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.
Work is just starting to begin on the latest phase of the long-planned South Bay rapid transit project, which will run right by Hedenkamp Elementary School.
With high-profile sexual harassment allegations spreading across the country, more and more survivors are sharing their stories. Laura Fink was one of several women who accused former San Diego mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment back in 2013.
The motorcyclist killed Monday in a collision with a tanker truck near Naval Base San Diego in Barrio Logan was a 35-year-old father of six who worked in the area, according to a message on the crowd funding site GoFundMe.
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Police were investigating Tuesday after a burglary took place at a shopping center in Rancho Bernardo.
A mistaken bump led to a man getting bit and cut with a knife near the Ocean Beach Pier, police said Sunday.
Multiple agencies responded to a homeless encampment in El Cajon on Tuesday morning after reports that a dog bit someone.
Given his 235,000 followers on Instagram, 136,000 YouTube subscribers and 67,000 combined followers on Facebook and Twitter, Tuesday's Morning Extra probably wasn't the first you've heard or seen of dance sensation Merrick Hannah.
One lane of State Route 94 near Euclid Avenue in Oak Park has been closed due to a traffic accident.