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San Diego County Police Unions Sue Over New State Transparency Law

Feb. 1
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new transparency law, Senate Bill 1421, went into effect in January and grants the public access to department documents on police shootings and officer misconduct.

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As Residents Debate Safety Of Spent Nuclear Fuel, Power Company Awaits Decision On Storage

Jan. 24
By Alison St John

While the NRC considers whether the operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant can resume storing spent nuclear fuel on site, the public is struggling to understand what the worst case scenario would be if something went wrong.

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Vista Begins Accepting Applications For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Jan. 22
By Matt Hoffman

After a citizens' initiative passed last November, the city of Vista began accepting applications Tuesday for up to 11 medical marijuana storefronts.

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King Tides Pressure San Diego Coastal Cities

Jan. 22
By Erik Anderson

King tides are still pulling ocean levels up along the San Diego coastline.

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Rancho Bernardo Moms Turn To Facebook To Help Furloughed Neighbors

Jan. 18
By Priya Sridhar

The moms wanted to help furloughed federal workers in their community, and started a Facebook group to do it.

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Encinitas Offers 'Off-The-Shelf' Granny Flat Plans To Save On Permit Fees

Jan. 17
By Alison St John

Encinitas is pioneering a way to make it easier for homeowners to build granny flats on their properties, in hopes that these units will help meet the city’s housing goals.

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San Marcos City Council Appoints New Councilmember

Jan. 17
By Alison St John

The San Marcos City Council voted unanimously to appoint Escondido Assistant City Manager Jay Petrek to fill a vacancy created when city councilwoman Rebecca Jones was elected mayor.

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San Marcos City Council To Interview Applicants For Vacant Seat

Jan. 15
By City News Service

The seat was vacated when voters elected former City Councilwoman Rebecca Jones to be the city's next mayor.

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Safety Concerns Mount As Edison Awaits NRC's OK To Bury Radioactive Waste

Jan. 2
By Alison St John

Southern California Edison wants to resume burying nuclear waste at San Onofre in January. But, as more details emerge about the near-miss accident at the plant last summer, opposition is mounting, and it’s not just from anti-nuclear activists.

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Criminal Investigation Sought Into Nuclear Waste Handling At San Onofre

Jan. 2
By Alison St John

A San Diego attorney wants the FBI to determine whether Southern California Edison’s handling of nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear power plant went beyond violations and merits a criminal investigation. Edison is already under investigation by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Edison's Plans To Resume Nuclear Waste Transfer May Face Legal Challenge

Dec. 19, 2018
By Alison St John

Southern California Edison may face more legal challenges before resuming the transfer of highly radioactive spent fuel rods from cooling ponds to silos near the beach at San Onofre.

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Escondido's New Mayor Discusses Top Priorities

Dec. 17, 2018
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Democrat Paul McNamara beat incumbent Republican Sam Abed in the November election, giving Democrats a majority on the historically conservative Escondido City Council.

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Affordable Housing At The Fairgrounds? The City Of Del Mar Is Looking Into It

Dec. 17, 2018
By Matt Hoffman

The city of Del Mar is working with the Del Mar Fairgrounds to explore the possibility of creating low-income housing on the state-owned property.

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Ruling: Encinitas Required To Adopt A State-Approved Housing Plan

Dec. 14, 2018
By Alison St John

A Superior Court judge issued his final ruling this week, that Encinitas City Council must come up with a housing plan that meets state approved targets for affordable housing within the next four months.

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Bluffs Along Del Mar Train Tracks Present Dilemma For Transit Authorities

Dec. 13, 2018
By Alison St John

The North County Transit District is hoping to hear this month about an $18 million federal grant that would help stabilize crumbling bluffs next to the railway line through Del Mar. It would cost billions to move the tracks to safer ground inland.

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