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Roundtable: Dam Trouble, Labor Union Difficulties, Carlsbad's Power...

Roundtable: Dam Trouble, Labor Union Difficulties, Carlsbad's Power Plans

Feb. 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Was the near-disaster in Oroville a result of negligence? Some express concern about Sweetwater Dam here. Local labor leader Mickey Kasparian is sued for harassment and retaliation. Is Carlsbad getting a power plant that's unnecessary and obsolete?

Seismic Research Explores San Onofre's Earthquake, Tsunami Risks

Seismic Research Explores San Onofre's Earthquake, Tsunami Risks

Feb. 16
By Alison St John

New seismic research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography explores the earthquake and tsunami threats to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station site, where nuclear waste will be stored indefinitely. The results will be presented Thursday night to Edison's Community Engagement Panel.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Double In San Diego

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Double In San Diego

Feb. 15
By Erik Anderson, City News Service

San Diego city leaders announced Tuesday the completion of a project that more than doubled capacity for drivers to charge up their electric vehicles at public locations.

San Diego County Will Not Pursue Community Choice In Unincorporated...

San Diego County Will Not Pursue Community Choice In Unincorporated Areas

Feb. 15
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will not move forward with an alternative energy program known as community choice aggregation.

County To Decide Whether To Begin Pursuing Community Choice Energy

County To Decide Whether To Begin Pursuing Community Choice Energy

Feb. 14
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will decide Wednesday whether to take the first step toward pursuing the alternative energy program community choice aggregation.

Oroville Dam Emergency Puts California Dams In The Spotlight

Oroville Dam Emergency Puts California Dams In The Spotlight

Feb. 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

Seventeen of California's 1,585 dams are listed as being in poor condition, according to the National Inventory of Dams.

Fears Remain After Evacuation Lifted For 200K Californians Living N...

Fears Remain After Evacuation Lifted For 200K Californians Living Near Oroville Dam

Feb. 15
By Associated Press

Nearly 200,000 Californians who live downstream from the country's tallest dam were told they could return home but warned they may have to flee again if repairs made to the battered Oroville Dam spillways do not hold.

San Diego May Get Elusive River Park In Mission Valley

San Diego May Get Elusive River Park In Mission Valley

Feb. 15
By Erik Anderson

Mission Valley could be in line for a major redevelopment now that the Chargers have dumped San Diego for a home in Los Angeles and that project may be the catalyst for a long sought after San Diego river park.

Old Carlsbad Power Plant’s Environmental Toll Will Persist

Old Carlsbad Power Plant’s Environmental Toll Will Persist

Feb. 15
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

The Encina Power Station, whose landmark stacks were built in 1954, will probably keep running through next year even though it is taking a toll on marine life.

Evacuees Might Not Go Home Until Dam Spillway Is Repaired

Evacuees Might Not Go Home Until Dam Spillway Is Repaired

Feb. 14
By Associated Press

Nearly 200,000 people who were ordered to leave their homes out of fear that a spillway could collapse may not be able to return until the barrier at the nation's tallest dam is repaired, a sheriff said Monday.