Nearly 65 percent of the waste generated in San Diego last year was recycled, the highest rate since the city began keeping records, Mayor Jerry Sanders announced today.
Sanders attributed the achievement to new stringent municipal recycling laws and outreach efforts.
"All San Diegans deserve credit for taking the message of recycling to heart," Sanders said. "It is a message my administration has been emphasizing since I took office almost four years ago."
In 2006, the city's so-called waste diverse rate was 55 percent. Now it's 64 percent.
According to Sanders' office, of the 4 million tons of trash generated in the city last year, 2.5 million tons was diverted away from the quickly filling Miramar Landfill.
A gas line break in downtown has prompted area businesses to evacuate. The break was reported around 1 p.m. and is located near Fifth Avenue and E Street.
One week ago as diners packed restaurants in a Kearny Mesa a shooting broke out in the parking lot of a strip mall on Convoy Street.
Skies across San Diego County are mostly clear and will stay that way through the early Saturday. This will result in another night of tumbling temps into early Saturday morning.
The first phase of the city of San Diego's ordinance banning polystyrene foam and single-use plastics will go into effect on Saturday.
A pothole here. A pothole there. The City of San Diego says it has seen a spike in reports of potholes due to recent winter storms.
Hundreds of San Diego State students are dancing the night away Friday as part of a 15-hour dance marathon which will end Saturday morning.
The owner of an Ocean Beach sandwich shop is sharing surveillance video of a man he says stole the employees tip jar.
The National Weather Service on has issued a frost advisory from 10 p.m., Friday to 9 a.m., Saturday for the inland valleys of San Diego.