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California Lawmakers Approve Extension Of Climate Change Law

California Lawmakers Approve Extension Of Climate Change Law

Aug. 24
By Associated Press

They voted to extend the state's landmark climate change law — the most aggressive in the U.S. — by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other business interests to keep the program alive at least through 2030.

City Asks San Diegans For Help With History Of Local LGBTQ Community

Aug. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin
City Asks San Diegans For Help With History Of Local LGBTQ Community

The City Council last year accepted a state grant to document the history of San Diego's LGBTQ community. Now, it's seeking public input on a draft report.

San Diego Columnist Shares His Experience With Homelessness

Aug. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn
San Diego Columnist Shares His Experience With Homelessness

At 32, Dan McSwain found himself living on the streets, addicted to drugs and alcohol. He told his story of degradation and redemption in The San Diego Union-Tribune this week.

Should We Switch To A 5-Hour Work Day? This Local CEO Thinks So

Should We Switch To A 5-Hour Work Day? This Local CEO Thinks So

Aug. 25
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Stephan Aarstol, founder of Tower Paddle Boards in Mira Mesa and winner of the reality TV show "Shark Tank," says moving to a shorter work day transformed his business and the lives of his employees.

TheNAT Showcases Citizen Scientists' Discoveries

TheNAT Showcases Citizen Scientists' Discoveries

Aug. 25
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

The San Diego Natural History Museum is highlighting hobbyists' work in a new permanent exhibit.

Should California Require Pro Bono Work For Law Students?

Should California Require Pro Bono Work For Law Students?

Aug. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Matt Hoffman

A bill that mandates 50 hours of pro bono work for law students has landed on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Sen. Marty Block of San Diego, who authored the bill, discusses its potential impact.

'Adnan's Story' Goes Beyond 'Serial'

'Adnan's Story' Goes Beyond 'Serial'

Aug. 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Rabia Chaudry brought the story of Adnan Syed to "This American Life" producer Sara Koenig, leading to the popular podcast "Serial." Now, Chaudry has written a book that she says paints a fuller picture of the 1999 Baltimore murder case that sent Syed to prison.

San Diego Art Museum's Growth Brings Excitement And Sadness

San Diego Art Museum's Growth Brings Excitement And Sadness

Aug. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The museum's La Jolla location gets ready to shut down for a major remodel — with a new gallery space, terraces and an expanded sculpture garden in its future.

San Diego Unified Opens Pre-K Program To All, Regardless Of Income

San Diego Unified Opens Pre-K Program To All, Regardless Of Income

Aug. 23
By Megan Burks

Good news for parents with little ones: San Diego Unified is opening its preschool program once reserved for low-income families to all income brackets.

Talking Trash: Reducing Food Waste Starts At Home

Talking Trash: Reducing Food Waste Starts At Home

Aug. 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Up to 40 percent of the U.S. food supply goes to waste. A panel discussion on Tuesday night focuses on the environmental impacts of food waste and ways to cut back on how much food is thrown away.

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