This Week in San Diego Personal Injury News—May 8th, 2022

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Driver Charged in Sports Arena crash (CBS 8)
Police have charged the man responsible for a crash that resulted in the death of two people has been charged. The driver faces two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, felony DUI charges, and a misdemeanor count of driving without a license. The crash occurred at the busy intersection of Sports Arena Boulevard and Rosecrans Street when the driver plowed into a van occupying a family of four, killing two members.
Lemon Gove Councilwoman Arrested for Domestic Violence (San Diego Tribune)
Liana LeBaron, a Lemon Grove City Councilwoman was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. Her partner claims in court documents that she repeatedly hit, bit, and kicked him. LeBaron has since denied the claims and argues that she herself was the real victim. A judge approved an emergency protective order to keep LeBaron from being near her partner or their home, following her arrest.
City of San Diego issues Ordinance to Control Short-term Rentals (Fox 5 San Diego)

The City has issued an ordinance that will allow no more than 5,400 whole house units to be used as short-term vacation rentals. Permits will only be granted through a lotter system. Many San Diegans believe the vacation rental issue has pushed up the cost of living for long-term residents for years. Advocates of the ordinance say that this will result in more housing available to long-term renters and buyers.

SDG&E’s Rates Rise Again! (NBC 7)

SDG&E’s new proposal plans to raise rates again. If approved, taking effect in 2024, monthly bills could be increased by around $18 a month. Some San Diegans are recovering from the rate increase that took effect in January 2022. SDG&E argues the rates will “create long-term benefits for future generations.”

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