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Bill To Increase Housing Density In California Stalled By Senate Appropriations Committee

May 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh

SB-50 was shelved for this year, and won’t be debated again until 2020.

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While Trump's 'Space Force' Sits On The Launchpad, The Military Seeks A Home For Space Command

May 17
Dan Boyce/American Homefront

While President Trump pushes Congress to create a new military branch called the Space Force, the Pentagon is about to choose a permanent home for its existing Space Command.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Candy And Dandies

May 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

A new version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" comes to town, the San Diego Museum of Art expands its notion of Spanish art, and an underrated 1990s band returns to town.

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Roundtable: San Diego Revives Vehicle Habitation Ban

May 17
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

San Diego City Council approves a limited ban on people living in their vehicles, homeless deaths increase by more than 50% in San Diego, and asylum seekers, who are forced to "remain in Mexico," struggle to make it to their court hearings in the United States.

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Sempra Energy Banking On Fossil Fuels

May 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

San Diego-based Sempra Energy ceremonially opened its new Cameron liquid natural gas plant on the Louisiana Gulf Coast Tuesday. The plant is designed to export LNG to other nations and marks Sempra's entry into the currently lucrative global LNG market.

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Street Teams To Provide Health Care To Homeless San Diegans

May 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Father Joe's Villages has launched what is considered the region's first street health program for homeless individuals.

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350.org Founder McKibben Discusses Significance Of Record Atmospheric Carbon Levels

May 16
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Bill McKibben has been sounding the alarm about human-caused climate change for more than 30 years. He is the founder of the seminal environmental group 350.org, so named because 350 parts per million is considered the safe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon concentrations surpassed 415 parts per million this week.

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After Poway Shooting, How Can Law Enforcement Monitor Violent Extremists Online?

May 15
By Priya Sridhar

In the aftermath of the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, questions have been raised about what could have been done to prevent the attack. Law enforcement faces many challenges in monitoring potentially violent extremists online.

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Thousands Expected To Hit San Diego Streets For 'Bike To Work Day'

May 15
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The San Diego Association of Governments 29th annual Bike to Work Day is Thursday.

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San Diego, 5 Other California Dioceses Create Clergy Abuse Compensation Program

May 15
By Associated Press, KPBS Staff

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in California, including San Diego, are creating a program to compensate people who were sexually abused by priests as children, in return for them promising not to sue.

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