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California Lawmakers Approve Extension Of Climate Change Law

California Lawmakers Approve Extension Of Climate Change Law

Aug. 24
By Associated Press

They voted to extend the state's landmark climate change law — the most aggressive in the U.S. — by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the program alive at least through 2030.

50-Year-Old Elephant Euthanized At San Diego Zoo

50-Year-Old Elephant Euthanized At San Diego Zoo

Aug. 23
By City News Service

Park officials said Ranchipur was suffering from a variety of age-related medical issues. He was reportedly the fourth oldest male pachyderm in the Western Hemisphere.

San Diego Bike Event 'CicloSDias' Returns After 2 Years

San Diego Bike Event 'CicloSDias' Returns After 2 Years

Aug. 22
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is bringing back CicloSDias, an event that closes streets to traffic to encourage biking and walking. Organizers say they hope the city of San Diego will become a stronger partner in making the event happen more often.

Scientists Mark 100 Years Of Recording Ocean Temp At Scripps Pier

Scientists Mark 100 Years Of Recording Ocean Temp At Scripps Pier

Aug. 22
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers have been taking ocean temperatures at the end of Scripps Pier for a century, and the data have a story to tell.

Environmental Concerns Delay New Plan For San Ysidro

Environmental Concerns Delay New Plan For San Ysidro

Aug. 19
By Andrew Bowen

A set of zoning changes for San Ysidro meant to encourage more "smart growth" development has been delayed. San Diego's Planning Commission wants more assurances it will comply with the city's Climate Action Plan.

More Californians Are Refusing To Evacuate Despite Fire Danger

More Californians Are Refusing To Evacuate Despite Fire Danger

Aug. 19
By Associated Press

Even though the state considers it a criminal offense to ignore mandatory evacuation orders, leaving or staying when fire approaches is often a personal decision. And many homeowners are staying put.

San Diego County To Spray Mosquito Pesticide For Zika Prevention

San Diego County To Spray Mosquito Pesticide For Zika Prevention

Aug. 19
By KPBS News, City News Service

County officials plan to hand-spray a two-block area of South Park on Friday in order to prevent an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases.

Heat Wave Moving Out, Cooler Temperatures On The Way

Heat Wave Moving Out, Cooler Temperatures On The Way

Aug. 19
By City News Service

The summer heat wave that has kept the region toasty and upped the risk of wildfire could soon see an end as increased moisture brings the possibility of rain and temperatures lower toward average Friday through the weekend.

Wildfire Warning For San Diego County Mountains Extended Through Fr...

Wildfire Warning For San Diego County Mountains Extended Through Friday

Aug. 18
By City News Service

A protracted hot spell combined with gusty winds and low humidity levels prompted the National Weather Service today to extend a "red flag'' wildfire warning for local mountain and desert locales by 24 hours, to 9 p.m. Friday.

SDG&E's Independent Marketing District Wins Approval

SDG&E's Independent Marketing District Wins Approval

Aug. 18
By Claire Trageser

The utility will be the first in the state to create a separate marketing wing that can lobby on the alternative energy program community choice aggregation.

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