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Toni Atkins Takes No Blame For Shelving Of Major Housing Bill

May 24
By Andrew Bowen

Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins is pushing back against criticism from housing advocates that she should rescue SB 50, a stalled bill aimed at addressing the state's housing crisis.

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Business Report: SeaWorld Attendance Makes A Comeback

May 24
By Ebone Monet

SeaWorld is seeing big crowds six years after the debut of "Blackfish," millennials are hitting a middle age financial crisis, and the "Campus At Horton" project hopes to revitalize the downtown area.

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Ocean Beach Pier Reopens After Being Closed For Months

May 24
By Matt Hoffman

The Ocean Beach Pier was closed for more than four months after being battered by high surf. On Friday it officially reopened.

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DA On Improving County's Approach To Helping Those With Mental Illness

May 24
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

The San Diego County District Attorney’s office is out with a "blueprint" that lays out a new approach for addressing mental health and the criminal justice system in the county.

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Roundtable: Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial Delayed

May 24
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

The trial has been delayed for the Navy SEAL accused of committing war crimes while on deployment. Seniors are finding it harder to live in the Golden State. California moves one step closer to restricting short-term rentals in San Diego.

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Navy: Sailor Contacted Russians, Pleads Guilty To Espionage

May 24
By Associated Press

A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and was sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday.

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Trump Sends 1,500 Troops To Middle East Amid Iran Tensions

May 24
By Associated Press

The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran.

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California Senate Votes To Add Warning Labels On Sugary Drinks

May 24
By Associated Press

Sodas and other sugary drinks sold in California would come with warning labels about obesity, diabetes and tooth decay under a bill that narrowly cleared the state Senate on Thursday despite strong opposition from the beverage industry.

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CalChamber-Backed Study Says Service Tax Would Disadvantage California Businesses

May 24
Judy Lin / CALmatters

Aiming to short-circuit an idea that has long captured the imagination, if not yet the votes, of legislators, a study backed by California Chamber of Commerce has found that adopting a business service tax — i.e., a tax on lawyers, accountants and consultants — would hurt the economy and put the state at a competitive disadvantage.

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Senate Passes Bill to Cap Property Taxes For Military Veterans

May 24
By City News Service

A Riverside County lawmaker's bill seeking to cap property taxes for many military veterans over 65 years old and exempt disabled vets from being taxed altogether was approved Thursday by the state Senate.

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