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San Diego City Council will decide May 18 whether to rescind its approval of One Paseo, Carmel Valley’s 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use development, or send the project to the voters.

Former San Diego City Councilmembers Toni Atkins, Donna Frye, Tony Young, Michael Zucchet and Ralph Inzunza had a reunion of sorts at the Civic Center on Friday, where they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their successful vote to raise the minimum wage that city contractors pay their workers.

A California law prohibiting discrimination against those possessing AB 60 licenses -- driver’s licenses for undocumented persons -- has created some confusion and challenges for employers.

San Diego bankruptcy attorneys are working to make sure fellow practitioners are up to date on recent revisions to local bankruptcy rules and administrative procedures within the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California.

This discussion on May 7 hosted by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP will focus on simplifying complicated immigration issues, including work visas, investor visas and permanent residency. This talk is relevant for the international community of entrepreneurs in San Diego. The workshop will cover the following topics:

Workers’ compensation laws are changing in parts of the Midwest and Southern regions of the country and could also be amended in California.


The Senate Committee on Finance's Subcommittee on Healthcare took up the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices and the Senate bill to repeal it Thursday.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez says a recent opinion issued by the state Legislature's legal counsel makes clear that the powers granted to Civic San Diego by the city do not comply with California law.

After learning that it may cost more than $46 million to fix the city's sidewalks, members of the San Diego City Council's infrastructure committee suggested homeowners and businesses should shoulder more of the burden of repairing their own sidewalks.


Two years after former Mayor Bob Filner unilaterally closed the old parking lot and rerouted the traffic in Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama, Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Wednesday unveiled the newest stage of the plaza's metamorphosis: a $117,000 renovation.

The term “liftoff” has long been associated with the U.S. space program dating all the way back to the first manned launch in 1961 taking Alan Shepard into a suborbital flight aboard a Mercury capsule.

Last year was the strongest period for biotech startups in San Diego County for nearly a decade, with seven initial public offerings raising $416 million on the stock market and venture capitalists spending $805 million to help more companies get off the ground.


A report on a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium near Los Angeles says the proposal “lacks any detailed site plans,” making predictions on its functioning and finances difficult.

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a package of reforms aimed at streamlining the contracting and appropriations process to make city construction projects move faster and more smoothly.


More than 2,000 Realtors from California -- including representatives from San Diego’s three real estate groups -- will be in Sacramento on Wednesday for the industry’s Legislative Day.

The board of the Civic San Diego subsidiary in charge of distributing millions of dollars in federal tax credits supports adding city representation to its advisory panel.


The State Water Resources Control Board released on Saturday its draft emergency regulation for executing Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 1 order calling for mandatory statewide water conservation of 25 percent.


San Diego companies claimed nearly a third of the $69 million in tax credits doled out in the most recent round of the California Competes Tax Credit program.

In the midst of increased scrutiny and recent high-profile resignations at Civic San Diego, the agency’s board members voted this week to advance the process to allocate more than $15 million in federal tax credits to support two projects.

Laura's Law — which permits courts to order outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness — may have its last chance Tuesday to be implemented in San Diego County.

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