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Large-Scale Battery Project Ready To Go Online In Imperial Valley

Large-Scale Battery Project Ready To Go Online In Imperial Valley

Aug. 18
By Erik Anderson

The Imperial Valley is home to one of the largest utility-scale battery projects on the West Coast, helping take the nation's power grid in a new direction.

State Allocates $82M For Improvement Of Coastal Rail Corridor In Sa...

State Allocates $82M For Improvement Of Coastal Rail Corridor In San Diego

Aug. 17
By City News Service

The money is part of $390 million in cap-and-trade funds distributed by the California State Transportation Agency to 14 projects around the state.

Another Day Of High Temps Heightens Wildfire Risk In Mountains, Des...

Another Day Of High Temps Heightens Wildfire Risk In Mountains, Deserts

Aug. 17
By City News Service

A summer heat wave is expected to keep San Diego toasty Wednesday and again heighten wildfire risks in the mountains and deserts, but big waves and strong rip currents could stymie plans to beat the heat at the beaches.

Increased Wildfire Risk Continues Tuesday

Increased Wildfire Risk Continues Tuesday

Aug. 16
By City News Service

High temperatures combined with gusty wind and low humidity are expected to heighten the risk of wildfires in some mountain and desert areas of San Diego County again Tuesday.

Salton Sea Ecosystem May Be On Brink Of Failure

Salton Sea Ecosystem May Be On Brink Of Failure

Aug. 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

There's nothing unusual about dead fish washing up on the shore of the Salton Sea. What is unusual is that all of them are fully grown. The lack of young fish and the absence of foraging birds could mean the sea's salinity has reached a critical level.

Hot Weather Contributes To Increased Wildfire Risk In Mountains, De...

Hot Weather Contributes To Increased Wildfire Risk In Mountains, Deserts

Aug. 15
By City News Service

High temperatures are expected to peak Monday as the heat wave in San Diego County persists, and the hot weather combined with low humidity and breezy winds will increase the risk of wildfires in some areas.

Consumer Advocates Push For Better Warning Labels On Canned Foods

Consumer Advocates Push For Better Warning Labels On Canned Foods

Aug. 15
By Erik Anderson

California regulators are under fire for keeping state-mandated label warnings off of canned foods. Consumers groups are pushing for a new state agency to take over oversight.

Warm Weekend Ahead In San Diego County

Warm Weekend Ahead In San Diego County

Aug. 12
By City News Service

High temperatures on Saturday are predicted to be 76 to 81 degrees along the coast, 81 to 86 degrees inland, 84 to 89 degrees in the western valleys, 87 to 92 degrees near the foothills, 91 to 98 degrees in the mountains and 108 to 113 degrees in the deserts.

Crossing The Railroad Tracks In North County Could Cost You $500

Crossing The Railroad Tracks In North County Could Cost You $500

Aug. 11
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

More than 50 people have been ticketed since Aug. 1 by the North County Transit District for crossing the railroad tracks. Trespassers can be fined up to $500.

Rescued Sea Turtle Returns To San Diego Bay

Rescued Sea Turtle Returns To San Diego Bay

Aug. 10
By City News Service

An Eastern Pacific green sea turtle rescued from a saltwater evaporation pond in South San Diego Bay was back Wednesday in his natural habitat in the bay.