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.
Plenty of winter rain means plenty of flowers, trees and grasses this spring.
But it also means, plenty of foxtails.
They are a prickly little plant that blooms every spring and can cause plenty of problems for canine companions.
News 8's Shawn Styles explains how to "out fox" the foxtails.
A very special birthday party was held Tuesday as the San Diego Police celebrated 128 years of service.
A 16-year-old girl managed to escape Tuesday when a would-be kidnapper grabbed her and tried to pull her into his vehicle in a parking lot at Southwestern College, authorities reported.
As the school year winds down, a lot of students are getting ready to do some traveling with their families. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic have a few reminders if you are planning on traveling abroad.
An expedition led in part by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego located a missing World War II bomber off the coast of Papua New Guinea and surveyed another at the bottom of a harbor, it was announced Friday.
It was like a scene right out of John Wayne movie Tuesday in East County.
A bull made a break in the not-so-wide open spaces of San Diego Country Estates.
News 8's Dominic Garcia reports on the bolting bovine and its capture.
Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home. But what if that humble home costs over $10 million? News 8's Steve Price takes a look inside a newly built condo in La Jolla that is breaking some San Diego Real Estate records.