Government

Nine local employers hit with Cal-OSHA’s highest fines in 2015

Nine local employers hit with Cal-OSHA’s highest fines in 2015

On March 3, 2015, a San Diego Gas & Electric employee stepped on to three plywood boards covering an underground vault while he inspected gas valves in Mission Valley. Then the boards gave way. The inspector fell 7 feet before crashing into valves and piping at the bottom of the concrete vault. He broke eight ribs. The accident could have ... Read More »

MTS admits credit card security gaps

MTS admits credit card security gaps

For years, San Diego public transit riders have been able to use credit and debit cards to purchase daily and monthly passes on their Compass Cards. Yet each transaction, whether at a ticket machine or online, may be putting the passenger’s credit card information at risk of being stolen. Read More »

San Diego hotel fee challenge can continue, judge rules

San Diego hotel fee challenge can continue, judge rules

The city and its Tourism Marketing District failed to persuade a judge to throw out a three-year-old lawsuit challenging a hotel fee used to promote San Diego’s tourism industry. Superior Court Judge Joel Wohlfeil ruled that the nonprofit group San Diegans for Open Government has the right to sue over City Council’s 2012 renewal of a 2 percent assessment levied ... Read More »