SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An ordinance that would require contractors doing business with the city of San Diego to offer workers in a domestic partnership the same benefits given to married employees was set to go before the City Council Monday.
The so-called Equal Benefits Ordinance was proposed by District 3 Councilman Todd Gloria and unanimously passed the council's Rules, Open Government and Intergovernmental Relations Committee on June 30. No one spoke against it at the time.
Similar laws have been enacted in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Oakland, Sacramento and the state of California.
Monday's meeting is open to the public and will be held on the 12th floor of the City Administration Building on C Street in downtown San Diego.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.
Vacationing homeowners were hit by thieves in Mira Mesa, but thanks to a smartphone app, the crooks did not get away with it.
Signs warning people to stay out of the water are once again posted in Imperial Beach after a new spill from Mexico dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River - polluting the South Bay.
Two defense contractors were sentenced to prison Friday for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton that the military had planned to ship overseas to treat injured Marines.