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San Diego County Postpones Vote On Growth Policy

April 20
By Alison St John
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San Diego County will do more public outreach before changing key principles in its general plan for where to build more housing in the backcountry.

Lawsuit Threatens Sweetwater's Tiered Water Rates But Not San Diego's

April 21
By Claire Trageser
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A court ruling Monday knocking down a water rate system in San Juan Capistrano likely won't affect most of San Diego County, except at Chula Vista's Sweetwater Authority.

Why Micro-Homes Aren't Taking Off In San Diego

April 21
By Claire Trageser
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Micro-homes — 350-square-foot dwellings or smaller — have become a national trend for residents who pride themselves on not contributing to sprawl. But San Diego's parking rules are keeping the concept from spreading here.

California's Tiered Water Rates Thrown Into Question By Court Ruling

April 20
By KPBS News, Associated Press
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At least two-thirds of California's water providers, including the city of San Diego, use some form of the tiered rates that are at issue in the lawsuit, consultants and water lawyers said.

Vigilante Water Cops And Mongolian Showers: How San Diegans Are Saving Water

April 20
By Claire Trageser
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The city of San Diego has to cut its water use by 16 percent under an order by Gov. Jerry Brown. That means stepping up policing of water restrictions set in November that so far the city has struggled to enforce.

Advocates Want California To Have More Energy Efficient Standards For Computer Monitors

April 20
By Erik Anderson
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Computer monitors are in the crosshairs of consumer advocates who are looking for rules that reign in energy consumption.

California Drought: New Proposed Water Reduction Plan Released

April 20
By KPBS News, Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio
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California water regulators have released a new proposed plan requiring some cities to reduce water use by more than the 25 percent originally ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown. But other cities, like San Diego, got a slight reprieve.

Oceanside Earth Festival Focuses On 'Reuse, Recycle, Rethink'

April 20
Promise Yee
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Oceanside's seventh annual Earth Festival urged people to rethink what they do with every item of trash.

Advocate Wants $648M Payout For 'Inappropriate' San Onofre Nuke Pact

April 17
By Associated Press
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The Office of Ratepayer Advocates said private conservations between Public Utilities Commission then-President Michael Peevey and a Southern California Edison executive gave the utility an unfair advantage.

Tijuana Estuary May Be An Early Indicator For Climate Change

April 16
By Erik Anderson
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Researchers hope one of San Diego's last remaining coastal wetlands helps them understand the potential impact of climate change.