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Businesses Are in the Dark on New Lighting Rules

New retrofit mandates meant to lower energy use are giving many companies sticker shock. But the state Energy Commission says businesses themselves might be partly to blame for misinterpreting the rules and overestimating what they must do to comply.

How San Diego Swapped One Government Moneymaker for Another

San Diego's moves to shed its sleepy Navy town image and its reliance on government money to drive the economy helped it become a premier innovation hub. But the push to de-emphasize the Navy as an economic anchor ultimately just shifted the ways in which San Diego rakes in government money.

The City Puts Its Showdown With the State on Pause

The City Council, city attorney, state representatives and the mayor's office figured out a way to temporarily end a conflict between state and local law that threatened to close the tap to hundreds of millions of dollars in state money for local construction projects.