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Time Is Running Short For California Climate Law

Time Is Running Short For California Climate Law

Aug. 9
By Associated Press

With three weeks left in California's legislative session, Gov. Jerry Brown and other advocates of extending the state's ambitious efforts to fight climate change are struggling to persuade enough lawmakers to go along.

Risky Gas Practice Continues But Not At Aliso Canyon

Risky Gas Practice Continues But Not At Aliso Canyon

Aug. 9
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

A controversial practice in use on the day that a gas well catastrophically failed in Los Angeles County has been banned in the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field, but permitted to continue elsewhere in California.

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Aug. 8
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County officials are cheering the return of a huge helicopter crane that will help with aerial firefighting over the next three months. This is the seventh year the large chopper would be deployed as part of the county's firefighting fleet.

Once Near Extinction, California Condors Face New Threat: Sea Lions

Once Near Extinction, California Condors Face New Threat: Sea Lions

Aug. 8
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Most California sea lions breed at the Channel Islands, which were contaminated with insecticide for decades. Condors that eat them lay thin-shelled eggs with a low chance of hatching successfully.

San Diego Leads Way In Reshaping Nation's Power Grid

San Diego Leads Way In Reshaping Nation's Power Grid

Aug. 4
By Erik Anderson

Borrego Springs, a small desert community about 80 miles east of San Diego, is shining a light on a future that could completely change how power is delivered to homes and businesses.

City Council Moves San Diego High School Issue To The Ballot

City Council Moves San Diego High School Issue To The Ballot

Aug. 2
By Megan Burks

The November ballot measure will ask voters to amend the city's charter so that San Diego High School can remain in Balboa Park. The city charter and state law do not allow schools on public parkland.

North County Roundup: Encinitas Mayor, Lilac Hills, Homeless Shelte...

North County Roundup: Encinitas Mayor, Lilac Hills, Homeless Shelter, Oceanside Beaches

Aug. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Alison St John

Three husbands jump into the Encinitas mayor’s race. The Lilac Hills development near Valley Center crosses a significant milestone. Second year-round shelter for homeless families opens in Vista. Oceanside beaches get a dredging.

Thunderstorms Possible In San Diego County Mountains, Deserts

Thunderstorms Possible In San Diego County Mountains, Deserts

Aug. 1
By City News Service

Elevated surf and strong rip currents continued to affect the San Diego-area coastline Monday while afternoon and evening thunderstorms are possible elsewhere in the county.

Oceanside Sand Dredging Operation Runs Into Problems

Oceanside Sand Dredging Operation Runs Into Problems

Aug. 1
Promise Yee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to extend a permit for the annual sand dredging project to clear the mouth of Oceanside Harbor. The operation has run into numerous delays, causing disruptions to beachgoers.

San Diego County Sees Big Decline In Boating Accidents

San Diego County Sees Big Decline In Boating Accidents

Aug. 1
By Chris Young / inewsource

The decline could be at least partly explained by the drop in the number of registered boats. But officials say today’s safer waterways are more likely the result of better boating education and stronger enforcement.