Stories for December 22, 2009
The city of Oceanside just went through a special election which cost the taxpayers half a million dollars. This is not chump change for a city facing a $10 million budget shortfall over the next two years and facing contract negotiations with the Oceanside Firefighters Association.
San Diego Assemblyman Marty Block wants community colleges to begin offering four-year degrees. He says California has to rethink the way students access higher education.
Millions of working Californians may have to pay more for their health insurance next year. A new survey finds nearly half of all large employers say they'll likely ask employees to make higher co-payments.
The California Department of Transportation has agreed to spend $1.1 billion over 30 years to make sidewalks, curbs and walkways more accessible to the disabled.
San Diego environmental groups aren’t taking no for an answer when it comes to the Carlsbad desalination plant. San Diego Coastkeeper and The Surfrider Foundation have filed an appeal of a Superior Court decision that backs the State Lands Commission’s 2008 approval of the plant.
Three young men who served jail terms for a La Jolla street brawl in which a professional surfer died admitted today that they violated terms of probation by testing positive for marijuana and being in each other's company.
Some California cities are passing cat declawing laws before a new state law takes effect on January 1st.
Two college football bowl games will be played in San Diego, and that means much-needed tourist dollars for the region.
What are the most significant things that have happened over the last decade? Did the 2000s live up to our expectations? And, what are the predictions for the next decade? We speak to a futurist and an expert on computer science about the 2000s and beyond.
San Diego scientists are involved in an international effort to map a human genome that's sick with cancer. Cancer is built on cell mutations that alter the genome we inherit from our parents.