Stories for November 20, 2009
Bus drivers for the North County Transit District can expect to see their wages fall significantly next year, after a private company takes over the public bus contract. Labor representatives say this week’s decision to privatize more than 300 jobs could be a sign of things to come.
UC San Diego students will hold a candlelight vigil this evening to protest the 32 percent fee hike approved by the University of California's Board of Regents yesterday.
The California Air Resources Board may take another look at diesel retrofit rules adopted a year ago because the lead researcher overstated his credentials. One San Diego member of the board says he would support a new study.
As credit card companies face rising public anger, new regulation from Washington and a potential perfect storm of economic bad news, "Frontline" correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the future of the massive consumer loan industry and its impact on a fragile national economy. In a joint project with The New York Times — a follow-up to the “Secret History of the Credit Card” — Bergman and the Times talk to industry insiders, lobbyists, politicians and consumer advocates as they square-off over new regulation and the possible creation of a consumer finance protection agency.
What are dreams and why do we have them? Are they a window into a hidden realm within us? Science is only just beginning to understand. NOVA joins the leading dream researchers and witnesses the extraordinary experiments they use to investigate the world of sleep. From human narcoleptics to sleepwalking cats, from recurrent nightmares to those who can’t dream, each sequence contains a vital clue to the question these scientists are pursuing: Why do we dream?
A group of residential burglary suspects scrambled onto the grounds of Madison High School today while fleeing police, prompting a lockdown of the Clairemont-area campus as officers did a building-by-building search.
The City of San Diego will face a record budget deficit next year. The projected deficit, currently estimated to be over $179 million, will force the mayor and city council to make some of their toughest decisions since taking office. How will next June's primary election impact when and where the budget cuts are made?
For the first time since mid-2006, San Diego's median home price showed a year-over-year increase in value. The news that local homes are selling for more than a year ago was hailed by some in the industry as an indication that the housing market is turning around. Has the local real estate market already bottomed-out? And, what's expected to happen with the local housing market in the first half of 2010?
49 million Americans live without access to adequate food, according to a recent Department of Agriculture report. What's the situation like for people here in San Diego? And, what can be done to reduce the number of people who deal with "food insecurity" in our county?
UC San Diego Medical Center has a new CEO. Thomas Jackiewicz takes the helm of the organization, which includes two hospitals and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center.
Federal officials will inspect the hiring records of 60 employers in San Diego to see if they employ illegal immigrants. It is part of a nationwide inspection of 1,000 businesses.
Concerned parents in the San Diego Unified School District expressed their frustration, anger and hope yesterday for the coming school year. They were at the first of five town hall meetings on impending budget cuts. The forums set a precedent for a district that’s facing a dire financial situation next year: