The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California over so-called sanctuary laws that the state passed last year to limit its role in immigration enforcement.The county will file an amicus brief at the first available opportunity, likely if and when the case moves to a higher court on appeal, said Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, chairwoman of the board.The board voted in closed session after 45 minutes of public comment in which most speakers in the packed chambers urged the supervisors to vote against supporting the lawsuit.Margaret Baker, who lives near the border, told the board that backing the lawsuit will discourage immigrants from reporting crime.“We see this lawsuit as an attack on our safety and the well-being of our community,” she said.David Garcias, president of the San Diego chapter of the union that represents county government employees, told the supervisors, “I believe … [Read more...] about San Diego County supervisors vote 3-1 to support the Trump lawsuit against California sanctuary laws
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China. Chile. India. Costa Rica. Mexico. Brazil. Israel. Uganda. Indonesia. The United Kingdom. The Virgin Islands. The South Pacific. The Arctic.Scientists from San Diego will visit virtually every corner of the globe during the upcoming summer field research season to take up an equally broad range of questions:Can you use the sound of bubbles exploding in ice to figure out how fast glaciers are melting? How do we refine the search for a signature of the Big Bang? How have bees evolved ways to communicate so that they can avoid predators?UC San Diego, the nation’s fifth largest research university, will send the most people packing with passports. But scientists also will be spreading across the globe from San Diego State University, Cal State San Marcos, the University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla.By late September, they will have traveled to places as different as Chile’s Atacama Desert — the … [Read more...] about San Diego’s scientists span the globe to unearth new discoveries, solve deepest mysteries
Construction crews are beginning foundation work for a bridge that will carry high-speed trains over Garces Highway in Kern County. (Photo credit: California High Speed Rail Authority) California Bullet Train Colliding With Reality By Dan Walters | CALmatters columnist Reality may finally be catching up with the vision – or pipedream — of a 200-mile-per-hour train connecting California’s northern and southern regions. A few weeks ago, the High-Speed Rail Authority released its latest “business plan” that was supposed to tell Californians how the brief stretch of track now being constructed in the San Joaquin Valley can grow into a system stretching from San Francisco and Sacramento in the north to Los Angeles and San Diego in the south. While the latest version of the plan, drafted by the latest of several management teams, appears to be more realistic about cost and construction schedules than its predecessors, it’s still sorely deficient, as its … [Read more...] about Daily Business Report-April 12, 2018, San Diego Metro Magazine
The average rent in San Diego County hit a record $1,887 a month in March, increasing 8 percent in a year, said a new report released this week.High-end apartment complexes downtown helped raise the rates substantially, especially those that opened in the last few months, according to data from San Diego-based MarketPointe Realty Advisors.Rent has increased 20 percent since March 2015 when the average monthly rent was $1,563. However, there are some indications — such as an increased vacancy rate — that the pace of rent increases could be slowing.In the last six months, average rent has increased less than 2 percent.“What we noticed was some of the older stuff pushed rents a little too much,” said Russ Valone, CEO of MarketPointe. “We saw a number of new projects where they rolled the rent back.”Vacancy rates ticked up to their highest point since 2014 in March — 4.08 percent — as the flood of high-end rentals hit the market. More than … [Read more...] about San Diego average rent up to $1,887, breaking record. Will it last?
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego's police chief says race was not a factor in the shooting of six black people and one Latino man at an apartment pool party and the gunman was despondent over a recent breakup with his girlfriend. Chief Shelley Zimmerman said Monday that the shooter, 49-year-old Peter Selis, was speaking with his ex-girlfriend on his cell phone during the rampage. Zimmerman said Selis lived in the complex where the shooting happened. She said he entered the pool area, laid on a lounge chair, called his ex-girlfriend and told her he just shot two people and police were arriving. Selis "wanted his ex-girlfriend to listen in as he carried out his rampage," Zimmerman said during a morning press conference. "The victims just happened to be present." She said the victims were targeted at random as Selis shot "indiscriminately" into the crowd, at first while still lying on the lounge chair. A witness told CBS affiliate KFMB he was drinking a beer. Police responded … [Read more...] about San Diego pool party shooter, distraught over breakup, called ex amid rampage, chief says