Stories for August 13, 2009
Curfew sweeps in San Diego's inner city neighborhoods have netted more and more unsupervised minors over the past couple months.
The First 5 commission, which spends tobacco tax dollars under Proposition 10, says it will contribute $81.4 million to California's Healthy Families program.
Los Angeles is now the country's center for apparel manufacturing, but many of its factories bear an eerie resemblance to New York's early 20th-century sweatshops. "Made in L.A." follows the remarkable journey of three Latina immigrants working in L.A.'s garment factories and their struggle for self-empowerment as they wage a three-year battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table.
Consumer advocacy groups are calling on the Department of Transportation to crack down on dealerships offering questionable sales terms to customers participating in the government's Cash for Clunkers program.
Work has already begun on expanding San Diego’s Lindbergh Field. The airport still needs approval from the California Coastal Commission for a major part of the expansion.
California's top financial officers said Thursday they will stop issuing IOUs, ending a practice that became the most visible symbol of the state's fiscal crisis.
A distinguished composer and famous jazz musician, Gunther Schuller, is the composer-in-residence at this year's La Jolla Summerfest, which runs through Aug. 23. Schuller speaks with us about how he became interested in jazz music, about attending school in Germany in the late 1930's and about playing with Miles Davis.
Hundreds of firefighters are battling a wildfire that has forced the evacuation of about 2,400 residents in Santa Cruz Mountains.
Newly-hired Chula Vista Police Chief David Bejarano is officially dropping out of the race for San Diego County Sheriff. Chula Vista's new top cop used to be San Diego's Police Chief and was also a U.S. Marshall at one point. Bejarano was appointed as Chula Vista's police chief earlier this week.
How will local fire districts deal with the budget cuts from Sacramento? What can residents do on their own to improve local fire protection? We speak to two fire chiefs about the impact of budget cuts on local districts, and to discuss the importance of individual fire preparation.
The health care debate has moved out of Washington as members of Congress have gone on recess. Two of San Diego's Republican congressmen say what they want from health care reform.
"Paper Heart" (now playing at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters) is a film unlike most anything else you’ll see this year -- or from any other year for that matter. It’s part documentary, part romantic comedy, part performance piece, and part puppet show (seriously). However -- perhaps because it manages to integrate all these pieces so naturally and wonderfully -- it also has more charm and yes, heart, than most other films you’ll see this year.