SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors gave final approval Tuesday to new district maps, ending a seven-month-long process.
The county's Redistricting Ordinance passed unanimously as part of the supervisors' consent agenda, with the only comments being to thank those who served on a commission that created three tentative maps.
The final map, which will be used for next year's elections, pushes the district represented by Ron Roberts toward the coast and La Jolla, snapping up some territory currently held by the retiring Pam Slater-Price. It also creates a district, currently represented by Greg Cox, with a voting-age population that is nearly 44 percent Latino and 8 percent black.
The district boundaries are redrawn every 10 years in accordance with updated census data.
San Diego County is making a major investment in technology to detect wildfires breaking out in the back country.
A controversial ordinance that prohibited feeding the homeless in public spaces in El Cajon expired Tuesday, after the county lifted its emergency declaration on the hepatitis A outbreak.
An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into the black market.
PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information about the person or people who left four puppies out with the trash in San Diego in recent weeks.
A dispute between two students at Lincoln High School escalated Tuesday into a stabbing that sent one of them to a hospital.
San Diego police are investigating a rapid increase in the number of cases of stolen catalytic converters from cars.
A 19-year-old man accused of groping and sexually assaulting four female students as they walked to their off-campus housing near San Diego State University must stand trial on seven charges, including false imprisonment and sexual battery, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Authorities Tuesday asked the public for help in identifying a fast-working crew of burglars who broke into a luxury-goods retailer at Fashion Valley mall and made off with more than half a million dollars' worth of merchandise.