SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Pedicab operators in San Diego would need to get a California driver's license under an ordinance approved by a City Council committee Wednesday.
The Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee voted unanimously to forward the ordinance to the full City Council for a vote.
In September, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed state legislation that gave cities the authority to require operators of the pedal-driven vehicles to have a driver's license.
Assembly Bill 2294, authored by Assemblyman Marty Block, D-San Diego, also gave municipalities the authority to regulate how they license pedicabs and their operators.
Last year, the City Council adopted tough regulations for pedicabs, which capped the number of the vehicles which are allowed to operate in the city, established restricted zones and required seat belts.
The tough laws on pedicabs were imposed in response to the July 2009 death of a convention visitor, who fell from a pedicab in the Marina area and later died.
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.
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.
An unknown assailant jumped a woman Friday on a walking trail near Gillespie Field airport and choked her nearly into unconsciousness, fleeing when she managed to break free, authorities reported.
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.
San Diego County's unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent last month despite seasonal cutbacks in leisure and hospitality jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation on Friday held an awards ceremony to recognize the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep San Diegans safe.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California.
Three officer-involved shootings over the past year, including the killing of a man who opened fire at a pool party at a La Jolla apartment complex, were legally justified, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.