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San Diego Smog Among The Nation's Worst

April 24
By Erik Anderson

A new American Lung Association report finds San Diego is the sixth smoggiest city in the country and the number of unhealthy ozone days is going up.

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Roundtable: Julian Firefighters Standoff

April 12
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A standoff in Julian over the future of its volunteer fire department, county supervisors want a comprehensive strategy for electric cars, and Elise Hu talks about her work as a reporter for NPR.

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Stone Brewing Saying 'Auf Wiedersehen' To Berlin Location

April 10
By Alexander Nguyen

Less than five years after opening Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens-Berlin, the brewery announced last Friday it will be closing effective at the end of the month.

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North County Residents Hear How Community Choice Energy Might Reduce Their Electric Bills

March 22
By Matt Hoffman

Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Oceanside recently completed a feasibility study for creating a community choice energy program and held a forum with residents to see what they think of the idea.

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New Escondido Mayor Hosting Series Of Public Forums With Community

Feb. 21
By Matt Hoffman

This week Paul McNamara hosted his first "Meet the Mayor" forum after being sworn in last December.

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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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