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Salk Researchers Say Plant May Hold Key To Drought Resistance

Salk Researchers Say Plant May Hold Key To Drought Resistance

Dec. 5
By Erik Anderson

Researchers at San Diego’s Salk Institute have identified several molecular keys that could help unlock understanding about how plants handle environmental stress.

Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Nov. 29
By Maya Trabulsi

A plant called kratom is banned in San Diego, and the DEA is considering banning it nationwide. Some San Diegans say it has medicinal benefits.

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Political Change Is Brewing In El Cajon

Nov. 28
By Claire Trageser

The police shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, combined with the coming establishment of council districts, could bring big changes to the once predominantly white city.

San Diego Housing Crisis Forges New 'YIMBY' Alliance

San Diego Housing Crisis Forges New 'YIMBY' Alliance

Nov. 22
By Andrew Bowen

There's a growing consensus that the region's acute housing crisis is caused by a lack of new development. Environmentalists and the building industry now find themselves advocating for the same solution: density.

High-Tech Jacobs Medical Center Opens In La Jolla

High-Tech Jacobs Medical Center Opens In La Jolla

Nov. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

The new state-of-the-art medical facility in La Jolla cost nearly $1 billion to construct and includes plenty of amenities.

Insects May Help San Diego Researchers Track Climate Change

Insects May Help San Diego Researchers Track Climate Change

Nov. 15
By Erik Anderson

San Diego State University researchers are trying to gauge how the region's ecosystems are shifting as climate change affects local habitats. Some answers may come from the insects that serve key roles for native plants.

Celebrate Veterans Day With San Diego Opera's 'Soldier Songs'

Celebrate Veterans Day With San Diego Opera's 'Soldier Songs'

Nov. 11
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera kicks off its new Shiley dētour Series with David T. Little's contemporary "Soldier Songs."

To Attend School, Young U.S. Citizens Who Live In Mexico Cross The ...

To Attend School, Young U.S. Citizens Who Live In Mexico Cross The Border Daily

Nov. 9
Simon Thompson

Students have been crossing the border to go to school in New Mexico's Luna County since 1948. But not all residents think state money should be used to educate kids who don’t live in the U.S.

Sharp Chula Vista Hospital Launches Major Expansion

Sharp Chula Vista Hospital Launches Major Expansion

Nov. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

Sharp Chula Vista Hospital will soon get a seven-story, $244 million face-lift.

San Diego Housing Crisis Drives Some To Relocate, Others To Invest

San Diego Housing Crisis Drives Some To Relocate, Others To Invest

Nov. 2
By Susan Murphy

The county is in the grips of a housing crisis, pushing some people to seek greener pastures and others to search for buying opportunities.

Terminal Expansion At Port Of San Diego Concerns Barrio Logan Resid...

Terminal Expansion At Port Of San Diego Concerns Barrio Logan Residents

Nov. 1
By Erik Anderson

Port officials are excited about the possibility of boosting business at the 10th Avenue Marine terminal. But residents worry about the impact on their neighborhood.

Wanted: A New Civic Organist For San Diego

Wanted: A New Civic Organist For San Diego

Nov. 1
By Claire Trageser

Must be able to play the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ. Musical repertoire must span Bach to David Bowie.

Ballot Measure T Forces Encinitas To Confront Growth Plans

Ballot Measure T Forces Encinitas To Confront Growth Plans

Oct. 26
By Alison St John

Encinitas is the only city in San Diego County that does not have a state-mandated housing plan. Even with its back up against that legal wall, there’s plenty of opposition to Measure T, a plan for where to increase housing density in the future.

On Final Day To Register, UC San Diego Leads In Voter Sign-Ups

On Final Day To Register, UC San Diego Leads In Voter Sign-Ups

Oct. 24
By Katie Schoolov

A student leading the effort says that for the first time UC San Diego is leading other University of California schools in the number of students registered to vote.

News In Numbers: How Doctors And The DMV Decide It’s Time For Calif...

News In Numbers: How Doctors And The DMV Decide It’s Time For Californians To Stop Driving

Oct. 24
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

DMV statistics reveal the agency took action against the licenses of 4,388 to 6,389 drivers with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia each year over the last decade. That's far fewer than the estimated 50,000 people who develop the disease in the state annually.

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