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Stories by Erik Anderson

Solar Market Is Bright, But Looming Tariffs Could Cloud Future

Solar Market Is Bright, But Looming Tariffs Could Cloud Future

Sept. 19
By Erik Anderson

The U.S. solar market continues to add capacity and California is leading the way.

California Could Set 100% Renewable Energy Goal

California Could Set 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Sept. 13
By Erik Anderson

California lawmakers are running out of time to decide whether the state's energy diet will be greener by 2045.

Endangered Iguanas Threatened By Hurricane

Endangered Iguanas Threatened By Hurricane

Sept. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Global researchers are worried that Hurricane Irma put some of the world's rarest lizards at risk.

Tijuana River Estuary Endures In Face Of Many Ecological Challenges

Tijuana River Estuary Endures In Face Of Many Ecological Challenges

Sept. 7
By Erik Anderson

The Tijuana River Estuary is showing surprising resilience in its ability to cope with large, raw sewage flows, but that is not happening without help.

Governor Wants More Reforms For California's Prison System

Governor Wants More Reforms For California's Prison System

Sept. 1
By Erik Anderson

California Gov. Jerry Brown gave a spirited defense of efforts to reform the state's prison system at a conference being held in San Diego Friday.

San Diego Economy Showing Signs Of Strength

San Diego Economy Showing Signs Of Strength

Aug. 30
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's index of leading economic indicators jumped a half of a percent in July, the second straight sharp increase.

Environmentalists Want New NAFTA Agreement To Protect Border's Natu...

Environmentalists Want New NAFTA Agreement To Protect Border's Natural Resources

Aug. 28
By Erik Anderson

San Diego officials want federal negotiators to be mindful of cross-border trade as they renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. And there is also a call to boost environmental protections.

California Climate Policies Help, Hurt Inland Empire

California Climate Policies Help, Hurt Inland Empire

Aug. 22
By Erik Anderson

The state's Inland Empire got a huge economic boost from California's climate-friendly programs.

'We Must Be Loud In Our Intolerance Of Intolerance': Local Faith Le...

'We Must Be Loud In Our Intolerance Of Intolerance': Local Faith Leaders Speak Up

Aug. 18
By Brooke Ruth, Erik Anderson, Maureen Cavanaugh

Local faith leaders held a press conference Friday to take a stand against racism in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

Aug. 16
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero

As federal negotiators met with their counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to begin talks on NAFTA, leaders from border cities met in San Diego to support boosting the region's economic cooperation.

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

Aug. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers are working to save a critically endangered rhino species that is teetering close to extinction. Scientists are using southern white rhinos as surrogates in a last-ditch effort to save northern whites.

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Aug. 1
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach officials are poised to sue the federal government unless the city sees progress in containing cross-border sewage spills.

California Mobile Home Park Gets Cutting Edge Renewable Energy System

California Mobile Home Park Gets Cutting Edge Renewable Energy System

July 31
By Erik Anderson

California is funding a trial program that could bring cutting edge renewable power systems to low-income communities around the state.

National Soccer Tournament Will Call San Diego Home

National Soccer Tournament Will Call San Diego Home

July 28
By Erik Anderson

San Diego will host a major summer soccer event for the next three years, providing a boost for the local tourism economy.

San Diego State University Has New Plans For Qualcomm Stadium Site

San Diego State University Has New Plans For Qualcomm Stadium Site

July 25
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego State University officials have reopened discussions with the mayor's office and members of the City Council over the future of the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley, a school spokeswoman said Tuesday.

San Diego State Interim President Looks For Qualcomm Lease Extension

San Diego State Interim President Looks For Qualcomm Lease Extension

July 10
By Erik Anderson

Sally Roush, the San Diego State University interim president, discusses the university's desire for a region-wide asset for the educational opportunities for future students.

San Diego Brewer's Guild Works To Set Itself Apart

San Diego Brewer's Guild Works To Set Itself Apart

July 4
By Erik Anderson

The nation's craft beer industry and local craft brewers are turning to new labels and logo items to differentiate themselves from macrobrewers.

San Diego's Mission Bay Getting A Localized Facelift

San Diego's Mission Bay Getting A Localized Facelift

June 30
By Erik Anderson

San Diego planners took another step closer Thursday to a major redesign of the northeast corner of Mission Bay.

San Diego Poised To Sharpen Options To Change Northeast Mission Bay

San Diego Poised To Sharpen Options To Change Northeast Mission Bay

June 28
By Erik Anderson

A major facelift is coming for the northeast part of San Diego's Mission Bay, but exactly what shape those changes will take remains up in the air.

San Diego Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

San Diego Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

June 21
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego officials Wednesday unveiled a dozen proposals designed to ease the city's lack of affordable housing.

SoccerCity Media Push Targets San Diego City Council

SoccerCity Media Push Targets San Diego City Council

June 16
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council voted to put the SoccerCity redevelopment project planned for the Qualcomm Stadium site on the November 2018 ballot.

UC San Diego Researchers Build Batteries For Extremely Cold Weather

UC San Diego Researchers Build Batteries For Extremely Cold Weather

June 15
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers have developed a way to build batteries that can function in extremely cold environments.

SoccerCity Still Alive: Council Will Hear About It Next Week

SoccerCity Still Alive: Council Will Hear About It Next Week

June 13
By Erik Anderson

SoccerCity backers are pushing ahead with a plan to redevelop the Qualcomm Stadium and Chargers Park properties.

SoccerCity Officials Will Work With Latest Stadium Property Appraisal

SoccerCity Officials Will Work With Latest Stadium Property Appraisal

June 12
By Erik Anderson

The recent $110 million appraisal of the Qualcomm Stadium property will not keep them from pursuing the Soccer City redevelopment plan.

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

June 9
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council reconsiders a special election for the mayor's convention center expansion project on Monday, a decision that holds implications for the multi-billion dollar SoccerCity redevelopment plan.

Tijuana's Sewage System Needs Major Upgrades

Tijuana's Sewage System Needs Major Upgrades

June 2
By Erik Anderson

Environmental Protection Agency officials estimate the Tijuana sewage system needs $400 million in improvements and repairs to handle the sewage flow created in the city.

Federal Officials Discuss Cross-Border Sewage Spills At Public Hearing

Federal Officials Discuss Cross-Border Sewage Spills At Public Hearing

May 31
By Erik Anderson

Officials will present their investigation into this year's massive cross-border sewage spills at a hearing in Imperial Beach Thursday night.

Scientists Track Endangered Sea Turtles In San Diego Bay

Scientists Track Endangered Sea Turtles In San Diego Bay

May 31
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Bay is home to a thriving sea turtle population, but scientists worry the animals are increasingly paying the price for living close to a large metropolitan area.

San Diego Remembers The Nation's Fallen Troops

San Diego Remembers The Nation's Fallen Troops

May 29
By Erik Anderson

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery hosted a Memorial Day ceremony that drew several hundred people Monday.

Southern California Summer Travel Expected To Be Robust

Southern California Summer Travel Expected To Be Robust

May 26
By Erik Anderson

The Southern California Automobile Club said more people are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend than did a year ago.

SoccerCity Pitch Heads To San Diego City Council

SoccerCity Pitch Heads To San Diego City Council

May 23
By Erik Anderson

The effort to redevelop Qualcomm Stadium and lure Major League Soccer to San Diego is heading for a San Diego city council vote.

San Diego State Athletic Director: University Explores Stadium Opti...

San Diego State Athletic Director: University Explores Stadium Options After Split From Developer

May 22
By Erik Anderson

SDSU Athletic Director John David Wicker talks about the school's desire to have a new stadium and more room for its research programs.

 San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

May 19
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

Faulconer had previously backed the developer's efforts to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to San Diego as a key component of the project, but hadn't officially endorsed the plan until now.

San Diego's Quality Of Life Remains Steady, Report Shows

San Diego's Quality Of Life Remains Steady, Report Shows

May 15
By Erik Anderson

A report tracking San Diego's quality of life is offering a mix of good and bad news in its regional snapshot.

State Appeals Court Hears San Diego Water Dispute

State Appeals Court Hears San Diego Water Dispute

May 10
By Erik Anderson

Water rate dispute has San Diego and Los Angeles water managers back in court, arguing over millions of dollars.

Study: SoccerCity Development Would Create Millions In Tax Revenues

Study: SoccerCity Development Would Create Millions In Tax Revenues

May 9
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The SoccerCity development proposed for the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley would generate millions of dollars in taxes to help the San Diego Unified School District and the city and county of San Diego, according to a study released Tuesday.

San Diego Water Rate Dispute Heads Back To Court

San Diego Water Rate Dispute Heads Back To Court

May 9
By Erik Anderson

A rate dispute between San Diego water officials and the Metropolitan Water District in Los Angeles will land in front of an appeals court on Wednesday.

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

May 5
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

A Vista woman gravely injured last weekend in a San Onofre-area shark attack is "doing remarkably well" following several rounds of surgery, a supervising physician said Friday.

Economist Questions California's Highway Funding Viability

Economist Questions California's Highway Funding Viability

May 5
By Erik Anderson

A California economist said the recently approved highway funding bill does little to solve the state's long-term highway repair issues.

San Diego Environmental Photographer Jim Karnik Dies

San Diego Environmental Photographer Jim Karnik Dies

May 4
By Erik Anderson

San Diego lost a noted environmentalist and photographer when Jim Karnik died this week.

Delicate Vernal Pools Restored In San Diego County

Delicate Vernal Pools Restored In San Diego County

May 2
By Erik Anderson

Ecologists are rehabilitating delicate habitat in San Diego’s Proctor Valley that is home to some of California’s most delicate plant and animal species.

Volunteers Clean Up Large San Diego Homeless Camp

Volunteers Clean Up Large San Diego Homeless Camp

April 26
By Erik Anderson

Volunteers worked Wednesday to clean up a homeless camp in Mission Valley next to the San Diego River that was occupied by several dozen people.

SoccerCity Group Collects Over 100K Signatures In Hopes Of Bringing...

SoccerCity Group Collects Over 100K Signatures In Hopes Of Bringing MLS To San Diego

April 24
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The group behind the SoccerCity development proposal in Mission Valley turned in more than 100,000 petition signatures Monday to the county Registrar of Voters office.

National City Welcomes New Affordable Housing Complex

National City Welcomes New Affordable Housing Complex

April 18
By Erik Anderson

National City officials celebrated an affordable housing project Tuesday that took years to come together.

Bill Targets Sex Trafficking In California

Bill Targets Sex Trafficking In California

April 12
By Erik Anderson

A state lawmaker from San Diego wants to give prosecutors more tools to fight sex trafficking.

San Diego State Basketball Coach Steve Fisher Announces Retirement

San Diego State Basketball Coach Steve Fisher Announces Retirement

April 11
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

Steve Fisher, who is credited with breathing life into the San Diego State University men's basketball program and making the team a conference and national power, announced his retirement Tuesday.

Mission Valley Planning Group Demurs On Soccer City

Mission Valley Planning Group Demurs On Soccer City

April 5
By Erik Anderson

The Mission Valley Planning Group had a chance to be the first city panel to take a public stand on the Soccer City development proposal, but it demurred.

Cross-Border Sewage Spill Response Uncovers Ongoing Problems

Cross-Border Sewage Spill Response Uncovers Ongoing Problems

April 4
By Erik Anderson

An estimated 250 million gallons of sewage may have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the first few months of the year because wet weather overwhelmed Tijuana's aging sewer system.

Increasing Density Could Lower California's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Increasing Density Could Lower California's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

March 28
By Erik Anderson

California researchers say increasing neighborhood density will help the state's cities reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses they generate.

Rare Butterfly Returns To San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

Rare Butterfly Returns To San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

March 27
By Erik Anderson

Endangered Quino Checkerspot Butterflies are flying on the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge this spring for the first time in years.

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