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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.

California Lawmakers Send Affordable Housing Fix To Governor

California Lawmakers Send Affordable Housing Fix To Governor

Sept. 18
By Associated Press

The three major pieces of the deal include a $4 billion housing bond, a new $75 fee on real estate transaction documents, and a bill to streamline building regulations that can hamper developers looking to construct low-cost apartments and homes. Brown plans to sign them.

San Diego Resettlement Agency Seeks New Leadership After Investigation

San Diego Resettlement Agency Seeks New Leadership After Investigation

Sept. 18
By Tarryn Mento

After a posting for the position appeared online last week, the IRC's national office confirmed the San Diego executive director is no longer with the agency.

San Diego Wants To Be An Even More Welcoming City To Newcomers

San Diego Wants To Be An Even More Welcoming City To Newcomers

Sept. 14
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego's long history of immigrant and refugee resettlement paints the city as a welcoming community but a new initiative aims to improve the integration process for newcomers.

San Diego To Consider Regulating Short-Term Rentals As City Becomes...

San Diego To Consider Regulating Short-Term Rentals As City Becomes 4th-Busiest AirBnB Market

Sept. 14
By City News Service

San Diego was the fourth-busiest market for online vacation rental agency Airbnb this summer, the firm reported Thursday.

Report Delivered On Tiny Home Communities As Transitional Housing

Report Delivered On Tiny Home Communities As Transitional Housing

Sept. 13
By Alison St John

Temporary communities of tiny homes may be one of the options the City of San Diego eventually considers, as it looks for ways to move the growing number of people who are homeless off the streets.

City Council Committee Sets Emergency Declaration On Homelessness I...

City Council Committee Sets Emergency Declaration On Homelessness In Motion

Sept. 13
By City News Service

A City Council committee Wednesday unanimously directed the City Attorney's office to draft an emergency declaration over a lack of shelter space, which has exacerbated a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A among San Diego's homeless population.

Union-Tribune Columnist Who Delved Into Homelessness Retires

Union-Tribune Columnist Who Delved Into Homelessness Retires

Sept. 13
By Michael Lipkin

In the midst of the county's hepatitis A outbreak, columnist Dan McSwain did not hesitate to take city of San Diego leaders to task. The city, he wrote, faces "full-blown crises of public safety and public health, the twin imperatives of any functioning government."

County Board Of Supervisors Approves Creation of Housing Trust Fund

County Board Of Supervisors Approves Creation of Housing Trust Fund

Sept. 12
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took the first step toward creating a $25 million trust fund that will allow county government to directly invest in affordable housing.