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.
Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, made a quick stop in San Diego to speak at a conference promoting health and wellness on Wednesday morning.
Beekeeping and cheese making will be just two of the demonstrations taking place at Hawthorne Country Store’s annual fall Homesteading Arts Fair this weekend.
The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts.
Nurses and other caregivers from Palomar Hospital will hold an informational picket on Wednesday to call attention to concerns about working conditions they say are detrimental to patient care.
Police Wednesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing two branches of the same insurance company at gunpoint within an hour of each other in the Clairemont and Kearny Mesa areas.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will appear Wednesday at BOLD, the annual conference presented by wellness technology company MINDBODY.
A Caltrans worker was injured Wednesday when he fell several stories from an overpass on State Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area, officials said.
As dockless electric scooters become more and more popular, concerns about safety for both riders and pedestrians have grown, too.
The Grand in El Cajon hosts good and fun times, but there are rules that need to be followed like the 'no weapons' policy its owner implanted nine months ago.