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Roundtable: California’s Sanctuary Critics Go To Washington

May 18
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego County political leaders critical of California's sanctuary law go to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump, SeaWorld's parent company says business is up for the start of 2018, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park announces a breakthrough in its rhino breeding program.

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San Diegans Ditch Their Cars For Bike To Work Day

May 17
By Elma Gonzalez, Katie Schoolov

San Diego celebrated the annual Bike to Work Day Thursday with more than 10,000 participants, event organizers said.

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Artificial Insemination Yields Rhino Embryo At Zoo's Safari Park

May 17
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers have successfully used artificial insemination to get a southern white rhino pregnant.

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Climate Change Is Making Droughts Worse In The Western US

May 15
Luke Runyan

A new study from NASA reinforces the idea that droughts are getting worse and possibly more frequent in the Western U.S.

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Surfrider Announces Plans To Sue Federal Agency Over Sewage Spills

May 15
By City News Service

The Surfrider Foundation environmental advocacy group announced Tuesday it also plans to sue a federal agency in response to years of sewage flow from the Tijuana River into U.S. waterways.

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Becerra, Water Quality Board File Intent To Sue Federal Agency Over Cross-Border Sewage Flow

May 14
By City News Service

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Monday submitted a 60-day notice of intent to sue a federal agency regarding several years of sewage flow from the Tijuana River into U.S. waterways.

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Trump Open To Negotiations With Calif. On Auto Gas Mileage

May 11
By Associated Press

Addressing a key concern for manufacturers, President Donald Trump instructed his administration to explore negotiations with California on achieving a single fuel economy standard for the nation during a meeting with auto industry executives Friday.

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House Legislation Is A Step Toward Safer Storage Of San Onofre's Nuclear Waste

May 11
By Alison St John

The House has passed bipartisan legislation that opens the door to finding alternative nuclear waste storage sites. It is a step toward moving spent nuclear fuel that is currently being buried near the beach at San Onofre.

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Oceanside Open Space Development Initiative Heads To November Ballot

May 10
By Alison St John

The Oceanside City Council has asked for an independent report on a citizen’s initiative that would limit development of the city’s remaining open space.

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Plan To Restore Habitat, Suppress Dust At Salton Sea Is Behind Schedule

May 10
By Brooke Ruth, Michael Lipkin

There are about 20,000 acres of exposed lakebed on California’s largest lake, the Salton Sea. The dust created from the dry lakebed is expected to make the area’s already high asthma rate even higher.