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City Councilwoman Jen Campbell Has Politics In Her Blood

May 6
By Andrew Bowen

City Councilwoman Jen Campbell has a family history of political engagement. Her election last November tipped the partisan balance on the council, giving Democrats a veto-proof majority.

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Imperial Beach Officials Planning For Sea Level Rise

May 2
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach faces the most imminent threat from rising sea levels, and city officials are already thinking about adaptation strategies.

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Roundtable: The Census Question

April 26
By Bennett Lacy

The Supreme Court hears a case challenging a Trump administration change to the 2020 census, the city of Imperial Beach considers a stricter ban on plastic bags, and seniors navigate retirement in California.

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Cross-Border Dialogue Tackles Cross-Border Pollution Issue

April 5
By Erik Anderson

California officially opened a dialogue with Mexican officials at a field meeting in Imperial Beach and the first topic of discussion was the region’s cross-border sewage issue.

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Living The 'Van Life' In San Diego

March 28
By Aly Sadik

Vehicle habitation is once again up for debate. KPBS takes an in-depth look at the lives of some locals living out of their vans.

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California Crab Fisheries To Close Early To Protect Whales

March 26
By Associated Press

California crab fisheries will close for the season in April when whales are feeding off the state's coast as part of an effort to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales, officials announced Tuesday.

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Protecting California's Coast With Armor And Habitat

March 26
By Erik Anderson

Engineers are manufacturing a solution to help protect a busy coastal road in San Diego’s North County. If nothing is done, rising sea levels will increasingly threaten to wash out Highway 101 between Encinitas and Solana Beach.

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Roundtable: San Diego Vaccine Exemptions

March 22
By Aly Sadik

Medical records show one doctor is responsible for a third of vaccination exemptions in the San Diego Unified School District, Tijuana residents are stealing razor wire from the southern border fence for protection and imagine living by the beach without the million dollar housing commitment.

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Ocean Beach Pier Still Closed Weeks After High Surf Damage, Unclear When It Will Reopen

March 5
By Matt Hoffman

In mid-January, the Ocean Beach Pier closed after getting hit hard by high surf and weeks later it's still unclear when it will reopen.

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Surf Forecasting Is Part Of Walter Munk's Legacy

Feb. 25
By Erik Anderson

Oceanographer Walter Munk has had a huge impact on his chosen science, and his work helps locals enjoy the San Diego surf.