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First Comes Art, Then Comes A Party, Then Comes Community Empowerment

First Comes Art, Then Comes A Party, Then Comes Community Empowerment

June 15
By Tarryn Mento

Working with neighborhood groups, a trio of community members is setting out to unite residents and shed any negative perception of San Diego's City Heights region.

Drinking Water Along The US-Mexico Border Threatened By Global Warming

Drinking Water Along The US-Mexico Border Threatened By Global Warming

June 12
Daniel Salinas

Global warming looms large in the Southwest as rising temperatures threaten to diminish already scarce water supplies.

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

June 9
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council reconsiders a special election for the mayor's convention center expansion project on Monday, a decision that holds implications for the multi-billion dollar SoccerCity redevelopment plan.

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

June 9
By Steve Walsh

The Oceanside exhibit commemorates the troops who found a way to keep surfing as an outlet during the Vietnam War.

Driving Stoned: San Diego Scientists Try To Find DUI Limit For Mari...

Driving Stoned: San Diego Scientists Try To Find DUI Limit For Marijuana

June 7
By Kenny Goldberg

California has a legal limit for alcohol intoxication, but it does not have one for marijuana. Researchers at UC San Diego are working on trying to determine how much pot leads to impairment.

San Diego Study: Vaccine For Heroin Addiction Works In Monkeys

San Diego Study: Vaccine For Heroin Addiction Works In Monkeys

June 6
By David Wagner

San Diego scientists say they are closer than ever to developing what could be a powerful weapon in the fight against opiate addiction: a vaccine that blocks the high users get from heroin.

Driving Stoned: Specially Trained Cops On The Lookout For Drugged D...

Driving Stoned: Specially Trained Cops On The Lookout For Drugged Drivers

June 6
By Kenny Goldberg

Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in California and more people are driving high. Some specially trained police officers are on the road looking for them.

Several San Diego Leaders Denounce Trump's Decision To Withdraw Fro...

Several San Diego Leaders Denounce Trump's Decision To Withdraw From Paris Agreement

June 2
By City News Service

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was one of dozens of city leaders nationwide denouncing President Donald Trump's move Friday to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement.

Jimmy Buffett's Broadway-Bound Musical 'Escape To Margaritaville' L...

Jimmy Buffett's Broadway-Bound Musical 'Escape To Margaritaville' Launches In San Diego

June 2
By Susan Murphy

A tropical paradise is sweeping over the La Jolla Playhouse for Parrotheads and non-Parrotheads alike. 'Escape to Margaritaville' includes brand new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs.

Rising Seas Could Swamp The Shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant By N...

Rising Seas Could Swamp The Shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant By Next Century

May 31
By Amita Sharma

The plant’s majority owner, Southern California Edison, does not believe it should have to worry about rising sea levels beyond a couple of decades from now, even though millions of pounds of waste might still be stored at the site.

Scientists Track Endangered Sea Turtles In San Diego Bay

Scientists Track Endangered Sea Turtles In San Diego Bay

May 31
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Bay is home to a thriving sea turtle population, but scientists worry the animals are increasingly paying the price for living close to a large metropolitan area.

New Report Looks At Childhood Obesity In San Diego County Public Sc...

New Report Looks At Childhood Obesity In San Diego County Public Schools

May 30
By City News Service, Kenny Goldberg

More than one-third of fifth-, seventh- and ninth- graders in San Diego County public schools were considered to be overweight or obese in the 2014-15 academic year, according to a report released Tuesday.

San Diego Remembers The Nation's Fallen Troops

San Diego Remembers The Nation's Fallen Troops

May 29
By Erik Anderson

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery hosted a Memorial Day ceremony that drew several hundred people Monday.

Live Bugles At San Diego Military Funerals Get A Boost

Live Bugles At San Diego Military Funerals Get A Boost

May 29
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

There is a shortage of musicians in the armed forces to play taps at military funerals. So funeral honor guards have increasingly used pre-recorded versions, often played through a speaker that fits inside a regular bugle.

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.