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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.

Large-Scale Battery Project Ready To Go Online In Imperial Valley

Large-Scale Battery Project Ready To Go Online In Imperial Valley

Aug. 18
By Erik Anderson

The Imperial Valley is home to one of the largest utility-scale battery projects on the West Coast, helping take the nation's power grid in a new direction.

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Aug. 18
By Jean Guerrero

Thousands of refugees and immigrants were genitally mutilated as young girls in their home countries. Years later, they can suffer life-threatening medical complications.

Toussaint Academy Helps Homeless Teens Go From Couch-Surfing To Col...

Toussaint Academy Helps Homeless Teens Go From Couch-Surfing To College

Aug. 17
By Megan Burks

The homeless count done every year vastly underestimates the number of unaccompanied teens in San Diego, homeless advocates say. Finding them could play an important role in reducing the number of people on the streets.

MiraCosta College's Security Training Proves Popular With Vets

MiraCosta College's Security Training Proves Popular With Vets

Aug. 10
By Alison St John

The community college offers a high-threat security training course that’s popular with veterans and others looking for a high-adrenaline career.

Wire Art Hangs Out In City Heights

Wire Art Hangs Out In City Heights

Aug. 10
By Ebone Monet

Spenser Little makes art from wire. Eight of his sculptures, inspired by the community, are now hanging above light poles around City Heights.

American Wives Of Deported Mexicans Say They're Excluded From SENTRI

American Wives Of Deported Mexicans Say They're Excluded From SENTRI

Aug. 10
By Jean Guerrero

U.S. citizens living in Tijuana with their deported husbands say they are denied access to SENTRI, a trusted traveler program for expedited border crossings.

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Firefighting Helicopter Returns To San Diego

Aug. 8
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County officials are cheering the return of a huge helicopter crane that will help with aerial firefighting over the next three months. This is the seventh year the large chopper would be deployed as part of the county's firefighting fleet.

San Diego's Housing Crisis Squeezing The Middle Class

San Diego's Housing Crisis Squeezing The Middle Class

Aug. 8
By Alison St John

A housing crisis has taken hold in the region and the middle class is especially hard hit. More houses are being built for people at the top and the bottom of the economic ladder than for people in the middle.

San Diego Leads Way In Reshaping Nation's Power Grid

San Diego Leads Way In Reshaping Nation's Power Grid

Aug. 4
By Erik Anderson

Borrego Springs, a small desert community about 80 miles east of San Diego, is shining a light on a future that could completely change how power is delivered to homes and businesses.

Grief Camp In Julian Helps Kids 'Feel Normal Again'

Grief Camp In Julian Helps Kids 'Feel Normal Again'

Aug. 3
By Claire Trageser

More than 12,000 American military personnel have died since the Iraq War ended in 2003. A nonprofit called TAPS works with the families left behind.

San Diego Home Rental Rate Hikes Easing

San Diego Home Rental Rate Hikes Easing

Aug. 2
By Erik Anderson

The city's rental market may be cooling off a bit, but prices are still expected to go up in the next few months.

Haitian Migrants Find Shelter In San Diego

Haitian Migrants Find Shelter In San Diego

Aug. 2
By Jean Guerrero

Haitians are flowing into San Diego in record numbers. Now, a church in Normal Heights is giving them temporary shelter.

San Diego Gun Owners Mobilize Against Proposition 63

San Diego Gun Owners Mobilize Against Proposition 63

July 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Proposition 63 would require background checks to buy ammunition and ban owning magazines with 11 or more bullets. But those provisions were already part of a series of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month.

How San Diego Lost A Tech Unicorn

How San Diego Lost A Tech Unicorn

July 29
By David Wagner

San Diego has been called "the next Silicon Valley." But when it comes to billion-dollar tech startups, the region lags far behind the Bay Area. In fact, it lost one of the few such companies it had.