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Stories by Alison St John

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Disco, Jazz And Tennis!

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Disco, Jazz And Tennis!

Nov. 24
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This holiday weekend features a tribute to the Queen of Disco, a swing dance party and some Tennis.

California PUC Used Public Money To Block San Onofre Investigation

California PUC Used Public Money To Block San Onofre Investigation

Nov. 21
By Alison St John

Court documents released this week indicate the California Public Utilities Commission used public money to try to block search warrants in an investigation into possible collusion with Southern California Edison over the premature closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Del Mar Beachfront Facing Challenges Of 'Managed Retreat'

Del Mar Beachfront Facing Challenges Of 'Managed Retreat'

Nov. 20
By Alison St John

The city of Del Mar plans to issue a new draft report this week on how to adapt to sea level rise. The report has been changed to remove a strategy that homeowners fear could affect their property values.

380 Homes To Be Built On Defunct Escondido Country Club Golf Course

380 Homes To Be Built On Defunct Escondido Country Club Golf Course

Nov. 16
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The Escondido City Council may have ended a five-year battle Wednesday over whether to allow development on the now-defunct country club golf course.

Escondido Golf Course Saga Ends Up Back Before City Council

Escondido Golf Course Saga Ends Up Back Before City Council

Nov. 14
By Alison St John

Another battle over whether to build on a North County golf course is in the news this week. The Escondido City Council votes Wednesday night on whether to resolve nearly five years of legal wrangling over plans to build homes on a now-closed country club.

Tax Bill Contains Provision That Could Hit Affordable Housing Secto...

Tax Bill Contains Provision That Could Hit Affordable Housing Sector Hard

Nov. 14
By Alison St John

A federal tax credit program that is the cornerstone of much of San Diego’s subsidized affordable housing could be cut. It is a proposal being considered in Washington, D.C., to help pay for the tax reform bill.

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club Development

Golf Course Closed After Poway Voters Reject Country Club Development

Nov. 8
By Alison St John, City News Service

A proposed development at the StoneRidge Country Club was rejected by Poway voters. As soon as the results were posted, the owner, Michael Schlesinger of Western Golf Properties, shut down the course.

Poway Voters Face A Choice: Yes Or No For Homes On Golf Course

Poway Voters Face A Choice: Yes Or No For Homes On Golf Course

Nov. 6
By Alison St John

Few people are going to the polls on Tuesday, Election Day, but an issue before Poway voters is the hottest topic in North County: land use and housing development.

Marine Corps Waits For Nuke Waste Removal From San Onofre

Marine Corps Waits For Nuke Waste Removal From San Onofre

Nov. 2
By Alison St John

The Navy and Marines would like to reclaim the military base land where the San Onofre nuclear power plant now sits, as soon as it is safely decommissioned. But with nuclear waste stored on the site indefinitely, that could be decades.

Tom Steyer Brings Impeachment Campaign To Anti-Issa Protest In Vista

Tom Steyer Brings Impeachment Campaign To Anti-Issa Protest In Vista

Oct. 31
By Alison St John

California billionaire Tom Steyer brought his campaign to impeach President Trump to San Diego’s North County. He found a supportive audience Tuesday among the Democratic protestors outside Rep. Darrell Issa’s office in Vista.

Del Mar Gears Up For Super Bowl Of Horse Racing: The Breeders Cup

Del Mar Gears Up For Super Bowl Of Horse Racing: The Breeders Cup

Oct. 30
By Alison St John

Del Mar is gearing up to host the Breeders Cup, the Super Bowl of horse racing, for the first time this weekend. Horse racing as a sport is on the decline, but big meets like this still attract plenty of fans, and plenty of money.

CPUC Postpones SDG&E Fire Settlement Vote For Third Time

CPUC Postpones SDG&E Fire Settlement Vote For Third Time

Oct. 26
By Alison St John

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday postponed for a third time a decision on whether San Diego Gas & Electric can charge ratepayers for costs related to the 2007 wildfires.

San Marcos Outlaws All Cannabis-Related Commercial Activity

San Marcos Outlaws All Cannabis-Related Commercial Activity

Oct. 25
By Alison St John

San Marcos City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance outlawing marijuana cultivation, delivery or sale within city boundaries when recreational marijuana becomes legal in California on Jan. 1.

Poway Voters To Decide On New Housing For StoneRidge Golf Course

Poway Voters To Decide On New Housing For StoneRidge Golf Course

Oct. 25
By Alison St John

The only San Diego County residents going to the polls this Nov. 7 live in Poway and will vote on Measure A, a citizens' initiative paid for by a developer who wants to build condos on his golf course.

San Diego Arts Mean Business

San Diego Arts Mean Business

Oct. 18
By Alison St John

A report completed this summer reveals arts and culture is a billion-dollar industry in San Diego.

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob: 'We’ll Never Prevent Anot...

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob: 'We’ll Never Prevent Another Big Fire'

Oct. 18
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob wanted to make big changes after the fires to invest in fire prevention. The majority of the nearly 300,000 acres burned by the Harris and Witch Creek fires were in the county's unincorporated area represented by Supervisor Jacob.

2007 Wildfires: Losing Their Homes Changed Their Lives

2007 Wildfires: Losing Their Homes Changed Their Lives

Oct. 18
By Alison St John

The wildfires that tore through San Diego County 10 years ago this week destroyed an estimated 1,600 homes. Two couples who lost everything when their homes burned to the ground talk about how the experience changed them.

Palomar College Breaks Ground On New North Education Complex

Palomar College Breaks Ground On New North Education Complex

Oct. 13
By Alison St John

Palomar Community College in San Marcos broke ground Friday on a new campus. It’s at the northeast corner of the intersection of Interstate 15 and the newly-widened state Route 76, where developers have already started to build about 2,000 new homes.

Democrats Vie To Take On Republican Congressman Issa

Democrats Vie To Take On Republican Congressman Issa

Oct. 17
By Alison St John

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa has more cash on hand than any of his Democratic challengers in the 49th congressional district race. But the three Democrats running to unseat him are in a fierce battle to raise their campaign war chests.

Solana Beach Votes On Next Step Toward Community Choice Energy

Solana Beach Votes On Next Step Toward Community Choice Energy

Oct. 11
By Alison St John

The Solana Beach City Council votes Wednesday night on whether to move into the next phase of preparing for Community Choice Energy.

Oceanside Council Extends Mayor Wood's Medical Leave

Oceanside Council Extends Mayor Wood's Medical Leave

Oct. 5
By Alison St John

Oceanside city council has agreed to Mayor Jim Wood’s request for another extension to his leave of absence, to give him more time to recover from a stroke suffered last May.

San Marcos Residents Incomes Rising Fast, But Most Work Out Of Town

San Marcos Residents Incomes Rising Fast, But Most Work Out Of Town

Oct. 3
By Alison St John

San Marcos appears in a national study this week as a city with one of the highest median income growth rates in the United States.

Oceanside's Ailing Mayor Requests A Third Leave Of Absence

Oceanside's Ailing Mayor Requests A Third Leave Of Absence

Oct. 2
By Alison St John

Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood has written to the city council asking for an additional two months leave of absence. Wood has been gone since May when he suffered his forth stroke.

North County Cities Grappling With Marijuana Regulations

North County Cities Grappling With Marijuana Regulations

Sept. 28
By Alison St John

Two North County cities hold final public workshops Thursday night on how to regulate marijuana, which becomes legal next year.

Energy, Environment House Subcommittee Hears San Onofre Safety Conc...

Energy, Environment House Subcommittee Hears San Onofre Safety Concerns

Sept. 26
By Alison St John

San Onofre’s 3.5 million pounds of spent fuel is just a fraction of the radioactive nuclear waste at 17 reactor sites being decommissioned around the country.

San Marcos Struggles With Changing Development Realities

San Marcos Struggles With Changing Development Realities

Sept. 21
By Alison St John

San Marcos residents are grappling with major changes proposed for the future of their urban core: plans for the Creek District call for far fewer shops, less retail and denser housing.

Tiny Homes In San Diego Face Big Hurdles

Tiny Homes In San Diego Face Big Hurdles

Sept. 21
By Alison St John

A planned “tiny homes” community in San Diego's North County has turned out to be a costly failure, and California is not making it easy for those who aspire to live in tiny houses.

Edison Proceeds With Plans To Bury Nuclear Waste At San Onofre Site

Edison Proceeds With Plans To Bury Nuclear Waste At San Onofre Site

Sept. 18
By Alison St John

Southern California Edison officials said the company will start burying spent nuclear fuel from the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant by the end of this year.

Report Delivered On Tiny Home Communities As Transitional Housing

Report Delivered On Tiny Home Communities As Transitional Housing

Sept. 13
By Alison St John

Temporary communities of tiny homes may be one of the options the City of San Diego eventually considers, as it looks for ways to move the growing number of people who are homeless off the streets.

SANDAG Reform Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

SANDAG Reform Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

Sept. 12
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

A measure to reform how San Diego's regional planning agency is governed and would give tax powers to North County Transit District and the Metropolitan Transit System passed the State Assembly Monday, sending the measure to Gov. Jerry Brown.

'The Sandcastle Girls' Author In Town For Kickoff Events For One Bo...

'The Sandcastle Girls' Author In Town For Kickoff Events For One Book, One San Diego

Sept. 12
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

"The Sandcastle Girls" is a multi-generational tale that spans nearly 100 years and focuses on the Armenian Genocide.

Oceanside Strips Canyon Of Vegetation To Deter Homeless Encampments

Oceanside Strips Canyon Of Vegetation To Deter Homeless Encampments

Sept. 7
By Alison St John

Homeless encampments are reappearing in an Oceanside canyon that was partially stripped of trees to discourage overnight camping.

Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Could Be Boon For Oceanside Farmers

Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Could Be Boon For Oceanside Farmers

Aug. 2
By Alison St John

Oceanside is considering how to regulate the cultivation of cannabis. For San Diego County farmers struggling to stay in business with rising water bills and higher labor costs, there are potential profits from the newly legalized crop.

World's Top Women Surfers Prepare To Catch Waves In Oceanside

World's Top Women Surfers Prepare To Catch Waves In Oceanside

July 27
By Alison St John

Preparations are underway for the 10th annual Supergirl Pro Surfing championships that begin this weekend in Oceanside.

Oceanside Mayor Aims To Return To City Hall Next Month

Oceanside Mayor Aims To Return To City Hall Next Month

July 24
By Alison St John

The city of Oceanside remains in political limbo as its mayor, Jim Wood, continues to recover from a stroke he suffered in May.

Proposed North County Housing Development Public Comment Meeting Dr...

Proposed North County Housing Development Public Comment Meeting Draws A Crowd

July 20
By Alison St John

More than 200 people showed up for a meeting Tuesday night on Newland Sierra, a proposal to build more than 2,000 new homes in rural North County.

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.

Del Mar Races See New Costs And Declining Revenues

Del Mar Races See New Costs And Declining Revenues

July 18
By Alison St John

Wednesday is opening day at the Del Mar racetrack. Horse racing is on the decline nationwide, forcing the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club to make some changes.

Carlsbad To Share Cost Of Community Choice Energy Study

Carlsbad To Share Cost Of Community Choice Energy Study

July 12
By Alison St John

Carlsbad is the fourth North County city to agree to consider the feasibility of Community Choice Energy.

City Unveils $80 Million Plan To Build More Housing For San Diego H...

City Unveils $80 Million Plan To Build More Housing For San Diego Homeless

July 5
By Alison St John, City News Service

The San Diego Housing Commission and area elected officials Wednesday kicked off a three-year, $80 million program to provide more housing for the area's burgeoning homeless population.

New Plans For Escondido Country Club Property Divide Community

New Plans For Escondido Country Club Property Divide Community

July 4
By Alison St John

Residents living around the former Escondido Country Club golf course vehemently disagree over a new plan to build houses on the now-dried-up greens. Some newer residents say it is time to stop fighting and let the blighted golf course be developed.

Five North County Cities Consider Community Choice Aggregation

Five North County Cities Consider Community Choice Aggregation

July 3
By Alison St John

Five North County cities are considering whether to contract with different energy providers to increase the amount of sustainable energy they use. Encinitas is the most recent city to vote to share the cost of a feasibility study.

Vista, Oceanside Wrestle With Ban On Medical Pot Dispensaries

Vista, Oceanside Wrestle With Ban On Medical Pot Dispensaries

June 29
By Alison St John

Two North County cities, Vista and Oceanside, are wrestling this week with how to handle Proposition 64, California’s legalization of recreational marijuana, which goes into effect next year.

Poway Considering Council District Boundaries In Wake Of Legal Threat

Poway Considering Council District Boundaries In Wake Of Legal Threat

June 28
By Alison St John

The latest city in San Diego County to start a rapid shift from citywide elections to district elections is Poway.

SDSU Students Win Award For Idea To Reduce Food Waste, Feed Hungry

SDSU Students Win Award For Idea To Reduce Food Waste, Feed Hungry

June 27
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

A pair of San Diego State University students plans to turn food waste, such as quinoa, brown rice and fruit and vegetable pulp, into protein powder, bars and cookies.

DEA Seizes Massive Quantity Of Synthetic Opiate In San Diego

DEA Seizes Massive Quantity Of Synthetic Opiate In San Diego

June 23
By Alison St John, City News Service, Megan Burke

A long-term investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has led to one of the nation's largest seizures of fentanyl and a federal indictment against three alleged traffickers, federal prosecutors in San Diego announced Monday.

Veterans Mural To Be Unveiled This Weekend In Kearny Mesa

Veterans Mural To Be Unveiled This Weekend In Kearny Mesa

June 22
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

The nonprofit Combat Arts San Diego will gather Saturday to unveil its latest mural at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Kearny Mesa.

Oceanside Considering Medical Marijuana Regulations

Oceanside Considering Medical Marijuana Regulations

June 22
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

Oceanside has large agricultural areas where farmers are very interested in the future potential of marijuana, but the city extended its ban on medical pot in April.

New Podcast Brings Stories Of San Diegans' First Day In The City

New Podcast Brings Stories Of San Diegans' First Day In The City

June 21
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

My First Day is a podcast produced through the KPBS Explore project, an initiative to bring original content from and about the San Diego community.

Plan For Convention Center, Hotel On Chula Vista Waterfront Moves F...

Plan For Convention Center, Hotel On Chula Vista Waterfront Moves Forward

June 21
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

Port commissioners and members of the Chula Vista City Council approved an agreement Tuesday with RIDA Development to build the 1,450-room hotel and 275,000-square-foot convention center.

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