Social media was on fire Thursday amid reports — not yet officially confirmed — that San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurants Corp. was permanently closing its Souplantation restaurants.Support Times of San Diego's growthwith a small monthly contribution Become a supporter The self-serve buffet chain has been a San Diego institution since 1978.
Yet the current organizational structure of the city of San Diego tasks our elected prosecutor with the unrelated myriad of legal matters that come with running an 11,000-employee operation, a role that should be apolitical.
I served as mayor of Poway, where we had an appointed city attorney. Later I served eight years as San Diego’s elected city attorney. Both can work with the right personalities, but an appointed city attorney in San Diego would be risky.
Advocates say that Dueñas is not alone; the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately harming the region’s Latino population, exacerbating disparities that were present prior to COVID-19. Advocates are calling on county leaders to place permanent testing sites in areas with higher populations of Latino and black residents.
San Diego County is experiencing a heat wave that may have reached its peak on Wednesday when temperatures ranged from the 80s at the coast to the mid-90s across inland valleys and 109 in Ocotillo Wells,
Luna Grill is deploying its existing catering team to work with hospital staffs to determine needs, hours and locations for meal deliveries in the coming weeks, with the pledge of donating 20,000 meals across multiple locations.
An estimate of San Diego County’s jobless rate near the end of April was 27 percent — surpassing unemployment numbers not seen since the Great Depression. The San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG,