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Trustees at a San Diego pension fund who quarreled over investment strategy now are trading allegations about guns, bullying, and racial and sexual harassment, threatening the search for an investment chief.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is asking the Board of Supervisors to let it go the way of the San Diego Police Department by approving the use of body cameras on its deputies.

Former Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu and San Diego's Pierre Sleiman have been appointed to the San Diego County Fair board of directors by Gov. Jerry Brown, it was announced Friday.


Both sides in the battle over the future of the former Escondido Country Club site made their last pitches Thursday to the judge who will decide whether to invalidate a general plan amendment declaring the property as open space.


Here’s the latest news on some long-term projects happening around the county. Projects are listed by estimated cost.

The battle over the future of the former Escondido Country Club, which has pitted the property owner against local residents, heads back to the courtroom Thursday.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Wednesday suggested that the city needs to offer more tax incentives to attract and retain businesses, and hailed the City Council's 7-2 approval of the One Paseo project as a sign that City Hall is eager to work with developers.

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins unveiled a series of legislative proposals Wednesday from Assembly Democrats designed to boost funding for affordable housing and help address the state’s housing crisis.

About eight months from now, the city plans to unveil a new downtown attraction with the Horton Plaza redevelopment. New, of course, can mean different things. In this case, it's more like taking a constantly remodeled vintage car, returning it to what it was at its beginning, and parking it in a nicer garage with all the bells and whistles.

The San Diego Association of Governments and the North County Transit District are moving forward on a $31 million project to replace four bridges that cross Los Peñasquitos Lagoon.

When Dan Malcolm, chairman of the Port of San Diego’s board of commissioners, opened a hearing on whether to build a gigantic Ferris wheel along the waterfront, he told his fellow commissioners that they were about to have “a little bit of fun.”

Caltrans recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the Interstate 5/Genesee Avenue Interchange Project, which will replace the existing six-lane overpass with a 10-lane structure to improve traffic flow.

The Port of San Diego sent out a request last summer for qualifications on its plan with the city of Chula Vista to build a hotel and convention center along Chula Vista's bay front, a major component of the city's Bayfront Master Plan. A "whopping" response was received, "but it turned out to be a good one," Chula Vista City Manager Gary Halbert said recently.

San Diego County businesses have special opportunities to help the region conserve water through the adoption of water-efficient practices indoors and outdoors during what is shaping up to be a fourth consecutive dry year. Those upgrades can boost the bottom line and demonstrate the business’ dedication to the efficient use of natural resources.


California attorney general's agents wasted no time after this column called for a criminal investigation of the former state Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey in late January. Less than five days later, investigators executed a search warrant at Peevey’s primary home in La Canada Flintridge.

The San Diego City Council honored the outreach and minority recruitment efforts of the IBEW Electrical Workers Minority Caucus on Tuesday, declaring the day to be “IBEW Electrical Workers Minority Caucus Day” in the City of San Diego.

One Paseo, the controversial and precedent-setting mixed-use development approved for Carmel Valley, could open in 2018 and inspire more high-density projects.

A week after being blind-sided by the Chargers' negotiations to form a new stadium near Los Angeles with the Oakland Raiders, the San Diego City Council on Tuesday unanimously declared that the city "remains fully committed" to working with the team to keep it in San Diego.


One Paseo was approved by the San Diego City Council on Monday night, with some minor modifications, after a seven-hour meeting attended by hundreds of Carmel Valley residents, project supporters and experts.


The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns.

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