EL CAJON (CNS) - Wednesday is the deadline to apply for the El Cajon City Council seat that was left vacant by the promotion of Bill Wells to mayor.
About 10 people have applied so far, and more are expected, according to the City Clerk's Office.
When Wells became mayor last month, replacing Mark Lewis, council members said they would sift through applications and decide whether to make an appointment to fill his term on the panel, which runs through November 2016.
An application form can be downloaded from www.cityofelcajon.us or obtained at the City Clerk's Office. It must be submitted by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Candidates will be interviewed at the Dec. 10 council meeting. An appointment could be at that meeting.
Lewis resigned in October, citing health reasons. He had come under fire for making comments viewed as offensive by the East County city's large Chaldean population.
The City Clerk's Office plans to release the names of the applicants on Thursday.
One California family is still managing to look on the bright side, after enduring 48 hours of horror.
On your marks, get set—start thawing! That’s right, Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl for home cooking, is this week. And if you’re cooking a turkey and the Thanksgiving feast for your family or your friends, you need to start thinking about safe cooking right now, including thawing the bird!
Walkers participating in The Susan G. Komen 3-Day San Diego - including News 8’s own Barbara-Lee Edwards - will finish their 60-mile journey on Sunday.
Tensions remained high in Tijuana and at the U.S.- Mexico border Sunday, where thousands of members of a migrant caravan began arriving in the past week planning to seek asylum in the United States.
All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday night and continuing through Tuesday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
Temperatures take a cooling trend into early next week, with only a slight increase on Sunday disrupting the trend.
Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.
Residents of Malibu who were forced to evacuate because of the Woolsey Fire have begun returning to their homes while others received notice they could return by Monday, as the estimated date for full containment of the fire was moved back to Thursday.