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.
A car believed to have been used in the abduction of a 9-year-old boy in Santa Maria, prompting an Amber Alert in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, was found abandoned Tuesday, but the child and the suspect remained missing and were believed to be traveling in another vehicle.
The parents of a boy injured in a hit-and-run crash testified Tuesday at the trial of the man accused in the crash.
Lawyers for a Mexican man who was shielded from being deported will try to persuade a judge who has been a target of President Donald Trump's scorn that the administration wrongly expelled their client from the United States.
Firefighters halted the spread of a two-acre brush fire Tuesday off state Route 67 and Slaughterhouse Canyon Road in the Foster area, near Lakeside, according to Cal Fire.
It's back to school time and for many students frustration with trying to keep up in math class returns.
Soldiers in northern Mexico say they have seized a surprisingly large stash of the powerful opioid fentanyl from a truck near the U.S. border.
In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and Susan G. Komen is there to help with free diagnostic mammograms, screenings, temporary financial aid, education and more.
The self-proclaimed “world’s most scientifically-tested medium” joined News 8 Morning Extra on Friday to talk about relaying messages from the hereafter.