It’s still too soon to know if the drought is truly over. We can’t predict the future, for one thing. Nor can we agree on what is meant by “drought.” President-elect Donald Trump, the California Department of Water Resources, the U.S. Drought Monitor and some top climate scientists all have different definitions.
Newland Communities wants to build a 2,100-unit housing development across the street and up a hill from the exclusive Golden Door resport. That project, the Golden Door says, is an existential threat.
Michael Taylor, a black member of The Old Globe theater’s board, is trying to learn why the San Diego theater crowd isn’t more diverse. Is it the productions? The ticket prices? The actors on the stage? “If you were to go to almost any play there at The Old Globe, the audience doesn’t necessarily reflect […]
Jerry Williams self-reported stormwater pollution from his business to the state, as required by law. Environmental groups sued over the reports, and as the legal fight dragged on, Williams closed shop. Meanwhile, other businesses flout the law, don’t do the monitoring and likely make more in profit.
In recent years, San Diego water officials weren’t even looking at paperwork that showed which businesses were polluting local waterways. With no official enforcement happening, private attorneys and environmentalists have taken matters into their own hands, filing dozens of lawsuits against area companies for violating clean water laws.
Across California, there could be thousands or even tens of thousands of businesses dodging environmental rules and sending pollution into the state’s waters. Though an entire regulatory system exists to police businesses and keep water safe for residents and wildlife, the state doesn’t know how many unpermitted businesses are out there, or how much damage they’re doing.
The San Diego Regional Water Quality Board pushed off until next year a rule change that would allow copper and zinc to keep flowing through Chollas Creek.
For years, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board has tried to make cities clean up Chollas Creek. Now, thanks to a regulatory change, the board will wipe away the problem in part by redefining pollution instead of reducing it.
Schools and churches ponder sanctuary policies, another examination of FieldTurf from across the country, former Sen. Marty Block lands a new gig and more.
The Vallecitos Water District, which provides water in and around San Marcos, told state regulators that demand for water will soon exceed its supplies. The state believes the district messed up the numbers by overestimating demand, but the report is threatening new development around San Marcos and worrying residents.