Stories for August 7, 2009
The Housing Opportunities Collaborative holds free HOME (Home Owners Mobile Education) clinics across San Diego County, providing homeowners one-on-one sessions with experts like housing counselors, mortgage counselors and real estate and bankruptcy attorneys.
Bill Moyers called it a remarkable example of “the simple yet transformative power of music... to touch something in each of us.” Variety acknowledged it as “a great showcase for just what incredible, thoroughly accessible popular music is being made worldwide.” Playing for Change is an extraordinary effort to unite musicians and vocalists from diverse parts of the globe, while at the same time seeking to immerse audiences in a multimedia movement to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music.
MY MUSIC brings back the disco years with live performances from the legends of the lighted dance floor. K.C. of K.C. and the Sunshine Band hosts the program, which includes the hit-makers featured on the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever. K.C. and the Sunshine Band (“That’s the Way I Like It” and “Get Down Tonight”), the Trammps (“Disco Inferno”), Yvonne Elliman (“If I Can’t Have You”), Tavares (“More Than a Woman”) and more bring back the days of polyester suits, big hair, mirror balls and eight-track tapes.
California was near the top of the list in a national decline in births in 2008. A new federal report shows California's birth rate dropped 2.6 percent from the previous year.
Leaders from three cities lashed out at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Friday for not backing SDG&E’s power shut off plan for the backcountry.
Health officials in California and Colorado say at least nine people have reported illnesses tied to a recall of ground beef that may be tainted with salmonella.
Rady Children's Hospital let employees take a ride in a earthquake simulator as the San Diego hospital prepares to finish its earthquake retrofit.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County surpassed $3 for the first time since June 27 today, rising 2.7 cents to $3.01.
While there seem to be a few positive signs for the San Diego housing market, experts agree the downturn has been unprecedented and perhaps just the beginning. The most recent good news comes from a report that shows home values grew on a monthly basis for the first time in three years. Prior to May, home prices had been in steady decline since July 2006. The bad news is it only grew by 0.4 percent, and the housing market usually has some sort of upswing in the spring or summer.
Complete listing of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, and National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) grantees through NeighborWorks® America.
The high cost of health care is driving more and more people away from the healthcare system. We'll open up the phones and ask our listeners to tell us what they'd like to see changed in the health system.
A plan to create more no-fishing zones along the Southern California coastline has angered many local fishermen. The goal of the plan is to protect the ocean environment, and increase local fish populations.
A panel of federal judges has ordered the state to reduce its prison inmate population by 40,000. The judges scolded the state for not complying with previous orders to fix the prison health care system, and reduce overcrowding.
Bills to overhaul the nation's health care system have been approved by committees in the House and Senate. What are the details of the House and Senate proposals?
Car shoppers caught up in the frenzy of the "cash-for-clunkers" program will have more time now and a $2 billion reason to trade in their old gas guzzlers. The Senate voted to refill the popular car incentive program Thursday, tripling the $1 billion fund that has led to big crowds at once deserted auto showrooms.