San Diego State University wants a big chunk of land in Mission Valley around Qualcomm Stadium, but the university doesn’t need the land for educational purposes until the year 2047 or later. The university wants 35 acres of land there and is ready to build a $150 million stadium. But it wouldn’t use the rest […]
Water agencies are working on dozens of projects to boost Southern California’s water supply. But many of the agencies are simultaneously boosting their own projects and arguing that others shouldn’t be built – partly out of a fear that ratepayers will only tolerate so many projects, and partly because of politics and territorialism.
For years, Mexican officials have been working to build a desalination plant in Rosarito Beach. David Gibson, executive director of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, says the new plant could siphon money from the already strained Tijuana sewer system.
Breweries that invite catering companies to sell food to patrons are facing a county-wide crackdown that could make it harder for customers to drink on anything other than an empty stomach. For years, pop-up caterers have helped drinkers get food with their beer at small breweries across San Diego. But the county became concerned that the caterers […]
The city government and a Fortune 500 company are on a collision course. The cost, reliability and environmental consequences of everyone’s electricity is on the line.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer is making Pure Water, the city’s plan to turn sewage into drinkable water, a top priority. But the mayors of Coronado and Chula Vista, city council members in Poway and Lemon Grove, and officials from water agencies in San Diego’s eastern and southern suburbs are all trying to rein in the project.
San Diego Unified School District’s highly touted graduation rate from the class of 2016 was made possible by the fact that hundreds of students, who were not on track to graduate, left traditional high schools for online charter schools. The charter schools are geared toward helping at-risk students recover credits, according to our Mario Koran. Had those students […]
On Wednesday, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Board decided that its limits on metals dumped into the creek were too strict. Now, thousands of pounds of copper and zinc will continue to flow into the creek, but it’ll be considered fine.
Gov. Jerry Brown wants to build two 35-mile underground tunnels to keep water coming south through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta. The San Diego County Water Authority used to pine for such a plan. But now, emboldened by its drought-proofing projects and wary of shocking ratepayers, the agency is aggressively questioning Brown’s delta tunnels.
An independent county board can investigate complaints against law enforcement officers, providing a peak into police conduct that is often shielded from public oversight. Right now, that Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board has 46 open cases involving deaths that may be the result of law enforcement misconduct, according to a new story by Kelly Davis. That’s […]