San Diego to spend $37 million on stormwater system
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by KPBS PUBLIC MEDIA
12h ago
The city of San Diego is spending $37 million to modernize the storm water system in South Mission Beach, but that’s just a drop in the bucket of what’s needed. In other news, immigrants’ rights groups sued the Biden administration Wednesday over the president’s recent executive actions that restrict asylum to migrants who cross the border illegally. Plus, the class of 2024 is graduating in a time of campus protests unmatched since the 1960s. Some UC San Diego students say they are looking forward to graduation, but with heavy hearts ..read more
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San Diego City Council rejects Power San Diego’s ballot measure
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by KPBS PUBLIC MEDIA
1d ago
San Diego voters will not decide whether to replace San Diego Gas and Electric with a nonprofit municipal electric utility this November. In other news, we have a recap on the State of North County address. Plus, we learn about a summer enrichment program for more than 24,000 students in the San Diego Unified School District ..read more
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UC workers are back in class
San Diego News Now
by KPBS PUBLIC MEDIA
2d ago
Thousands of UC academic workers are back in class and research labs this week after a judge ordered a halt on their strike. Then, we look at the long history of extreme political rhetoric around immigration in California. Plus, a new service will make it easier for people to commute to work in Sorrento Valley by train ..read more
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Tijuana migrant shelters brace for impact after asylum limits
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by KPBS Public Media
4d ago
Operators of migrant shelters in Tijuana are worried that President Joe Biden’s latest executive order will create more chaos along the border. The order severely limits asylum to migrants who cross the border illegally. And as the November election approaches, political rhetoric around immigration is getting more extreme. Plus, 40 students were arrested last month for taking part in the Gaza Solidarity Encampment protest at UC San Diego. Some of those students are now facing a critical situation: they might not be able to graduate later this week ..read more
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La Mesa, Encinitas leading local climate change efforts
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by KPBS Public Media
1w ago
La Mesa and Encinitas have scored the best grades in the annual Climate Action Report Card. Created by watchdog group Climate Action Campaign, the report said La Mesa’s climate change efforts include building dense infill housing, including affordable housing, near businesses and transit. Plus, San Diego County wineries saw record high wine sales in 2023. And with Comic-Con fast approaching, KPBS wants to know your tips and tricks for making the most out of the annual pop culture event ..read more
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More obstacles for Seguro Battery Storage Project
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by KPBS Public Media
1w ago
Palomar Health said it won’t grant an easement for the Seguro Battery Storage Project near Escondido. The project needed support from the health system in order to connect transmission lines to the nearest SDG&E substation — the easiest way would be through Palomar’s Escondido medical center. Plus, San Diego officials want to build a new fire station in the Webster neighborhood. The land is on the edge of a canyon, where the city also has plans for a regional park. And this year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Caesar salad, which originates from Tijuana ..read more
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Biden signs executive order closing asylum for some migrants
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by KPBS PUBLIC MEDIA
1w ago
President Joe Biden signed an executive order closing asylum to migrants entering the country illegally and critics on both sides of the political divide are unhappy. In other news, many California college students are leaving nearly $300 of monthly grocery help on the table. Plus, Barrio Logan is well known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, and now there’s a new addition to further honor the Latino community, a Piñata Art Fest ..read more
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What’s next for Mexico after its historic election?
San Diego News Now
by KPBS PUBLIC MEDIA
1w ago
Mexico made history Sunday by electing a female president for the first time. In other news, a group campaigning to replace San Diego Gas and Electric with a municipal utility has officially gathered more than 24,000 signatures. Plus, over the past five years, Sharp Grossmont Hospital says hospital readmission rates for patients from rural areas of San Diego County increased by nearly 8 percent. We learn about a program aiming to reduce that number ..read more
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San Diegans react to Trump’s guilty verdict
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by KPBS PUBLIC MEDIA
1w ago
San Diego County residents react to former President Donald Trump’s criminal conviction. In other news, a San Diego program that aims to reconnect communities divided by freeways is in jeopardy. Plus, we follow bunches of radishes from the ground to the grocery bags of nutrition insecure San Diego residents ..read more
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How the state’s gas tax increase impacts San Diegans
San Diego News Now
by KPBS PUBLIC MEDIA
1w ago
California’s gas tax is set to jump two cents starting next month, but one North County lawmaker is taking a stand against it. We learn why the tax is increasing. In other news, a UC San Diego professor says San Diego County officials retaliated against her by canceling contract work after she filed a complaint alleging that then county supervisor Nathan Fletcher sexually harassed a student. Plus, as the North County LGBTQ Resource Center prepares for Pride by the Beach, it’s also getting ready to grow ..read more
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