Santee filed a lawsuit against San Diego County over the pending expansion of the Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility.
The suit -- filed Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court -- claims the county violated multiple aspects of the California Environmental Quality Act in the approval of the project and certification of the final environmental impact report regarding the jail expansion.
A real estate management firm will also file a lawsuit over the expansion, according to Santee officials.
A Santee official said the city filed the suit because the city, its residents, staff and general public will suffer irreparable injury if the county's actions are not immediately set aside.
San Diego County certified the final environmental impact report on June 24 and plans to proceed with the expansion, which calls for replacing the existing 15-acre jail with a 45-acre detention compound in the heart of Santee's town center, according to Santee officials.
Las Colinas Detention Facility was originally built in Santee in the 1960s as a juvenile detention facility. In 1977, it was converted to an all-woman's jail and currently houses an average of 675 inmates per day.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
There was a special reunion in La Jolla on Sunday with surf dog Ricochet jumping on a surfboard with quadriplegic surfer Patrick Ivison. Ivison surfed with Ricochet 10 years ago and they got to chance the ride the waves together once again.
Weekend temperatures were mild at 0-7 degrees above average. Mountain and deserts humidity will decrease through Monday as high pressure moves over Southern California.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
On Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.