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California Farmers Get Full Water Supply, 1st Time In Years

California Farmers Get Full Water Supply, 1st Time In Years

April 11
By Associated Press

Farmers in a vast region of California will receive their fully contracted amount of irrigation water this year for the first time in more than a decade.

Appeals Court Upholds Proposition B

Appeals Court Upholds Proposition B

April 11
By City News Service

An appeals court Tuesday overturned a ruling by the state Public Employment Relations Board that threatened to invalidate Proposition B, which San Diego voters passed five years ago to reform the city's employee retirement plan.

San Diego Experiences Slowest Economic Growth Since 2010

San Diego Experiences Slowest Economic Growth Since 2010

April 11
By City News Service

The San Diego metropolitan area's economy grew late last year at its slowest pace since 2010, based on a series of government indexes was reported Tuesday.

How Unpicked Fruit In Your Yard Can Help Refugees In San Diego

How Unpicked Fruit In Your Yard Can Help Refugees In San Diego

April 11
By Claire Trageser

One of the unique things about Southern California is that many of the homes have fruit trees. But those trees can sometimes bear so much fruit that homeowners don't know what to do with it all.

San Diego Tax Website Goes Down Hours Before Deadline

San Diego Tax Website Goes Down Hours Before Deadline

April 10
By City News Service, KPBS News

Monday is the deadline to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid penalties.

Rise In Home Prices Leads To Big Boost In San Diego County Property...

Rise In Home Prices Leads To Big Boost In San Diego County Property Taxes

April 10
By Susan Murphy

San Diego’s low housing supply and skyrocketing home prices mean higher property taxes.

San Diego County Numbers Show Lifespan Gap Between Rich And Poor

San Diego County Numbers Show Lifespan Gap Between Rich And Poor

April 10
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

The wealthiest men in San Diego County can expect to live almost a decade longer than their poorest counterparts.

Parties In Challenge To Nuclear Waste Storage At San Onofre Headed ...

Parties In Challenge To Nuclear Waste Storage At San Onofre Headed Into Settlement Talks

April 7
By Amita Sharma

Next week's trial to determine the legality of a plan to store 3.6 million pounds of deadly waste from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near the sea has been postponed to enter settlement talks.

California Legislature Approves Tax, Fee Hike For Roads

California Legislature Approves Tax, Fee Hike For Roads

April 7
By Associated Press

California lawmakers on Thursday approved a $5-billion-a-year plan to boost California's gas and vehicle taxes to pay for major road repairs, handing a victory to Gov. Jerry Brown who has lobbied for years for money to fix crumbling highways and bridges.

San Diego Educators Seek More Funding For Adult Ed Classes As Deman...

San Diego Educators Seek More Funding For Adult Ed Classes As Demand Increases

April 6
By Megan Burks

Administrators at local adult schools say they are seeing greater demand for English-language courses and classes that help immigrants prepare for the citizenship exam. But the demand comes after eight years of flat funding from the state.