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Proposed Changes To Food Stamp Program Could Impact San Diegans

April 16
By Matt Hoffman

A Republican-drafted Farm Bill is proposing mandatory work or job training for people who receive federal food aid, which could impact around 25,000 people in San Diego County.

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City Heights Coffee House Grows From Cart To Storefront

April 16
By Tarryn Mento

The nonprofit focuses on employing youth, immigrants and others who may face difficulties finding a job.

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San Diego County Breweries Among Fastest Growing

April 13
By City News Service

Two San Diego County businesses are included in the Brewers Association's inaugural list of the top 50 fastest-growing small, independent breweries in the nation.

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What The Rise, Fall Of San Diego’s Green Flash Means For Local Craft Beer Industry

April 12
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

While there has been a rise in the number of craft breweries closing, there are still many more new breweries entering the market.

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An MBA, Three Part-Time Jobs And Still Struggling To Pay For Housing In California

April 12
By Amita Sharma

California doesn't keep track of how many of the state's 134,000 homeless people work and still cannot afford a stable living situation, but KPBS caught up with an MBA graduate who works multiple jobs but lives between his car and rented rooms.

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The Next Big Idea: What Makes Cities Good Homes For Startups

April 11
By Michael Lipkin

Many city leaders don’t understand how modern entrepreneurs think, UC San Diego researcher Natalie Novick said.

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Potential Fair Housing Violations You May Not Know About

April 11
By Tarryn Mento

Facebook and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 are decades away from each other, but the two were referenced in the same breath Tuesday when a U.S. senator questioned the tech company's CEO.

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Cole Delays Talks On Affordable Housing Bond

April 10
By Andrew Bowen

A San Diego City Council committee Wednesday was due to discuss a $900 million affordable housing bond proposed for the November ballot. But a week before the meeting, Council President Myrtle Cole took the item off the agenda.

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City Votes To Launch Program Aimed At Better Connecting The Homeless To Jobs

April 9
By City News Service

City staff will explore how the city can use its rapid rehousing programs to connect people with long-term employment.

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What Do Craft Brewers Do With Some Of Their Waste? Feed It To The Cows

April 9
By Claire Trageser

Craft beer and farms have a symbiotic relationship because cows can eat the spent grains from the breweries. But what happens when there aren't enough cows?