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Millions Of Dollars Available To Help Improve San Diego Neighborhoods

Millions Of Dollars Available To Help Improve San Diego Neighborhoods

Oct. 23
By Matt Hoffman

$3.2 million in federal funds are available for projects in San Diego County's unincorporated communities, and the cities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Poway, Coronado, Lemon Grove and Imperial Beach.

On Assignment: 2007 Wildfires Captured Through San Diego Photojourn...

On Assignment: 2007 Wildfires Captured Through San Diego Photojournalist’s Lens

Oct. 20
By Ebone Monet

A decade after the 2007 Harris fires charred tens of thousands of acres in San Diego County, a San Diego Union-Tribune photographer reflects on his career and lessons learned from covering wildfires.

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

Javier Mainer, an assistant fire chief for the city of San Diego when wildfires consumed large swaths of San Diego County in 2007, talks with KPBS reporter Erik Anderson.

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

Scripps Institution Oceanography researcher Walter Munk, who turns 100 on Thursday, remembers his long career with a discussion at his La Jolla home.

2007 Wildfires: Losing Their Homes Changed Their Lives

2007 Wildfires: Losing Their Homes Changed Their Lives

Oct. 18
By Alison St John

The wildfires that tore through San Diego County 10 years ago this week destroyed an estimated 1,600 homes. Two couples who lost everything when their homes burned to the ground talk about how the experience changed them.

Remembering The Migrants Who Lost Their Lives In The 2007 San Diego...

Remembering The Migrants Who Lost Their Lives In The 2007 San Diego Wildfires

Oct. 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Among the 10 people killed in the Witch Creek and Harris fires a group of immigrants from Mexico who were in the U.S. illegally who died as they made their journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

10 Years Ago: Firestorms Ravaged San Diego County

10 Years Ago: Firestorms Ravaged San Diego County

Oct. 16
By Erik Anderson

The 2007 firestorms were the last major conflagration to scorch San Diego County. Those firestorms have left lasting marks on the community.

San Diegan Describes Story Of Survival, Heroism Of Strangers At Rou...

San Diegan Describes Story Of Survival, Heroism Of Strangers At Route 91 Music Festival

Oct. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diegan Briana Waris, 28, and her two best friends, Michelle Kenbeek and Elizabeth Carvalho, both 29, were among the 22,000 fans at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when the rapid pop of gunshots began to be heard over the music.

Work Progressing On Mexico Border Wall Protoypes

Work Progressing On Mexico Border Wall Protoypes

Oct. 2
By Erik Anderson

Construction crews are already building some of the border wall prototypes along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

'Bat Boy: The Musical' Inspired By '90s Tabloid Headline

'Bat Boy: The Musical' Inspired By '90s Tabloid Headline

Sept. 29
By Beth Accomando

The Weekly World News was notorious for its outlandish covers that caught your eye at the grocery checkout. One of those headline stories featuring a half-bat, half-boy inspired the musical “Bat Boy,” which has a new production running at OB Playhouse.

South Bay Cities, Port Sue Feds Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills

South Bay Cities, Port Sue Feds Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills

Sept. 28
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego are suing the federal government over cross-border sewage spills in the Tijuana River Valley.

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

Sept. 28
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County and Chula Vista prepare to become a testing grounds for automated vehicles. Meanwhile, academics and urban planners try to imagine a world where cars drive themselves.

San Diego Activist Reflects On Alfred Olango Protests

San Diego Activist Reflects On Alfred Olango Protests

Sept. 26
By Ebone Monet

Wilnisha “Truth” Sutton said the days she spent in El Cajon, protesting the deadly police shooting of Alfred Olango, made her more aware and better prepared to advocate for communities of color.

Alfred Olango's Brother Advocates For Police Reform With San Diego ...

Alfred Olango's Brother Advocates For Police Reform With San Diego Foundation

Sept. 26
By Ebone Monet

One year after the El Cajon police shooting death of Alfred Olango, Apollo Olango helps keep his brother’s memory alive through a foundation that advocates for training and policy changes that can lead to safer encounters with officers.

California Water: Debating The Delta Tunnel Plan

California Water: Debating The Delta Tunnel Plan

Sept. 25
By Erik Anderson

California’s water users will find out soon if they will be paying for the $17 billion tunnel project called the California WaterFix.

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