San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is partnering with an Indian tribe and an energy company to build California's second-largest wind-power project in the mountains just east of San Diego, it was reported today.
The utility, along with the Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians and Chicago-based Invenergy, wants to build a 160-megawatt wind farm capable of powering up to 104,000 homes within the next two years, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
The farm will consist of as many as 100 new windmills being added to the Campo reservation and will be in addition to a 25-turbine project completed on the reservation in 2005, according to the newspaper.
Invenergy will build and run the $300 million project and SDG&E will buy the power, the Union-Tribune reported. The tribe will have an equity stake and hopes to eventually own the project, tribal Chairwoman Monique La Chappa told the newspaper.
Invenergy will also help the tribe build two turbines to power its casino, Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center. The project will require federal approval but does not have to be approved by the state because it involves tribal land.
A woman was seriously hurt after a car driven by a 52-year-old man veered off a road and onto a sidewalk Sunday in the Valencia Park area, police said.
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According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
San Diego police are trying to make contact with a robbery suspect inside a house in the 4300 block of Beta in the Mountain View area.
A son called police after discovering the bodies of his parents Sunday inside their home in Vista, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County beginning Monday, forecasters said.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.