SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An appellate court panel ruled Thursday that litigation over the funding of retirement benefits by the city of San Diego and its workers should be heard in San Diego Superior Court.
The lawsuit by the city demands that the San Diego City Employees Retirement System enforce a City Charter clause that says the city and its workers need to make "substantially equal" contributions to the debt-ridden pension system.
A lower court had granted a motion by SDCERS and public labor unions to change the venue to Los Angeles, but three judges of the California Court of Appeal 4th Appellate District ordered the case returned to San Diego -- a victory for the city.
"It is time to put an end to the procedural maneuvering and let this important case move forward on the merits," City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said.
The defendants claim that Goldsmith is trying to change decades-long practices by city and pension officials.
The pension system's debt is estimated by city officials to be at about $2 billion.
For 13 million or so colorblind Americans, the world they see is not quite as vibrant as it is to those with normal vision, but a new type of glasses is giving them an opportunity to experience a whole new spectrum of life.
Escondido Police on Monday continued their search for the vandal or vandals who slashed the tires on roughly two dozen cars over the weekend.
Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres finalized their $144 million, eight-year contract Monday night.
The summits of Birch Hill and Palomar Mountain saw a dusting of snow Monday, and other San Diego County mountains and valleys experienced less than a quarter-inch of rain.
Local mothers fed up with school violence are calling for tougher gun laws in the wake of the Florida high school shooting.
A North County eatery is believed to be the first restaurant in San Diego County where parents can have it all - great food, alone time and supervised onsite child care.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.