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Housing Prices Up In San Diego County; Home Sales Down

Oct. 13
By City News Service
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The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 5.5 percent in September, compared with the same month a year ago, while the number of homes sold dipped by 1.8 percent.

San Diegans Should Know Soon If Minimum Wage Hike Will Be On Ballot

Oct. 13
By City News Service
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County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said he should know by Thursday if opponents of raising the minimum wage in San Diego collected enough signatures from voters to force a referendum on the issue.

South Park Group Wants To Block Target From San Diego Neighborhood

Oct. 13
By Tarryn Mento
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Target plans to put a mini-store in South Park, but opponents say it will ruin the character of the neighborhood and are circulating a petition to keep it out.

Modifications To San Onofre Settlement Would Provide $1.3B In Savings, Credits

Oct. 10
By KPBS , City News Service
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The California Public Utilities Commission Thursday issued proposed modifications to a settlement between utilities and ratepayer groups regarding the financial responsibilities in shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

San Diego Steps Up Road Repairs With New Grinding Machine

Oct. 9
By Susan Murphy
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San Diego city leaders on Thursday unveiled a new street repair machine that can grind down and repair stretches of road instead of mending potholes with temporary patches.

San Diego County On Pace To Add 31K Jobs

Oct. 8
By City News Service

If the job growth pace continues, it will be the first time since the late 1990s where at least 30,000 positions were added in three straight years.

EPA Chief Hails Fuel Efficiency Rules For Trucks

Oct. 7
By Erik Anderson
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Recent fuel efficiency improvements are getting credit for saving lots of fuel and reducing the nation's carbon footprint, says the EPA's top administrator

Inspector Faults Regulator On San Onofre Nuclear Plant Review

Oct. 7
Associated Press
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A federal report concludes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission missed opportunities to spot potential trouble with an equipment swap that led to the installation of faulty machinery at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Decision On Operation Of Homeless Shelter Before City Council

Oct. 7
By City News Service
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If approved, the San Diego Housing Commission would be authorized to spend $225,000 for a cold-weather shelter for single homeless adults.

Tapping Into the Ocean With San Diego's Billion Dollar Desalination Plant

Oct. 7
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego is about a year away from turning seawater into fresh drinking water. The billion-dollar Carlsbad desalination plant is scheduled to open sometime next fall.