News & Politics

Escondido neighbors call it sprawl

"Safari Highlands Ranch would be terrible for San Diego's wildlife."

On rugged land north of San Diego Safari Zoo Park, developers want to build a less exotic version of the park; a rich habitat for upper-income humans. The vision statement for Safari Highlands Ranch describes ...

Planned Parenthood march against Obamacare repeal

"With this disaster of a bill dead and buried, I hope that we can get to work."

Hundreds of Planned Parenthood supporters rallied in Balboa Park on Friday morning (March 24) in anticipation of a congressional vote to defund the organization that was pulled from the table by Republican backers moments before ...

To L.A. for Olango justice

Activists call for special prosecutor in El Cajon police shooting

Community leaders in San Diego are continuing their quest to have a special prosecutor review the fatal September 2016 police shooting of 38-year-old El Cajon resident Alfred Olango. On March 24 activist Shane Harris, president ...

Hedge-fund figures kick in $1.4 million for stadium land grab

"SoccerCity" backers’ deep pockets on display in first financial disclosure

Big money appears to be doing plenty of the talking within the corridors of power at San Diego's city hall and outside the doors of area supermarkets, where hired guns from across the nation are ...

County unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

Of jobs jump of 6600 in February, government added 4200

San Diego County's unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in February, down from a revised 4.5 percent in January, according to the state's Employment Development Department. The county did much better than the state (5.2 percent) ...

Parking meters with eyes in Hillcrest

Do sensors signal the end of the free or discounted spot?

“I think it’s weird and foreign-looking,” said LeeAnn Donan. Donan, 49, from Mission Hills, was referring to the two grayish boxes that appeared to have cameras inside of them mounted on the pole underneath the ...

Shelter Island boat ramp revamp

Extent of disruption at what could be California's busiest launch spot

On April 11, the Port of San Diego board of commissioners will consider approving a contract for improvements to the Shelter Island boat-launch facility (2210 Shelter Island Drive). Originally constructed in the 1950s, the ramp ...

Fat City is elsewhere

Survey claims San Diego among cities with least amount of obese people

Residents of the San Diego metro area are among the least obese persons in the country, according to a study by WalletHub, a statistical aggregator. In a list of metro areas with the most corpulent ...

San Diego real estate cools a smidge

Still, only 26 percent of locals can budget a home purchase

California's red-hot housing market may finally be showing signs of cooling — just not quite yet in San Diego. According to data released by the California Association of Realtors trade group, the state's median home ...

Barrio Logan besieged by truck traffic

Port says they don't have the funds for a dedicated "haul road"

For decades, residents of Barrio Logan have been dealing with air and noise pollution from Port of San Diego semi-trucks taking unsanctioned short-cuts through their neighborhoods. Now the port is planning a 400 percent expansion ...

Rat-bite fever? It's a big thing for Petco

In case involving deceased boy, judge says corporation hid extent of problem

Rat-bite fever, an infectious and sometimes fatal bacterial disease spread from rats via bites, scratches, or their contaminated food or water, has been a much larger problem for San Diego–based Petco Animal Supplies than attorneys ...

Issa speaks

Mixed messages on hot-button issues

With an internal campaign poll showing that he faces a tough reelection battle next year, Republican congressman Darrell Issa has been showing up at district town halls with some newly mixed messages on hot-button issues. ...

Owner of the U-T not buying Us Weekly after all

Pension gap

The peculiarly named Chicago-based company that owns the Union-Tribune has had some financial fessing up to do before next month’s shareholders’ meeting. “The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC Retirement Plan is currently underfunded,” admits a March ...

Hotel taxes lost due to city’s internet ineptitude

Expedia, Hotwire, and Priceline cost the city millions in taxes

In December 2016, the California Supreme Court ended a 13-year legal fight waged by San Diego to collect tens of millions of dollars in hotel occupancy taxes from online travel companies such as Expedia, Hotwire, ...

Veterans foundation Three Wise Men goes Headstrong

Small big money world

Republican-turned-independent-turned Democrat Nathan Fletcher, widely spoken of as a Fourth District candidate for San Diego county supervisor, has regularly promoted a nonprofit he set up in September 2014. “The Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation stands ...

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