Stories for August 12, 2009
With a houseful of weekend guests, Rick and his daughter, Lanie, whip up an extra-special brunch buffet that turns Sunday morning into a mini Mexican vacation, inspired by the relaxed breakfasts they've enjoyed all over Mexico. Just for fun, they set up a hotel-style omelet station, complete with a propane burner, in the dining room-a great way for the host to join in the party-where Rick makes individual Chorizo and Chile Omelets to order as the guests sip orange juice. The buffet also includes Chilaquiles, a comforting casserole of crispy tortillas, softened in a rich, brothy chile sauce with shredded chicken and sour cream.
The Deputy Commander of the Navy Region Southwest says the culture at U.S. detention facilities in Iraq has changed dramatically since the abuses were uncovered at Abu Ghraib. Admiral Gar Wright addressed defense contractors in the San Diego Chapter of the National Defense Industries Association today.
The San Diego Union-Tribune today announced an undisclosed number of layoffs. In their press release touting new advertising offerings and a redesign of SignOnSanDiego.com, the Union-Tribune euphemistically said it plans a "reduction and realignment of staffing levels."
Three more deaths in San Diego County have been linked to the swine flu pandemic, and two of the people had no known underlying medical conditions, county health officials reported today.
Opponents of the proposed Sunrise Powerlink transmission line are appealing a state agency's approval of the project. The Utility Consumers Action Network is filing two appeals with different courts.
Water pollution regulators and the city of San Diego are at odds over how best to clean up contaminated groundwater at Qualcomm Stadium. The two sides along with Kinder Morgan Energy - the company responsible for the cleanup - are set to meet today.
It’s going to cost more to visit most California State Parks. Starting Monday, fees will increase for day use permits by $2 to $5. Camping fees will go up an additional $10 to $21.
Kaiser Permanente says it is eliminating 1,850 jobs in California as the Oakland health care giant faces a drop in subscribers and shrinking reimbursements for Medicare.
Are you ready for some fantasy football? More than 30 million North Americans regularly play fantasy sports. But if you're one of the rest of us, you might ask, "what the heck is fantasy sports?" We speak to the president of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, and the "godfather of fantasy sports market research" about why people play fantasy sports, and how the industry has grown over the last decade.
The Marine Corps says two Marines who died in a helicopter crash in San Diego County forgot to tell mechanics about a loose cowling that struck the tail rotor.
In an era of transparency and accountability, we'll look at whether the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is wisely managing their budget when it comes to travel.
San Diego Unified School Superintendent Terry Grier says the district may not be eligible for more federal stimulus money because the school board doesn't support linking student test scores to teacher performance.