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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.”

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's reputation as one of the nation's top beer-making centers should be burnished in the next couple of months, as the region opens its 100th brewpub, with dozens more potentially in the pipeline.

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.

A new public-private partnership has been formed to give greater incentives for residents, businesses and public agencies in the county to save water by ditching natural grass in favor of artificial turf.

December's rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20-percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions.

The city of San Diego's Water Purification Demonstration Project earned praise last week during the 2015 Winter Conference held last week in Palm Springs by the California Association of Sanitation Agencies.

The San Diego Taxpayers Association, a long-time critic of government spending, has set its sights on a new target: the $6.7 million project to add greenery to state Route 163's passage through Balboa Park.

Susan Long, president and chief executive of Diving Unlimited International Inc., knows there could be advantages to taking the drysuit manufacturing company out of San Diego. The local business climate can be tough, and overseas production is often a cheaper way to go.

Funds are close to running dry in the San Diego County Water Authority’s $2.1 million turf replacement incentive program, leading the water agency to halt accepting applications in anticipation of pending rebate requests exhausting the program.

After the recent bout of rainfall, California now has 45 percent more precipitation than it normally accumulates by this point in the rainy season and San Diego has received more than twice its average amount, signaling that the state’s long-running drought may be nearing an end, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Water Resources.

The following properties are local winners for The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards for 2014.

An Australian water leader outlined strategies Wednesday that helped parts of his country confront the so-called Millennium Drought and could be helpful as California faces its own water shortage.

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.

A delegation of Australian water leaders who had a key role in managing the so-called Millennium Drought that gripped their country from 1995 to 2009 will share insights at a conference in San Diego this week.

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.

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday will consider entering into an agreement with many environmental groups intended to take San Diego to its next level of water reuse.

Monthly water use figures for the county revealed Friday that potable water use in San Diego County rose 6 percent in October as compared to October 2013.

The Building Industry Association of San Diego recognized Cornerstone Communities, one of San Diego’s most prolific builders, as the 2014 Builder of the Year. This distinctive award publicly recognizes Cornerstone Communities’ enduring commitment to excellence as a top San Diego homebuilder for more than 20 years.

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