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Voters in Chula Vista will decide whether to pass Proposition A and amend the city’s charter to change the way the city bids and awards public works contracts next Tuesday during the midterm election.

This list was compiled from properties featured from Jan. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2014 in “Deal of the Week,” a weekly column by Daily Transcript Real Estate Editor Richard Spaulding. Transactions are listed by property type.

The city of San Diego has started the process of replacing its traditional parking meters with so-called “smart meters” that will allow customers to use their credit cards to pay for parking.

Over the past week, Democratic organizations have raised $1.2 million to fund a last-minute media blitz supporting Rep. Scott Peters' re-election campaign, nearly tripling the amount of $480,000 in Republican funds independently aiding Republican challenger Carl DeMaio's campaign.

Gov. Jerry Brown visited San Diego on Wednesday to urge voters to back a water bond ballot measure, as well as a proposition designed to boost the state’s rainy day fund.

With just two months to go before the Panama-California Exposition's centennial year begins, the James Irvine Foundation has donated $1 million to upgrade Balboa Park's wireless network and technologies, with the goal of enhancing the park experience for local and out-of-town visitors.

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday will vote whether to hire outside counsel for up to $250,000 for the sexual assault claims against former San Diego police officer Donald Moncrief.

The city of San Diego is streamlining its bidding process for public works projects to pay contractors faster and hire more engineers.

October's final week features public works projects and a mixed-use residential complex.

Faced with dwindling resources and rising demand for housing and business space, local governments need to put focus more on developing "holistic" planning for neighborhoods rather than randomly approving developments as they come along.

San Diego County will implement the final step of the 2008 plan that has consolidated rural fire companies into the San Diego County Fire Authority.

When legendary bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, his famous response was, “That’s where the money is.”

California had the fastest loan growth in the nation in the second quarter of 2014, with a 14 percent jump in lending spurred by commercial real estate and construction growth, particularly for multifamily housing, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve.

The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously approved a measure that should allow the city to continue to get state funds for construction projects, which have been under threat of voter-approved restrictions against requiring "project labor agreements" for construction contracts.

For the first time since early 2011, San Diego is in a Level 2 Drought Alert, as the San Diego City Council voted unanimously Monday night to enact the more restrictive drought status.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that it has concluded its review regarding a burglary and vandalism to Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s headquarters in May.

Alan Long announced Monday that he will step down as mayor of Murrieta following his arrest Thursday night on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing injury.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors this week will consider taking the third step of a plan developed in 2008 that consolidated several rural fire agencies under the San Diego County Fire Authority.

On the heels of a petition drive that blocked the San Diego City Council from raising the local minimum wage in January, the council Monday voted unanimously to put the proposal on the ballot in June 2016.

The Del Mar Design Review Board on Wednesday is slated to hear 10 requests for permitting to remodel different single-family homes.

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