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Objecting to Bike Lanes as 'Paint Stripe Pollution'

Residents of Coronado, California, marched out a series of absurd anti-bike arguments that somehow won the day.


An Eye-Opening Flight Over California's Depleted Reservoirs

It’s pretty bleak below.

Brian Hawkins

A Rare Crowd of Funnel Clouds Descends on Southern California

But the rash of foul weather probably won't do much to help the state's drought.

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How Vista, California, Became the Capital of Craft Beer

In just the past few years, a suburb of San Diego has become a national destination for beer brewers and connoisseurs.

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The Chart That Toppled San Diego's Long-Term Transportation Plan

And could strengthen climate policies in California cities for years to come.


America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

They're especially bright in the suburbs, says NASA.


Selling Conservative San Diego on Experimental Land Uses

The brand new Quartyard pop-up is a sign of changing attitudes in what has been a more traditional planning culture.

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An Utterly Terrifying Risk Assessment of California's Next Big Earthquake

The worst-case scenario means endless fires, impotent rescue services, and no water for months.

Will Norbert Be the Rare Cyclone to Hit California?

Probably not, though the oceanic storm could bring "life-threatening flash flooding" to the region.

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The Problem of Finding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Just Got Sunnier

The solar-powered EV ARC charger has a key advantage: portability.

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Have U.S. Light Rail Systems Been Worth the Investment?

Despite modest success, most systems have neither increased mass transit commute share nor the vitality of city centers.

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The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

Nothing About This Year's Winter Weather Patterns Is Likely to Change Any Time Soon

Expect unusual East Coast cold and West Coast heat to "remain in place through most of the remainder of March."


8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

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San Diego's Mayoral Race Tells Us Nothing About 2014

Some people say that a Republican beating an Obama-endorsed Democrat foreshadows bad news for the DNC. They are wrong.

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Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Gets 3 Years Probation

And he still faces a civil lawsuit.

Climate Change Is Creating Anxious Fish

Acidic oceans are stressing out fish, say researchers, and that's not good for global food security.

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America's Federal Employment Belt

How the federal government shapes job markets beyond D.C. – in Honolulu, Virginia Beach, and across the Sunbelt.