Stay Cool During High Heat

| 7:50 AM

With temperatures expected to reach 120 in local deserts and 100 in mountains this weekend, County health officials are reminding the public to take precautions.


San Diego Property Values Up 3 Percent

| 4:12 PM

San Diego County Assessor Ernie Dronenburg announced today that the 2013 assessed value of all taxable property has increased by more than 3 percent (or $13.6 billion) from last year. The property was valued as of January 1, 2013. This year’s total assessed value is $408.8 billion. After deducting tax exempt properties (charitable, homeowners, disabled etc.) the net assessed value is $393 billion and based on a 1 percent tax rate it would produce approximately $3.9 billion in property taxes.


Supervisors Brew Study to Boost Agriculture

| 5:02 PM

County supervisors considered a little beer and cheese Wednesday, directing the County’s planning department to look for ways to ease restrictions and make it easier for people to start microbreweries, cheese-making operations and promote agri-tourism.