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Tijuana Plans Protection For Rare River Habitat

May 25
By Jean Guerrero
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Arroyo Alamar is one of Tijuana's last surviving river habitats. It once ran for six miles through the city, but now it is less than half that size. Much of it has been filled with concrete to prevent flooding, but environmentalists want to save what is left of the river.

Strengthening El Niño Raises Hope For Bone-Dry San Diego

May 25
By Susan Murphy
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El Niño conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean are gaining strength. The latest forecast signals a moderate to strong event come fall or winter.

Environmentalists Work To Keep San Diego Beaches Clean

May 25
By Erik Anderson
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Crowded beaches during Memorial Day weekend could lead to a lot of trash in the sand on Tuesday, but a local group is working to keep that from happening.

San Diego Soitec Solar Plant Sold, Future Uncertain

May 22
By Erik Anderson
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A French semi-conductor company has given up on its venture into solar energy. Soitec has agreed to sell its solar business, including a San Diego factory.

Showers Forecast For San Diego County

May 22
By City News Service
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The strong gusty winds blustering through the deserts of San Diego County are expected to continue Friday as rain fell elsewhere in the region.

SeaWorld Cares For Sea Lion Coated In Crude Oil From Santa Barbara Spill

May 22
By City News Service
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The 1- to 4- year-old female sea lion was doused as up to 105,000 gallons of oil spilled near Refugio Beach.

One Paseo Project In Carmel Valley Will Be Scaled Back

May 21
By Megan Burks, City News Service
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Kilroy Realty, which had won approval for its 23.6-acre mixed-use project in Carmel Valley, will be redesigning the project to reduce traffic and lower the height of buildings, among other changes. The project faced much opposition, and the change of plans was announced just before a San Diego City Council vote.

Environmentalists Push For Alternatives To Adding Lanes To Route 94

May 21
By Erik Anderson
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Transportation planners want to ease traffic congestion on state Route 94, which brings commuters in and out of downtown San Diego.

'Peaker' Plant To Replace Carlsbad's Power Station

May 21
By Alison St John
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The state's Public Utilities Commission approved Thursday a new gas power plant in Carlsbad to replace almost a quarter of the energy lost when San Onofre shut down. Opponents say the decision misses an opportunity to move toward more sustainable energy sources.

San Diego County Water Authority Proposes Water Rate Hikes

May 21
By City News Service
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The water authority — which obtains water from a variety of sources and distributes it to member agencies such as the city of San Diego — proposed an increase of 6.6 percent for untreated water and 5.4 percent for treated water in the 2016 calendar year.