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Alison St John
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California’s Public Utilities Commission is considering whether Edison's costs to maintain San Onofre while it is offline are reasonable to charge ratepayers.
Signature gatherers are gearing up in Escondido for a campaign to prevent a developer from turning a bankrupt golf course into a housing tract.
Escondido’s political future gets interesting as City Councilwoman Olga Diaz challenges Sam Abed for the mayor’s seat next year.
The editor of a student newspaper in Carlsbad is fighting to have the journalism class at her school reinstated.
The CEO of Southern California Edison says the company will decide by year’s end whether to shut down San Onofre, if the NRC does not approve their application to restart Unit Two.
Escondido will host the first leg of the Amgen Tour of California, the largest cycling event in the United States, this month. Escondido city leaders are hoping the economic benefits outweigh the costs.
Supervisors will continue negotiations for more local control of the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
A plan to have more local control over the Del Mar Fairgrounds is before San Diego County Supervisors this week.
If it could be restarted safely, would the San Onofre nuclear power plant still be a cost effective way to generate electricity?
A judge has confirmed his ruling that San Diego County’s plan to address climate change is inadequate. The Climate Action Plan was approved by Supervisors last summer but the Sierra Club said it has no teeth.
California regulators meet today to discuss expensive upgrades needed for the state's nuclear power plants' cooling systems.
Runners and others from San Diego in Boston during today's Boston Marathon said they've been shaken by what they witnessed.
The community near Oceanside’s Libby Lake, where two teens were shot dead last month, is rallying to keep children off the street after dark. But resources to help them are limited.
As the government agency that regulates San Onofre issues a preliminary ruling on restarting the plant at reduced power, a California Senator calls the move "dangerous and premature." And ratepayers want to know: who is picking up the tab?
The operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has officially applied for a temporary license amendment to restart one reactor at 70 percent power for two years. State legislation announced today would let ratepayers see the true cost of running the nuclear plant longer term.
Legoland’s first U.S. hotel should help build tourist numbers for San Diego County.
As home prices begin to rise again, some ask whether another housing bubble is in the works. One analyst suggests San Diego’s housing market is on firmer footing than some other big cities.
Southern California Edison has presented its plan to restart the San Onofre nuclear power station to the NRC. But the regulatory agency may not be in a hurry to approve it.
The controversial Quarry Creek development will add hundreds of new homes to Carlsbad to meet state mandated housing goals.
Tonight the public has a chance to comment on a $6 billion plan to relieve congestion in Coastal North County throughout the next 40 years.
Four suspects in the fatal shooting of two teenagers at Libby Lake Park in Oceanside are expected to be arraigned in Vista Superior Court today.
The Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission meets today to consider a request for a license amendment from the operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which has been shut down for more than a year.
Governor Jerry Brown has set up a Military Advisory Council. That could provide political help to San Diego to save its installations and other military assets.
Malashock Dance is celebrating its silver anniversary. San Diego Theatre is in its 41st year. But just how have San Diego's cutting edge dance companies survived through thick and thin?
Father Joe Carroll is well known to San Diegans for his work with the poor and homeless through St. Vincent De Paul Center and then Father Joe's Villages. His work is being recognized by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Foundation.
The operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, Southern California Edison, has submitted a draft request for a license amendment to restart the plant at 70 percent power this summer. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission meets this week to consider the request.
A federal tax credit established to help low income families is underused nationwide. In San Diego County, it's estimated about $70 million goes unclaimed.
Alliance San Diego reports its efforts to engage new-citizen voters and voters of color resulted in an 11 percent increase in overall voter turnout this past November in the city of San Diego.
The San Diego County Water Authority broke ground on a huge pipeline in San Marcos today to carry water from a desalination plant under construction in Carlsbad. The 10-mile-long pipe is part of a $1 billion project to add desalted ocean water to the region’s drinking water system.
Camp Pendleton Marine Base is hosting a two-day meeting of emergency response agencies from around the nation to practice dealing with a 7.9 earthquake on the San Andreas Fault.
Encinitas City Council will decide tonight on the details of an initiative that would give citizens more control over growth and development. The coastal city wants to preserve its “funky” neighborhood character.
A controversial new housing development in North County promises a big turnout at a Carlsbad City Council meeting tonight.
The operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in California is considering a new pathway to get one of the shuttered reactors back in service by summer.
San Onofre may be offline for another summer, and a new analysis suggests this will be cheaper than restarting the plant.
San Diego County is considering whether to adopt Laura's Law, a state law that allows court-ordered treatment for mentally ill patients who refuse to take medication.
An invitation-only meeting with California’s Public Utility Commissioners today in La Jolla is generating protests.
A consultant concluded that one of the two reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station could be safely restarted and put to use at full power, Southern California Edison announced today, but only for a limited period.
The California Public Utilities Commission investigation into problems at San Onofre is continuing, but it is not on the agenda for this week’s PUC meeting in San Diego. However, legal battles are going on behind the scenes over how much ratepayers should be paying for the shuttered nuclear power plant.
North County leaders gathered at rapidly expanding Palomar Airport to hear an optimistic “State of North County” address from County Supervisor Bill Horn.
A court hearing is scheduled in San Diego today for a lawsuit filed against California’s five Public Utility Commissioners. The suit claims many stakeholders are being excluded from a private meeting with Public Utilities Commissioners.
A controversial toll road to ease traffic between San Diego and Orange County drew crowds at a hearing today in Costa Mesa.
The last U.S. troops left Iraq in December 2011. Much of the American public was relieved to see American forces pulled out. But since then we have heard remarkably little about what is going on in the country we invaded back in 2003. As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the U.S. war in Iraq, experts begin to examine the consequences.
More than 12,000 people descended on Del Mar for the gun show over the weekend. It was the biggest turn out ever. A staggering amount of ammunition was snapped up and hauled away.
The Sprinter light rail from Oceanside to Escondido in North County celebrates its fifth anniversary this week.
Two new homeless shelters are opening in North County. Both of them have been years in the making.
North County water agencies are in Washington today to apply for millions of dollars to recycle treated water for irrigation.
Future plans to keep traffic moving up San Diego’s congested coastline into North County include major incentives to ride your bike. The modified North Coast Corridor project, which would spend a billion dollars by 2020, is ready for public comment.
A group formed after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary will meet in Hillcrest Saturday to call for changes in federal gun laws.
Opening ceremonies for Marine Corp Trials will be held today at Camp Pendleton.
Republicans are headed to the state convention in Sacramento this weekend. Among them, Ruben Barrales who's leading a Republican political action committee focused on recruiting and electing Latinos.