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What Learning Looks Like: Creating A Well-Tuned Orchestra In Your H...

What Learning Looks Like: Creating A Well-Tuned Orchestra In Your Head

Dec. 12
By Megan Burks

Standardized testing has put an intense focus on reading and math in U.S. schools, causing enrollment in arts classes to plummet. So scientists are conducting their own tests — in the form of MRIs and EEGs — to make the case for bringing arts education back.

Insurance Commissioner Says More Intense Fires Could Lead to Fewer ...

Insurance Commissioner Says More Intense Fires Could Lead to Fewer Fire Insurance Options

Dec. 12
Guy Marzorati / KQED

The “new normal” of California’s fire season — year-round threats to homes all over the state — could alter the marketplace for fire insurance, according to California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

After The Fires, North Bay School For Autistic Children Seeks A New...

After The Fires, North Bay School For Autistic Children Seeks A New Normal

Dec. 12
Lee Romney / KQED

For the 120 students at Santa Rosa’s Anova Center for Education, the past two months have been tough.

Amid Amazon Competition, Westfield Malls Sold For $15.7B

Amid Amazon Competition, Westfield Malls Sold For $15.7B

Dec. 12
By Associated Press

The owner of Westfield shopping centers is being bought by French property investor Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion as shop retailers struggle to keep up with the move to online sites like Amazon.

Climate Change A Major Culprit In Explosive Wildfires, Says San Die...

Climate Change A Major Culprit In Explosive Wildfires, Says San Diego Researcher

Dec. 12
By Susan Murphy

As wildfires rage across Southern California, burning more than 1,000 homes, displacing nearly 100,000 people and paving a devastating trail of destruction, a San Diego researcher said climate change is playing a major role.

San Diego Betting On Lower-Income Entrepreneurs

San Diego Betting On Lower-Income Entrepreneurs

Dec. 12
By Tarryn Mento

A new initiative aims to make economic prosperity accessible to all San Diegans.

San Diego Nears Final Decision On Short-Term Rentals

San Diego Nears Final Decision On Short-Term Rentals

Dec. 12
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday is set to cast a final vote on how to deal with short-term home rentals. Two proposals are up for debate, though one is far more likely to pass.

Report: Pendleton Marines Knew About Exposed Gas Main That Injured ...

Report: Pendleton Marines Knew About Exposed Gas Main That Injured 15 In Fiery Explosion

Dec. 11
By Steve Walsh

KPBS obtained a copy of the command investigation which shows this was the second accident with the same gas main in two months.

Record Number Of Meth-Related Deaths Reported In San Diego County

Record Number Of Meth-Related Deaths Reported In San Diego County

Dec. 11
By City News Service

Methamphetamine abuse contributed to a record number of deaths in the San Diego area last year, according to a government study released today.

San Diego Unified To Give Update On Fiscal Condition

San Diego Unified To Give Update On Fiscal Condition

Dec. 11
By City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District is poised to declare Tuesday that its fiscal condition is "positive" for what's believed to be the first time in eight years, but budget shortfalls are looming in the years ahead.

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