A new website that monitors criminal activity, including incidents of burglary, motor vehicle theft and reported drug use, is now active in San Diego and the Uptown communities. CrimeMapping.com is designed to help residents protect themselves and their property as well as encourage accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to police.Read More
Some Uptown residents will ring in the New Year with the prospect of higher utility bills if a rate increase proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is approved in February.
The SDG&E-proposed 2012 General Rate Case, currently under review by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), calls for a $1.1 billion inflation-adjusted increase in SDG&E’s revenue requirement over the next four years, said Erin Coller, a spokesperson for SDG&E.Read More
San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless statistics state there are currently 9,020 homeless people in San Diego County, an increase of 5.9 percent from the previous year. San Diego’s 6th Annual Project Homeless Connect, which takes place Jan. 11. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers help to the homeless community at the start of the new year.Read More
The San Diego Solidarity Network is a group that takes an alternative approach to gaining restitution for employees and tenants who feel they have been mistreated. Members of the Network believe the legal routes of the Labor Board or Small Claims Court are overloaded and say they aren’t always the most effective method of settling disputes.Read More
Despite relatively good news from Sacramento, the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education voted in favor of budget cuts that would eliminate jobs, campus security and special programs, as well as increase classroom size and consolidate schools.
Hours before the Board met on Dec. 13, Gov. Jerry Brown held a press conference to announce that cuts to K-12 education would not be as massive as previously predicted. In February 2012, K-12 school districts statewide will lose $79.6 million in funding – which equates to approximately $15 per student – instead of the previously projected $1.5 billion. The final budget is scheduled for release in January.Read More