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Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins Recounts Her Very Big Year

Sept. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Since Toni Atkins arrived in San Diego in 1985, her career has taken off. Her rise to the top jobs in both the California Assembly and Senate is extraordinary, as is the raft of important legislation she helped get passed and signed during the session that just ended.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Are You Ready To (Classic) Rock?

Sept. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings concerts and performers rich in nostalgia, whether you're a fan of folk, pop, rock or metal.

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Roundtable: The Kavanaugh Controversy

Sept. 21
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The Brett Kavanaugh controversy becomes a campaign issue, documents reveal failed tests for President Donald Trump's border wall prototypes, and San Diego spends more money on homeless transition shelters.

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

Sept. 20
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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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First Person: ‘San Diego Has Become My New Puerto Rico’

Sept. 20
By Marissa Cabrera

It's been a year since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Tens of thousands of people left the island for the mainland, including singer and songwriter Laura Reyes, who settled in San Diego.

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Union-Tribune Documents Stories Of Immigrants In San Diego County

Sept. 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego County is home to nearly 800,000 foreign-born residents, according to the most recent estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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In Tijuana, Plastic Bag Ban Goes Big

Sept. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Tijuana has become the first Mexican city on border to ban plastic bags. The ban was inspired by the success of California's ban, but it goes much farther.

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San Diego Homeless Tent Shelters To Stay Open Through June

Sept. 18
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members have agreed to keep funding three homeless tent shelters for another nine months. But some are growing concerned that the funding of the tents is not sustainable.

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Mike Levin Discusses Priorities, Issues In 49th Congressional Race

Sept. 18
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Democrat Mike Levin, an environmental attorney from Orange County, is running against Republican Diane Harkey, a member of the State Board of Equalization, in the race to replace Darrell Issa.

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