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A federal appeals court has restored many of the city of San Diego’s claims in a lawsuit it filed against Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LLP alleging that leaking tanks and pipelines on the company’s fuel distribution facility polluted the soil and groundwater in Mission Valley for decades.

One Paseo is going back to the drawing board, and, with promises for community comment and support from a competing shopping center, Kilroy Realty Corp. will revise its mixed-use development to halve the amount of traffic in Carmel Valley through fewer stores and offices.

It's been almost 100 years since former president Theodore Roosevelt stood on the platform at the brand new Spreckels Organ Pavilion and made what he called "an earnest plea" to San Diego.


Civic San Diego’s board on Wednesday approved a 24-story project of 220 residential units at Ash and Columbia streets in Little Italy.

San Diego's array of arts and cultural organizations -- including museums, bands, choirs, ethnic centers and neighborhood fairs -- generate around $200 million in spending activity within the city.

The owner of the former Escondido Country Club property says the city has chosen to ignore his offer to resolve the ongoing legal battle over the future of the site.


The San Diego Convention Corp. exceeded its authority by spending close to $8 million on a planned contiguous expansion of the facility that is now in limbo, according to a San Diego County grand jury report.

A day after Mayor Kevin Faulconer's advisory team unveiled a pitch for a $1.4 billion stadium designed to keep the Chargers in San Diego, the Chargers and Oakland Raiders jointly invested in a land purchase in Carson, the L.A. suburb that has been wooing them with plans for an even more expensive stadium.


The city of Chula Vista is currently accepting applications for volunteer positions on 12 of its boards and commissions.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Chargers stadium task force Monday unveiled a plan for a new $1.1 billion stadium, combined with a $1.4 billion financing plan that includes $242 million in funds from the city and county of San Diego, but no money from new taxes.

Three more days of confidential talks could yield a version of One Paseo with less traffic and no further opposition from the company behind the neighboring shopping center that has long fought the proposed mixed-use project.


Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration took two actions Thursday that should pave the way for Coronado to be repaid almost $60 million in loans it made to its former redevelopment agency before it was dissolved.

A string of votes Thursday at the San Diego County Water Authority implemented new rules to deal with water cutbacks from a major Water Authority supplier and to spur local compliance with the latest statewide emergency drought regulations, but the agency's acceptance of the need for the rules wasn't without some discontent.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer revised his budget on Friday to add a variety of new programs, ranging from a $15 million reserve fund for the city's pension system to $50,000 for a study to monitor police stops.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer will introduce a package of revisions to his budget, including expanded hours for recreation centers, parks and playgrounds, during a news conference Friday at the Kearny Mesa Recreation Center.


Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s bill that would allow Civic San Diego’s planning and permitting actions to be appealed to the City Council was approved by the state Assembly Thursday.

The Board of Port Commissioners directed staff on Tuesday to issue a Request for Proposals, which is currently expected to be issued on May 20. Staff will review proposals and return to the board on August 11 with recommendations on moving forward.

Stung by three heavily funded petition drives that have blocked or overturned its decisions over the past two years, the San Diego City Council on Thursday unanimously voted to draft new rules for the petition process, aimed at giving voters more information about who is financing the campaigns.

The San Diego County Water Authority adopted a series of measures Thursday to guide local water suppliers facing reduced supplies from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and targets mandated by the emergency drought regulation.

In the wake of three petition drives that blocked or helped overturn City Council ordinances over the past two years, San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria this afternoon will propose new restrictions on the petition process, aimed at requiring more public disclosure of who is financing the petition-gathering process.

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