SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday tentatively passed a redistricting ordinance which adjusts the boundaries of the areas its members represent.
The measure unanimously approved on first reading -- a final vote is set in two weeks -- includes an adjustment from a map approved last week -- placing all of Barrio Logan in District 1, currently represented by Supervisor Greg Cox. The map originally had the community split between two districts.
Legislative districts are redrawn every 10 years in accordance with updated census data, and have to satisfy a number of legal requirements.
"All in all, we have a map that is certainly in compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965," Cox said. "It's one that reaches, I think, a good balance for each of the supervisorial districts."
The map has five districts with total populations ranging from 608,340 to 627,639 and creates one district, Cox's, that is one-third white in its voting-age population.
The ordinance, once approved, will authorize the Registrar of Voters to prepare maps and election files for the June 5, 2012, primary and notify registered voters whose districts have changed.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.