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SD planning chief looks back on tenure

When Bill Fulton started work as head of San Diego's Planning Department in July 2013, the department didn't actually exist, since former Mayor Jerry Sanders had disbanded its predecessor agency and merged it into the permitting department.

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PB property owners fined $120,000 for operating marijuana shop

The owners of a Pacific Beach commercial property, where marijuana dispensaries have continually operated, have been ordered to pay $120,000 in civil penalties and $1,800 in investigative costs to the city of San Diego for violating zoning laws.

GENERAL

Faulconer goes online for website design search

Trying to bring the city further into the Internet Age, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Wednesday evening used a Google Hangout chat room to kick off his drive to thoroughly overhaul the city's cumbersome and often confusing website.

Chamber unveils new direction, logo

DEFENSE

Pairing resources key to helping veteran workforce

LAW

Legal community backs civics education drive

Council won't appeal Convention Center ruling

GENERAL

Minimum wage petition drive gets testy

DEFENSE

Funeral services set for Bruce Boland

REAL ESTATE

Wage lien bill moves quickly; CAR promises fight

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EU Vows to Hit Russia With New Sanctions If Ukraine Worsens

Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- European Union governments agreed to impose tougher sanctions on Russia, possibly targeting its energy and finance industries, if the conflict in Ukraine which already left thousands dead worsens.

PB property owners fined $120,000 for operating marijuana shop

The owners of a Pacific Beach commercial property, where marijuana dispensaries have continually operated, have been ordered to pay $120,000 in civil penalties and $1,800 in investigative costs to the city of San Diego for violating zoning laws.

SD planning chief looks back on tenure

When Bill Fulton started work as head of San Diego's Planning Department in July 2013, the department didn't actually exist, since former Mayor Jerry Sanders had disbanded its predecessor agency and merged it into the permitting department.

Censoring the Islamic state on Twitter is useless

When a powerful denial-of-service attack brought down Sony's PlayStation Network on Aug. 24, a group that claimed responsibility said it had acted on behalf of the Islamic State, the rapidly growing terrorist organization in the Middle East.

Security council may prove best hope for Gazans

For their own reasons, Israelis and Palestinians have traditionally been leery of involving the United Nations Security Council in mediating their long-running conflict.

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In The News

In San Diego business news, the city’s planning director Bill Fulton steps down and George Chamberlin writes about how the banking industry is bouncing back from the recession.

Government Videos

Chamber CEO Jerry Sanders on new strategy

Aug. 28, 2014 -- George Chamberlin discusses the details of the San Diego Regional Chamber's new strategic plan and updated brand with chamber President and CEO Jerry Sanders.

Special Reports

Soaring Dimensions - San Diego County - 2014

Get an in-depth look at major construction projects happening throughout the San Diego region.

From the Front

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 27, 2014) -- Chief petty officer selects participate in a pride run during the 1st Annual Heritage Cup as a part of CPO 365 at Naval Air Station North Island. CPO 365 phase two is a six-week training evolution that prepares future chief petty officers for the duties and responsibilities their jobs will require.

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 27, 2014) -- Chief petty officer selects participate in a pride run during the 1st Annual Heritage Cup as a part of CPO 365 at Naval Air Station North Island. CPO 365 phase two is a six-week training evolution that prepares future chief petty officers for the duties and responsibilities their jobs will require. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda Chavez

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Energy Status

The latest look at San Diego's current energy status is at your fingertips.

Soaring Dimensions - San Diego is Building Again. Get Involved!

Soaring Dimensions 2014, now and all year long on San Diego Source. The special August 28 print publication features articles, profiles and videos on some of San Diego's most recognized companies involved in making San Diego soar once more. Construction, architecture, engineering, tenant improvement companies, plus law firms and government, all working to create a vibrant economy and positive local impact.

SAN DIEGO SOURCEBOOK

The San Diego SourceBook offers information on a wide variety of businesses and business services in San Diego County plus vital statistics on population, the economy, employment and housing in the region. The lists included in the SourceBook provide a close look at companies in a variety of important industry sectors in the county.

Medical Marijuana

The Daily Transcript is tracking all the issues surrounding medical marijuana.

NECA

NECA is the voice of the electrical construction industry. NECA has provided over a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. The San Diego Chapter was chartered in 1942, and today represents more than 100 electrical contractors with an elected Board of Director and a full time professional staff.

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