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Roundtable: Trump's Tweets, Housing Crisis, Trouble For Snopes

Roundtable: Trump's Tweets, Housing Crisis, Trouble For Snopes

July 28
By Amita Sharma, Pat Finn

President Donald Trump suddenly tweets a major policy change for transgender troops. There's a housing crisis in San Diego, made possible by, well, all of us. And a website that debunks fake news is in real trouble.

Help Us Crowdsource San Diego’s Mello-Roos Tax Districts

Help Us Crowdsource San Diego’s Mello-Roos Tax Districts

July 26
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Homeowners in San Diego County paid almost $1 billion in Mello-Roos taxes during the past five years. Even so, we know surprisingly little about how the taxes are charged or used.

San Diego Home Prices Continue To Rise

San Diego Home Prices Continue To Rise

July 25
By City News Service

Home prices in San Diego increased by 1 percent from April to May, and 6.6 percent since May of last year, according to the Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices that were released Tuesday.

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward Proposes Temporary Housing Plan For...

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward Proposes Temporary Housing Plan For Homeless

July 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward presented his ideas for temporary housing for the homeless to the council's new Select Committee on Homelessness Tuesday. The committee agreed to take his proposals under consideration and come back with a specific plan in September.

City Council Approves Steps To Alleviate Affordable Housing Shortage

City Council Approves Steps To Alleviate Affordable Housing Shortage

July 25
By City News Service

The City Council Monday approved a series of steps intended to alleviate the critical affordable housing shortage in San Diego, including easing regulations on construction of auxiliary units or "granny flats."

San Diego Nonprofit Gets Big Grant To Use Food Truck To Teach Culin...

San Diego Nonprofit Gets Big Grant To Use Food Truck To Teach Culinary, Business Skills

July 25
By Claire Trageser

Paving Great Futures, a nonprofit that teaches people culinary and business skills, has received a $25,000 grant from the international charity Chef Works Cares.

San Diego City Council Looks At Initiatives To Alleviate Affordable...

San Diego City Council Looks At Initiatives To Alleviate Affordable Housing Shortage

July 24
By City News Service

The City Council is scheduled Monday to address the critical affordable housing shortage in San Diego and consider steps to alleviate the problem.

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imper...

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imperial Beach Sues Big Oil

July 21
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The number of temporary work visas increases, as does the number deportations. Three women scientists have now filed gender discrimination suits against the Salk Institute. And tiny Imperial Beach sues global conglomerates.

7 Things To Understand About Community Choice In San Diego

7 Things To Understand About Community Choice In San Diego

July 21
By Claire Trageser

An alternative energy program that would bypass San Diego Gas & Electric is possible and cost-effective, according to a study published this month. But the study is more complicated than that, and there are a variety of terms and concepts to understand that show how the authors arrived at those answers.

Two Businessmen Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

Two Businessmen Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

July 21
By Susan Murphy

Two business leaders in San Diego announced a proposal on Thursday to shelter hundreds of homeless people in large industrial tents.

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