A virtual Comic-Con means opportunities, for some

Jul 22, 2020
For the first time in its 50-year history, San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled. Organizers are moving some events online.
San Diego gets about $149 million in economic benefit from Comic-Con. Pictured: Cosplayers attend the 2019 Comic-Con International.
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Comic-Con at 50: still the place for epic fandom

Jul 19, 2019
What started as a small gathering of comics enthusiasts in 1970 has turned into a massive testament to the power of fandom.
A cosplayer makes her way to the convention center during Comic-Con in San Diego, California, on Thursday.
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The extraordinary power of Comic-Con and pop culture

Jul 20, 2018
Comic-Con International: San Diego has been a mainstay for over 40 years. Why is that?
Comic fans wait outside before the start of Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010.
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As President Trump heads to California, an update on money for the border wall he wants with Mexico

Mar 12, 2018
President Donald Trump plans to visit California this week. He’s expected to stop in San Diego to take a look at prototypes for a border wall with Mexico. But the big question still looms: How much will it cost, and…

Tijuana's hip food scene and affordable rent are enticing Californians to move south of the border

Jan 10, 2018
"An American can just be a dishwasher and live here like a king."
A sign directs pedestrians to the U.S. border crossing on Jan. 26, 2017 in Tijuana, Baja California. U.S. 
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San Diego Mayor on the impact of NAFTA and Congressional action on DACA

Sep 11, 2017
Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer on the importance of Congressional action for DACA and how NAFTA has meant billions for San Diego.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.
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5 economic takeaways about the Chargers’ move to Los Angeles

Jan 13, 2017
It’s the nation’s second-largest media market. What does that mean for the former San Diego team?
San Diego Chargers fans look on during the second half of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on January 1, 2017 in San Diego, California. 
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Border communities seek economic integration

Sep 1, 2016
With the campaigns focused on immigration, a look at the cross-border economy.
A mural adorns the U.S.-Mexico border fence, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. 
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San Diego taps a bottomless well: the Pacific Ocean

May 17, 2016
A new desalination plant supplies 10 percent of arid San Diego's water.
The site of the Carlsbad desalination plant.
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SeaWorld ending killer whale shows in San Diego

Nov 9, 2015
The company says it's planning a new "orca experience."