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Measure E Aims To Reshape San Diego's Mission Valley

Oct. 15
By Erik Anderson

Measure E asks city of San Diego voters to approve a massive redevelopment project in Mission Valley.

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Passage Of Measure G Would Allow San Diego State To Expand Into Mission Valley

Oct. 15
By Erik Anderson

SDSU boosters are promoting Measure G — SDSU West — to allow the university to buy a portion of the Mission Valley stadium site to build an auxiliary campus.

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Media Battle Over Redeveloping Mission Valley Stadium Site In Full Swing

Oct. 4
By Erik Anderson

There is a full-scale media war underway as a pair of Mission Valley ballot measures seek voter support.

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San Diego Rhino Adjusting To African Home

Sept. 18
By Erik Anderson

An eastern black rhino, born and raised at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, is safely on the ground in Tanzania, Africa. Eric the rhino will take part in a breeding program to help the critically endangered species.

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Rhino Born And Bred In San Diego Now Living In Africa

Sept. 17
By Erik Anderson

A rhinoceros born and raised at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is getting to know its new home in Africa.

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Port Hopes Seaweed Farm Takes Root In San Diego Bay

Sept. 6
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Bay is already an economic hub for the region but Port officials think there are ways they can broaden the bay's economic palette.

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State Sues Feds To Stop Renegade Sewage Flows

Sept. 5
By Erik Anderson

The State of California has filed a lawsuit to hold the federal government responsible for the region's cross-border pollution woes.

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Mission Valley Developments In Spotlight As Election Season Starts

Sept. 4
By Erik Anderson

Two massive redevelopment plans for the Mission Valley stadium site are in the final two-month stretch before election day.

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San Diego's Cross-Border Sewage Suit Will Move Forward

Aug. 30
By Erik Anderson

A federal judge has rejected part of the Justice Department's bid to have the cross-border sewage case dismissed.

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Green Index Highlights California's Progress And Challenges

Aug. 30
By Erik Anderson

A new survey tracking of the state's move toward a more environmentally sustainable economy shows progress and challenges.

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San Diego River Park Foundation President Talks About Mission Valley

Aug. 22
By Erik Anderson

San Diego River Park Foundation president talks about his board's decision to reject one of two Mission Valley redevelopment proposals on the November Ballot.

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SoccerCity Gets No Support From San Diego River Park Foundation

Aug. 20
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego River Park Foundation is speaking out against the SoccerCity measure on the November ballot.

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San Diego Scientists To Use Drones In Antarctica Research

Aug. 16
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers are deploying new tools to study the Antarctic’s underwater food web.

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San Diego Will Pay SoccerCity Legal Fees

Aug. 14
By Erik Anderson

The city of San Diego is on the hook for legal fees racked up by SoccerCity backers who defended their initiative in court this summer.

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Feds Seek Dismissal Of San Diego Cross-Border Sewage Lawsuit

Aug. 13
By Erik Anderson

Federal judge hears Department of Justice request to dismiss renegade lawsuit aimed at stopping transborder sewage spills.

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It's Official — San Diego's Ocean Waters Break Record

Aug. 2
By Erik Anderson

A warm spell in Southern California has resulted in a new ocean temperature record at Scripps Pier.

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A San Diego Guitar Maker Is Protecting Trees Half A World Away

July 16
By Erik Anderson

El Cajon-based Taylor Guitars is working in the West Africa country of Cameroon in an effort to secure the company’s access to one of the world’s hardest woods.

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SDSU West Gets Tentative Reprieve And Stays On Ballot

July 5
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego Superior Court judge is leaning toward keeping the SDSU West measure on the November ballot in the face of a challenge by the city attorney.

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Local Environmental Groups Oppose Tijuana River Valley Campground

July 3
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter and other environmental advocacy groups Tuesday called on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to postpone construction of a campground at the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park.

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'Familiar Face' Appointed San Diego Fire-Rescue Chief

July 2
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

Mayor Kevin Faulconer Monday appointed Colin Stowell as chief of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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Health Of Pacific Fish Stocks Measured With Sailboat Drones

June 29
By Erik Anderson

Federal researchers in San Diego are using drones to help measure the health of fishing stocks off the Pacific coast.

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Trash Collections Show Plastics Now Dominate Ocean Litter

June 27
By Erik Anderson

Much of the trash finding its way into the world's oceans is plastic.

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San Diego City Attorney Makes Rare Request To Pull Ballot Measures

June 25
By Erik Anderson

Mara Elliot asks two San Diego judges to consider removing two ballot measures that call for the redevelopment of the Mission Valley stadium site.

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Sea Level Rise Could Sink California Property Values

June 18
By Erik Anderson

A new report says California property values along the coast could drop as the level of the ocean rises. The study found more than $15 billion worth of private property is at risk in California over the next 25 years.

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Report Card Has Good Grades For San Diego's Beaches

June 7
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

Dry weather is good news for San Diego County beach water quality.

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San Diego State Eyes Private Partners For Mission Valley Development

June 6
By Erik Anderson

San Diego State University tests a private-public partnership to build student housing, just off campus.

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Moreno Takes Early Lead To Replace Alvarez In San Diego's 8th District

June 5
By Erik Anderson

The seat was opened up by termed-out incumbent David Alvarez.

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Incumbent, City Council President Myrtle Cole Takes Lead In District 4 Race

June 5
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council District 4 incumbent President Myrtle Cole attracted three challengers.

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Gas Prices Crimping San Diego Economy

May 28
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's average gasoline price is edging closer to the $4 a gallon mark and that is starting to put a squeeze on driving in Southern California.

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San Diego Parks Get Good Marks

May 23
By Erik Anderson

San Diego got good marks in a national survey of parks in the country's largest 100 cities.

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Artificial Insemination Yields Rhino Embryo At Zoo's Safari Park

May 17
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers have successfully used artificial insemination to get a southern white rhino pregnant.

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Four Candidates Running For District 8 San Diego City Council Seat

May 10
By Erik Anderson

The race for the eighth district council seat will bring a new face to the San Diego City Hall.

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Survey Considers Options For Proposed SDSU Sports Stadium

May 9
By Erik Anderson

San Diego State University’s athletic department is reaching out to the community to gauge what residents want in a new football stadium.

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Three Candidates Challenge Incumbent In San Diego's District 4 Council Race

May 8
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council District 4 race features an incumbent running for re-election against three challengers.

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San Diego's Urban Neighborhoods Suffer Shortage Of Parks

May 3
By Erik Anderson

A new report on the region's parks finds San Diego's poorest neighborhoods endure a shortage of green space.

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Housing Crunch Forcing People To Leave California

May 3
By Erik Anderson

A new report from a California think tank finds the cost of housing is one of the major reasons people move out of the state.

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A Tentative No: SDG&E Gas Pipeline Gets Negative Evaluation

May 2
By Erik Anderson

An administrative law judge is rejecting a San Diego Gas and Electric plan to build a 47-mile long natural gas pipeline from Rainbow to Miramar.

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Diesel Fuel May Be On The Way Out At California Ports

April 18
By Erik Anderson

An Escondido company is helping fuel change in the nation's cargo transportation industry.

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San Diego Water Bills May Be Going Up, Again

April 9
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County residents could be facing significantly higher water bills if a Sacramento Delta tunnel project moves forward.

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Helicopter Crash Kills Four Southern California Marines

April 4
By Erik Anderson

Military helicopter crash kills four marines in Imperial County.

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Smaller Water Tunnel Project Means Higher Costs For San Diego

April 3
By Erik Anderson

The plan for two water tunnels under the Sacramento Delta is dead, but the replacement plan with only one tunnel may be more expensive for local water users.

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EPA To Ease Back Emissions Standards

April 2
By Associated Press, Erik Anderson

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was not appropriate and set standards "too high."

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Congressional Delegation Presents Unified Voice On Border Sewage Spills

March 26
By Erik Anderson

San Diego’s congressional delegation is speaking up about the region’s cross-border pollution problem.

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KPBS Drought Tracker Finds Drier Than Normal Conditions

March 22
By Erik Anderson

San Diego has quietly slipped back into a moderate drought condition and this week’s rain isn’t significant enough to end that.

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San Diego County Climate Plan Under Fire

March 19
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego Sierra Club is back in court challenging San Diego County’s latest Climate Action Plan.

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10 Years Later, California Still Reviewing Pesticide That Kills Bees

March 19
By Erik Anderson

One decade after beginning a rigorous review, California is still trying to decide how to best regulate powerful insecticides that first hit the market in the mid-1990s.

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Trump Boosters Rally Near The Border For President's First San Diego Visit

March 13
By Erik Anderson

About 200 pro-Trump people gathered in Otay Mesa as the president flew into town to visit the border wall prototypes.

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Council OK's SDSU West Ballot Measure To Redevelop Mission Valley Stadium Site

March 12
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council voted unanimously to put the SDSU West initiative on the November ballot.

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City Attorney Reviews SDSU West's Mission Valley Proposal

March 5
By Erik Anderson

San Diego’s city attorney reviews the SDSU West proposal and she sees a lot of uncertainty in the initiative.

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Feds Facing Lawsuit Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills In San Diego

March 2
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach and the Port of San Diego are pushing forward with plans to sue the federal government over cross-border sewage flows.

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