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San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

Aug. 16
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero

As federal negotiators met with their counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to begin talks on NAFTA, leaders from border cities met in San Diego to support boosting the region's economic cooperation.

Imperial Valley Kids Get A Much-Needed Ride To The Beach

Imperial Valley Kids Get A Much-Needed Ride To The Beach

Aug. 16
By Ebone Monet

San Diego County has 70 miles of coastline. But for kids living in the inner city or in low-income communities, access to the region's beaches can be out of reach.

Civic San Diego Board Expected To Determine Fate Of East Village 'Q...

Civic San Diego Board Expected To Determine Fate Of East Village 'Quartyard'

Aug. 16
By City News Service

The fate of a proposed outdoor public gathering space and live music venue in the East Village could be determined Wednesday at a meeting of the Civic San Diego Board of Directors.

Edison Calls On Utilities Commission To Reaffirm Financial Liabilit...

Edison Calls On Utilities Commission To Reaffirm Financial Liability Settlement

Aug. 15
By City News Service

Southern California Edison called on utility regulators Tuesday to reaffirm a financial liability settlement regarding the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station after being unable to reach a deal with other parties on potential revisions.

Cabrillo Offers One Last Chance For Seniors To Get National Parks $...

Cabrillo Offers One Last Chance For Seniors To Get National Parks $10 Lifetime Passes

Aug. 14
By Susan Murphy

On Aug. 28, the National Park Service’s lifetime pass for seniors is set to jump from $10 to $80. The significant increase and looming deadline are spurring hundreds to flock to San Diego’s only national park, the Cabrillo National Monument, to cash in on the deal.

California Hopes 'Healthy Soil' Will Fight Climate Change

California Hopes 'Healthy Soil' Will Fight Climate Change

Aug. 14
By Michael Lipkin

California’s $7.5 million Healthy Soils initiative will pay farmers up to $50,000 if they adopt "carbon farming" practices, including applying compost on rangeland to increase carbon retention capacity. State officials say it could remove the equivalent of millions of tons of carbon dioxide a year.

Roundtable: SANDAG Saga Continues, Former Mayor Helps Win Developme...

Roundtable: SANDAG Saga Continues, Former Mayor Helps Win Development Deal

Aug. 11
By Kenny Goldberg, Neiko Will

The head of SANDAG announced his retirement this week. Will the taint of the revenue forecasting scandal go with him? And, a former San Diego mayor helps seal a subsidized housing development deal with the county. Did her chummy ties to a supervisor help?

Pot Shops Could Be On Next Year's Ballot In Carlsbad

Pot Shops Could Be On Next Year's Ballot In Carlsbad

Aug. 11
By City News Service

A signature-gathering campaign to change Carlsbad's marijuana laws could soon be underway after a group aiming to make commercial marijuana sales legal received the necessary approval it needed from the city to begin its campaign.

Refugee Families Forced To Move; Too Many Living In Their Apartments

Refugee Families Forced To Move; Too Many Living In Their Apartments

Aug. 9
By Tarryn Mento

After a KPBS investigation found four refugee families living with more people in their apartments than on their lease, more have come forward, saying a resettlement agency put them in apartments that were too small.

San Diego Convention Center's Sails Pavilion Roof To Be Replaced

San Diego Convention Center's Sails Pavilion Roof To Be Replaced

Aug. 8
By City News Service

The San Diego Convention Center's Sails Pavilion Roof, a city landmark for nearly three decades, will be replaced, with preliminary work on the $10 million project set to begin at mid-month, it was announced Tuesday.

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