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The San Diego company that makes a powerful new prescription painkiller called Zohydro says it's disappointed with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's decision to impose new restrictions on the drug after a federal judge ruled that his attempt to ban the drug outright was unconstitutional.


The U.S. General Services Administration says it can save $5.02 million in San Diego by moving leased space into the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown San Diego.

Are you worried about the rising cost of your health care? Unsure of where to find the right answers about the Affordable Care Act and how the ACA will affect your business? Concerned about your opportunity to grow because of the demands of health care reform?


The California Department of Transportation is planning to distribute $360 million over the next three years to projects that promote biking and walking, and San Diego municipalities are looking for a piece of the pie.

It's a short week on the construction front, as municipalities are either not scheduled to meet or have adjourned meetings.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has reached an agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.


About 17 miles east of downtown San Diego is Spring Valley, the largest unincorporated community in the county. The Spring Valley community planning area encompasses about 11 square miles with a mix of single-family and multifamily residences, small, family-owned businesses and heavy industrial.

Approximately 1,100 acres in east San Diego County near the community of Jamul have been sold for $37.12 million, and will be developed into a master-planned community of up to 1,200 homes.

If SPAWAR were a private company, it would have ranked as San Diego's 12th-largest private-sector employer in fiscal 2013, according to a report released Thursday by the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC).

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement’s 5th Annual Border Management Southwest event, “Securing the U.S-Mexico Border with tactical strategies and technologies,” will bring together military and government personnel from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army and more to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Department of Homeland Security, from efforts to build new partnerships to modernizing security capabilities.


San Diego County's solar energy financing program for commercial properties known as property assessed clean energy, PACE, will be extended to homeowners after approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.


Jerry Sanders and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce officially announced their endorsements for the June ballot, though none comes as a huge surprise.


The City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee on Wednesday will discuss amending San Diego municipal code related to the possession of marijuana for medical purposes and the operations of medical marijuana cooperatives.

Little more than a month after officially taking office, Mayor Kevin Faulconer unveiled a $3 billion budget for San Diego that would include nearly $300 million, targeting improvements to sidewalks, roads, water lines, sewers, fire stations and other infrastructure improvements.


Meeting calendars are light this week on the construction front, as most municipalities are not slated to convene.

A luxury car dealer on Thursday became the second person to plead guilty in a case alleging that a Mexican businessman illegally funneled more than $500,000 to support San Diego politicians, including $120,000 to back former Mayor Bob Filner.

The U.S. Justice Department says a war memorial cross should remain on federal property atop a San Diego mountain but disagrees with cross supporters that the appeal should go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court.


The Chula Vista City Council has approved a consultant to prepare zoning regulations for the University Park and Innovation District Sectional Planning Area, a new development in the Southeastern part of the city.

National City is steeped in history that’s very significant to San Diego County’s early development. When Spanish soldiers and missionaries, led by Father Junipero Serra, occupied land that the Kumeyaay people farmed, they used 26,000 acres in what is now National City as grazing land for their horses and named it El Rancho del Rey, or “Ranch of the King.”

The city of Carlsbad has awarded $69,000 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs) to 12 nonprofit organizations to help lower-income residents meet their needs for housing, nutrition, health and employment.

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