The San Diego County Water Authority isn’t opposed to testing water in schools for lead – it’s just opposed to paying for it. One official said recent proposals are just attempts at “sexy legislation” intended to make a splash with the public.
San Diego Unified School District plans to layoff nearly 200 more employees than previously thought, according to union representatives. That’s more than 1,700 layoffs, all told. The new cuts include all 14 library technicians, 16 mental health clinicians, dozens of bus drivers and other non-teaching employees and support staff, according to our Ashly McGlone. “I […]
Last year, public health officials found hundreds of children in San Diego County with elevated levels of lead in their blood.
Voters who approved three separate school bonds were promised new plumbing at Emerson-Bandini Elementary School in Mountain View. The school got a new sports field, but not new plumbing. Then toxic chemicals were found in the water.
If you ever had the notion that artificial turf was sturdier than grass, put that aside: Schools across the region paid thousands of dollars to upgrade fake grass that was falling apart. Now that upgraded fake grass is also falling apart, our Ashly McGlone writes in a follow-up to her multi-part investigation about FieldTurf. As she reported […]
Three schools in the San Diego region reported problems with lead in the water. A legislator has a sharp warning. Plumbing is the problem, not city pipes.
Union support could be crucial for San Diego’s plan to get to 100 percent renewable energy. A study on the plan’s feasibility is dropping soon, but unions are staying mum so far.
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.