SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Police Officers Association -- for weeks the lone holdout among the city's employee unions -- announced Tuesday it tentatively signed a landmark deal on health care for retired workers.
The 15-year agreement is expected to reduce city payments for retiree health from an estimated $2.49 million over the next 25 years to about $1.72 million, partly by having employees make higher contributions to their plans.
The delay by the POA stemmed from a lawsuit in which its leaders were considering an appeal. The agreement with the city includes a provision that the association will not pursue further action on the court case.
Its members will be voting in the next couple of weeks to ratify the deal, according to the POA's Emily Cox. The City Council has already approved of the agreement.
Projections by city financial officials show contributions to pensions and health care for retired workers taking growing bites out of the revenue pie, which would vastly reduce the amount of money left over for public safety, parks and libraries. The new agreements are believed to ease the problem.
One person was killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle on northbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.
Covet Canyon, a paramilitary training camp in the East County, is in financial trouble after the owner defaulted on property payments. Owner Marc Halcon has 90 days to make good on the debt or the 160 acre property could fall into foreclosure and auction.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Angry Poway Unified School District parents on Friday packed the sidewalk calling for a local teacher to be fired after sending inappropriate text messages to a teenage student.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 3.7 percent last month from 4.1 percent in September, according to state figures released Friday.
Black Friday is a week away, but many retailers are now making you wait. This year, companies are offering discounts the entire week leading into Black Friday. News 8's Eric Kahnert reports on some of the goods you can get during Black Friday "week."
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
Camp Pendleton and Naval Base San Diego have among the highest rates of sexual assaults reported to the military among Marine Corps and Navy bases worldwide, according to a Department of Defense report released Friday.