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San Diego Could Face $40B In Earthquake Damage. So Why Are So Few P...

San Diego Could Face $40B In Earthquake Damage. So Why Are So Few People Insured?

Sept. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

There's an ever-present risk of a major earthquake in Southern California. But only 12 percent of Californians with home insurance or rental insurance have earthquake protection.

San Diego Officials Unveil Proposals To Fix Housing Crisis

San Diego Officials Unveil Proposals To Fix Housing Crisis

Sept. 21
By City News Service

As the homeless population grows and rents balloon in San Diego, city officials announced Thursday a series of proposals to help alleviate the housing shortage over the next 10 years.

Tiny Homes In San Diego Face Big Hurdles

Tiny Homes In San Diego Face Big Hurdles

Sept. 21
By Alison St John

A planned “tiny homes” community in San Diego's North County has turned out to be a costly failure, and California is not making it easy for those who aspire to live in tiny houses.

Taxpayer Group Seeks 'Community Choice' Data (Most Is Already Public)

Taxpayer Group Seeks 'Community Choice' Data (Most Is Already Public)

Sept. 21
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association wrote city officials a letter seeking the "assumptions and methodology" behind a city-commissioned study on community choice energy. Nearly all that information is in the study itself.

How One Writer Built A Career Off Side Hustles

How One Writer Built A Career Off Side Hustles

Sept. 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

According to one estimate, more than 44 million Americans have a side hustle and for some, a second job could be more than another stream of income.

City Council Members Propose New Rules For Vacation Rentals

City Council Members Propose New Rules For Vacation Rentals

Sept. 20
By City News Service

Four City Council members Tuesday released a new proposal for regulating short-term vacation rental properties in San Diego, in an attempt to solve an issue that has vexed city officials and neighbors alike over the last few years.

San Diego Poverty Rate Drops Slightly, Disparities Remain

San Diego Poverty Rate Drops Slightly, Disparities Remain

Sept. 19
By City News Service

Poverty in both the city and county of San Diego dropped last year, compared to the year before, though disparities still remain among ethnic groups, according to a new report.

Saving A Balboa Park Treasure: The Carousel

Saving A Balboa Park Treasure: The Carousel

Sept. 19
By Sally Hixson

One sign that summer is nearing its end is the shuttered doors during the week of the historic carousel in Balboa Park. After generations of family ownership, the 107-year-old carousel was purchased in July by the Friends of Balboa Park.

Edison Proceeds With Plans To Bury Nuclear Waste At San Onofre Site

Edison Proceeds With Plans To Bury Nuclear Waste At San Onofre Site

Sept. 18
By Alison St John

Southern California Edison officials said the company will start burying spent nuclear fuel from the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant by the end of this year.

Community Choice Aggregation Critics Want San Diego To Slow Down

Community Choice Aggregation Critics Want San Diego To Slow Down

Sept. 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Critics of San Diego's move toward community choice aggregation have formed a coalition questioning a potential plan to let the city buy power separately from San Diego Gas & Electric.

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