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Stories by Erik Anderson

Protesters Greet President's Motorcade As He Visits La Jolla

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Protesters representing both ends of the political spectrum held signs as President Obama headed to La Jolla for a high-priced fundraiser.

California's Small-Business Owners Feeling Good About Future

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Small businesses continue to drive California's economic recovery and a new survey find most are optimistic about the future.

Secretary Of The Interior Tours San Diego To Assess Wildfire Risk

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said it's getting more difficult to foot the bill for firefighting efforts even as the risk of wildfire grows each year.

A Shifting Market Shapes The Made For TV Market

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The industry that gave birth to infomercial stars Tony Little and Suzanne Somers adjusts to a changing media marketplace.

San Diego Water Managers Call For Conservation

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San Diego water managers reach out for help in reducing water use in the county.

Proposed Internet Rules Affect San Diego Consumers

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A San Diego State University lecturer says consumers ignore the "net-neutrality" debate at their peril.

Foreclosure Numbers Remain Low In San Diego

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With the housing market continuing to recover, the number of homes that entered the foreclosure process during the first quarter of 2014 was down 5.4 percent from a year ago.

Survey: Quality Of Life In San Diego Trending Upward

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A new report card uses economic and environmental indicators to gauge quality of life in San Diego.

San Diego County Unemployment Rate At 6.9 Percent For March

San Diego County's unemployment rate in March was 6.9 percent, down from a revised 7 percent in February. In March 2013, the unemployment rate in the region was 7.8 percent.

New Report Finds SPAWAR Plays Important Role In San Diego's Economy

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A new economic report finds SPAWAR pumps more than $1.7 billion into the San Diego economy.

San Diego Is Fifth Least Affordable U.S. City For Renters

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A recent New York Times study found that San Diego is the fifth least affordable rental market in the nation. Renters spend more than 40 percent of their median income to keep a roof over their heads.

CSU San Marcos Celebrates New Student Union

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CSU San Marcos is in the midst of a two-week grand opening celebration for the campus' new student union.

Mike Aguirre Announces Legal Action Against San Onofre Settlement

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Former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre said Monday he is filing legal documents opposing the proposed settlement over costs related to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

San Diego's Solar Capacity Nearly The Nation's Best

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San Diego is a leader in the solar energy field.

Ratepayer Advocate Changes Mind On San Onofre Settlement Deal

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Citizens' Oversight Projects will not sign on to a deal outlining who pays the bill for the San Onofre nuclear plant shutdown.

California Regulators Preserve Right To Sell Electricity Back To Grid

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Solar advocate said California regulators gave consumers a victory this week.

San Diego Tourism Officials Hope For A Better Year In 2014

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San Diego's tourist economy grew last year, but not enough to satisfy local tourism officials.

San Onofre Settlement Talks To Focus On Covering Plant's Shutdown Costs

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The talks could help resolve who pays for the shuttering of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

San Diego Home Prices Show Signs Of Moderating

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San Diego Home Prices appear to be leveling off. The double digit-price increases of a year ago are moderating.

California Small Businesses Are Optimistic About Their Economic Futures

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Small business owners are beginning to say the California business climate is improving.

Citizens Panel To Discuss San Onofre

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The process to decommission the San Onofre nuclear power plant moves forward a bit as Southern California Edison convenes its citizens panel.

Return Of US Open To San Diego Promises Economic Boost

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It's official: The U.S. Open Golf tournament is coming back to San Diego, promising an economic boost.

Citizen Panel Meets Tuesday To Discuss San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning

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The advisory board that will overlook the decommissioning of the region's largest nuclear power plant meets for the first time Tuesday to discuss the slow process.

San Diego's Rising Gas Prices Are Making Consumers Take Notice

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The average price for a gallon of regular gas in San Diego is expected to soon rise above $4.

New Power Sources Planned To Replace San Onofre Nuclear Plant

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California regulators Thursday approved a plan for two utilities to develop replacement power to help fill the void left by the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

San Diego Water Managers Target Grass Lawns For Water Conservation

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In an effort to save water, the San Diego County Water Authority is helping bankroll a turf-replacement program for homeowners.

San Diego Chamber Of Commerce Survey Finds Bright Business Outlook

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San Diego business owners are felling upbeat about the region's economy in the latest Chamber of Commerce survey.

San Diego Doesn't Rank Well With Job Seekers

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San Diego isn't the most attractive place for people looking for a job. The city ranked in the lower half of the nation's top metropolitan areas.

The Cost Of Attracting Companies To San Diego

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What does it take to attract and retain a business to our region? We take a look.

San Diego Bait Barge Moves To Temporary Home Near Harbor Island

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A little-known business in San Diego Bay feeds live bait to the region's sport-fishing fleet. The business is facing a disruptive move, but plans to remain open.

San Diego Job Market Strong, Despite High Profile Job Cut Announcements

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San Diego's job market is still healthy, even though several local employers have announced they plan to cut hundreds of jobs.

New Mayor Poised To Take Office In San Diego

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San Diego gets its 36th mayor today, when Kevin Faulconer is sworn in.

Winter Storm Runoff Washes Pollution Into San Diego Waters

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Ocean waters are feeling the effects of the storm as pollution washes out to sea.

San Diego Sierra Club Chapter Suspended By National Board Due To Chronic Infighting

San Diego's Sierra Club chapter was suspended by the National Sierra Club board on Friday for persistent infighting among the local chapter’s leaders.

East African San Diegans Get Health Care Screening In City Heights

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Health advocates and community activists provided health screening in City Heights on Friday for members of the East African community.

San Diego Should Remain Vital In World Of Shrinking Military Budgets

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A prominent Navy official says San Diego should continue to have a strong military presence and that means the region's economy likely will benefit.

Home Prices Hold Steady But Sales Are Down

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Home prices in January lost no ground in San Diego home but fewer homes are changing hands.

Report: San Diego Zoo Group Added $856M To Economy In 2012

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The report by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and Applied Development Economics of Walnut Creek found that around 9,920 jobs were dependent on San Diego Zoo Global, which employed about 2,300 people and had a payroll of $117 million.

California Drought Feeds Interest For Water-Wise Landscaping In San Diego

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California drought declaration encourages interest in San Diego water-wise landscaping garden.

UCSD Professor To Lead Community Panel On Decommissioning San Onofre

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Southern California Edison has picked a UC San Diego professor to lead a group focused on the decommissioning of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

CPUC Approves Pio Pico Plant In Otay Mesa Despite Protest

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State public utilities officials have unanimously approved a previously rejected natural gas power plant in Otay Mesa.

Toxic Releases Inventory Finds Pollution In San Diego Trending Up

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San Diego and California are going in different directions when it comes to the release or transfer of toxic materials.

Battling A Small Pest To Keep California Citrus Flourishing

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California's citrus growers are hoping an imported wasp will help in the effort to keep citrus greening disease from gaining a foothold here.

Plastic Bag Ban Gets Support Of California Lawmakers

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California is inching closer to legislation that outlaws single-use plastic bags. Opponents are marshaling forces to hammer out a compromise.

San Diego Water Quality Databases Track Pollution In Inland Watersheds

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Tracking water quality upstream from the ocean is now possible thanks to San Diego Coastkeeper web portal. The site aims to make complicated water testing information easy to understand.

New San Diego Fire Stations Break Ground

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San Diego County officials broke ground on a new fire station in Boulevard. The facility replaces an outdated fire station in the rural area.

California Foreclosure Notices Hit 8-Year Low

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California's housing market is getting healthier and the falling default notices are another sign.

300 Volunteers Plant Trees Along San Diego River As Part of Restoration Effort

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Hundreds of San Diegans came together Monday to plant trees along the San Diego River in Santee.

San Diego Economy Expected To Continue Improving

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San Diego's economy is expected to continue its slow ascent in the coming year.

Qualcomm Makes Worldwide Patent Top 10 List

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Qualcomm added more than 2,000 patents to the company's portfolio in 2013. That put the firm on the top 10 list among international companies for 2013.