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Why Micro-Homes Aren't Taking Off In San Diego

April 21
By Claire Trageser
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Micro-homes — 350-square-foot dwellings or smaller — have become a national trend for residents who pride themselves on not contributing to sprawl. But San Diego's parking rules are keeping the concept from spreading here.

Vigilante Water Cops And Mongolian Showers: How San Diegans Are Saving Water

April 20
By Claire Trageser
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The city of San Diego has to cut its water use by 16 percent under an order by Gov. Jerry Brown. That means stepping up policing of water restrictions set in November that so far the city has struggled to enforce.

Genetic Chain Reaction Sets Off Scientific Debate

April 17
By David Wagner
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UC San Diego researchers have discovered a powerful new way to spread modified genes. Some experts say it could combat deadly diseases; others say their experiment was unsafe.

San Diego Volunteers Honored For Their Time, Dedication

April 14
By Dwane Brown
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The volunteers were honored during a Balboa Park fair that also gave the public the opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities with the city.

San Diego Whale Bones Airlifted By Coast Guard For Research

April 13
By Erik Anderson
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The effort was a training exercise and a public service to help the San Diego Natural History Museum's research on whales.

Tijuana Mandates Drug Treatment For Hundreds Of Homeless

April 13
By Jean Guerrero
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About a month ago, Tijuana officials placed hundreds of homeless people in rehabilitation centers, causing concerns about the quality and humaneness of the treatment they'll receive.

IRS Offers Last-Minute Tips For Tax Filers

April 10
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The clock is ticking down to the April 15 tax filing deadline. The Internal Revenue Service expects millions of Americans to file this weekend.

Could A Giant Magnet Like This Help Power The World?

April 10
By David Wagner
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This week, General Atomics unveiled the beginning of work on a magnet more than four stories tall. This magnet's job is an even taller order: making good on the clean energy promise of nuclear fusion.

San Diego Groups Weigh In On Proposed Immigration Bills

April 9
Midday Edition
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This week California Democrats proposed an immigration package consisting of 10 bills aimed at extending health care, legal rights and business protections to immigrants living in the state illegally.

San Diego County's Water Use Soars Amid Drought

April 9
Midday Edition
By Susan Murphy
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Despite long-standing calls for cutbacks, San Diego County’s overall water use in February soared 13 percent higher than for the same period in 2013.

San Diego County Reboots Efforts To Fight Climate Change

April 8
By Erik Anderson
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The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rescind a plan that was widely panned by environmentalists and ultimately rejected by the courts.

5 North County Cities Join Forces To Boost Region's Economy

April 7
By Dwane Brown
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Leaders from Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista launched "Innovate 78" in an effort to promote the region.

San Diego's Serial Inebriate Program Gains National Attention

April 6
By Dwane Brown
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The program helps individuals who have been sent to four-hour sobering services more than four times in a 12-month period.

Ben Vereen Awards Will Honor San Diego's High School Theater Performers

April 3
Evening Edition
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More than a dozen San Diego County high schools are participating in a musical theater competition, with performers getting a chance to go to Broadway for the top prize.

Lorie Zapf’s Path From Foster Care To San Diego City Council

April 3
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf represents Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach and other coastal neighborhoods. But when she was growing up, she never would have expected to be where she is now.

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