| Feb 2, 2011
| 9:34 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Faced with an expensive special election and pressure from the country's largest retailer, the San Diego City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to repeal an ordinance that strictly regulates construction of Wal-Mart Supercenters.
The "Ordinance to...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 8:46 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Even though the San Diego Chargers, the NFL and Mayor Jerry Sanders have said they are committed to keeping the team in San Diego, at least one former city staff member is raising questions.
The former employee, who did not want to be...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 2:01 PM
The San Diego City Council is working to make it easier to turn blighted plots of land in the city into places that provide food for residents.
"The ordinance that we are proposing will eliminate one of the largest barriers to establishing community...
| Aug 30, 2010
Plans to restore the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park back to a pedestrian area, rather than a vehicle space, was announced Monday.
With funding from Qualcomm Inc. co-founder Irwin Jacobs, an engineering firm has drafted a renovation plan for Plaza de...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 8:11 AM
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego city leaders set aside differences to merge two competing pension reform measures into a single ballot initiative that, if adopted by voters, would eliminate pension retirement benefits for all future city employees with the...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 8:10 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego City Council is preparing to fight Mayor Jerry Sanders over his move to end free garbage pickup in some areas of the city.
In early March, the council Natural Resources Committee asked the City Attorney's Office to look at...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 3:27 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Fire station blackouts will end but libraries and recreation centers will close most days under an austerity budget proposed Thursday by Mayor Jerry Sanders for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
"Today I present to the people of San Diego a budget...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:08 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The new forever postage stamp with the Purple Heart and ribbon was unveiled Thursday aboard the USS Midway.
The event marked the stamp's first day of issue and availability at post offices and online.
It was an especially moving day for...
| Sep 16, 2010
Mayor Jerry Sanders sent a memo Thursday urging the San Diego City Council to suspend a policy that provides funding for public art in certain capital improvement projects.
The policy, adopted in 2004, mandates that 2 percent of the cost of certain...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 2:18 PM
Mayor Jerry Sanders Tuesday urged San Diegans to get behind the Padres baseball team for its final two-week push to win the National League West title.
"It's truly remarkable this late in September this team is only one-half game out of first place,''...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 8:15 AM
Both sides of the Proposition D debate were out in front of the cameras Monday with one common message: San Diego needs pension reform.
City councilman Carl DeMaio held a news conference releasing a study that found the city was likely to spend almost...