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Rent Nearly Doubles At One City Heights Apartment Complex

April 24
By Priya Sridhar

An apartment complex in City Heights last week told residents their rent will increase 75% to $1,875, forcing residents to look for another place to live.

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Business Report: Live Nation Buys North Park Observatory

April 22
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Music promoters Live Nation buys the Observatory In North Park, Lyft is using San Diego Airport travelers to test a new app feature, and Apple and Qualcomm have settled their patent licensing dispute.

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San Diego County Unemployment Rate Ticks Up Despite Job Gains

April 22
By City News Service

At 3.7%, the region's unemployment rate was up from a revised 3.5% in February and above the March 2018 rate of 3.4%. In January, the county's unemployment rate was 3.8% — its highest rate since the third quarter of 2017.

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A Baseball Branding Bonanza, And 2 San Diego Guys Helping It Happen

April 22
By Associated Press

Across America, a golden age of minor league baseball branding has unfolded, bursting with exuberance and calibrated localism. And two guys from San Diego, born six days apart and best friends since kindergarten, have helped teams find the way.

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California Unemployment Rate Slightly Increases In March

April 19
By Associated Press

The rate increased a tenth of a percentage point over February, to 4.3 percent, and is back where it was a year ago.

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Roundtable: San Diego’s Balancing Act On Homelessness

April 19
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego moves forward with new support and enforcement on the homelessness issue, a public vote on the Convention Center expansion may be moved to March, and Qualcomm stock rises on the news of its settlement with Apple.

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SDSU Selects Architect To Help Design Future Mission Valley Stadium

April 18
By City News Service

The stadium is part of the university's plan to redevelop the current site of SDCCU Stadium into a new home stadium for Aztec football, a park along the San Diego River, a satellite campus and commercial and residential space.

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Multi-State Colorado River Drought Plan Faces Legal Challenge

April 17
By Erik Anderson

Imperial County water managers sue to stop a Colorado River drought contingency plan recently signed by President Trump.

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Apple, Qualcomm Announce Settlement In Patent Dispute

April 16
By City News Service

As opening statements were beginning in the San Diego federal trial of a long-standing patent dispute, technology giants Apple and Qualcomm announced a worldwide legal settlement Tuesday, along with a six-year licensing agreement.

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City Council: Convention Center Measure Should Go To Voters In March 2020

April 15
By Andrew Bowen

A 5-4 majority of the San Diego City Council has expressed support for a March 2020 vote on a citizens' initiative that would fund an expansion of the Convention Center. Opponents of the move say it will allow special interests to exert more influence over the election.

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