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SDSU Researchers Find Support For Working Moms...07/02/15
Researchers at San Diego State University found that 12th graders and adults are more supportive of working mothers today than their 1970s counterparts.
State Regulators To Vote On New Energy Rates For San Diego...
The California Public Utilities Commission will vote Friday on a new pricing structure for SDG&E customers.
Vicki Estrada: 10 Years As A 'Natural Woman'
As part of an ongoing series on gender identity, San Diego business and civic leader Vicki Estrada discusses the challenges she has faced over the years, how she found happiness and love and movement for transgender equality.
San Diego Tightens Water Restrictions To Meet State...
The drought in California prompted San Diego leaders to step up conservations efforts this week, ordering residents and businesses to cut back on outdoor watering.
San Diego County Plan Will Lead to Fewer Animals Euthanized
The San Diego Welfare Coalition announced a new policy Wednesday that would lead to fewer dogs and cats being euthanized at shelters. Midday Edition reviews the policy and concerns that it may lead to overcrowding.
San Diego Conference Looking To Diversify STEM Workforce
Jobs in science, technology, engineering and math are plentiful in the U.S., but employees to fill those positions are not. The STEM Solutions Leadership Conference in San Diego is trying to turn that around.
1985 Normal Heights Fire Prompted San Diego Education,...
Midday Edition looks back at 1985 and the Normal Heights fire that destroyed 76 homes and damaged another 57. The fire prompted San Diego leaders to establish several initiative and improve water pressure in the mid-city area.
Carlsbad Desalination Plant's Pipeline Now Complete
Poseidon Water, the builder of the plant, and the water authority announced that the last 54-inch diameter section was dropped into place in Macario Canyon in Carlsbad. The section was the 2,177th of the pipeline, which runs between Carlsbad and San...
San Diego Transgender Teen Shares Struggle With Gender...
As part of a series of interviews on KPBS Midday Edition about gender identity issues, 14-year old Sam Moehlig of Rancho Bernardo talks about what it's like to grow up transgender in San Diego.
Food Fables: Investigating San Diego Restaurants Claims of...
A San Diego Magazine investigation uncovers how local eateries may be claiming they're using locally grown food in their farm-to-table menus, but instead they're lying about where the food comes from.
Supreme Court Upholds Independent Redistricting Commissions
In a closely watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of an Arizona commission that forms the state's electoral districts. The ruling validates efforts in California and other states that use these groups to prevent gerrymandering.
Roundtable: SCOTUS On Same-Sex Marriage And Health Care,...
The Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage is historic. The decision on the Affordable Care Act is significant. The 2015-2016 California budget — on time and not contentious — may be both.
School Is Out But Hunger Lingers For Some San Diego Kids
For students who rely on school lunch meals, having enough to eat during summer break can be challenging.
San Diego County Joins Binational Effort To Prevent,...
A collaborative effort between San Diego County, Imperial County and the state of Baja California will focus on identifying, treating and preventing the spread of tuberculosis on both sides of the border.
Ideas to Keep San Diego Students Off The 'Summer Slide'
School might be out for summer but learning doesn't have to take a break. Educators share ideas on mind-stimulating activities that will keep kids sharp for fall on Midday Edition.
California's New Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect July...
About 6.5 million workers in California are expected to benefit from a new paid sick leave law authored by a San Diego lawmaker.
San Diego County Author Examines Drug War Consequences
"The Cartel" is a sequel to Don Winslow's bestseller, "The Power of the Dog." Both books are crime thrillers, but in terms of research and scope, they qualify as a quasi-history of the drug war.
Eliminating Traffic Deaths: San Diego Vision Zero Goal For...
San Diego officials signal their support for a program called Vision Zero, which aims to reduce traffic-related injuries and death through better planning, design and education.
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble Plays Sound Of San Diego
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble has a new self-titled debut album featuring laid back, soulful vibes with song titles like "Strolling Adams" and "City Heights."
San Diego Faith Leaders Plan Multiracial Forum After...
Faith leaders in San Diego are planning a multiracial forum for local clergy members to discuss America's racial divide after nine people were killed inside a Charleston, South Carolina church last week.
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