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Judge Tentatively Orders MTS To Unblock Doorway At Bus Terminal In San Ysidro

Nov. 6, 2017
By Amita Sharma

The blocked doorway forced travelers in San Ysidro, next to the border with Mexico, to take a long detour to and from the bus terminal and the McDonald's trolley station building.

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Appeals Court Orders State Regulators To Submit Key San Onofre Emails For Possible Public Release

Oct. 31, 2017
By Amita Sharma

San Diego Consumer lawyer Mike Aguirre has long asked for the communications on grounds they may reveal how ratepayers got saddled with a $3.3 billion bill for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's closure following a radioactive leak.

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Mexican Billionaire Drops Potential Bombshell Against Former DA Dumanis One Day Before His Sentencing

Oct. 26, 2017
By Amita Sharma

A Mexican billionaire convicted of illegally funneling hundreds of thousand of dollars to San Diego candidates said he informed Bonnie Dumanis that he was a foreign national during her 2012 mayoral campaign.

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San Diego Business Owner Suing CPUC Over Its Handling Of SDG&E's Request To Bill Ratepayers

Oct. 25, 2017
By Amita Sharma

Ruth Hendricks, owner of "The Huddle" restaurant in San Diego, is suing the California Public Utilities Commission over its handling of San Diego Gas & Electric’s request to bill customers $379 million for the 2007 wildfires.

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San Diego Councilman Apparently Used Personal Email To Leak Confidential Memo

Oct. 18, 2017
By Andrew Bowen

Public records suggest San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate used his personal email account when sending a confidential memo to the proponents of the Soccer City stadium initiative. The councilman's office redacted Cate's email address but did not redact addresses and phone numbers belonging to dozens of constituents.

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San Diego Contracts, Business Deals Closer To Transparency

Oct. 3, 2017
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The City Council and Mayor’s Office are working to fix a vague but important law meant to make business between local government and private companies more transparent.

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SDG&E Lobbies Regulators To Reject Judges' Decision On 2007 Wildfire Reimbursement

Sept. 27, 2017
By Amita Sharma

Documents show San Diego Gas and Electric representatives met with staffers from each of the five California Public Utilities commissioners this month and bashed the judges' decision that concluded the company should not be allowed to collect $379 million from customers to pay for costs related to the 2007 wildfires.

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Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence Construction

Sept. 20, 2017
By Jean Guerrero

Government records obtained by KPBS show that the number of illegal cross-border tunnels found spiked between 2006 and 2012, during record border fence construction.

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Where Is San Diego Spending Money On Traffic Safety?

Aug. 18, 2017
By Andrew Bowen, Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez

San Diego's Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic deaths by 2025 is supposed to be achieved by spending the city's limited dollars improving traffic safety on the most dangerous streets. But an analysis of the city's Vision Zero budget shows the city is spending plenty of money improving streets that are already safe.

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San Onofre Settlement Deal Could Be Headed To Court

Aug. 17, 2017
By Amita Sharma

Consumer lawyer Mike Aguirre has asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to send his lawsuit to San Diego federal court to overturn the settlement over the nuclear plant.

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Letter From MTS Board Member Could Be Key In Lawsuit Over Blocked Doorway At Border Transit Center

Aug. 4, 2017
By Amita Sharma

The letter from MTS board member and San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez asked the agency's CEO to put a disputed contract out to bid, a position that is part of a lawsuit against MTS.

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Investigation: San Diego Refugees Face Housing Dilemma

July 27, 2017
By Tarryn Mento

Refugees say resettlement workers faced with a tight rental market crammed them into too-small apartments, under leases that omitted occupants. They say that puts them at risk of losing their homes.

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California Attorney General's Office Faces Scrutiny Over San Onofre Inquiry

June 27, 2017
By Amita Sharma

Questions are again being raised about the California Attorney General’s investigation of how consumers were left with a $3.3 billion bill for the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station.

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Nuclear Expert Slams Edison's San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

June 27, 2017
By Amita Sharma

Environmental expert Tom English calls the plan "ridiculous" and contends it makes the storage site at the shuttered plant vulnerable to terrorism.

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Rising Seas Could Swamp The Shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant By Next Century

May 31, 2017
By Amita Sharma

The plant’s majority owner, Southern California Edison, does not believe it should have to worry about rising sea levels beyond a couple of decades from now, even though millions of pounds of waste might still be stored at the site.