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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.

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.

It's been almost six months since the California Coastal Commission approved the issuance of a coastal development permit for the relocation of the South Bay Substation in Chula Vista.

After a slew of recent successes, the 145-year-old San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is revamping its mission and taking an increasingly aggressive role in politics, policy and advocacy for business interests.

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.

Training veterans to conduct a productive job search, equipping them with new skills and connecting them with small businesses are among the ways to help military members transition into the civilian workforce, according to a recent Daily Transcript executive roundtable sponsored by the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM.

Members of the local legal community are trying to spread the word about the importance of a civics education as part of a national project called Informed Voters — Fair Judges.

Land on the north side of San Diego International Airport, once occupied by General Dynamics until the late 1990s and most recently used as a parking lot, is taking shape as the airport's new consolidated rental car center.

On the northern fringe of San Diego's Little Italy, a gaping hole occupies the site where once stood one of the city's most distinctive landmarks: an art deco restaurant complex swathed in hot-pink paint, outlined by long strips of blue-and-white neon, and topped with a concrete spire that was long emblazoned with the names "Fat City" and "China Camp" in glowing English and Chinese characters in red and gold.

The parcel of land once home to King Stahlman Bail Bonds will eventually hold the San Diego County Superior Courthouse.

Just more than a year ago, the infrastructure project to bring bus transit service likened to a "trolley on wheels" through the Mid-City neighborhood broke ground. Originally planned to begin service in June, the $44 million project experienced a slight delay after construction crews encountered some unexpected finds underground and were slowed down by rainstorms in February. But according to the project's administrator, the San Diego Association of Governments, the Mid-City Rapid bus line is looking good for an opening around early fall.

A four-story, 175-room hotel on East Harbor Island proposed by Sunroad Asset Management Inc. is in limbo until stakeholders and coastal authorities can figure out how best to offer affordable overnight accommodations with a priceless waterfront view.

Construction on the final phase of the state Route 76 widening project is set to begin mid-September, following a 55-day delayed start once the contract is approved by Caltrans headquarters in Sacramento.

Poseidon Water, which is developing in Carlsbad what will be the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, is contracted to have the plant running by late November 2015.

After six years of planning, designing and permitting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, construction has officially commenced on an unprecedented port of entry that will link San Diego with the Tijuana International Airport.

A new detention facility in Otay Mesa is being built by Corrections Corp. of America (NYSE: CXW) to help replace a similar facility it manages in the area.

On the tiny reservation of Jamul Indian Village in East County, a big project -- in terms of its relative size and the opinions it has generated -- has been in progress since January.

San Diego International Airport's vision for its north side is about to reach another milestone: The airport's new fixed-base operator is about to open.

The Otay Water District is in the process of getting final permitting and an environmental impact review approved to construct a new pipeline system to receive water from a future desalination plant in Mexico.

Construction is complete on the first of the two-phase, award-winning Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee. The $221.5 million project for the county of San Diego Department of General Services consists of 24 buildings across 45 acres with 1,216-beds. It is replacing the county's 1960s-era women's detention and intake facility.

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