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While it’s illegal for a bar or a restaurant to serve alcohol to someone who is obviously intoxicated, it seems this state law gets about as much respect as a stop sign in the desert: No one stops because no one’s paying attention to it.


With his executive order potentially shieldingas many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation for up to three years, President Barack Obama took a welcome step toward dealing with what my colleague Frank Wilkinson calls "The Fact"-- the entrenched presence of an estimated 11 million undocumented souls in the United States.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has appointed Dorothy Surdi, chairperson of the Mission Valley Community Planning Group, to the the San Diego Housing Commission Board of Commissioners and reappointed Ben Moraga to a second term on the board.

The California Court of Appeal upheld a Superior Court judge’s ruling that the San Diego Association of Governments’ review of its 2050 Regional Transportation Plan violated state law, because it inadequately addressed the effect the plan would have on greenhouse gas emissions.


Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced the appointment of Maksim Pecherskiy as the chief data officer for the city of San Diego.

Work to extend the San Diego Trolley Blue Line from the international border to UC San Diego and surrounding areas is expected to start in late 2015.


The commercial real estate industry has sounded the alarm with a simple message to Congress: Hands off the 1031 exchange.

The Vista City Council has decided to delay taking any action on a prominent vacant lot in the city center until after updates to its Downtown Specific Plan, including possible changes to the parking requirements, are approved sometime next year.


The City Attorney’s office obtained court orders Wednesday to close two more marijuana dispensaries that were operating in violation of San Diego’s zoning regulations.

The recent federal elections will probably have little impact on the San Diego economy, unless Congress finds a way to reduce the constraints of the federal budget sequester, a panel of local economists said at a forum Tuesday at La Jolla's Sanford Education Center.

The San Diego Central Library has been open for a little over a year now, and by all accounts has been a huge success via its design, programs and collaborations.

On Mother's Day, San Diego unveiled its latest community asset in its new county waterfront park along the Embarcadero.

The Little Italy Association, in partnership with H.G. Fenton Co., will officially break ground on Piazza Famiglia at 10 a.m. Dec. 1. This new project will transform West Date Street between Columbia Street and India Street into a 10,000-square-foot public piazza to serve the Little Italy community.


The San Diego City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved implementing a $3.5 billion Pure Water San Diego program to recycle wastewater into purified, potable water.

For the first time since the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed 20 years ago, the mayors of San Diego and Tijuana on Tuesday signed an agreement to cooperate on a broad range of issues, including pollution, economic development, police and fire services, technology transfer and regional planning.


Thanks to growing strength in housing and retail sales, San Diego is expected to have a baseline surplus of $58.5 million in the next fiscal year, which will nearly triple to $164.1 million by 2020, according to projections released Friday by Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

San Diego's Tourism Marketing District entered exclusive negotiations with international consulting giant McKinsey & Co. to develop a 20-year plan for the local hospitality industry, with the goal of doubling hotel room revenues to $3.2 billion by 2035.

A Vista Superior Court Judge said Friday he would be making final his tentative ruling allowing the major elements of the takings case filed by the owner of the defunct Escondido Country Club against the city of Escondido and Escondido City Council to proceed.


Conservative writers Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner and Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller are having a nice discussion Tuesday about what the Republican Party should do in 2016. They’re both wrong.

The City Attorney’s Office obtained a court order Thursday to close the Green Circle Cooperative marijuana dispensary in Mission Valley.

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