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San Diego County Sees Isolated Showers, Thunderstorms

June 30
By City News Service
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San Diego County saw hundreds of lightning strikes on Tuesday. The electrical activity caused no reported injuries but set patches of vegetation ablaze in fields and on hillsides in such areas as Campo, Poway and Vista.

Southern California Residents Urged To Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

June 30
By City News Service
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A "flex alert," which is issued when the state's power grid is under stress due to elevated demand or transmission system outages, is in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday.

San Diego City Council OK's Tighter Water Restrictions

June 29
By Tarryn Mento, City News Service
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The San Diego City Council unanimously approved the changes Monday to bring San Diego closer to the state-mandated 16 percent cut in water use.

Carlsbad Desalination Plant's Pipeline Now Complete

June 29
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Poseidon Water, the builder of the plant, and the water authority announced that the last 54-inch diameter section was dropped into place in Macario Canyon in Carlsbad. The section was the 2,177th of the pipeline, which runs between Carlsbad and San Marcos.

California To Start Banning Lead Ammunition

June 29
By Erik Anderson
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To protect wildlife from lead poisoning, California is starting to phase out the use of lead ammunition, beginning Wednesday. That means hunters won't be allowed to use some lead bullets.

Emergency Rule Eases Process To Cut Down Drought-Stricken Trees

June 29
By Susan Murphy
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With extreme drought and an infestation of bark beetles decimating California’s forests, the state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has adopted an emergency regulation for removing dead trees.

More Emails Surface On Secret Meetings Over San Onofre Settlement

June 26
By Amita Sharma
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New information reveals that upon his return from a secret meeting with a Southern California Edison executive in Poland, former California Public Utilities Commissioner Michael Peevey met with fellow Commissioner Mike Florio.

San Diego County Water Authority Approves $1.5B Budget

June 25
By City News Service
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The spending in the budget will increase by 2 percent, mainly because of higher costs to acquire and treat water, according to the agency.

Oceanside Council Rejects Electronic Billboard On Route 78

June 24
Promise Yee
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The City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday against allowing the first digital billboard to be installed along state Route 78 at Rancho Del Oro Drive.

Vista Company Helps Homeowners Recycle Swimming Pool Water

June 24
By Claire Trageser
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California's drought has increased business for some "drought entrepreneurs," companies that are finding ways to make money by helping people save water. Pool Services Technologies is one of them.