SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C. this week to campaign for open and free trade between the U.S. and Mexico, his office announced.
Faulconer will be joined by Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum as they advocate for the San Diego-Tijuana mega-region during a two-day visit Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a statement released this weekend.
They will meet with officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Faulconer is a featured speaker at the Tuesday board meeting for the Border Trade Alliance, a nonprofit that aims to address key issues affecting trade, travel and security in North America, the statement said. He and the Tijuana mayor will speak at the nonprofit's Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference on Wednesday.
Faulconer is also scheduled to meet with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and leadership from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
An unknown assailant jumped a woman Friday on a walking trail near Gillespie Field airport and choked her nearly into unconsciousness, fleeing when she managed to break free, authorities reported.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
San Diego County's unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent last month despite seasonal cutbacks in leisure and hospitality jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation on Friday held an awards ceremony to recognize the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep San Diegans safe.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California.
Three officer-involved shootings over the past year, including the killing of a man who opened fire at a pool party at a La Jolla apartment complex, were legally justified, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.