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San Diego Lab Takes 'Open Science' Approach To Tracking Zika's Arri...

San Diego Lab Takes 'Open Science' Approach To Tracking Zika's Arrival In US

May 24
By David Wagner

A new Zika study led by San Diego scientists is not actually all that new. The researchers have known pretty much everything in the paper for months, and they made their findings public long before the study was published in a journal.

San Diego Symphony Bids Farewell To Maestro Jahja Ling

San Diego Symphony Bids Farewell To Maestro Jahja Ling

May 24
By Ebone Monet

Maestro Jahja Ling conducts his final performance with the San Diego Symphony this weekend, following 13 seasons as music director.

Just In Time For Summer, Oceanside Dredging Operation To Pile More ...

Just In Time For Summer, Oceanside Dredging Operation To Pile More Sand On Beaches

May 23
By Alison St John

The annual dredging operations in Oceanside are going more smoothly this summer, but may continue past Memorial Day to take advantage of a chance to replenish the beach.

Coastal Commission Met Privately With Edison A Year Before Public S...

Coastal Commission Met Privately With Edison A Year Before Public San Onofre Waste Storage Vote

May 23
By KPBS News

The California Coastal Commission gave the public a one-week notice in October 2015 that Southern California Edison was proposing to keep waste from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant onsite. But new documents show Commission officials met privately with Edison representatives to discuss that waste storage at least three times the year before.

San Diego Researcher Will Send Flies Into Space For Science

San Diego Researcher Will Send Flies Into Space For Science

May 22
By David Wagner

Curiosity about basic fruit fly biology is driving the research, but a local scientist says the findings could also turn out to be relevant for any astronaut embarking on a long-term trip to Mars.

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Fundi...

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Funding May Run Dry

May 22
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit in City Heights runs an anti-human trafficking program focused on assisting immigrant victims, but it may not have enough funding to finish out the fiscal year.

 San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

May 19
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

Faulconer had previously backed the developer's efforts to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to San Diego as a key component of the project, but hadn't officially endorsed the plan until now.

These DNA Tests Promised To Tell Me How Well I'm Aging — My Results...

These DNA Tests Promised To Tell Me How Well I'm Aging — My Results Didn't Add Up

May 19
By David Wagner

You can now buy all kinds of genetic tests online, including tests that calculate your true biological age by measuring your telomeres. But can these tests really tell you how well you're aging?

SANDAG Expects Thousands To Take Part In 'Bike To Work Day'

SANDAG Expects Thousands To Take Part In 'Bike To Work Day'

May 17
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Association of Governments is encouraging people across the county to commute by bike for one day to highlight the benefits of biking.

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

May 17
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump's stance on immigration has awakened a sense of Mexican patriotism that is keeping cross-border shoppers in Tijuana.

Journalist Javier Valdez Shot To Death In Mexico

Journalist Javier Valdez Shot To Death In Mexico

May 16
By Associated Press

Javier Valdez was driving in broad daylight down a street he must have known well, just a block from his office, when he became the latest victim of a wave of journalist killings that has hit Mexico.

Ken Burns Ends War Film Trilogy With 'Vietnam'

Ken Burns Ends War Film Trilogy With 'Vietnam'

May 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Ken Burns started his documentary journey through American wars with his award-winning examination of the Civil War. Now, Burns is ending his film trilogy with one that many living Americans can remember well.

Women Volunteers Build Affordable Housing In Logan Heights

Women Volunteers Build Affordable Housing In Logan Heights

May 12
By Ebone Monet

Hundreds of women volunteers are wielding hammers and sawing wood in Logan Heights this week, in a $3 million project to help relieve San Diego’s affordable housing shortage.

Parents: Think Vouchers Would Be A Ticket To San Diego's Top School...

Parents: Think Vouchers Would Be A Ticket To San Diego's Top Schools? Think Again

May 11
By Megan Burks

Most private schools — the ones with impressive alumni and long waiting lists — will not accept school vouchers. And parochial schools hurting for students are wary, too.

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

May 8
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego arts organizations gathered outside the City Council chambers to protest proposed funding cuts in the city budget. The cuts total $4.7 million and represent one of the largest cuts to any department.

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