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Mayor Endorses Chargers' Stadium Plans, Opponents Ratchet Up Campaign

Mayor Endorses Chargers' Stadium Plans, Opponents Ratchet Up Campaign

Oct. 3
By Erik Anderson, City News Service

Mayor Kevin Faulconer Monday endorsed Measure C, the Chargers' initiative to build a stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego, hours before opponents ratcheted up their campaign.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter Speaks In San Diego

Defense Secretary Ash Carter Speaks In San Diego

Sept. 29
By City News Service

The U.S. aims to continue being the dominant military power in the Asia-Pacific region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday in a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on San Diego Bay.

Stadium Foes, Chargers Stick To Game Plans As Measure C Goes To Voters

Stadium Foes, Chargers Stick To Game Plans As Measure C Goes To Voters

Sept. 27
By Erik Anderson

Team officials are hoping voters will approve plans for a nearly $2 billion stadium and convention center project at the polls in November.

Be Our Guest: Stone Hotel Brewing Up Tourism Dollars For North County

Be Our Guest: Stone Hotel Brewing Up Tourism Dollars For North County

Sept. 22
By Elma Gonzalez, Ebone Monet

Escondido leaders are looking forward to the opening of the new hotel, which is expected to pave the way for tourism dollars and jobs.

A Circus At The Airport: San Diego's Artist Residency Entertains Tr...

A Circus At The Airport: San Diego's Artist Residency Entertains Travelers

Sept. 16
By Katie Schoolov

Three years ago, the San Diego International Airport underwent a $1 billion expansion and dedicated $6 million of that to adding artwork as a “calming distraction.” Now, they’ve added another form of artwork: the circus.

San Diego's Sunday Bus Services Still Lag Despite Economic Recovery

San Diego's Sunday Bus Services Still Lag Despite Economic Recovery

Sept. 9
By Andrew Bowen

During the Great Recession, San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System was forced to raise fares and make sweeping cuts to bus and trolley services — most of them on Sundays. As the economy has recovered, however, funding for public transit is lagging behind.

California Counts Poll Offers Insights Into Voters Outlook On State

California Counts Poll Offers Insights Into Voters Outlook On State

Sept. 8
California Counts

The statewide poll asked several questions about how voters feel about living in California, state pride and the attainability of the California dream. It surveyed attitudes about Proposition 64 on recreational marijuana, the economy and immigration, among other issues.

What Learning Looks Like: Researcher Teaches Fake Words To Watch Le...

What Learning Looks Like: Researcher Teaches Fake Words To Watch Learning Happen

Sept. 7
By Megan Burks

We're exploring learning at the cellular level in a new education series called "What Learning Looks Like." The goal is to help us understand how learning happens — or should happen — in our everyday lives.

A Decade Later, San Diego’s Living Wage Law Quiets Critics

A Decade Later, San Diego’s Living Wage Law Quiets Critics

Sept. 6
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource, Chris Young / inewsource

The city’s experience over the past decade appears to have silenced business leaders who argued that requiring pay well above the minimum wage would kill jobs and put employers out of business.

As Koch Steps Down, He Expects New Stone CEO To Continue 'Amazing' ...

As Koch Steps Down, He Expects New Stone CEO To Continue 'Amazing' Journey

Sept. 5
By Elma Gonzalez, Ebone Monet

Before a new executive takes over Escondido-based Stone Brewing Tuesday, co-founder and CEO Greg Koch talks about how his craft beer vision goes beyond the tasting room.

U.S. Senate Candidates Can't Agree On Debate Schedule

U.S. Senate Candidates Can't Agree On Debate Schedule

Sept. 5
By Amita Sharma

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has signed on to two debates, while her opponent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez wants four. But the two haven't agreed to the same debates.

Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered, Experts Say

Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered, Experts Say

Sept. 5
By Kristina Bravo, Associated Press

Their population has grown thanks to conservation efforts, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. But they're not in the clear yet.

Fading Salton Sea Thirsting For Water

Fading Salton Sea Thirsting For Water

Sept. 2
By Erik Anderson

California's largest lake has been teetering on the edge of an ecological disaster for years, but there is new momentum to find a solution for the environmental challenges at the Salton Sea.

We're Following A First-Year Teacher To Learn About Special Ed's Ch...

We're Following A First-Year Teacher To Learn About Special Ed's Challenges

Sept. 1
By Megan Burks

You might have heard the statistic: Half of all teachers quit within five years. That number has been disputed, but what isn't is that teaching is hard, and teaching special education is even harder.

Obama Pledges Federal Help For Salton Sea

Obama Pledges Federal Help For Salton Sea

Aug. 31
By Erik Anderson

President Barack Obama unveiled a new partnership with California aimed at tackling the ecological problems plaguing the Salton Sea.