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Bankers Hill Project A Test Case For San Diego's New Affordable Housing Incentives

June 17
By Andrew Bowen

The zero-parking apartment project is the first to fall under the "Complete Communities" program approved by the San Diego City Council last year.

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Sierra Club Awaits Word From Mayor's Office On Closure Of Sea Lion Rookery

June 16
By Erik Anderson

San Diego mayor's office remains quiet about doing more to protect sea lions along the La Jolla coast.

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New City Office Aims To Help San Diego Youth During Difficult Times

June 15
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Youth in San Diego will soon have a new resource to turn to for support, thanks to this year’s city budget.

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California Lawmakers OK Budget Placeholder As Talks Continue

June 14
By Associated Press

California lawmakers have approved a new state operating budget. The state Legislature sent its spending plan to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.

Emanuela Lisa Rossi, left, and Danielle Nuzzo M...

Normal Heights Residents Rallying To Save Community Garden

June 11
By Andrew Bowen

The Vera House Community Garden was recently put on the market, but those who enjoy it as a gathering space are trying to find a way to keep it.

Aerial view of the San Diego County Fair at the...

Roundtable: Big Events Make A Return To San Diego

June 11
By Bennett Lacy

Large events like the San Diego County Fair and the U.S. Open golf tournament come to San Diego as California ends its COVID-19 tier system, a federal judge in San Diego rules the state's assault weapons ban and a new public media podcast reveals how police departments police themselves.

In this April 23, 2021, file photo, California ...

California Governor, Lawmakers, To Get Pay Raise In December

June 10
By Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state elected officials are getting raises. The Sacramento Bee reports the California Citizens Compensation Commission has approved 4.2% pay hikes that will take effect in December.

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Democrats Move To Cover Recall Costs, Speed Up Election Date

June 10
By Associated Press

Democratic leaders in the California Legislature say the state will cover the estimated $215 million cost to stage an expected recall election this year that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney Gener...

California Appeals San Diego Judge's Ruling Overturning Assault Weapon Ban

June 10
By City News Service

In addition to appealing U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez's order that found the ban unconstitutional, California will ask the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to extend the current 30-day stay of the ban, which Benitez issued along with his ruling last Friday.

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Supervisors OK Cannabis Review Policy, Changes For Existing Facilities

June 9
By City News Service

County supervisors Wednesday approved by a 4-1 vote an environmental review process for commercial cannabis operations in unincorporated areas, allowing for future expansion.

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San Diego Tweaks 8-Year Housing Plan To Satisfy State Requirements

June 9
By Andrew Bowen

The minor amendments to San Diego's housing element won unanimous approval from the City Council, despite pushback from some housing advocates.

Wind turbines dot the landscape along Interstat...

'Glimmers Of Hope' In The Effort To Stop Climate Change

June 9
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

While most climate news is bleak, UC San Diego scientists point to niches like electric vehicles, batteries and the solar and wind industries that are seeding a decarbonization revolution.

A worker, wearing a protective mask against the...

California Regulators Reconsider Mask Standard For Workers

June 9
Don Thompson / Associated Press

A dozen major California business organizations have called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to change recently adopted workplace regulations requiring all workers to wear masks unless everyone in a room is vaccinated.

Newly released video of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Gr...

Has 'Cancel Culture' Gotten Away From Accountability?

June 8
By Jade Hindmon

San Diego Union-Tribune Columnist Chares Clark joined Midday Edition to talk about his recent column about "cancel culture."

SDG&E headquarters appears in this undated photo.

San Diego City Council Gives Final Approval To SDG&E Franchise Agreements

June 8
By City News Service

The City Council gave its initial approval of the agreements in a 6-3 vote on May 25. The same members of the council who dissented then — Joe LaCava, Monica Montgomery Steppe and Vivian Moreno — voted no on Tuesday.

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