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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.

San Diego is joining a pilot to create and implement plans to attract foreign direct investment as part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced on Thursday the appointment of Herman Parker, formerly of the county of Santa Barbara, as the city's Park & Recreation Department director.


San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis honored six people Wednesday with the Citizens of Courage Award during the 25th annual event, which is held as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council President Todd Gloria on Wednesday broke ground on a $1.7 million street renovation project in Golden Hill, calling it a model for the type of project that Faulconer plans to include in the budget he will submit to the City Council next week.


SeaWorld gets to keeps its killer whales in San Diego for at least another year.

Zoning regulations affecting San Diego medical marijuana dispensaries took effect March 27, but some dispensaries in violation of the new rules have yet to be closed.

The San Diego City Council on April 8 unanimously approved two new programs to help local homeowners improve their energy and water efficiency.


Point Loma lifeguard Ed Harris was chosen Monday to fill the District 2 seat on the San Diego City Council, which has been vacant since Kevin Faulconer was elected mayor in February.


In Del Mar on Monday, the City Council will hear a presentation from James Watkins and Kathleen Leeger on a concept of how to develop a public-private partnership at 1050 Camino del Mar.


The city of Carlsbad is preparing to revitalize its two historic neighborhoods as a Florida-based urban planning firm has been hired to develop a new master plan.

The annual meeting held last week between two San Diego Association of Governments committees and government officials from Mexico gave perspectives on where binational opportunities, including commercial ones, can be improved.

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