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Poway Water Woes Continues, Could GOP Stronghold City Council District 5 Turn Blue? And New Star Wars Ride

After a snafu that left Poway without potable water for a week, the state Water Resources Control Board issued three violations to the city, requiring it to correct the problem long term. Plus, with Mark Kersey termed out, San Diego City Council District 5, once a Republican stronghold, could turn blue. Two Democrats and a Republican are vying for the ... Read more →

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State: Poway 'Failed To Protect' Water System From Contamination

Jan. 17
By Matt Hoffman

The California Water Resources Control Board is citing the city of Poway for three violations after storm water contaminated already treated water, leaving the entire town without water for a week.

Tease photo for Geeking Out At 'Rise Of The Resistance'

Geeking Out At 'Rise Of The Resistance'

Jan. 16
By Beth Accomando

KPBS arts reporter and Star Wars fan Beth Accomando went to Disneyland on Wednesday to check out the "Rise of the Resistance" ride that opens Jan. 17 at Galaxy’s Edge.

Passengers arrive at Terminal 1 at the San Dieg...

Roundtable: San Diego Airport's Crowded Terminal 1 Due For $3B Makeover

Jan. 17
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Terminal 1, the home to Southwest, Alaska and a few other carriers, is closer to a major makeover.

Chabot Elementary School fourth grade teacher L...

The History You Learn May Depend On Where You Live

Jan. 16
By Jade Hindmon

In this divisive political climate, a New York Times education reporter read 4,800 pages of American history books to find out what students are being taught in school.

One of the portraits that will be on display as...

Trafficking Victims Reclaim Their Stories In Photo Exhibit

Jan. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A photo exhibit opening Friday in San Diego not only literally puts a human face to the issue of human trafficking but also shows how former victimization does not define lives.

Volunteer Daniella Martinez, left, and Shane Sa...

A California Housing Crisis Mystery: Rents Are Way Up This Decade, But Eviction Filings Are Way Down

Jan. 16
Matt Levin / CALmatters

Despite a major run-up in rents, California landlords are using the courts far less frequently to remove tenants. What’s going on?

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at Balboa Theat...

Mayor Faulconer Lays Out Ambitious Plans For Final Year In Office

Jan. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Faulconer focused on housing and homelessness. He said he'll ask the City Council to approve an initiative that would let developers build denser and taller housing near transit stops.

U.S. Geological Survey ecologist Todd Esque hol...

Climate Change, And Our Response To It, Is Making Life Hard For Desert Tortoises

Jan. 16
Luke Runyon/KUER

Few species are equipped to handle a hot and dry climate better than the desert tortoise. But with climate change making their home hotter and drier, and energy projects meant to limit carbon emissions springing up in the desert, the tortoises are being hit with a one-two punch.

The San Diego History Center, in an undated photo.

History Center Seeks Photos, Documents On African American Life In San Diego

Jan. 15
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

San Diego History Center is partnering with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art to scan historical photos and documents of African American history in San Diego dating back to the 1850s. The History Center bought a special scanner to get the job done.

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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Wants To Ban 'Virginity Tests' In California

Jan. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, introduced Assembly Bill 1909 last week. It would subject physicians who perform the exam, which involves inspecting a woman's hymen, to professional misconduct penalties.

Paleontologist Ashley Poust inspects the fossil...

San Diego Paleontologist Helps Discover New Species Of Dinosaur

Jan. 15
By Shalina Chatlani

This 120-million-year-old dinosaur is almost twice the age of the T-Rex.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., me...

House Votes To Send Trump Impeachment To Senate For Trial

Jan. 15
By Associated Press

Speaker Nancy Pelosi named House prosecutors for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday ahead of votes to send the charges to the Senate, even as new information about the president's Ukraine efforts intensified pressure for more witnesses.

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