County supervisors flew to Sacramento Thursday to tell lawmakers enough is enough. The state is supposed to issue checks Friday to counties to pay for welfare, food stamps, foster care and other social services.
The state controller said there's no money in the treasury because of the budget deadlock.
The lawsuit may be delayed in state lawmakers pass a proposed budget deal.
The budget plan includes nearly $16 billion in spending cuts; $11 billion in loans; and $14 billion in new taxes, including a one percent sales tax increase and an increase in the vehicle license fee.
A vote on the plan is scheduled for late Friday.
San Diegans are going online to raise money to help make ends meet amid a partial government shutdown prolonged by a impasse over President Trump's demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego played host to thousands of people demonstrating in the third annual Women's March, which also took place in dozens of other cities across the country.
Three people robbed a San Carlos jewelry store on Saturday afternoon, then fled before officers were able to arrive, police said.
A record number of County employees will be hitting the streets next week to help count homeless people in the region.
People choosing not to vaccinate are now a "global health threat," according to the World Health Organization.