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Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUS...

Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUSD; Bye-Bye Remedial Math

Sept. 1
By Pat Finn

A California Supreme Court ruling may make it easier to build a football stadium -- or a highway. The Salk Institute is facing a lot of challenges. SDUSD begins a new year with old problems. Ditching remedial math may make sense.

FDA Seizes Risky Smallpox Vaccine From San Diego Stem Cell Company

FDA Seizes Risky Smallpox Vaccine From San Diego Stem Cell Company

Aug. 28
By David Wagner

The agency said it is looking into how StemImmune obtained the potentially dangerous vaccine for use in treatments given to cancer patients in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills.

Internal Documents Raised Long-Standing Concerns About Gender Bias ...

Internal Documents Raised Long-Standing Concerns About Gender Bias At Salk Institute

Aug. 24
By David Wagner

Leaked documents reveal that concerns were raised internally long before three female professors filed gender discrimination lawsuits against the La Jolla research institute.

Qualcomm Legal Feud With Apple Has First Major Day In Court

Qualcomm Legal Feud With Apple Has First Major Day In Court

Aug. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Lawyers for Qualcomm and Apple faced off in a San Diego courtroom on Friday. It was the first major hearing in a multibillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit accusing Qualcomm of charging royalties for features that aren’t covered by its patents.

San Diegans Watch Partial Solar Eclipse

San Diegans Watch Partial Solar Eclipse

Aug. 21
By City News Service, David Wagner

Thousands of San Diegans enjoyed viewing Monday's solar eclipse at events around the city as 57 percent of the sun was blocked by the moon.

San Diego Researcher: Interior Of The Moon Is Likely Dry

San Diego Researcher: Interior Of The Moon Is Likely Dry

Aug. 21
By City News Service

The finding suggests the moon was formed by "some sort of cataclysmic impact event."

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkeler...

Increasing Number Of Leopard Sharks Off La Jolla Attracts Snorkelers, Scientists

Aug. 18
By Katie Schoolov

Changing ocean temperatures have brought more leopard sharks to La Jolla Shores this summer than the previous two years, and the public can join Birch Aquarium for guided shark snorkels through September.

San Diego Eclipse Chasers Travel North For The Total Experience

San Diego Eclipse Chasers Travel North For The Total Experience

Aug. 18
By David Wagner

Oregon is expecting around 1 million travelers to flood into the state next week, hoping for a glimpse of Monday's total solar eclipse. And some San Diego eclipse chasers will be among those traveling to remote areas within the path of totality.

No Total Eclipse For San Diegans, But Plenty To See

No Total Eclipse For San Diegans, But Plenty To See

Aug. 17
By Michael Lipkin

Scientists and amateur stargazers across the country are gearing up for Monday's Great American Eclipse, when the entire continental United States will see the moon cover at least part of the sun.

Study Finds Public Pushing Back On Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Study Finds Public Pushing Back On Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Aug. 15
By David Wagner

A new study led by a UC San Diego researcher finds that some Americans are strongly opposed to releasing genetically modified insects in the wild — even though scientists say the approach could fight the spread of diseases like Zika and malaria.