San Diego mayor unveils plan to integrate immigrants
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego plans to hire its first manager to lead an ambitious effort to welcome immigrants and refugees and integrate them into the community through education and job assistance, the city's Republican mayor said Monday, in sharp contrast to President Donald Trump's rhetoric.
Cool intersection: Tony Gwynn Drive & Trevor Hoffman Way
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The street corner outside Petco Park's main entrance is now the intersection of Tony Gwynn Drive and Trevor Hoffman Way.
Hoffman, the former closer who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 29, helped unveil a street sign bearing his name on Friday afternoon, along with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and executive chairman Ron Fowler
"It's the coolest intersection in San Diego, there's no doubt about it," Faulconer said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a report on the handling of a Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County (all times local):
San Diego's mayor says he agrees with a county grand jury report that found communication between authorities was lacking during a recent Hepatitis A epidemic.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Thursday that the outbreak was an "unprecedented health crisis" and city and county officials need to improve coordination ahead of the next emergency.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's mayor is promising to rescind dozens of parking citations issued to people who gathered to honor a Marine killed in a helicopter crash.
The San Diego Union-Tribune says 35 tickets were issued Tuesday morning to people who lined the funeral route of Gunnery Sgt. Derik Holley. He was one of four Marines killed in an April 3 helicopter crash near El Centro.
San Diego offers jobs to homeless people to ease problem
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Homeless people in San Diego are being offered jobs to pick up trash, pull weeds and clear brush as the city wrestles with one of the worst homeless problems in the country.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the effort that started Monday will restore people's dignity by paying them $11.50 an hour. A dozen U.S. cities have similar programs.
The "Wheels of Change" program in San Diego is funded for six months by a private donor and run by Alpha Project, a homeless services provider.
Longtime department veteran is named San Diego police chief
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has picked a 30-year veteran of the city's police department to be its next chief.
Assistant Chief David Nisleit currently oversees nine patrol commands, the homeless outreach team and watch commander's office. The 52-year-old San Diego native's son is also on the force, as was his father.
San Diego to open camp for homeless after hepatitis outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The city of San Diego is opening an encampment for the homeless.
The move announced Wednesday is meant to address both the city's homeless problem overall and a recent outbreak of hepatitis A that has hit the homeless especially hard.
The camp, in a public works yard near Balboa Park, will be equipped with tents, showers, restrooms, food security and social services.
San Diego plans tents for homeless amid hepatitis A outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's mayor has announced a plan to erect three commercial-grade tents to house hundreds of homeless people in the face of a deadly hepatitis A epidemic.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Wednesday that the city needs to shelter people living in the streets as soon as possible so they can have clean restrooms and washing stations.
The city is working with three nonprofit agencies that will open the tents starting as soon as December.
San Diego will power wash streets amid hepatitis outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Streets in San Diego will be power-washed every other week and hand-washing stations are being installed where homeless people congregate under a plan to combat a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, according to the mayor's office.
San Diego County officials earlier this month declared a public health emergency because of the spread of the liver disease that has killed 15 people and hospitalized 300 more.
Wicker: SDSU could build football stadium on its own
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Athletic director John David Wicker says San Diego State is prepared to build a new football stadium on its own if it isn't involved in a billion-dollar development that would include a stadium for an MLS team.
The university has concerns with the SoccerCity concept, including the proposed size of the stadium. The Aztecs would like a stadium that seats between 35,000 and 40,000.
Wicker and other SDSU officials met Tuesday with Mayor Kevin Faulconer.
San Diego, Tijuana mayors extol virtues of cross-border ties
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The mayors of the largest metropolitan area on the U.S.-Mexico border called Monday for stronger binational ties, striking a sharp contrast with U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to build a wall and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The Latest: Bolts won’t see much of Galaxy when NFL starts
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chargers' decision to move to Los Angeles from San Diego (all times local):
The Los Angeles Chargers' new stadium co-tenants won't be around much once the NFL season begins.
San Diego mayor discussing 2018 California governor’s race
LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged to finish his four-year term as he campaigned for re-election last year, a decision that would deny Republicans a potentially attractive candidate for governor in 2018.
He's apparently rethinking that plan.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan said Friday that he discussed the race with the mayor last year and that his fellow Republican "wants to run."
Chargers concessions lead to mayor endorsing stadium measure
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mayor Kevin Faulconer has endorsed a controversial ballot measure that would give the San Diego Chargers a $1.1 billion public handout to help pay for a new downtown stadium.
Faulconer says he gave his endorsement only after the team agreed to concessions that protect the city.
However, those concessions aren't legally binding.
A mayoral spokesman says the concessions provide a framework for negotiations if the measure passes.
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Slain San Diego officer remembered as passionate helper
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan De Guzman constantly prodded his fellow officers to excel at their jobs, saying "much work to do. Must catch the bad guys," words remembered Friday at a memorial service for the San Diego police officer slain in the line of duty.
More than 4,000 people attended the public service at a church in the city of El Cajon, east of San Diego. The crowd included more than 2,000 police officers and elected officials, including Gov. Jerry Brown and...
San Diegans who travel on Interstate 8 encountered a closed freeway Friday morning as the city's finest and their counterparts around the country honored a fallen officer.
A San Diego political consultant testified on Wednesday that he felt pressured by some in the 2012 mayoral campaign of District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to find a way to put $100,000 of “fishy” campaign funds to work for her.
The San Diego Chamber of Commerce is eager to Bolt Up, having endorsed the Chargers initiative for a new downtown stadium.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Investigators viewed body-camera footage to learn how one San Diego police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a gunbattle during a traffic stop. But the city's police chief said that she has yet to determine if the shooting was similar to targeted, premeditated attacks on police in other parts of the country.
Chief Shelley Zimmerman and Mayor Kevin Faulconer visited briefly with the wounded officer, 32-year-old Wade Irwin, at the...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a shooting that killed a San Diego police officer and wounded another (all times local):
San Diego's mayor and police chief will answer questions Saturday at the hospital where a wounded officer is recovering after a gunbattle that killed his partner.
The suspected shooter was critically wounded in the Thursday night confrontation in a southeastern neighborhood. A second man described only as a potential suspect was...
San Diego’s annual Pride Parade and Festival, which runs for three days starting today, draws thousands of out-of-town visitors and generates millions in local economic impact, a new academic study says.
City of San Diego voters will face some crucial decisions on the November ballot, including whether to raise property taxes to build 18 fire stations, enact a local marijuana tax and boost the importance of higher-turnout fall elections over June primaries.