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What Climate Change Tells Us About Ourselves

Oct. 23
By Jade Hindmon

What does climate change tell us about ourselves? One friar and theology professor sits down with KPBS Midday Edition to talk about the moral implications of climate change.

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Home Prices Rise Year-Over-Year In San Diego County; Sales Drop

Oct. 23
By City News Service

The median price of a single-family home in San Diego County was up 5.8 percent last month, compared to September 2017, while sales of existing homes dropped 15.6 percent, according to figures released Monday by the California Association of Realtors.

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UC Workers Begin Three-Day Strike Over Outsourcing Complaints

Oct. 23
By City News Service

Patient care technical workers at UC San Diego and their counterparts at UC facilities across the state Tuesday began a three-day strike amid a labor dispute focused on salary issues and demands by the employees' union for an end to the outsourcing of jobs.

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SANDAG, MTS, NCTD To Host Meeting To Discuss Proposed Transit Fare Increases

Oct. 23
By City News Service

The San Diego Association of Governments, North County Transit District and Metropolitan Transit System will hold a public meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday to discuss proposed changes to transit fares throughout the county.

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What's At Stake For San Diego In Proposition 6 Gas Tax Vote

Oct. 23
By Andrew Bowen

Proposition 6, a measure to repeal last year's increase to the state gas tax, could be one of the most consequential issues on the November ballot. The measure could ease the direct cost of car ownership, but would also eliminate billions in new transportation funding.

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Activists Push For Environmental Justice In San Diego Neighborhoods

Oct. 22
By Erik Anderson

Environmental activists push for benefits to San Diego's low-income neighborhoods as the city advances plans to meet tough climate action plan goals.

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City Council Repeals Regulations On Vacation Rentals

Oct. 22
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 Monday to repeal an ordinance that placed regulations on short-term renters using platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway.

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UC San Diego Opera Responds To Prevalence Of Gun Violence In US

Oct. 22
By Brooke Ruth

The opera tells the story of Sarah Winchester, the heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. Legend is that she warded off the spirits of those killed by guns by continually adding on to her California mansion.

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Police Expect To Collect A Few Hundred Guns At Annual Buyback Event In San Diego

Oct. 19
By Matt Hoffman

Assault weapons can be traded in for a $200 gift card while all other guns can be swapped for a $100 gift card or a skateboard.

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Walgreens Warns SDSU Students They May Have Received Ineffective Meningitis Vaccines

Oct. 19
By City News Service

San Diego State University students who were recently vaccinated for meningitis may need to receive the vaccine again, the school and Walgreens warned Friday.

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County's First West Nile Virus Case Confirmed By Health Officials

Oct. 19
By City News Service

San Diego County's health officials Friday confirmed the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in 2018.

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Strong Santa Ana Winds Prompt Red Flag Warning For San Diego County

Oct. 19
By City News Service

Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Friday denoting a strong risk of wildfire in San Diego County.

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4,000 Evacuated In California As Underground Gas Fire Burns

Oct. 18
By Associated Press

A grass fire sparked by a power line failure was threatening a major Chevron natural gas pipeline junction Thursday, leading to the evacuation of about 1,400 homes.

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Fire Weather Watch Issued For San Diego County

Oct. 18
By City News Service

Santa Ana winds will sweep through parts of San Diego County Thursday, combining with low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous wind-driven wildfires, the National Weather Service said.

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UC San Diego Earthquake Simulator Getting Upgrade

Oct. 18
By Erik Anderson

UCSD earthquake simulator is getting a multi-million dollar upgrade soon.

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