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Coastal Heat Advisory Extended; Thunderstorm Possible In Valleys, Mountains And Deserts

Sept. 5
By City News Service

The NWS issued a flash flood watch that will be in effect from noon through Thursday evening in the mountains.

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Reps. Levin, Peters Urge Congress To Say No Drilling Off California Coast

Sept. 4
By Erik Anderson

Two Southern California Congressman are rallying support to block new offshore oil drilling along the state’s coast saying this is not the time for new offshore oil platforms.

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Southeastern San Diego County

Sept. 4
By City News Service

The National Weather Service issued the warning around 1:50 p.m. for Alpine, Mount Laguna, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Lake Morena, Potrero, Lake Cuyamaca and Pine Valley.

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Report: Amount Of Plastic In Sediment Has Doubled Every 15 Years

Sept. 4
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

A new study published in the journal Science Advances by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego analyzed sediment from the Santa Barbara Basin.

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Two Small Agencies Want A Divorce From The Water Authority. It Could Get Messy.

Sept. 4
Ry Rivard / VOSD

After decades buying water from the Water Authority, the Fallbrook Public Utility District and the Rainbow Municipal Water District want a divorce. The Water Authority isn’t going to just let that happen.

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San Diego Wildfire Season Entering Dangerous Phase

Sept. 4
By Erik Anderson

San Diego fire officials are bracing for the possibility of extreme fire conditions in the next few months.

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Book By Science Journalist Details Ways Planet Can Be Wiped Out

Sept. 3
By Brooke Ruth, Mark Sauer

There are many ways life on this planet can be wiped out: nuclear war, an asteroid strike, super-volcanoes, viral disease, rogue artificial intelligence. But the one most likely to ruin our planet over a relatively short time is climate change.

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Thunderstorms Possible In San Diego County Mountains, Deserts

Sept. 3
By City News Service

Monsoonal moisture will remain in the region until Friday when the high-pressure system is expected to weaken and temperatures will drop through the weekend, forecasters said.

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San Diego Water Rates Going Up 6.3 Percent This Year

Sept. 2
By Maya Trabulsi

On Sunday, San Diego residents saw a water rate increase from the city, which included an additional rate bump from the county water authority.

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Dorian Slams Bahamas With Record-Setting Force, Eyes Florida

Sept. 2
By Associated Press

The storm’s top sustained winds decreased slightly to 165 mph (270 kph) as its westward movement slowed, crawling along Grand Bahama island Monday morning at 1 mph (2 kph) in what forecasters said would be a daylong assault.