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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.

Making A Splash: Program Teaches Water-Shy Adults How To Swim

Making A Splash: Program Teaches Water-Shy Adults How To Swim

July 26
By Kenny Goldberg

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people drown every day in the U.S. Adult swim coach Chris Holley is trying to make a dent in that statistic, one student at a time.

Family Affair Explores Star Trek Final Frontier

Family Affair Explores Star Trek Final Frontier

July 22
By Matthew Bowler, Elma Gonzalez

The play "Klingon Lifestyles," which will stage its 23rd production Friday, has become a classic at Comic-Con in San Diego. Meet the family behind it.

Makeup Artists Bring Characters To Life At San Diego Comic-Con

Makeup Artists Bring Characters To Life At San Diego Comic-Con

July 22
By Elma Gonzalez, Katie Schoolov

Artists at the Cinema Makeup School booth at San Diego’s Comic-Con give fans a little taste of how they pull characters from comic book pages.

Fans Embody Favorite Characters At Comic-Con

Fans Embody Favorite Characters At Comic-Con

July 21
By Kris Arciaga, Elma Gonzalez

San Diego native Jamie Lee Cortez explains what it’s like to walk around Comic-Con dressed up as a popular character.

'Star Wars' Collector Shows Smaller Side Of Comic-Con

'Star Wars' Collector Shows Smaller Side Of Comic-Con

July 21
By Elma Gonzalez, Nicholas McVicker

While others look forward to the latest blockbuster trailers, some are on the hunt for Comic-Con's exclusive merchandise. Ramie Tateishi, who has been collecting R2-D2 robots for 40 years, explains why he attends the convention year after year.