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SpaceX Launches 10 Iridium Satellites From California

March 30
By Associated Press

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 next-generation satellites Friday for Iridium Communications from California.

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New San Diego Port Chairman Wants To Focus On The ‘Blue Economy’

March 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Rafael Castellanos said San Diego needs to take advantage of the blue economy or ocean economy to help fuel the region's economic growth.

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The Next Big Idea: A Guide To San Diego's Innovation Economy

March 28
By Michael Lipkin

One-quarter of the county’s economic activity comes from those high-tech companies. And more than 400 new startups are created here every year.

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Why This NOAA Scientist Is Temporarily Calling City Heights Home

March 28
By Tarryn Mento

An upcoming science education center in the San Diego neighborhood will also house a scientist-in-residence.

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KPBS Drought Tracker Finds Drier Than Normal Conditions

March 22
By Erik Anderson

San Diego has quietly slipped back into a moderate drought condition and this week’s rain isn’t significant enough to end that.

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10 Years Later, California Still Reviewing Pesticide That Kills Bees

March 19
By Erik Anderson

One decade after beginning a rigorous review, California is still trying to decide how to best regulate powerful insecticides that first hit the market in the mid-1990s.

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Qualcomm Will Not Re-Nominate Paul Jacobs To Board As He Seeks Buyout

March 16
By Jade Hindmon

Paul Jacobs is exploring the option of buying out Qualcomm, the company his father, Irwin Jacobs, co-founded. The move, which would require the support of investors, would make Qualcomm a private company.

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Roundtable: Trump In San Diego, Qualcomm Bid, California Middle Class

March 16
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

President Donald Trump gets a first-hand look at his border wall project, Qualcomm won't be under new ownership anytime soon, and the growing challenge of making it in California.

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Encrypted-Phone Purveyors Charged With Aiding International Drug Trafficking

March 16
By City News Service

A federal grand jury in San Diego Thursday returned indictments charging the head of a Canada-based marketer of encrypted mobile communication devices and four of his associates with using the untraceable handsets to aid in international drug dealing.

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Broadcom Officially Drops Qualcomm Bid After Trump Decision

March 14
By Associated Press, Jade Hindmon

Two days after President Donald Trump blocked Broadcom in its hostile takeover bid of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm, the Singapore company is officially withdrawing its $117 billion bid.