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County Supervisor Ron Roberts Looks Back On 31 Years In Government

Dec. 12
By Andrew Bowen

Outgoing San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts has been in elected office since 1987. He spoke with KPBS on his proudest accomplishments, the hepatitis A outbreak and the term limits that forced him out of office.

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Julian Residents Force Vote For Volunteer Fire Department

Dec. 11
By Priya Sridhar

A special election on the fate of the volunteer Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Prevention District will be held in March 2019.

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El Cajon Looks To Regulate Dockless Bikes And Electric Scooters

Dec. 11
By Matt Hoffman

The city council on Tuesday held a public hearing about an ordinance that would effectively ban dockless bikes and scooters in El Cajon.

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Nonprofit Creates Homeless Toolkit For Business Owners

Dec. 11
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The toolkit contains practical guidelines for interacting with homeless people, as well as ways to get involved in big picture solutions to the region’s homelessness crisis.

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Researchers Drawing Link Between Brain Development, Screen Time

Dec. 11
By Jade Hindmon

Can the amount of time spent on social media impact the development of teenager's brain?

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What Does It Take To Defend Your Home Against A Mega Wildfire Like The Camp Fire? Here’s How One Couple Survived

Dec. 11
Ezra David Romero/Capital Public Radio

The Camp Fire killed 85 people. But at least one family didn’t evacuate and they survived.

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SANDAG Crews To Finish Prepping To Build Voigt Drive Bridge This Week

Dec. 11
By City News Service

All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Tuesday night and continuing through Thursday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.

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Kaiser Mental Health Workers Start Five-Day Strike

Dec. 10
By Susan Murphy

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health care workers began a five-day strike on Monday in San Diego and across the state.

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UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center Launches New HIV Prevention Campaign

Dec. 10
By Priya Sridhar

UC San Diego is offering free combined testing for HIV and five sexually transmitted diseases at a newly remodeled clinic.

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Kaiser Mental Health Clinicians Set To Begin 5-Day Strike

Dec. 10
By City News Service

About 4,000 unionized mental health clinicians at Kaiser Permanente facilities across the state, including in Los Angeles and Anaheim, will begin a five-day strike Monday amid a continuing labor dispute.

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City Council Reroutes Trucks In Barrio Logan Away From Residential Areas

Dec. 7
By City News Service, Ebone Monet

The San Diego City Council voted 9-0 Tuesday to reroute heavy duty trucks away from Barrio Logan residents' homes, schools and senior centers.

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Lilac Fire Ravaged San Diego's North County A Year Ago

Dec. 7
By Erik Anderson

North San Diego County endured a December Santa Ana wind event that fueled a wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes last year.

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Community Devastated By Lilac Fire Nearly Back To Normal One Year Later

Dec. 7
By Matt Hoffman

The Lilac Fire destroyed more than 70 mobile homes at the Rancho Monserate Country Club in Fallbrook. One year later, all the ruble is cleared and nearly all the homes have been replaced.

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Roundtable: Trial Date For Rep. Hunter Set For September

Dec. 7
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

Indicted San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, will have his day in court next September, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez reflects on eight years at city hall, and the local cruise ship business is making a comeback.

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MTS Reminds Residents To Consider Public Transit For December Nights Festival

Dec. 7
By City News Service

San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System reminded residents Friday that they can get to holiday festivities like December Nights in Balboa Park by using the agency's trolley and bus service.

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