SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego is the eighth greenest city in the United States, according to a list released Monday by Travel and Leisure Magazine.
San Diego was the highest ranked municipality in California, besting San Francisco by one spot in a list that took cleanliness, pedestrian-friendliness, public transit and public parks into account.
The magazine cited San Diego's access to beaches, Car2Go electric vehicle rental program and -- countywide -- the highest number of farms per-capita in the U.S.
"Every San Diegan knows our city has been blessed with a natural beauty unlike anywhere else in the country, and we've been proud to work with our local innovators to keep our environment clean and green," said Mayor Jerry Sanders. "I'm happy to invite anyone looking for an eco-friendly destination to pay us a visit."
Portland, Ore., the home of 288 parks, was ranked first.
A former high school football hero, who joined the marines and died serving our country, was laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery.
For the first time, Medicare officials have posted online quality scores for some 3,800 hospice providers - including about two dozen in San Diego County.
Escondido police officials said Friday they won't recommend criminal charges against a male physical education teacher at San Pasqual High School being investigated after claims of an inappropriate incident with a female student.
The former assistant chief of staff of the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet admitted in federal court in San Diego Friday that he accepted bribes in the form of parties and prostitutes while sneaking proprietary information to foreign defense contractor Glenn "Fat Leonard" Francis and his Singapore-based firm, Glenn Defense Marine Asia.
One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over Aberdeen, Washington, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again.
They may look like hedgehogs, but there's little relation. Instead, the tenrec's closest relative is the golden mole.