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Minimum-wage petition drive begins

A business coalition with funding from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and other business groups formally launched a petition drive Thursday aimed at overturning the San Diego City Council's recently adopted hike in the minimum wage.

SD pension system ranked No. 1 for VC portfolio

The San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System (SDCERS) has the top-performing private equity portfolio of any public pension plan in the country, according to a survey released Thursday by the Reuters PE investment news site.

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Port seeks search firm to find new CEO

The Port of San Diego is looking for a search firm to help it find a new chief executive, following the ouster last month of Wayne Darbeau.

DEFENSE

Former Navy mayor, civic advocate Boland dies

Council overrides Faulconer wage veto

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Construction Agenda: Two large mixed-use projects proposed for downtown, Little Italy

Children's Pool closing for seal pupping season gets Coastal Commission OK

City Council to consider overriding mayor's minimum wage veto Monday

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Local bar associations, SDPD release anti-racial profiling PSA

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Chula Vista fills districting commission

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Unregulated pumping rises to top of drought debate

SACRAMENTO — Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

SD pension system ranked No. 1 for VC portfolio

The San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System (SDCERS) has the top-performing private equity portfolio of any public pension plan in the country, according to a survey released Thursday by the Reuters PE investment news site.

Minimum-wage petition drive begins

A business coalition with funding from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and other business groups formally launched a petition drive Thursday aimed at overturning the San Diego City Council's recently adopted hike in the minimum wage.

Tahoe imperiled by drought, officials say

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the Western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials said Tuesday.

Firefighting costs eroding conservation

The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.

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In The News

Aug. 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. -- In local news, the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System has the top-performing private equity portfolio of any public pension in the country, and four C-suite women in the transportation industry discussed road blocks the industry faces at a WTS panel.

Government Videos

Manpower's Trevor Blair on helping veterans transition to civilian workforce

Aug. 14, 2014 -- George Chamberlin discusses veterans in the workplace with Trevor Blair, workforce development manager for Manpower, who explains the firm's military transition support project.

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Sourcebook - 2014

The Daily Transcript presents SourceBook 2014, featuring our database of San Diego's top companies.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 16, 2014) -- Airman Juillian R. Sawyer, from Columbus, Ohio, signals to an MV-22 Osprey during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).†

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 16, 2014) -- Airman Juillian R. Sawyer, from Columbus, Ohio, signals to an MV-22 Osprey during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a scheduled deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) in the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl

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Energy Status

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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

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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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