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The night before the U.S. government announced the Sony hack — which led to the cancellation of "The Interview" debut — was carried out by North Korean state actors, the U.S. Senate adjourned without reauthorizing the not widely known Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

The city of Encinitas announced Friday it has closed escrow on its purchase of the Pacific View property from the Encinitas Union School District.

The San Diego Association of Governments went forward on Friday with the approval of a $275,000 pilot program to bring Wi-Fi services to three new Metropolitan Transit System Rapid bus routes.


The San Diego Planning Commission voted Thursday to recommend city council approval of a 194-unit housing project in North Park that includes a larger density bonus than what city code allows.


San Diego County’s pension fund avoided a $100 million loss in the third quarter by reducing its reliance on Treasury bonds, although it forfeited about $114.4 million in gains in the past three months because it rolled back its “risk-parity” strategy, the fund’s investment adviser said in a report.


The Unified Port of San Diego has begun its search to fill the agency's top post, which became vacant after Wayne Darbeau was fired in July.

Less than a week after being elected as San Diego City Council's first woman president, Sherri Lightner was elected once more in a special meeting on Tuesday evening -- after concerns that the first vote might not have been legally valid.


The San Diego City Council unanimously voted to support the Padres' bid to bring Major League Baseball's All-Star Game to Petco Park in 2016 and spend up to $1.5 million for police and fire services in an effort to lure the game to the city for only the third time since in its history.

The San Diego City Council will vote Monday whether to support the San Diego Padres' bid to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park, by agreeing to waive up to $1.5 million of costs for police, fire and other services.


WASHINGTON — Congress has passed a bill that could potentially resolve the long-running church-state conflict concerning San Diego's Mount Soledad veterans memorial and cross.


For more than a dozen years, local civic leaders have complained about how the traffic bottlenecks along the U.S.-Mexico border have caused billions of dollars worth of delays to cross-border production lines and stymied workers and shoppers from coming north.


San Diego City Councilwoman Sherri Lightner on Wednesday became the City Council's first woman president after she joined with the four-member Republican minority to block Todd Gloria from being re-elected to the post.


Encinitas City Manager Gus Vina announced his resignation on Tuesday.


A group that supports smart growth has given its backing to a 194-unit density bonus project that is set to go before the San Diego Planning Commission next week.


The San Diego Association of Government’s board voted Friday to appeal to the state Supreme Court over a Fourth District Court of Appeal’s recent ruling that its review of the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan violated state law.

Board members of San Diego County's pension fund discussed plans to hire a chief financial officer to manage their $10.1 billion portfolio, potentially replacing a Texas consultant.


A closed-session meeting of the San Diego Association of Governments board of directors has been scheduled for Friday, in the wake of last week's appellate court decision against SANDAG and the regional transportation plan it adopted three years ago.


San Diego County Board of Supervisors adopted budget changes amounting to a net increase of about $7 million in the $5.08 billion budget.

Gov. Jerry Brown announced this week three appointments to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, including the re-appointment of San Diego resident Tomas Morales and the new appointments of Trabuco Canyon resident Betty Olson and Gary Strawn of Santee.


San Diego launched a plan Tuesday to create a permanent year-round shelter for at least 350 homeless individuals by next summer, replacing its winter tent shelters in Barrio Logan and the Midway District.

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