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Hot, Dry Conditions Prompt Red Flag Warning In San Diego

Hot, Dry Conditions Prompt Red Flag Warning In San Diego

Oct. 23
By City News Service

Santa Ana winds will rake much of San Diego County Monday and combine with record-high temperatures and extremely dry air to create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters said.

San Diego Red Flag Warning Prompts Cal Fire Staffing Levels Boost

San Diego Red Flag Warning Prompts Cal Fire Staffing Levels Boost

Oct. 20
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

A lack of rain, low humidity and strong winds are all combining to create dangerous fire conditions in San Diego over the weekend.

State To Rule On SDG&E Request To Charge Ratepayers For $379M Wildf...

State To Rule On SDG&E Request To Charge Ratepayers For $379M Wildfire Cost

Oct. 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to decide Thursday whether SDG&E can charge ratepayers $379 million to recover costs from the 2007 wildfires.

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch Butterfly

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch Butterfly

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

An Encinitas butterfly farm hosted a group of school children Thursday, hoping to teach the young people about the threatened Monarch butterfly.

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

Javier Mainer, an assistant fire chief for the city of San Diego when wildfires consumed large swaths of San Diego County in 2007, talks with KPBS reporter Erik Anderson.

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

Scripps Institution Oceanography researcher Walter Munk, who turns 100 on Thursday, remembers his long career with a discussion at his La Jolla home.

Famed Oceanographer To Have Part Of La Jolla Shores Boardwalk Named...

Famed Oceanographer To Have Part Of La Jolla Shores Boardwalk Named In His Honor

Oct. 17
By City News Service

A section of the La Jolla Shores boardwalk, where famed oceanographer Walter Munk performed experiments as far back as the 1940s, will be named in his honor Wednesday.

10 Years Ago: Firestorms Ravaged San Diego County

10 Years Ago: Firestorms Ravaged San Diego County

Oct. 16
By Erik Anderson

The 2007 firestorms were the last major conflagration to scorch San Diego County. Those firestorms have left lasting marks on the community.

Governor Brown Signs SANDAG Reform Bill

Governor Brown Signs SANDAG Reform Bill

Oct. 11
By Andrew Bowen

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 805, a bill written by a San Diego assemblywoman that makes big changes to the county's transportation planning agency.

Metropolitan Water District Supports Massive Water Tunnels Project

Metropolitan Water District Supports Massive Water Tunnels Project

Oct. 10
By Associated Press

The powerful Metropolitan Water District voted Tuesday to pay its share of the $16 billion project to build two massive tunnels to pipe water from Northern California to Southern California cities.

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