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State Lands Commission To Hear Public Input On San Onofre Decommissioning

Aug. 6
By Alison St John

A public hearing Tuesday is a key milestone for the decommissioning of the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant, 50 miles north of San Diego.

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Former NRC Chief Says San Onofre's Nuclear Waste May Never Be Moved

Aug. 2
By Alison St John

A former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Greg Jaczko, said Southern California Edison should stop burying nuclear waste next to the beach at San Onofre.

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Trouble In The Wind Out With New Album, 'Hammer On'

July 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The North County band was named the 2018 Artist of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards. Trouble in the Wind is celebrating the release of its new album this week.

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Supervisors Approve Hundreds Of New Homes In North San Diego County

July 25
By Alison St John

San Diego County Supervisors have approved a new development that will add hundreds of new homes in Harmony Grove in North County. A key concern was whether residents will be able to evacuate in time to escape a wildfire.

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San Diego County Fast-Tracks Waivers To General Plan For New Housing

July 24
By Alison St John

Years of community planning may be abandoned in an effort to address San Diego’s housing shortage. On Wednesday, San Diego County Supervisors will take the first of several votes that could ultimately allow developers to build about 10,000 new homes.

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North County Leaders Use Summit To Explore Ways To Solve Housing Crunch

July 19
By Alison St John

Suburban cities in San Diego’s North County need to let go of their small-town identities if the region is to meet its housing needs. That’s one of the conclusions of the North County Housing Summit.

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New Aviation Course Has Vista High Students Learning How To Fly Planes, Drones

July 17
By Matt Hoffman

Starting next year Vista students have an opportunity to get training inside of a flight simulator while earning their FAA license for flying drones.

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Del Mar Initiative Would Restrict Size Of Beach-Front Mansions

July 16
By Alison St John

Del Mar property owners are fighting over the size of homes they can build along the beach. The issue is likely to become a ballot initiative.

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Carlsbad Council To Reconsider Rules Governing Public Protests

July 12
By Alison St John

Carlsbad city leaders will consider changing the municipal code’s rules on public protests, after complaints from a group protesting family separations at the border.

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Many Landlords Don’t Accept Rental Vouchers, Adding To Homeless Problem

July 11
By Alison St John

Millions of dollars are pouring into programs to help the homeless find permanent housing. But even with subsidized rents and incentive programs, many landlords refuse to accept government-backed housing vouchers.

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NCTD Buys Five New Trains For San Diego County

July 9
By City News Service

The North County Transit District announced Monday that it will purchase five new locomotives at a cost of more than $37 million to replace aging trains "at the end of their useful life."

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Encinitas Falls Short of Housing Goals, Seeks Solution

July 5
By Alison St John

Encinitas is the only city in San Diego County that has not yet approved a “Housing Element”: a plan where enough new housing can be built. Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear went to Sacramento to lobby for a new law that could help cities in California to meet the requirement.

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Mental Health Advocates Concerned By Loss Of Inpatient Beds At Tri-City

July 2
By Alison St John

Mental health advocates are reacting to the decision by North County’s Tri-City Medical Center to close its inpatient mental health and crisis stabilization units.

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Proposed North County Housing Development Moves Ahead

June 29
By Alison St John

The proposed Newland Sierra master-planned community of more than 2,000 homes has a green light from the county’s planning commission. But the project could still face hurdles.

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North County Housing Proposal Approved by Planning Commission

June 27
By Alison St John

A plan to build a master-planned community of more than 2,000 new homes in the hills of North County now goes before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The controversial housing development was approved by the San Diego County Planning Commission on Thursday.

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