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San Diego Opens Door To Small-Scale Community Composting

San Diego Opens Door To Small-Scale Community Composting

Feb. 12
By Andrew Bowen

Small-scale composting could grow in San Diego after the City Council opened a new permitting process for organic waste collection.

Ruling Expected Soon In Trump Border-Wall Case

Ruling Expected Soon In Trump Border-Wall Case

Feb. 9
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero, KPBS News

A ruling is expected this week after further briefing in the lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's effort to bypass environmental laws to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

San Diego Utilities Department Director Answers Questions...

San Diego Utilities Department Director Answers Questions About Overcharged Water Bills

Feb. 9
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego's Public Utilities Department says one employee is to blame for overcharging more than 340 customers in Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Valley, Rancho Penasquitos, and Mira Mesa on their water bills. Those customers will be getting refunds or credits for the overpayment.

Roundtable: San Diego Union-Tribune Sold, Skyrocketing Wa...

Roundtable: San Diego Union-Tribune Sold, Skyrocketing Water Bills, Public Money For SDSU Expansion

Feb. 9
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A biotech billionaire is buying The San Diego Union-Tribune and Los Angeles Times, local homeowners are seeing unexplained spikes in their water bills and new questions over whether San Diego State University's planned expansion would use public money.

California Officials, Protesters Fight Offshore Drill Plans

California Officials, Protesters Fight Offshore Drill Plans

Feb. 8
By Associated Press

California commissions that oversee coastal lands and water pushed the Trump administration to leave the state out of plans to expand offshore drilling, warning the state would block the construction of pipelines to get oil back to land.

Utilities Department Announces Over 300 Water Customers W...

Utilities Department Announces Over 300 Water Customers Were Overcharged

Feb. 8
By City News Service, Claire Trageser

The city utilities department announced Thursday that 343 water customers were overcharged as much as $420 due to meter misreading, possibly answering questions that left residents dumbfounded and city officials searching for solutions in recent weeks.

SANDAG Budget Has More Delays For Priority Bike Projects

SANDAG Budget Has More Delays For Priority Bike Projects

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen

A number of bike infrastructure projects planned by SANDAG are facing delays under the transportation agency's proposed budget. Some $61 million has been spent on the projects, but few have been completed.

California Governor Scales Back Plan For Giant Water Project

California Governor Scales Back Plan For Giant Water Project

Feb. 7
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration announced Wednesday that it was scaling back his troubled four-decade effort to redo California's north-south water system, cutting plans to build giant water tunnels from two to one.

Solar Deal Shines On San Diego Sierra Club

Solar Deal Shines On San Diego Sierra Club

Feb. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County’s Sierra Club stands to get a windfall from a local solar energy installer.

San Diego Officials Looking To Solve Mystery Of High Wate...

San Diego Officials Looking To Solve Mystery Of High Water Bills

Feb. 7
By Claire Trageser

City Councilwoman Barbara Bry has asked the city auditor, Eduardo Luna, to examine the public utilities department after getting almost 100 complaints from constituents about abnormally high water bills.