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In Tijuana, Plastic Bag Ban Goes Big

Sept. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Tijuana has become the first Mexican city on border to ban plastic bags. The ban was inspired by the success of California's ban, but it goes much farther.

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Tijuana's Plastic Bag Ban Expected To Help San Diego Beaches And River Valley

Sept. 13
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana’s city council has approved a ban on plastic bags. It goes further than California’s ban, prohibiting the sale, delivery and gifting of biodegradable bags as well.

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Massive Boom Hopes To Corral Pacific Ocean's Plastic Trash

Sept. 11
By Associated Press

Engineers are deploying a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.

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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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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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San Diego Filmmaker Documents The Natural Wonders Of Black's Beach

Aug. 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

It’s difficult to get to, with frequent riptides and rock slides, but in spite of and maybe because of its challenges, Black’s Beach is a San Diego landmark.

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Oceanside Lifeguards Close Part Of Shoreline For Several Hours After Hammerhead Shark Sighting

Aug. 14
By City News Service

Due to a sighting of a hammerhead shark Tuesday, Oceanside lifeguards temporarily closed the city's ocean shoreline from Wisconsin Avenue to Harbor Beach. Authorities have since re-opened that section of shoreline.

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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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Scripps Oceanography Reports Another Record-High Sea Surface Temperature

Aug. 9
By City News Service

Extreme heat Thursday and high surf in San Diego could cause potentially dangerous conditions at the beach this weekend.

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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.