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City Council Again Fails To Agree On Vacation Rentals Legislation

Dec. 13
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The City Council tonight failed again to approve regulations governing short-term vacation rentals in San Diego, a thorny issue that also defied previous attempts at creating regulations.

Additional 27 Million Trees Have Died In California In The Last Year

Additional 27 Million Trees Have Died In California In The Last Year

Dec. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new U.S. Forest Service survey found that another 27 million trees died due to drought and disease since November 2016. That brings the total number of dead trees to a record 129 million since 2010.

Oceanside Monk Leaves A Sweet Legacy Through Beekeeping

Oceanside Monk Leaves A Sweet Legacy Through Beekeeping

Dec. 13
By Maya Trabulsi

Brother Blaise of Oceanside's Prince of Peace Abbey will carry beekeeping to the end of his days.

Prison Reforms Pressuring California's Inmate Firefighter Force

Prison Reforms Pressuring California's Inmate Firefighter Force

Dec. 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The state estimates these inmates save California $100 million a year it would otherwise have to spend on firefighters.

Science Writer Gary Taubes Makes 'The Case Against Sugar'

Science Writer Gary Taubes Makes 'The Case Against Sugar'

Dec. 13
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Gary Taubes says sugar is the cause of an increase in the number of people who suffer from obesity and diabetes.

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.

The Zzymzzy Quartet Blends Gypsy Swing And Jazz Standards From The ...

The Zzymzzy Quartet Blends Gypsy Swing And Jazz Standards From The American Songbook

Dec. 12
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

For over a decade the Zzymzzy Quartet has been transporting audiences back in time with their 1930’s era music. Inspired by Django Reinhardt and the American Songbook, these San Diegans have become an integral part of the swing dance scene.

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.

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.

 Methane Found At Multimillion-Dollar Escaya Housing Project In Ota...

Methane Found At Multimillion-Dollar Escaya Housing Project In Otay Ranch

Dec. 11
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Methane and volatile chemicals such as benzene have been discovered underground at a yet-to-be completed Otay Ranch project that is marketed as one of the largest planned housing developments in the U.S.

Firefighters Protect Seaside California Towns As Blaze Rages

Firefighters Protect Seaside California Towns As Blaze Rages

Dec. 11
By Associated Press

Thousands remained under evacuation orders Monday as the fire churned west through seaside Santa Barbara County towns northwest of Los Angeles.

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