Stories for August 25, 2009
San Diego's First 5 Commission has named long-time county employee Barbara Jimenez as its new executive director.
Federal officials are asking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to cancel furloughs for employees who are paid with federal funds so payments to thousands of disabled Californians aren't delayed.
San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Terry Grier says he will take the Houston superintendent job once the contract is finalized. He made the announcement to a group of district administrators at a back-to-school event today.
A heat wave is expected over Southern California later this week. San Diego’s inland temperatures could break 100 degrees and desert highs could reach record levels by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Nearly 60 percent of college students polled by San Diego State University agreed their age group uses social networking sites for narcissistic, self-promoting and attention-seeking reasons, it was announced today.
The Coen Brothers have never been ones to rest on their laurels. They quickly followed their Oscar-winning "No Country For Old Men" (2007) with "Burn After Reading" in 2008, and now they already have another film finished, "A Serious Man" (opening October 2). Check out the trailer courtesy of Focus Features.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that a massive school closing wouldn't stop the spread of the swine flu virus, saying vaccinations must be the defense against a menace that one report said could infect up to half of the population.
The San Diego Port District will not halt construction of a new cruise ship terminal downtown, in spite of a lawsuit filed by a group of waterfront activists.
San Diego Unified School Superintendent Terry Grier has about three weeks to consider whether he wants to stay in San Diego or accept an offer to become superintendent in Houston.
Several seniors with disabilities are suing the state for cutting skilled daycare services for adults. The lawsuit claims thousands of seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other debilitating conditions will be at risk.
The 30th annual bike ride from Rosarito to Ensenada will roll on this year. An injection of cash from the state of Baja California will allow the tradition to continue.