San Diego’s Pure Water program, which aims to make sewer water drinkable, is facing an obstacle: there’s not enough sewage. The city collects and treats sewage from several other places in the county. But because the drought has caused people to use less water – meaning there is less water in parts of the sewer […]
The longtime owner of a small market in National City applied for a permit to sell two refrigerator doors’ worth of beer and wine. What happened next offers a peek into the strange world of small-town politics and alcohol permitting drama.
Two environmental attorneys are gearing up to force coastal cities’ hands in making way for new housing. Attorneys Marco Gonzalez and Cory Briggs have said they’re planning to file lawsuits against Encinitas and Del Mar over land use issues that have ended up on the ballot in both cities this November.
As the county rewrites its Climate Action Plan, it’s simultaneously considering several big developments that could impact the environment. Environmentalists are concerned the projects would make it impossible for the county to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets the state says it needs to meet by 2030.
If you haven’t heard already, November’s ballot is going to be really, really big. In addition to picking our future president, city attorney and other elected positions, San Diego voters will have to weigh in on 17 state ballot measures and 14 local measures if you live in the city of San Diego. That’s a […]
Assaults. Robberies. Vandalism. Drugs. Electrical outages and fires. Sewer back-ups that result in human waste flowing onto the lawn. Mold. Rats. Roaches. That’s how current and former tenants, code enforcement documents, the Oceanside Police Department and the city attorney’s office describe life at 415 Grant St.
One Oceanside City Council member says he still hopes City Treasurer Gary Ernst wins his re-election bid – even though Ernst died last week. “Even though Gary passed away, he is still better qualified than she is,” the councilman said, referring to Ernst’s living opponent.
Both candidates in the District 3 race for the County Board of Supervisors say they’ll make it a priority to address homelessness. Organizations working in the district say the programs Dave Roberts and Kristin Gaspar have been pursuing are helpful, but that the Board of Supervisors could do a lot more to combat the issue.
County Supervisor Dave Roberts, who’s running for re-election, says he won’t take a position on SANDAG’s proposed sales tax increase because it’s too controversial. His opponent, Republican Kristin Gaspar, says the controversy is precisely why she opposes the measure.
In weighing in on Measure B, voters are not just rendering a decision on Lilac Hills Ranch. They may also be setting two major precedents about development in the county.