SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved plans to put a $3.3 million sheriff's substation in Pine Valley.
The substation will house nine employees and replace an office leased from the Pine Valley Volunteer Fire Department since the 1970s, according to a county staff report. The lease expires at the end of April, with no option to renew.
"The board initially took action on a new sheriff's substation in Pine Valley over 13 years ago," Jacob said. "This new substation has long been a top priority for the community."
County officials settled on an unused one-acre plot of land in a 16-acre county park off Old Highway 80 after rejecting other locations in the East County mountain community.
The plan calls for the appropriation of $2.1 million for the project and for staff to solicit design and construction bids. A section of the park will be set aside for environmental mitigation.
Melissa Aquino of the Sheriff's Department said negotiations are under way to lease a storefront location until the new substation is built. While the lease with the fire agency is about to expire, the department has been assured it can remain in the current location until temporary quarters are ready, she said.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected over the weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.