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Stories by Erik Anderson

California Leads Nation In Creation Of Green Jobs

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California led the nation in the creation of green jobs last year.

Two California Officials Under Fire For Conflicts Of Interest

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Consumer advocates want the governor to remove two long time employees of the state's Department of Toxic Substances Control. The group insists the state workers have serious conflicts of interest.

Bald Eagles Nursing An Egg In Ramona

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There could be an egg in the bald eagle nest near the Ramona Airport.

First Responders Learn How To Handle Animals During Emergencies

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Dealing with a large, scared animal can be a nightmare at a crash scene or in a wildfire. That's why first responders are gathered at the Del Mar Fairgrounds today. They are getting training that might help them in a crisis.

New Faster Water Quality Test Is Given A Chance In San Diego

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San Diego County officials will start testing a DNA-based tool to measure water quality at beaches. That new test could protect public health better than the current system.

San Diego Tourism May Have Rough Landing If Sequester Goes Through

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The San Diego region's military will suffer the most from federal budget cuts looming at the end of the week, but other economic sectors will suffer as well, including tourism.

San Diego Shipbuilding Workers Rally For Their Jobs

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San Diego shipbuilders rallied to protect their jobs Friday morning.

Cleaning Up Home For Endangered Species In San Diego

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Dozens of sailors and concerned citizens spent Thursday morning picking up trash along the ocean at the Silver Strand in Coronado. The cleanup is a small part of a larger effort to protect two endangered birds.

California Consumers Could Get $1.6 Billion From Energy Traders

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A federal judge is leaning toward giving California consumers a $1.6 billion dollar refund check from energy wholesalers. The money is linked to California's electricity crisis in 2000 and 2001.

San Diego Bishop Reacts To Pope's Retirement

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The change in Rome means change in San Diego.

California Considers New Flame Retardant Rules For Furniture

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California regulators are considering allowing furniture and baby product manufacturers to find alternatives to chemical flame retardants.

San Diego Eagle Scout Applaudes Review Of Boy Scouts' Gay Ban

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A long term Eagle Scout in San Diego County is optimistic the Boy Scouts are on their way to changing their restrictive membership policy.

San Diego Supervisors Consider Ramona Solar Farm

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San Diego County Supervisors will decide Wednesday on the fate of a solar project near Ramona.

Gas Prices Rode The Accelerator Last Week

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San Diego gas prices surged up more than 25 cents a gallon in just the past week.

San Diego Trade Show Shines Light On Shrinking Defense Budgets

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The ongoing dance over deep federal spending cuts is more than just a Washington DC curiosity for the nation's defense industry. Cutbacks dominated discussions at the West Coast's largest military trade show in San Diego last week.

Defense Contractors Brace For Military Spending Cuts

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Hundreds of military contractors are gathered in San Diego for the largest trade show of its kind on the West Coast.

San Diego Firm Helps Identify People In Libya's Mass Graves

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A San Diego technology company will help Libyan officials identify the remains of an estimated 20,000 people discovered in mass graves. Life Technologies is providing equipment and know-how to make the project possible.

Hundreds Step Out To Count San Diego's Homeless

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Hundreds of volunteers fanned across San Diego County Friday to get an accurate count of the region’s homeless population.

Seabass Released Into San Diego's Mission Bay

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La Jolla High School students released four months of work into the waters off Mission Bay's Crowne Point Thursday afternoon as part of a hands on project to raise white seabass.

Foreclosures Fall To Six-Year Low In California

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Home foreclosure activity in California fell to a six-year low in the final quarter of 2012.

Planting Trees In San Diego On Martin Luther King Day

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Volunteers plant trees to restore two watersheds in San Diego County.

District Attorney Hopes To Protect Children With Free Computer Software

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San Diego County's top legal official wants to help parents protect their children from online predators.

Two Bald Eagles Build Nest Near Ramona, Bringing Rare Sight

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Ramona wildlife watchers have been enjoying a rare spectacle this winter. Two adult bald eagles have decided to set up house in a sweeping valley just outside of town.

South Bay Landmark Prepares To Come Down

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An iconic fixture on San Diego's South Bay skyline is about to become a memory as the clock is ticking on the life of a massive old power plant.

Qualcomm's Economic Footprint In San Diego Is Huge

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A new study of Qualcomm's economic impact in San Diego finds the firm leaves a $4.5 billion footprint on the region.

Desert Plan Could Fast Track Green Energy Projects

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Several state and federal agencies are asking for more public input on a sweeping plan that could make it easier to build renewable energy projects in California's deserts.

San Elijo Drilling Project Has Mixed Result

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Water officials should know soon whether it makes financial sense to tap into an aquifer under the San Elijo Lagoon. Cost is a major consideration.

San Diego's Economic Outlook Remains Bright

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The University of San Diego's index of leading economic indicators continues to show slow but steady economic growth in the coming year.

San Diego Energy Projects Can Tap Extended Wind Credits

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California wind energy supporters are pleased that Congress turned back conservative headwinds and approved a one-year extension of tax credits for their industry.

Fiscal Swerve Still Holds Problems For San Diego's Military

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San Diego's defense industry dodged a big hit thanks to the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

Chargers Fire Coach Norv Turner, GM A.J. Smith

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Despite a season-ending victory over the Oakland Raiders, the San Diego Chargers today fired head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith, and announced the search for replacements would begin immediately.

Portable Pollution Monitors Offer Real-Time Results

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San Diego researchers have built a lot of small portable pollution monitors that will let people do real-time monitoring of dirty air.

San Diego County's Evolving Water Supply

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Geologists and San Diego water managers are hoping to tap into an ancient underground river that might run under the ecologically delicate San Elijo Lagoon.

Holiday Baskets Delivered In Time For The Holidays

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More than a hundred senior citizens in the Encinitas area got special care packages for the holidays on Monday.

King Tides Give San Diego A 'Peak' At Sea Level Rise

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The highest tides of the year in San Diego County could serve as a warning about the threat of climate change.

San Diego Water Managers Work To Extend Lifetime Of Massive Water Pipes

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The San Diego County Water Authority is in the midst of a major pipeline project that will extend the life of underground water pipes in the San Carlos area.

San Diego Airport Lands Duty Free Shop

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San Diego's airport now has something it has never had before. International travelers will now be able to shop in a duty free store.

Fiscal Cliff Casts Shadow Over San Diego Economy

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San Diego's economy could be in for a rough ride if the federal government can't avoid the fiscal cliff.

San Diego Rents Show No Hint Of Falling

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San Diego's rental housing market hasn't recovered to pre-crash levels, but low vacancy rates mean rents will likely continue their upward journey.

First-Time Homebuyers Return To San Diego Housing Market

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The San Diego housing market is showing signs of a revival. One indicator is the return of the first-time homebuyer.

San Diego County Apartment Rents Remain Cheaper Since Recession

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The San Diego County Apartment Association says rents are cheaper today in San Diego than they were five years ago.

Wal-Mart Not Worried About Worker Protests

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A union-backed group is expecting thousands of Wal-Mart workers around the U.S. to picket the nation's largest retailer on Black Friday, but it's unclear how widespread the effort will be in San Diego.

Holiday Shopping Season Offers Sales Boost

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More than 147 million people are expected to be out looking for bargains as the holiday shopping season officially gets underway on Friday.

San Diego Economy Poised To Continue Moving Up

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One of San Diego's leading economists predicts a gradually improving local economy next year and says the housing market may lead the way.

Small Business Sales Hint At Improving Economy

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The number of small businesses sold in San Diego County already topped yearly sales totals from the previous three years. And there are still two months left in 2012.

Home Sales Jump 31 Percent Last Month In San Diego

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The number of homes sold in San Diego County jumped by 31.3 percent in October, compared to the same month a year ago, while prices rose by 11.1 percent, a real estate information service announced today.

Reflective Pavement May Heat Nearby Buildings

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A San Diego researcher says reflective pavement may have an unexpected and unwanted side effect.

San Diego Mayor Has New Job Once He Leaves Office

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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has a new job. The two term mayor will become CEO of the Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Filner Is San Diego's New Mayor After DeMaio Concedes

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Bob Filner shares his plans as San Diego's next mayor in a KPBS interview. Carl DeMaio concedes in a wistful press conference.

Roberts Holds Slight Lead In Supervisors Race

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Democrat Dave Roberts, Solana Beach deputy mayor, leads Republican Steve Danon, chief of staff to Rep. Brian Bilbray, (R- Solana Beach), by a slim margin.