SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Three of the leading mayoral candidates will answer environmentally focused questions Monday night during a forum hosted by the Sierra Club, which has not yet made an endorsement in the race, while a fourth candidate will submit his answers in writing.
Topics set to be addressed by former City Attorney Mike Aguirre, City Councilman David Alvarez, ex-Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and, in writing, City Councilman Kevin Faulconer, during the 7 p.m. event at the Balboa Park Club include the seals in La Jolla.
There also will be a specific question on each candidate's position regarding amending the local Coastal Plan to close the Children's Pool during pupping season, something for which the City Council called three years ago.
The panel of Sierra Club volunteers plan to touch on an open space issue; garner each candidate's interest in looking into the creation a public energy company to compete with San Diego Gas & Electric, but will deliver more clean energy; and will judge each candidate on his commitment to expanding bicycling opportunities in the city, according to the Sierra Club.
About 100 club members are expected to attend, officials said.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.