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7 Things To Understand About Community Choice In San Diego

7 Things To Understand About Community Choice In San Diego

July 21
By Claire Trageser

An alternative energy program that would bypass San Diego Gas & Electric is possible and cost-effective, according to a study published last week. But the study is more complicated than that, and there are a variety of terms and concepts to understand that show how the authors arrived at those answers.

Spicer Abruptly Resigns: Big Shake-Up For Trump Press Shop

Spicer Abruptly Resigns: Big Shake-Up For Trump Press Shop

July 21
By Associated Press

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending President Donald Trump must-see TV.

San Diego City Council Scrutinizes Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plans

San Diego City Council Scrutinizes Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plans

July 20
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members on Wednesday got an update on the city's plan to reduce traffic deaths to zero by 2025. Advocates for safer streets say the city has shown a lack of commitment to the plan.

San Diego Rep. Susan Davis Sued For Displaying Pride Flag Outside H...

San Diego Rep. Susan Davis Sued For Displaying Pride Flag Outside Her Office

July 20
By City News Service

Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, said Wednesday a lawsuit was filed against her and three colleagues for displaying rainbow flags outside their offices.

Gas Storage Field That Leaked Methane Gets Reopening OK

Gas Storage Field That Leaked Methane Gets Reopening OK

July 19
By Associated Press

California state officials on Wednesday cleared the way for resumption of natural gas pumping into an underground storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months, sickening Los Angeles residents and driving thousands of families from their homes.

San Diego County Holding Workshops About Outsourcing Animal Services

San Diego County Holding Workshops About Outsourcing Animal Services

July 19
By Claire Trageser

Starting Wednesday, San Diego County will hold a series of three workshops to get input from unincorporated residents about the possibility of outsourcing the Animal Services Department.

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.

Justices Uphold Refugee Ban But Say Grandparents Still OK

Justices Uphold Refugee Ban But Say Grandparents Still OK

July 19
By Associated Press

The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

Issa Challenger Raises More Individual Contributions So Far This Year

Issa Challenger Raises More Individual Contributions So Far This Year

July 18
By Alison St John

The latest federal campaign finance reports show one of Republican Congressman Issa’s Democratic challengers has raised more in individual contributions this year than the incumbent.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Discusses Priorities, DA...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Discusses Priorities, DACA Program

July 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke to San Diego business leaders Monday as part of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's "Good Government" speaker series.

Marine Veteran Appointed To San Diego's Civil Service Commission

Marine Veteran Appointed To San Diego's Civil Service Commission

July 18
By City News Service

A Marine veteran who challenged Rep. Scott Peters, D- San Diego, for reelection last year was appointed on Tuesday to the city of San Diego's Civil Service Commission.

Brown, Lawmakers Celebrate Bipartisan Cap-And-Trade Victory

Brown, Lawmakers Celebrate Bipartisan Cap-And-Trade Victory

July 18
By Associated Press

California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers from both parties joined Gov. Jerry Brown in extending the law credited with reducing the state's carbon footprint.

House Budget Blueprint Boosts Military, Cuts Food Stamps

House Budget Blueprint Boosts Military, Cuts Food Stamps

July 18
By Associated Press

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates.

California Climate Law Touted As Global Model Faces Key Test

California Climate Law Touted As Global Model Faces Key Test

July 17
By Associated Press

California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures.

San Diego Council To Vote On Motel's Conversion To Transitional Hou...

San Diego Council To Vote On Motel's Conversion To Transitional Housing

July 17
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego City Council takes up the controversial plan to convert a South County motel to transitional housing for low-level offenders on Monday.

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