SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Despite a recent dip in home prices, San Diego was among only four cities nationwide to record increasing prices between October 2009 and this past October, according to Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Tuesday.
With all markets given a score of 100 in base year 2000, San Diego had an index score of 159.99 in October, representing a 3 percent increase compared to October 2009, according to the report.
The other cities where housing prices increased Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Nationwide, housing prices have been stalled for about five months, leading the head of the S&P Index Committee to worry over the possibility of slipping back into recession.
"The double-dip is almost here, as six cities set new lows for the period since the 2006 peaks," David Blitzer of S&P said. "There is no good news in October's report. Home prices across the country continue to fall."
Blitzer said sales of homes are down 25 percent in the U.S. since last year, the supply of unsold homes is up 50 percent and housing construction starts are near 30-year lows.
Cal Fire is at the scene of a wildfire burning off State Route 94 near Church Road in the Campo Indian Reservation.
A small plane crashed Saturday evening near the El Capitan Reservoir, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
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.
Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."
Sunshine and higher temperatures are making the return to San Diego County Saturday after intermittent drizzle across the region on Friday.
President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
The San Diego Police Department announced Saturday that officers will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations.
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.
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.