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Conference Is Latest Effort To Professionalize Street Outreach By Ex-Offenders

Sept. 20
By Megan Burks

A first-of-its-kind conference for San Diego will highlight the work of reformed gang members and the formerly incarcerated in preventing violence and other crime in the region.

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Convention Center Expansion Initiative Has Enough Support For Future Ballot

Sept. 20
By City News Service

Backers of a proposed initiative to raise hotel taxes to fund expansion of the San Diego Convention Center and services for homeless residents collected enough verified signatures to qualify the measure for a future ballot, City Clerk Elizabeth Maland announced Thursday.

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Border Agency Spokesman Says Wall Prototypes Didn't Need Tunnel Tests

Sept. 20
By Jean Guerrero

A government document obtained by KPBS showed tactical teams did not test border wall designs for tunneling resistance. Now a spokesman says such testing wasn’t necessary.

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New California Law To Limit Plastic Straws In Restaurants

Sept. 20
By Associated Press

People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under a new law.

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California Governor Blocks Later School Start Time Mandate

Sept. 20
By Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have required California middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

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City Is Poised to Back Down on Plan to Increase Height Limit – Again

Sept. 20
Andrew Keatts/VOSD

San Diego city planners are walking back plans to let developers build taller buildings near a new transit station at Tecolote Drive. Residents have fiercely opposed plans to allow more housing along the new Mid-Coast Trolley corridor. They’ve now twice won concessions from the city.

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What Sleep Disorders Can Teach Us About Getting A Better Night's Rest

Sept. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

In “Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest,” science writer Henry Nicholls explores sleep.

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Granting San Diego County Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Plan

Sept. 20
By City News Service

A bill giving cities in San Diego County and the county itself the authority to establish a neighborhood electric vehicle transportation plan was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Medical Exemptions Up As Vaccination Rates For Kindergartners Decline In State, San Diego County

Sept. 20
By Nicole Tyau / inewsource

The vaccination rate for California kindergartners went down slightly last school year, including in San Diego County, after hitting a record high the previous year.

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As More Veterans Start Businesses, States And Universities Lend A Hand

Sept. 20
Bobbie O'Brien/American Homefront

Around the country, state governments and other agencies are trying to promote entrepreneurship among military veterans.

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