has become the research head for Roche Pharmaceuticals.
Conversion of the old El Cajon Speedway to aviation use poses the question: What do you do with an airport?
Legislation to protect distressed California homeowners will also expedite a process that can lead to foreclosure.
Midday host Maureen Cavanaugh, along with Alison St. John and Tom Fudge, who also fill the host chair from time to time, reflect on their candidates for the top San Diego stories of 2012.
The San Diego International Auto Show opened at the Convention Center to show off new styles and technology.
The annual Christmas tree recycling program has started turning San Diego's evergreen icons into compost and mulch.
Promoters of the 35th Holiday Bowl say it will bring a lot of points to the scoreboard and dollars to the San Diego economy.
The addition of 1,300 acres is the latest chapter in the story of Mission Trails Regional Park.
A program to monitor bike use in San Diego County seeks a way to improve the cycling environment.
November home prices in San Diego were up by nearly 14 percent compared to a year before.
San Diego had the third largest homeless population of any American metropolitan area in 2012, surpassed only by New York City and Los Angeles.
Recycling supporters say it’s time to stop sending wastewater out to sea.
San Diego's planning agency, SANDAG, said it will try to reach a settlement following a court ruling against its transportation plan.
Sandag's big, big plan gets deflated. A Senator questions Homeland Security's San Diego zombie event. Todd Gloria wants to fix your streets. And Oceanside's mayor is pretty ticked off.
The San Diego City Council voted to preserve an additional 6,572 acres of open space, though environmentalists wanted even more.
A dramatic drop in 2011 arrests in San Diego County is linked to a new law that reduced the charge for possession of up to an once of marijuana from a misdemeanor to an infraction.
A facility that will use solar energy to charge plug-in electric vehicles and feed the electrical grid has opened in the San Diego Zoo's parking lot.
Protected bike lanes are an emerging idea that could make San Diego cycling safer and more popular.
Just days ago the research vessel the "Roger Revelle" returned to its homeport of San Diego after six years of hosting scientific research spanning the globe. Science teams studied everything from meteorology to geology to climate change.
A dramatic boost in highway car counts means an improving economy and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
San Diego officials today announced that Miami-based DecoBike was selected as the operating partner for a proposed bikeshare program, expected to begin next year.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s research vessel is back in San Diego Bay following six years of scientific research around the globe.
Lanes were added to the Nordahl Bridge in San Marcos in an effort to improve a part of Highway 78 that's famous for traffic pileups.
The San Diego transit agency gets some jingles about bus and trolley use from hip local bands.
More motorists are traversing the South Bay Expressway (SR 125) since public ownership brought lower costs to the San Diego County toll road.
The group National Popular Vote wants presidents to be elected by every voter, not just those who live in swing states.
An animal welfare proposition passed in 2008 is two years from taking effect. But California chicken farmers still don't know how to follow it.
Walk San Diego recognizes National City as San Diego County's number one city for encouraging people to walk as a means of transportation.
San Diego farmers explore the possibilities of dragon fruit, a new cash crop that doesn't need a lot of water.
Common Cause sets up a command center to prevent something they see as a big problem: Voter intimidation by organized groups.
Italy is appealing to ethnic Italians in San Diego and around the world to become citizens of the old country, in hopes it will beef up their dwindling native population.
The San Diego City Council will require less parking for affordable housing developments to reduce costs and encourage alternative transportation.