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Stories by Erik Anderson

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.

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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.

Sam The Galapagos Tortoise Celebrates 53rd Birthday In Encinitas

Sam The Galapagos Tortoise Celebrates 53rd Birthday In Encinitas

March 23
By Erik Anderson

A small crowd gathered Thursday morning in Encinitas to celebrate one of the planet's threatened land turtles — the Galapagos Tortoise.

SDSU Seeks To Buy, Lease Qualcomm Stadium Property

SDSU Seeks To Buy, Lease Qualcomm Stadium Property

March 21
By Christopher Underwood, Erik Anderson

San Diego State University issued a proposal Monday for the redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley.

SDSU Students Help Shape Climate Plan In Lemon Grove

SDSU Students Help Shape Climate Plan In Lemon Grove

March 16
By Erik Anderson

Climate action plans remain elusive for most of the county's cities, but Lemon Grove is enrolling students in an effort to reduce the city's climate impacts.

Petition Drive To Bring MLS To San Diego Gets Underway

Petition Drive To Bring MLS To San Diego Gets Underway

March 15
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

A group attempting to bring professional soccer to San Diego kicked off a signature drive Wednesday aimed at getting the proposal in front of the city council.

‘Soccer City’ Economic Impact Could Be Huge

‘Soccer City’ Economic Impact Could Be Huge

March 9
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The proposed "Soccer City" redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley would have an economic impact of $2.8 billion by the time of completion, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. announced Thursday.

San Diego Economist: Defense, Tourism To Lead Region's Growth

San Diego Economist: Defense, Tourism To Lead Region's Growth

March 3
By Erik Anderson

A top San Diego economist said the region should continue to see economic growth in the coming year.

Consumer Advocate Questions Whether Governor Brown Is Really 'Green'

Consumer Advocate Questions Whether Governor Brown Is Really 'Green'

March 3
By Erik Anderson

A consumer advocate argues California's governor is not as environmentally friendly as he might have you believe.

Federal US And Mexico Officials Agree To Investigate Massive Cross-...

Federal US And Mexico Officials Agree To Investigate Massive Cross-Border Sewage Spill

March 2
By Erik Anderson

San Diego leaders called on federal officials Thursday to investigate a massive cross-border sewage spill in Mexico that flowed onto beaches and other parts of southern San Diego County.

Federal Response To Cross-Border Sewage Spill Questioned

Federal Response To Cross-Border Sewage Spill Questioned

Feb. 28
By Erik Anderson

U.S. officials did not notify the public about a massive cross-border sewage spill even though they started making inquiries two weeks before the sewage stopped flowing.

Imperial Beach Mayor Blasts Reaction To Major Sewage Spill

Imperial Beach Mayor Blasts Reaction To Major Sewage Spill

Feb. 27
By Erik Anderson

A massive sewage spill tainted San Diego's ocean and fouled Imperial Beach air and residents are unhappy with the response.

Congressman Scott Peters Discusses Current Political Climate In DC

Congressman Scott Peters Discusses Current Political Climate In DC

Feb. 22
By Erik Anderson

Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, is dealing with an unprecedented political environment in Washington. The third term Democrat represents the 52nd district in San Diego and he’s home during the congressional recess.

La Jolla Investor Group Presents Plans To Redevelop Qualcomm Stadium

La Jolla Investor Group Presents Plans To Redevelop Qualcomm Stadium

Feb. 20
By Erik Anderson

A La Jolla-based investment group presented its vision Monday to develop the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley.

Record Number Of Tourists Visited San Diego Last Year

Record Number Of Tourists Visited San Diego Last Year

Feb. 16
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game and other major events lured record numbers of tourists to the San Diego region last year, the Tourism Authority announced Thursday.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Double In San Diego

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Double In San Diego

Feb. 15
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego city leaders announced Tuesday the completion of a project that more than doubled capacity for drivers to charge up their electric vehicles at public locations.

San Diego May Get Elusive River Park In Mission Valley

San Diego May Get Elusive River Park In Mission Valley

Feb. 15
By Erik Anderson

Mission Valley could be in line for a major redevelopment now that the Chargers have dumped San Diego for a home in Los Angeles and that project may be the catalyst for a long sought after San Diego river park.

San Diego Taxpayer Group Wants Action On Stadium Site

San Diego Taxpayer Group Wants Action On Stadium Site

Feb. 13
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is pushing San Diego officials to do something about Qualcomm Stadium.

Old Faucets Taint Water At San Ysidro Schools

Old Faucets Taint Water At San Ysidro Schools

Feb. 9
By Erik Anderson

The San Ysidro School District has shut off the water taps and brought in bottled water to students and staff at three schools.

San Diego Incubator Stokes Businesses Aimed At Marijuana Market

San Diego Incubator Stokes Businesses Aimed At Marijuana Market

Feb. 7
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego investment group is hoping to cash in on the state’s legal marijuana market.

Chargers Pay To End San Diego Stadium Lease

Chargers Pay To End San Diego Stadium Lease

Feb. 2
By Erik Anderson

The Chargers wired San Diego just over 12 and a half million dollars this week, officially terminating the team's lease with the city.

San Diego Launches MLS Bid

San Diego Launches MLS Bid

Jan. 30
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

A group of investors that last week proposed building a new stadium in Mission Valley submitted an application Monday for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise in San Diego to league Commissioner Don Garber.

San Diego Water Officials Declare Drought Over

San Diego Water Officials Declare Drought Over

Jan. 26
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County water managers say the region's nearly six-year drought is officially over and they are looking for state officials to agree.

Advocates Question Southern California Gas Tapping Of Aliso Canyon

Advocates Question Southern California Gas Tapping Of Aliso Canyon

Jan. 26
By Erik Anderson

Southern California Gas has tapped into the Aliso Canyon storage facility near Los Angeles to meet demand the past two days.

Report: Climate Change Rules Boost Economy In Central Valley

Report: Climate Change Rules Boost Economy In Central Valley

Jan. 25
By Erik Anderson

A study finds that California's climate-friendly policies have created a $13 billion economic boost to the Central Valley's economy.

Investor Group Wants To Bring MLS To San Diego

Investor Group Wants To Bring MLS To San Diego

Jan. 23
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

A group of investors unveiled a proposal Monday for a $1 billion redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley, which would include a privately financed football and soccer stadium, along with a 55- acre park, housing and commercial buildings.

Program Focuses On Tracking Air Pollution At US-Mexico Border

Program Focuses On Tracking Air Pollution At US-Mexico Border

Jan. 23
By Erik Anderson

San Ysidro residents may know soon whether the heavy traffic that moves through their community is carrying an air pollution risk.

Upgraded Environmental Justice Tool Shows Barrio Logan Still Vulner...

Upgraded Environmental Justice Tool Shows Barrio Logan Still Vulnerable To Pollution

Jan. 17
By Erik Anderson

California has just completed a major update of the state's groundbreaking health screening tool for communities.

Chicano Park Designated As A National Historic Landmark

Chicano Park Designated As A National Historic Landmark

Jan. 11
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Wednesday designated 24 new National Historic Landmarks, including Chicano Park in San Diego.

Chargers Fate Soon To Be Known

Chargers Fate Soon To Be Known

Jan. 10
By Erik Anderson

Whether the Chargers will remain in San Diego could be discussed by football owners during a meeting in New York City on Wednesday.

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

Jan. 9
By Erik Anderson

SDG&E is trying to convince state regulators that extreme wildfire conditions are the reason the 2007 wildfires killed two people, burned nearly 200,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,300 structures.

San Diego Rent Increases Slowing

San Diego Rent Increases Slowing

Jan. 3
By Erik Anderson

San Diego rent prices continued to go up last month, but the speed of that climb has slowed significantly.

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