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.
This weekend brings concerts and performers rich in nostalgia, whether you're a fan of folk, pop, rock or metal.
- 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.
In “Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest,” science writer Henry Nicholls explores sleep.
- 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.
San Diego County is home to nearly 800,000 foreign-born residents, according to the most recent estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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.
- 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.
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.