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Heal The Bay: Drought Means Good Grades For San Diego County Beaches

June 17
By Susan Murphy, Hoa Quach
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The Santa Monica-based environmental group Heal the Bay gave 93 percent of the region's beaches an A grade for water quality for the dry periods last summer and winter — and there were a lot of dry times.

Officials Urge Employers To Protect Outdoor Workers As Temps Soar

June 17
By City News Service
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Temperatures are expected to be 15 to 25 degrees above normal across Southern California over the coming days. A heat advisory for San Diego County's deserts is scheduled to remain in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. High temperatures Tuesday are expected to range from 109 to 114 degrees, and from 110 to 115 degrees on Thursday.

Solana Beach Eyes New Energy Plan; San Diego's Plan Sees Delays

June 17
By Claire Trageser
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Solana Beach has taken the first step toward establishing a community choice aggregation program that would allow it to bypass SDG&E in its energy purchases. Meanwhile, San Diego's study of the program has been delayed.

Why Smart Meters Don’t Make A Smart Grid

June 16
Stephanie Joyce, Wyoming Public Media
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Smart meters were supposed to lay the foundation for a modern grid — and be good for customers too. How has it worked out?

San Diego City Council To OK Food Bank Composting Facility

June 15
By Tarryn Mento
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The nine council members are expected to give final approval for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Back to construct an on-site organic composting facility at its Mira Mesa warehouse.

Triple Digit Temps Expected In San Diego County Deserts This Week

June 15
By City News Service
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A National Weather Service excessive heat watch for the deserts is scheduled to take effect Tuesday afternoon and extend until Friday afternoon. Afternoon highs during the advisory period could soar to 114 degrees.

Red Crab Invasion At San Diego Beaches May Signal Coming El Niño

June 12
By Susan Murphy
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Massive numbers of small red crabs that normally inhabit the warm waters off of Baja California have invaded San Diego’s beaches — from Ocean Beach to La Jolla.

California Orders Large Water Cuts For Farmers

June 12
By Associated Press
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State water officials told more than a hundred senior rights holders in California's Sacramento, San Joaquin and delta watersheds to stop pumping from those waterways.

Roundtable Looks Into Dave Roberts' Troubles, Chargers Stadium Ploys, Seawall Issues

June 12
Editors Roundtable
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Supervisor Dave Roberts' troubles threaten his seat on the county board. Is the city's call for a Dec. 15 vote on the stadium genuine? The skirmish between homeowners and beach protectors in North County heads to court.

California Lawmaker Proposes Steep Tax For Water Guzzlers

June 9
By Associated Press
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California's worst water-guzzling residents and businesses could get slapped with 300 percent taxes on their bills under drought-inspired legislation that was proposed Tuesday.