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California Tortoise With Cracked Shell Gets $4,000 Repair

April 19
By Associated Press

A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.

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Caltrans: Trash Is Piling Up Along San Diego Highways

April 19
By Matt Hoffman

Caltrans said since last July it has picked up over 30,000 cubic yards of trash and debris, where it normally sees upwards of 22,000 cubic yards per year.

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Diesel Fuel May Be On The Way Out At California Ports

April 18
By Erik Anderson

An Escondido company is helping fuel change in the nation's cargo transportation industry.

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'March For Science' To Take Place Saturday In Downtown San Diego

April 13
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Downtown San Diego will be filled with scientists, researchers, teachers and supporters Saturday morning as San Diego's "March for Science" takes place for the second year.

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Faulconer Proposes $3.8 Billion Budget, Averting Major Cuts

April 12
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget for next fiscal year manages to close a deficit by carrying over unspent money from the current fiscal year, dipping into reserve accounts and trimming the budgets of several departments.

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Oil Company With Checkered History Hit With $12.5M Fine

April 12
By Associated Press

A California oil company with a long history of safety violations and regulatory lapses was hit with a record $12.5 million fine by state regulators Wednesday for nearly 1,500 violations in the past year at an oil field in Orange County.

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Rare Death Valley Wildflower No Longer Endangered

April 11
By Associated Press

Federal officials say a rare desert wildflower that only grows in Death Valley National Park is no longer endangered.

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Council Approves First Phase Of Pure Water Project

April 11
By City News Service

The environmental impact report for phase one of the Pure Water project was unanimously adopted by the City Council Tuesday.

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California Oil Firms Had Nearly 400 Violations

April 11
By Associated Press

Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group.

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Water Agency Approves $11B For California Twin Tunnels Plan

April 10
By Associated Press

California's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state's water system.

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