SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County leaders are considering a runway extension to boost a Carlsbad airport's growth into a commuter hub.
A San Diego County Regional Airport Authority strategic plan calls for adding 1,100 feet of runway to the existing 4,897-foot runway at McClellan-Palomar Airport.
The Board of Supervisors directed its staff on Tuesday to return in 90 days with a cost and feasibility study on runway lengthening.
The North County Times says airport expansion has been discussed for years as the airport has grown into a busy commuter hub. The airport has undergone $155.6 million in upgrades since 1994, with about one-third of that investment from county government.
Information from: North County Times
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The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
An approaching winter storm is poised to open an "atmospheric river" of subtropical rain clouds on Southern California this week, but the San Diego area is expected to see just a fraction of that moisture, forecasters said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.
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.
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.