The North County Transit District was awarded $2 million from the federal Department of Transportation to install solar power at some of its facilities, it was announced today.
The grant was part of $100 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds given to 43 agencies across the country to pay for green projects.
"NCTD is showing how investing in green transportation not only helps the planet and strengthens our economy, but also creates jobs in Southern California," said Ray LaHood, the secretary of transportation.
Since the grant request was for $6 million, agency officials are waiting to see which projects were funded, said Tom Kelleher of the NCTD.
Among the proposals were solar panels on maintenance facility roofs, carport solar panels at transit centers that would shade vehicles while generating electricity and powering up electric cars, and installation of panels along railroad rights-of-way, Kelleher said.
Cal Fire is at the scene of a wildfire burning off State Route 94 near Church Road in the Campo Indian Reservation.
A small plane crashed Saturday evening near the El Capitan Reservoir, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."
Sunshine and higher temperatures are making the return to San Diego County Saturday after intermittent drizzle across the region on Friday.
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.