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San Diego Superior Court has seen an increase in the number of people receiving calls from scammers pretending to be members of the court or law enforcement.


San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is seeking applicants for the Citizens’ Review Board on Police Practices, which reviews serious citizen complaints against San Diego police officers, as well as officer-involved shootings and deaths of prisoners or suspects in custody.


The San Diego County Board of Supervisors dissolved on Tuesday the San Pasqual Volunteer Fire Department, following through on a notice given last week to the nonprofit organization that managed it.

Opponents of the city of San Diego's minimum wage ordinance on Tuesday said they have collected 56,000 signatures on a petition for postponing the wage hike until a public referendum can be held, far ahead of the legal requirement for putting it on the ballot.


Life science companies don’t seem to be too worried that water restrictions would be imposed upon them, given the large economic impact of this industry on the San Diego economy.

A trio of elected officials in San Diego on Monday called for formal state and local investigations of the petition distributors gathering signatures to overturn the minimum wage, based on allegations they have been illegally misleading voters into signing.

The San Diego City Council unanimously approved the appointment of real estate developer Reese Jarrett to head Civic San Diego, a city-owned nonprofit aimed at encouraging economic development in targeted urban neighborhoods.


It's a slow week on the construction front, as just a few municipalities are scheduled to meet.

The county's Board of Supervisors is scheduled to re-convene Sept. 16 after its summer recess. Among the agenda items the supervisors will hear is the expected dissolution of the San Pasqual Volunteer Fire Department Inc. as a recognized volunteer fire company.


U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye had high praise Thursday for San Diego's new civil appellate self-help workshop series.

As the petition campaign to overturn San Diego's minimum-wage ordinance approached its final weekend, the three city councilmembers who opposed the measure stood in front of local supermarkets Thursday to assist in the signature-gathering drive.


Former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio was endorsed Wednesday by the National Federation of Independent Businesses in his race to unseat Rep. Scott Peters in the 52nd Congressional District, which stretches from Coronado to Poway.

Shortly after her election in 2013, California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez made it her mission to ensure that workers in the state have access to a paid sick leave benefit.


As military veterans make the transition into civilian life, they typically face higher unemployment rates and lower-paying job offers than the average job seeker. And that has turned them into the latest battleground in the fight over whether to raise the minimum wage.


Sacramento County prosecutors have filed two charges of drunken driving against Sen. Ben Hueso, a San Diego Democrat who was arrested in Sacramento last month.


Now that Labor Day weekend is over and summer is winding down, construction projects are picking up at municipalities.

Cushman & Wakefield executive Cybele Thompson has been named to head the city of San Diego's real estate assets department, which has been under interim leadership since Mayor Kevin Faulconer dismissed former Director Jim Barwick in March.

More than 100 local business and political leaders — including San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and half a dozen City Council members — will be in Washington, D.C., through Wednesday in a delegation formed by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce as part of its recently announced push to have a more active role in politics.


The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce made it official last week: It’s refocusing its efforts based on feedback from members who want the chamber to take a more active role in politics and policy advocacy.

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