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San Diego Mayor Releases Climate Action Plan

Sept. 30
By Tarryn Mento
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After the San Diego City Council last week urged the mayor to get moving on a climate action plan, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced his strategy Tuesday with council leadership by his side.

California Becomes First State To Ban Plastic Bags

Sept. 30
Associated Press
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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

FCC Spikes Sports Blackout Rule

Sept. 30
Associated Press
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The Federal Communications Commission has voted to spike a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports events that were blacked out on local TV.

MTS To Order 18 New Buses For East County Routes

Sept. 30
By City News Service
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The new Metropolitan Transit System buses will be powered by compressed natural gas and include onboard video surveillance inside and outside the vehicle, new wheelchair restraint systems, disk brakes and enhanced cooling systems.

Miramar Air Show To Feature Final Flight Of Sea Knight 'Phrog' (Video)

Sept. 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Vietnam-era aircraft CH-46 Sea Knight will fly its final time at the 2014 Miramar Air Show, which takes place Oct. 3 - 5. The Blue Angels will also perform, as will the San Diego-based U.S. Navy Parachute Team - better known as the Leap Frogs.

Navy Fires Commanding Officer Of San Diego-Based USS Boxer

Sept. 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy relieved Capt. Wayne R. Brown of his duties as commanding officer of the USS Boxer on Sept. 29. According to a Navy news release, Brown's firing resulted from "a command investigation into Equal Opportunity concerns, and is not tied to a specific event."

Marine Corps' Newest Crisis Response Unit Will Be In Kuwait

Sept. 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Marine Corps will base its newest crisis response unit in Kuwait. Roughly 2,100 troops will be part of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Central Command, set to deploy in 2015.

San Diego Central Library Marks 1 Year Anniversary

Sept. 30
By City News Service
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Usage of the San Diego Central Library has roughly doubled since the facility near Petco Park opened to the public one year ago Tuesday.

Congressional Candidates Defy Long Odds To Take On Entrenched Incumbents

Sept. 30
By Claire Trageser
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You'd be forgiven if you thought there was only one congressional race in San Diego this year. There are actually five, and candidates are trying to unseat the incumbent in each.

An Impossible Choice: End-Of-Life Struggle Puts San Diego Family’s Life On Hold

Sept. 30
Joanne Faryon / inewsource
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After Pepito Burlaza had a stroke, he lived in a vegetative state for 10 years. Thousands of people like him are kept alive in California with machines in special wards called subacute units.

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