SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Wednesday to push forward with a road widening project near Ramona, even though two property owners haven't reached agreement with the county to sell part of their land.
The action, which took place without comment as part of the consent agenda, sets an Aug. 7 eminent domain hearing to allow the county to acquire property for the project from two owners who refuse to sell part of their land, according to a staff report.
The project requires around 14,000 square feet of one property and 16,000 square feet of the other, with appraised values of $7,700 and $11,100, respectively, according to the report.
Of the 31 land owners affected by the 2.25-mile-long project along San Vicente Road, near the intersection with Wildcat Canyon Road, 29 have reached deals with the county for sums of less than $150,000, the report said.
U-T San Diego reported that the California Highway Patrol has counted 26 crashes along that area of the roadway in the past five years, at least two of them fatal.
The $35 million project, which the county hopes to begin next spring and complete in 2015, would improve sight lines for drivers, add bicycle lanes and stabilize the ground along the side of the roadway. Sewers and flood control would also be improved.
The supervisors also voted to approve the $3.3 million purchase of more than 382 acres of open space on Bottle Peak, near Lake Wohlford, east of Escondido; and 20 acres at the Goodan Ranch Preserve near Poway, for $180,000.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border.
Temperatures will continue to warm through the week, with slightly cooler temperatures for the weekend.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.