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Roundtable: Picking Sides In Sanctuary Fight

March 30
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego County supervisors will soon discuss in a closed-door session whether to join Orange County in supporting a federal lawsuit against California's sanctuary policies, the bike rental craze hits a backlash in two San Diego communities, and Barrio Logan residents say the city needs to do more to regulate trucks driving through small neighborhoods.

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Budget Battle Brewing Over San Diego's Climate Action Plan

March 29
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is under pressure from environmentalists to increase funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure, as he prepares to release his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

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As San Onofre's Radioactive Waste Goes Underground, Opponents Search For Alternatives

March 29
By Alison St John

As the San Onofre nuclear power plant is decommissioned, the twin domes visible from Interstate 5 will disappear. But thousands of highly radioactive spent fuel rods will remain.

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Search Continues For Man Who Went Missing In Joshua Tree 8 Years Ago

March 28
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A feature article in the New York Times Magazine details the case of Bill Ewasko who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park eight years ago and has never been found.

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Mexico Pledges $4.3 Million Effort To Stop Tijuana Spills

March 27
By Associated Press

Mexico is pledging to spend $4.3 million to clean the Tijuana river channel after two California cities sued a U.S. agency over the decades-old problem of sewage fouling U.S. wetlands and beaches.

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How The Colorado River Got Its Name

March 27
Luke Runyon / KUNC

Until 1921, the Colorado River didn’t start in the state that bears the same name. It began in Utah, where the Green River from Wyoming and the Grand River from Colorado met.

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Dead Whale Carcass Spotted Off Torrey Pines Coast

March 26
By City News Service, Jade Hindmon

A dead whale turned up Monday in the ocean off the coast of Torrey Pines State Reserve, authorities reported.

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San Diego To See Warm Weather This Week

March 26
By City News Service

San Diego will see sunny skies and a slight uptick in temperatures after a week of wet and cooler-than-average weather, forecasters said Sunday.

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Congressional Delegation Presents Unified Voice On Border Sewage Spills

March 26
By Erik Anderson

San Diego’s congressional delegation is speaking up about the region’s cross-border pollution problem.

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Edison Reveals Design Flaws In New Canisters Storing Nuclear Waste At San Onofre

March 23
By Alison St John

Southern California Edison stopped loading spent nuclear fuel rods into canisters at San Onofre after discovering a design flaw in the containers used to store the nuclear waste.