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MTS Board Approves Stricter Taxicab Penalties

Through intensified vehicle field inspections, the Metropolitan Transit Service found that an alarming number of taxicabs were found to be in unacceptable condition. Inspections between January 2008 and February 2009 resulted in 85% of vehicles being removed from service for poor condition.

Congressman Bob Filner Urges President to Lead on 350 Climate Goal

U.S. Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA) told hundreds of environmental activists Saturday that he would ask President Obama to go to Copenhagen and seek agreement with other global leaders on the need to reduce the level of carbon-dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere to 350 parts per million.

Local Man Attacked Outside Hillcrest Restaurant

At approximately 10 p.m. last night, San Diego resident Bronti Kelly was walking past the popular Hillcrest restaurant when he was attacked from behind. The victim believes the attack to be a hate crime.

Public to Prioritize Services for City Budget

Attendees will be asked to rank their top City service priorities for funding, offer perspective on potential service reductions and weigh in on the topic of additional revenues.

Controversial Rastafarian Musician Buju Banton to Perform at the Belly Up Tavern

Syd Stevens, a long time San Diegan, webmaster and national activist, was incensed one bright, fall day this past September. That is the day he learned a new video version of Buju Banton’s extremely controversial anti-gay reggae/dancehall rant Boom Bye Bye had been rereleased under the guise of a compilation DVD called Camp Fire 2007.

Council Votes to Keep Winter Homeless Shelter Downtown

Speakers from several areas of the City turned out to oppose the imposition of a winter homeless shelter being located in their neighborhood. In the end, the City Council voted to keep the shelter downtown, near social and medical services.