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California Utility In Talks Over San Onofre Repair, Inspection Costs

March 21
Associated Press
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So Cal Edison and minority owner SDG&E have been negotiating with consumer advocates over how to divide a long list of costs from repairs and inspections from shut down power plant.

Roundtable Opera Bows Out; Water In Imperial Valley; Sweetwater Troubles

March 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego Opera will close next month. There may be a drought in California, but not in the Imperial Valley. And the Sweetwater Union High School District seems to be swamped with difficulties.

Gallup: Americans Put The Environment Over Economic Growth Again

March 20
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The recession had caused Americans to favor the economy over the environment, but that trend reversed itself in Gallup's latest survey.

Drought May Lead To Declining School Attendance

March 19
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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Declining school attendance may be the latest side-effect of California’s punishing drought. The state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction will visit the Central Valley tomorrow to talk about the problem.

Greenhouse Gas Levels Surpass Troublesome Milestone

March 19
By Susan Murphy
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The heat-trapping gas hit a troublesome milestone last year in May when it reached levels of 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide. But this year, those levels are already being seen in March.

San Diego Had One Of Its Warmest, Driest Winters On Record

March 18
By Susan Murphy
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California as a whole had its warmest December through February since record keeping began in the late 1800s. Individually, San Diego experienced its 7th warmest and 7th driest winter on record.

Citizen Panel Meets Tuesday To Discuss San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning

March 17
By Erik Anderson
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The advisory board that will overlook the decommissioning of the region's largest nuclear power plant meets for the first time Tuesday to discuss the slow process.

Strong Rip Currents Predicted For San Diego County Beaches Through Tuesday Morning

March 17
By City News Service
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The surf in San Diego County throughout the advisory period was expected to reach 3 to 6 feet with a few sets to 7 feet at favored west-facing beaches.

Weekend Weather Warmer Than Usual In San Diego

March 15
By City News Service
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Officials with the National Weather Service expected high pressure and offshore winds to usher in temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above average for the coast and valleys on Sunday, and five to 10 degrees higher than normal for the mountains and deserts.

Study: Fewer Rainy Days Ahead For San Diego

March 14
Evening Edition
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California is experiencing one of the driest years on record and things could get worse according to a new Scripps Institution of Oceanography study.