SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Plans to construct prototypes for a massive border wall are full speed ahead, according to President Donald Trump.
The Trump administration plans to build prototypes of a border wall in Otay Mesa this summer. The prototypes are expected to be 30 feet tall to prevent climbing or tunneling.
Federal officials say $20 million has been set aside by congress, including money to fund the construction of up to eight prototypes plus funds to pay for assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
About 460 companies placed bids and 23 of those companies were from San Diego County.
Contracts will be awarded June 14 and prototypes must be completed by July 22.
Top Mexican representatives have indicated their country won't pay for the wall, despite conflicting information from President Donald Trump. Also representatives say they'll consider charging a fee for anyone who enters their country.
This comes on the heels of a visit from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to San Diego Friday, April 21.
During his visit, Sessions urged cities and other government jurisdictions with immigration sanctuary policies to reconsider and work with federal law enforcement to identify criminals who should be deported.
The debate over dockless bikes rolled into Pacific Beach as the Town Council held a panel Wednesday night with bike and scooter sharing companies: Bird, LimeBike, ofo and Mobike.
Three San Diego schools have received phony threats this week, and on Wednesday, a Serra High School freshman was arrested on suspicion of scrawling a threat about a school shooting in a restroom at the Tierrasanta campus.
Tieray Jones walked out of jail a free man Wednesday night just hours after a judge decided to not re-try him in the death of his stepson nearly 16-years ago.
DMV officers were out Wednesday, looking for people abusing the system. One woman was in tears as she was caught using a handicap placard issued to her adult son - who wasn't with her on the shopping trip.
A Serra High School freshman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of scrawling a threat about a school shooting in a restroom at the Tierrasanta campus.
News 8's investigation into high water bills across the city of San Diego continues. Months after we received our first complaint, viewers are still emailing us about the problem.
Escondido police sought public help Wednesday to identify a woman suspected of stealing from two jewelry stores this week while as many as 10 accomplices distracted store employees.