Mid-Coast Trolley Receives Environmental Approval‏

SAN DIEGO–The Mid-Coast trolley extension received final environmental approval today, and the project is now poised to compete for federal funding and move forward into construction. The SANDAG Board of Directors voted unanimously Friday morning to certify the state environmental document, known as the Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR). The vote comes on the […]

CPUC Issues $10.85 Million Staff Citation To PG&E

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued a $10.85 million staff Citation to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for a natural gas explosion in Carmel-by-the-Sea in March, and, separately, opened a formal penalty consideration case against PG&E relating to recordkeeping associated with the utility’s gas distribution infrastructure. The CPUC’s Safety and Enforcement […]

Supervisor Roberts Elected 2nd VP Of CA State Association Of Counties

Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia, President of the California State Association of Counties, congratulates San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts upon his election as 2nd Vice President.

SAN DIEGO–Supervisor Dave Roberts expanded his reach on Thursday as county supervisors from across the state elected him to serve as 2nd Vice President of the California State Association of Counties. The vote took place during the Association’s 120th annual meeting in Orange County. “This position brings a new leadership opportunity to me that I […]

Old Globe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

The Grinch (Burke Moses) greets audience members at The Old Globe ninth annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Nov. 16 featuring performances by the cast of Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the lighting of the Seuss-inspired Christmas tree, and a delightful holiday snowfall. Photo by Bob Ross.

SAN DIEGO–The ninth annual Old Globe Christmas Tree Lighting kicked off the holiday season in conjunction with San Diego’s favorite holiday musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Designed by Grinch scenic designer John Lee Beatty, the unique tree will be located in the center of the Globe Plaza for the run of the […]

Of Mice, Not Men

LA JOLLA–For more than a century, the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus) has stood in for humans in experiments ranging from deciphering disease and brain function to explaining social behaviors and the nature of obesity. The small rodent has proven to be an indispensable biological tool, the basis for decades of profound scientific discovery and medical […]

Former New Mexico Detective Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Police Department Intern

WASHINGTON–A 38 year-old former detective with the Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was sentenced today for violating the civil rights of an LCPD student intern. Michael Garcia was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. He also was ordered to forfeit his law enforcement certification and […]

Quechan Pedestrian Crossing Opens At Andrade Port Of Entry

SAN DIEGO–Construction is now completed on the Quechan Crossing Pedestrian Project at the Andrade Port of Entry along State Route 186, Caltrans said on Wednesday. Pedestrians now have full access to new sidewalks and reconstructed walkways brought to Americans with Disability Act standards. Andrade is a remote desert location that is a busy port of […]

New Line Cinema’s Film “Annabelle” Passed $250 Million Worldwide Box Office

Tony Amendola (Father Perez) with the Annabelle doll in New Line Cinema's supernatural thriller, Annabelle. Photo: Warner Brothers

BURBANK–New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle” has now taken in over $250 million at the worldwide box office, with a tally of $250.2 million to date. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The supernatural thriller, from director John R. Leonetti and producers […]

Justin Timberlake Teams Up With AfterMaster Audio

Justin Timberlake

HOLLYWOOD–(Businesswire)–AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., an industry leading audio technology company based in Hollywood today announced that Justin Timberlake has joined the company as an owner. Teaming up alongside music and sound industry’s elite, Justin will play an integral role as AfterMaster prepares its launch into the marketplace, providing […]

Three Local Schools Win Cash Prizes In iCommute Competition

SAN DIEGO–Three schools in the San Diego region will receive cash prizes as top finishers of the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge, an annual competition organized by the SANDAG iCommute program to encourage students and parents to choose healthier and more sustainable ways to get to school.   During designated weeks in October, […]