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Governor Brown Signs Bill Allocating $2.1 Million To Address Tijuan...

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allocating $2.1 Million To Address Tijuana Sewage Spills

Oct. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Senate Bill 507 authored by state Sen. Ben Hueso D-Chula Vista and co-authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria D-San Diego, is one of several efforts being made to solve the problem, as South Bay communities and residents are increasingly losing patience.

Helping San Diego-Resettled Refugees Overcome Trauma

Helping San Diego-Resettled Refugees Overcome Trauma

Oct. 10
By Megan Burke, Tarryn Mento

A City Heights-based organization is bringing community groups and government officials together to provide better services for immigrants suffering from emotional disorders.

Data Breaches Expose Flaws Of Using Social Security Numbers As Iden...

Data Breaches Expose Flaws Of Using Social Security Numbers As Identifiers

Oct. 10
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Alternatives to social security cards include biometrics, such as fingerprints, iris scans and palm prints, and blockchain technology, which uses encryption to create a digital signature. But a San Diego privacy expert said there are flaws with both options.

California Wildfires Leave Chimneys, Charred Appliances In Their Wake

California Wildfires Leave Chimneys, Charred Appliances In Their Wake

Oct. 10
By Associated Press

The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house was gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

San Diego Launches Campground For The Homeless

San Diego Launches Campground For The Homeless

Oct. 9
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

The city of San Diego Monday opened a camping area for the homeless, with 24-hour security, bathrooms and storage.

City Attorney Says No Misunderstanding In Cate's 'Illegal' Memo Leak

City Attorney Says No Misunderstanding In Cate's 'Illegal' Memo Leak

Oct. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

City Attorney Mara Elliott on Friday dismissed Councilman Chris Cate’s defense of why he leaked a confidential memo on the Soccer City initiative to the measure’s backers, saying Cate’s actions were illegal.

Average Rent Hit Record High In San Diego County

Average Rent Hit Record High In San Diego County

Oct. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The average rental price in San Diego County hit a record high of $1,875 last month, growing faster than home price increases.

Succulents, Popular Water-Wise Plants, Also Act As Wildfire Barrier

Succulents, Popular Water-Wise Plants, Also Act As Wildfire Barrier

Oct. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diegans redoing their landscaping to make it water-wise have probably learned a lot about succulents. The thick, fleshy plants that store water in their leaves are now ubiquitous in neighborhoods across the region. But what might not be as well known is that succulents, including cactus, are big business in San Diego County.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Says She's Running For Re-Election

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Says She's Running For Re-Election

Oct. 9
By Associated Press

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the oldest U.S. senator, said she's running for re-election.

Roundtable: Mass Shootings, 'Categate,' Transparency Law, Jury Tria...

Roundtable: Mass Shootings, 'Categate,' Transparency Law, Jury Trial For Homeless Man

Oct. 6
By Kenny Goldberg, Pat Finn

Another mass shooting in America. Same aftermath? The leaker of a confidential memo comes forward. A city law meant to increase transparency gets a boost. A homeless man gets a jury trial for sleeping on the street.