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The Homeless in San Diego Are Getting Jobs Thanks to a 16-Year-old Boy

Thanks to 16-year-old Kevin Barber, an innovative program is paying homeless people to perform jobs for the city so they can get back on their feet.

Poor Family in Mexico Given New Home and New Start From San Diego Group

Today, Rosario’s life changes forever. Today, the mother of six becomes a homeowner. Tonight, she will not sleep on a dirt floor. Today means...

San Diego Airport Is First in World to Be Certified LEED Platinum

San Diego International Airport became the first in the world to be awarded LEED Platinum — the highest environmental certification possible — for its...
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San Diego Vaults into Solar Energy and Green Jobs Future

Two of the world’s solar energy leaders have just announced major plans to bring new solar energy technology and green jobs to San Diego....
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San Diego’s Highway Helper (Video)

Stuck on a highway with flat tire or overheated engine? You might get some help from Thomas Weller, who patrols the highways to make...

Helpers Pour into Fire-Stricken San Diego

"At least 1,000 volunteers reach out to evacuees and local fire crews get additional backup." (CS Monitor)

Man Donated Hundreds of Thousands of Miles to Strangers, Reuniting Families for the Holidays

And his donation inspired dozens of other frequent fliers to donate their airline miles as well.

Diego’s Got Game: Fertile Giant Tortoise Has Saved His Species From Extinction

This wily reptile is such a ladies man, he has almost single-handedly repopulated an entire island with a species that was facing extinction.
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San Francisco Now Recycles An Astonishing 72 Percent of All Trash

Mayor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday that San Francisco has attained a US recycling record by keeping 72% of all recyclable material out...

Hundreds Of San Diegans Help Make E-Waste Event a Success (Video)

Hundreds of San Diegans spent their day saving the environment by dusting off those old computers, printers, and VCRs and bringing them to a...

SeaWorld to End Orca Whale Shows in California (WATCH)

After plunging attendance and a state commission banning captive breeding of Orcas, SeaWorld is stopping its killer whale shows in San Diego.

Good News in History, June 23

On this day 79 years ago, the American athlete Wilma Rudolph was born prematurely at 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg). Despite a polio virus, infantile...

Good News in History, June 22

Happy Birthday to Meryl Streep who was born 70 years ago today in Summit, New Jersey. Often described as the best actress of her...

World’s Smallest Baby, Born the Size of an Apple, Finally Leaves Hospital as Healthy 5-Pound Infant

This 5-month-old baby has defied all the odds after she was delivered at just 8.6 ounces – which is about the size of an apple.

Wearable Cooling and Heating Patch Could Be Your Body’s New Personal Thermostat

Are you always hot in the summer or cold in the winter? This 2-inch device may soon warm you up and cool you down without resulting in a hefty utility bill.

First Scientifically Confirmed Images in 100 Years: The Awe-Inspiring, Elusive Black Leopard

These breathtaking pictures prove the survival of the ultra-rare black leopard in Africa – and they are some of the first photos to do so in over 100 years.

Father Thanks Stranger for Entertaining His Daughter in the Airport: ‘This is the world I want for her’

These sweet new BBFs are a perfect example of how friendship can go beyond race, age, and politics.

Good News in History, January 5

50 years ago today, the Prague Spring began after a reformist was elected in the Communist party of Czechoslovakia. The liberal-minded Alexander Dubcek started to grant additional rights to the citizens, by loosening restrictions on the media, speech and travel. The Soviet Union finally brought down an iron fist to halt the democratization eight months later, invading the country with a half a million heavily-armed troops. But it wasn’t enough to stop a spirited non-violent resistance mounted throughout the country… (1968)

Wrinkles May Soon Be a Thing of the Past Thanks to New Skin Cell Discovery

Not only could the discovery spell the end of aged skin, it could also serve as a stepping stone to defeating several common diseases and infections.

Businessman Hands Out $1,000 Checks to Every Student and Staffer of Wildfire-Affected California School

The 90-year-old restauranteur walked into Paradise High School earlier this week so he could hand out $1.1 million in checks to the students and staffers.