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Trump Administration Opposes Massive California Water Project

Trump Administration Opposes Massive California Water Project

Oct. 25
By Associated Press

A massive California water project has drawn opposition from the Trump administration, the government said Wednesday, the latest and one of the most serious blows to Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to re-engineer the state's water system by building two giant tunnels.

Red Flag Advisory Remains In Effect Wednesday

Red Flag Advisory Remains In Effect Wednesday

Oct. 25
By City News Service

Excessive heat and red flag fire warnings remain in effect Wednesday throughout San Diego County, a day after the nation's highest temperature was recorded in Miramar and heat records were shattered from the North County to the South Bay and the beaches to the foothills.

City Officials To Announce San Diego Ahead Of Schedule In Greenhous...

City Officials To Announce San Diego Ahead Of Schedule In Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goal

Oct. 25
By City News Service

City officials are scheduled to announce Wednesday that San Diego remains ahead of schedule in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Number Of Extreme Heat Days Climbs Placing Young, Elderly At Risk

Number Of Extreme Heat Days Climbs Placing Young, Elderly At Risk

Oct. 24
By Erik Anderson

Rising global temperatures are increasing the number of extreme heat days during the summer in California and the rest of the nation.

Record-Breaking Heat Hits San Diego

Record-Breaking Heat Hits San Diego

Oct. 24
By City News Service

Arid Santa Ana winds and record-breaking heat are in San Diego County's forecast for the second straight day Tuesday, a day after Ramona, Vista, Alpine and El Cajon shattered old heat records, according to the National Weather Service.

Hot, Dry Conditions Prompt Red Flag Warning In San Diego

Hot, Dry Conditions Prompt Red Flag Warning In San Diego

Oct. 23
By City News Service

Santa Ana winds will rake much of San Diego County Monday and combine with record-high temperatures and extremely dry air to create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters said.

San Diego Red Flag Warning Prompts Cal Fire Staffing Levels Boost

San Diego Red Flag Warning Prompts Cal Fire Staffing Levels Boost

Oct. 20
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

A lack of rain, low humidity and strong winds are all combining to create dangerous fire conditions in San Diego over the weekend.

State To Rule On SDG&E Request To Charge Ratepayers For $379M Wildf...

State To Rule On SDG&E Request To Charge Ratepayers For $379M Wildfire Cost

Oct. 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to decide Thursday whether SDG&E can charge ratepayers $379 million to recover costs from the 2007 wildfires.

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch Butterfly

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch Butterfly

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

An Encinitas butterfly farm hosted a group of school children Thursday, hoping to teach the young people about the threatened Monarch butterfly.

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

Javier Mainer, an assistant fire chief for the city of San Diego when wildfires consumed large swaths of San Diego County in 2007, talks with KPBS reporter Erik Anderson.