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Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Di...

Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Diego County

July 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Just over a week ago, the Jennings fire in San Diego's East County led to an evacuation order for residents of threatened homes and shut down a portion of Interstate 8. The fire was extinguished after burning 400 acres. No injuries or structural damages resulted from the fire.

North Korea May Be Preparing New Missile Tests

North Korea May Be Preparing New Missile Tests

July 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

North Korea is reportedly preparing for further missile tests, just a few weeks after its latest tests showed it has the capability of hitting Alaska with an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Despite Longstanding Local Opposition, The U.S. Is Expanding Its Ok...

Despite Longstanding Local Opposition, The U.S. Is Expanding Its Okinawa Military Base

July 20
Sonia Narang

The United States and Japan have been allies and strategic partners since World War II, but an effort to move and expand a Marine Corps base in Okinawa is causing friction with locals.

San Diego Comic-Con Officially Kicks Off

San Diego Comic-Con Officially Kicks Off

July 20
By City News Service

Halle Barry, Colin Firth and Will Smith will be among the big-screen stars appearing at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday on the opening day of Comic-Con International, an annual celebration of pop culture.

San Diego Eligible To Pursue Low-Interest Federal Loan For Recycled...

San Diego Eligible To Pursue Low-Interest Federal Loan For Recycled Water Project

July 19
By City News Service

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that the city of San Diego is eligible to pursue a low-interest, $492 million federal loan to help fund the initial phase of its project to turn recycled water into drinking water.

Imperial Beach Sues Oil And Coal Companies For Climate Change Damages

Imperial Beach Sues Oil And Coal Companies For Climate Change Damages

July 19
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Imperial Beach and two Northern California counties on Monday filed lawsuits against 37 oil and coal companies for damages associated with climate change.

My First Day Episode 5

My First Day Episode 5

July 19
By Megan Burke

The fifth episode brings us the story of Captain Jack Ensch who moved with his young family to San Diego in 1966 to begin his military career as a naval aviator. This coincided with the time that the Vietnam War was ramping up.

UC San Diego's Clarion Workshop Teaches Promising Sci-Fi, Fantasy T...

UC San Diego's Clarion Workshop Teaches Promising Sci-Fi, Fantasy Talent

July 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

As some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy flock downtown to Comic-Con this week, a group of writers which may include the biggest future names in the genres has congregated in a different part of San Diego to work on their craft.

Despite Political Differences, Two High School Teachers Find Common...

Despite Political Differences, Two High School Teachers Find Common Ground

July 19
Ryan Levi/KQED

Two teachers — Brandon Johnson and Ysidro Valenzuela — talk about the intersection of politics and education.

No Vacancy At Grand Canyon Cemetery

No Vacancy At Grand Canyon Cemetery

July 19
Laurel Morales / KJZZ

If you died in the Grand Canyon during the 19th century, chances are you were buried where you fell. But in the early 1900s, pioneers found a clearing about a quarter mile from the south rim amidst the ponderosa pine. Park Cultural Program Manager Ellen Brennan said it’s one of the few places that doesn’t have kaibab limestone at the surface.