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A new study of some of the country's biggest housing markets suggests the neighborhoods of the future will look a lot different from today's suburbs.
A federal agency in charge of protecting the U.S.-Mexico border gives citizens a chance to track smugglers and more.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the UC San Diego Health System accusing it of discriminating against non-U.S. citizens.
A California program seeks to improve the health of local residents by putting fresh foods in people’s paths. Officials hope the program may go national, making cilantro and pomegranates common at the corner store.
After sailing through the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill that proponents called a small, but significant step toward immigration reform has met a roadblock in the Senate.
Biotechnology firms actually added jobs while other industries, like construction, lost them during the Great Recession. In the finale of our series, we explore whether biotech can offer jobs to unemployed carpenters and real estate agents.
The Pew Hispanic Center released a report today estimating that nearly two-thirds of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. have lived here for longer than a decade.
Some Mexican shoppers traveled a long way to get in on Black Friday sales along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tired of waiting in line at the supermarket during this holiday season? There may be some food you can harvest right outside your back door.
More than 100 janitors and supporters demonstrated in front of San Diego's federal building. Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, they expressed their displeasure about the lack of immigration reform.
Federal prosecutors will begin reviewing all new cases in immigration court in order to focus resources on prosecuting undocumented criminals and other high priority cases.
Many Iraqis in San Diego County await relatives living as refugees in the Middle East. The process of resettling these refugees to the U.S. has faced major setbacks recently, especially for those in Syria.
The Pima County morgue will start charging a daily fee for bodies that aren't picked up in a timely manner. Many have died entering the U.S. through Arizona's harsh desert terrain.
It's hard to find a job these days. Even harder if you've just landed in the country – as many Iraqi refugees have. Efforts by local resettlement agencies to connect highly skilled refugees with potential employers have had mixed results.
The federal government's efforts to resettle the refugees has left some schools, hospitals and other local services overwhelmed.
Power industry officials said today they still don't have an answer for why the actions of one utility worker in Arizona triggered a cascade of outages that affected an estimated seven million California residents.
Two California State Assembly Committees are trying to find out more about the events surrounding a blackout which darkened all of San Diego County in September.
There’s a hot cultural trend among young Mexican-Americans: "Movimiento Alterado," which finds its inspiration in the brutal Mexican drug cartels. It is being compared to early hip-hop - which also had music at the core - and it has spread into fashion and language.
Increased enforcement of immigration laws - combined with a weak economy - have changed the landscape of the country's undocumented population.
Some alternative newspapers get a large percentage of their advertising revenue from medical marijuana dispensaries. Now that U.S. attorneys in California are cracking down on these establishments, the weekly publications could feel the pain.
Millions of international students get an education in the U.S. and then take their knowledge and skills home. The Obama administration says it wants to keep them here.
A California company is poised to become one of the world’s few producers of the battery component.
The growth of the renewable energy industry in Imperial County has, so far, been an empty promise. But things may be changing as there is noticeably more construction. And at least one job training program wants cash in on the promised boom.
The 10 Muslim students accused of illegally disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador last year were found guilty and sentenced on Friday.
The head of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement met with local refugee agencies and East County school and hospital officials to field concerns about serving the large and growing Iraqi refugee population.
The company is in charge of waste disposal and recycling for the City of Escondido. The workers were fired after immigration authorities found they lacked the proper paperwork.
A tri-national venture announced plans to build a solar panel manufacturing plant and solar farm in a green tech park near Mexicali.
Grocery workers, retirees and the unemployed joined in two job-related rallies downtown today.
As the drug war continues to produce more bodies than results, a UCLA professor says he has a different approach: Provide a market incentive for a more peaceful drug business by targeting enforcement against the most violent traffickers and dealers.
At a time when the state government is scrounging for money to stay afloat, its chief auditor has identified more than $8 million in lost revenue that the State Lands Commission failed to collect from lessees.
The large Chaldean community in El Cajon was outraged to learn that a drug- and weapons-trafficking ring was operating within their midst.
Friends of Friendship Park will celebrate the park’s anniversary this Saturday with a cross-border salsa lesson, a bi-national jam session, and testimonies from families who have used the park as a meeting place.