SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to reconsider zoning regulations and permit fees for ranches, horse breeders and trainers and other equestrian facilities.
Supervisor Dianne Jacob said existing regulations, in place since 1978, are out of date.
"It is important that the county of San Diego makes certain that the equine industry continues to have a vital role in our rural communities and operates under regulations that are appropriate and fair," she said.
The supervisors directed county staffer to work with horse owners in evaluating current regulations, which Jacob called "costly and burdensome," and make recommendations for a new approach.
Supervisor Greg Cox said that, while he doesn't ride horses, he knows the equestrian community is important in areas such as Bonita and the Tijuana River Valley.
"The last time I was on a horse, he decided he didn't want me on it," Cox joked.
Staffers are supposed to have some recommended changes for supervisors to consider in 120 days.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
San Diego and other areas of Southern California may get significant rain this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Two people were killed in head-on crash, as the driver of a stolen car sped away from deputies and veered into oncoming traffic near Pauma Valley Sunday.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.