SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A fleet of new "green" Prius v hybrid taxis will begin service at San Diego International Airport Monday under a program designed to help the environment and save money.
The Airport Vehicle Rebate Program is the result of a public-private partnership between the Airport Authority, the California Center for Sustainable Energy, Mossy Toyota, taxi operators and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.
The program provides a combination of vehicle rebates, reduced taxi permit fees and a special financing and maintenance package, CCSE spokesperson Chuck Colgan said.
The CCSE estimates that taxi operators switching to hybrid cabs will save up to $1,500 a month, depending on miles driven.
There are about 1,000 hybrid cabs operating in San Diego, including 300 at the airport, Colgan said.
The U.S. Geological Survey Monday rescinded a computer-generated report that a shallow, 3.1 magnitude earthquake had struck the Ocotillo Wells area of San Diego County.
Two San Diego police officers shot and wounded in a standoff in the College Area over the weekend are recovering Monday.
High pressure will bring warmer temperatures and shallower marine layer through Tuesday. Overnight and morning low clouds and fog are possible.
In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs have heralded innovations like smartphones and car-sharing. Now, Tim Draper, one of the valley's most successful venture capitalists, wants to similarly shake up the way California is governed by dividing it into three states.
Police searched for a suspected car thief who fled into a canyon in Linda Vista on Sunday afternoon.
A motorcyclist smashed his bike into the rear of a sheriff's patrol car, as the deputy made a left turn, and was killed in Encinitas Sunday.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.