LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cash-strapped Los Angeles is going to the dogs — literally.
The City Council on Tuesday voted to have two departments share information in order to track down people who haven't licensed their pets.
Council President Eric Garcetti estimates two-thirds of the city's dogs are unlicensed. Licenses cost $15 for a sterilized dog and $100 for an unaltered pet.
Getting all dogs licensed would mean at least an additional $3.6 million in fees to the city.
The Department of Animal Services has eight full-time people whose job is to find and license dogs. The Department of Water and Power keeps a meter-reader database of homes with dogs. The council ordered the departments to coordinate their efforts to find the pooches.
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Strong winds will blow in San Diego County's deserts throughout the day Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds, as the marine layer extends to the inland communities.
It's a growing problem throughout parts of the nation - teens turning to common plant seeds as a type of party drug to score a cheap but risky high.
A Point Loma family is hoping to catch a bold thief who walked up to their house and stole their bench.
Hunter Renfroe put the Padres ahead, then Brad Hand held on at the end. And when it was finally over, San Diego had one of its most exhilarating wins during a difficult season.
Some local restaurants are only providing straws upon request.
News 8's Marcella Lee reports from Searsucker Del Mar with more on the movement and a look at the damage the straws can do.
On Wednesday local middle schoolers received an out-of-this world surprise. Students at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Scripps Ranch took home second place in a nationwide spacecraft design contest. News 8's Shawn Styles reports with more of the big reveal.
City leaders gathered Wednesday to discuss major changes to a park across from the San Diego Convention Center.