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The Greater North Park Community Plan on the books today doesn’t contemplate the existence of microbreweries or its artisan brethren, like bakeries, coffee roasters and candy makers. So unless a proposed zoning change is included in the update, the plan could effectively ban future microbreweries in the neighborhood.

Even as the urban neighborhood has become a sort-of template for city planners, it’s still facing some of the usual tensions as it tries to map out its development future. The dispute is a reminder for the city that cutting greenhouse emissions in half is harder than simply announcing it wants to.

Daniel Cayan, a climate researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, joins the podcast this week to explain the science behind so-called “king tides,” the highest tides of the year. Hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts also dive into a hearty discussion about the Chargers, they discuss what San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten left out […]