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Roundtable: Rethinking Transit In San Diego

Feb. 15
By Andrew Bowen, Bennett Lacy

SANDAG's new director says the region's transit plan is not meeting climate emission goals, the plan to redevelop Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama is on hold, and a legal fight over asylum policy in San Diego County.

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San Diego Students To Hold Town Hall On Gun Violence Prevention

Feb. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The town hall meeting will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Canyon Crest Academy’s Proscenium Theater in Carmel Valley. The community discussion is called "Seeking Solutions In A Polarized World."

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Halt To Plaza De Panama Revamp Frees Up $10 Million For Balboa Park

Feb. 13
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego city leaders may have an extra $10 million to spend on upgrades to Balboa Park after news broke this week that high construction costs had halted a plan to revamp to the park's Plaza de Panama.

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San Diego Launches 'Sim City' Planning Tool For Clairemont

Feb. 13
By Andrew Bowen

City planners are launching a new online engagement tool to gather feedback on how and where to zone for more housing in Clairemont. They hope it will allow more people to participate in the planning process.

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California Governor Scales Back High-Speed Train

Feb. 12
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he's abandoning a $77 billion plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco and will focus instead on completing a 119-mile (190-kilometer) segment in the state's agricultural heartland.

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Frustrated With The Slow Response Of Government, Californians Are Serving Their Homeless Neighbors Themselves

Feb. 12
Matt Tinoco/KPCC

Around the state, concerned neighbors are becoming homeless rights advocates and service providers.

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Effort Underway In Hillcrest To Connect More Homeless To Services, Housing

Feb. 11
By Matt Hoffman

For a month there will be more homeless service providers in Hillcrest in an attempt to get more people off the streets.

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California Governor Rebukes Trump In Border Troop Withdrawal

Feb. 11
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he's withdrawing most of the state's National Guard troops on the Mexico border because he won't participate in the Trump administration's "absurd theatrics" on border security.

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A New Solution To The Student Housing Crisis: Retiree Roommates?

Feb. 11
Felicia Mello/CALmatters

Finding housing was one of the first challenges Alyssa Mathiowetz faced as a new graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley. She landed a room in a shared house near campus, but it came with a steep price tag: $1,500 a month.

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Business Report: SeaWorld's New Leadership

Feb. 8
By Bennett Lacy

SeaWorld's New CEO, GM's All-Electric Future, and the Trump administration eases up on payday lenders.

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San Diego's Infrastructure Backlog Soars To $1.86 Billion

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego is short $1.86 billion when it comes to fixing the city's crumbling infrastructure, according to a recent report. The biggest unfunded needs are in stormwater infrastructure and repairs to city buildings.

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Roundtable: Decriminalizing Homelessness

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen, Bennett Lacy

San Diego repeals an ordinance that banned living in vehicles, Congress will hold a hearing on human research done at San Diego's VA Medical Center, and local police unions fight a new transparency law.

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SDSU Moving Forward On Mission Valley Development

Feb. 8
By Erik Anderson

The University is reaching out to the public as part of the school's commitment to observe the California Environmental Quality Act as it moves forward with plans to reshape the Mission Valley stadium site.

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In Style And Substance, Gavin Newsom Goes His Own Way

Feb. 8
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Gavin Newsom is proving to be a very different California governor than Jerry Brown. At least, the second Governor Jerry Brown.

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San Diego Bike Advisory Board Bids Farewell

Feb. 7
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego's Bicycle Advisory Board held its final meeting last month after the City Council voted to dissolve the board and replace it with a new "Mobility Advisory Board." KPBS spoke with the former chairman about what the board accomplished.

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