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California First State To Pass Cell Phone 'Kill Switch'...08/27/14
Smartphone theft is on the rise — many times turning violent — but a new California law will require a "kill switch" be installed rendering the phone inoperable if stolen.
Report: San Diego Man Killed In Syria Fighting For ISIS
Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, was born in Illinois and lived in Minnesota before moving to San Diego, where he attended City College, according to news reports.
Napa Quake Reminds San Diego To Be Prepared
Earthquake researchers predict there's a 99 percent chance Southern California will experience a 6.7-magnitude earthquake in the next 30 years.
City Council Considers Appealing Convention Center Expansion Ruling
A ruling by the state appeals court this summer put into limbo San Diego's plan to finance a Convention Center expansion. The City Council is holding a special meeting Monday to discuss options in moving forward. City Council President Todd Gloria...
Are Earthquakes Linked To Drought?
The 6.0-magnitude quake in Napa, California is causing some to take second look at UC San Diego research that indicates an uplift in the earth's surface — caused by the drought — is causing seismic activity to spring up.
City Heights Skaters Look At Environmental — And Health — Impacts Of...
City Heights skateboarders helped author a report that looks at the health benefits and implications of the skate park coming to their neighborhood. They're part of a growing trend that takes environmental reviews of city projects past wire quality...
Roundtable Reflects On Faulconer's Choices, Lorena Gonzalez' Bills,...
The San Diego mayor can choose to lead on the minimum wage and convention center issues or he can sit and watch. Sacramento pols chose to support a $7.5 billion water bond in November. Lorena Gonzalez has chosen to launch a legislation barrage. And...
How The Affordable Care Act Is Changing San Diego Community Health...
Now that the Affordable Care Act has opened up healthcare for more people, how are community clinics managing an influx of patients while maintaining quality care?
College Life 101: Easing The Transition For Students And Parents
It's the time of year when freshman are moving into college dorms and away from home — it can be stressful for both students and parents. We take a look at how to survive the transition and thrive in college.
Columnist Marks 10 Years With New Book 'Diary Of A Diva, Behind The...
For 10 years, Barbarella Fokos has been writing the popular Diary of a Diva column in the San Diego Reader, now she's put some of her favorite stories in her first book, "Diary of a Diva, Behind the Lipstick."
Why Are Minority Men Struggling To Finish Community College?
Very few male students of color graduate with a certificate or degree. A new collaborative policy brief aims to address that problem on a national level.
Unintended Consequences: Bird Deaths At California Solar Power Plants
The goal of the huge Ivanpah solar electricity plant in the Mojave desert is to provide clean, affordable energy to thousands of households. But what it's also doing, say wildlife officials, is killing birds.
Saving Lives At San Diego Humane Society's 24-Hour Kitten Nursery
Kitten season is here and that means animal shelters are getting an influx of homeless litters. The San Diego Humane Society says many newborn kittens wouldn't survive if it weren't for its 24-hour kitten nursery.
Reaching Out For Help With Depression
The death of comedian Robin Williams is teaching us a lot about depression. We look at treatments available and who to reach out to when you need help.
SDSU Professor's New Book Is An Experiment In Fiction For The Twitter...
KPBS Midday Edition speaks to San Diego State University literature Professor Harold Jaffe about his latest book, a collection of 50- and 100-word stories called "Induced Coma."
Killing Of Missouri Teen Reminds San Diegans Of Problems Between...
The fallout from the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has reverberated across the country. Black community groups in San Diego, as well as the San Diego Police Department, are evaluating law enforcement equity in our city.
California's Plastic Bag Ban Bill Moves Forward
The debate over a statewide plastic bag ban is heating up, as a key legislative committee last week passed a bill that would phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores. The bill now moves to the full Assembly.
Roundtable Tackles Iraq Dilemma, Incentives For Businesses, Escondido...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says no to more boots on the ground in Iraq. Are businesses leaving San Diego for greener tax pastures or do they stick around for the talent and expertise? A developer wants to build houses on a dying Escondido golf...
Brown Sends $7.5 Billion Water Plan To Ballot
The governor and lawmakers were driven to action by the state's historic drought, which has forced farmers to fallow their fields and cities to implement fines and rationing.
Coastal Commission OKs 40-Year Plan For North County Transportation...
A wide-ranging, 40-year plan to handle the growing transportation needs along the North County coastline was approved unanimously by the California Coastal Commission.
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