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.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.
On Thursday night, the HeartCore Leadership company purchased thousands of dollars worth of Domino's Pizza to feed San Diego's homeless in downtown.
A deadlocked jury prompted a judge to declare a mistrial Friday in the case against a man charged with murder in the 2002 disappearance of his 2-year-old stepson in San Diego.
Federal immigration officers arrested 115 people during a three-day operation in the San Diego area amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and the state of California over immigration enforcement.