Stories for October 16, 2009
The emergency room at Rady Children's Hospital has been busy in the last few days with parents scared their children might have swine flu. But doctors report many people are coming in needlessly.
San Diego law enforcement officials reiterate they will not participate in a controversial federal program that trains local authorities to find and deport illegal immigrants.
Environmental groups filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the City of Carlsbad's decision to approve changes to a proposed desalination plant.
Domestic violence shelters throughout California have gotten a reprieve. Governor Schwarzenegger says he'll sign a bill that restores $16 million of state funding to the shelters.
A legislative leader is calling for alternatives to state worker furloughs. The move comes on the heels of a new study showing furloughs aren’t saving as much money as anticipated.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed bills recognizing some out-of-state same-sex marriages, and establishing a Harvey Milk Day in the state. What motivated the governor to sign the gay rights legislation? And, will President Barack Obama soon overturn the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy?
Local housing prices remained flat in September. Some analyst say the worst is behind us, while others predict more tough times ahead. How will the nation's unemployment rate affect the housing market over the next year? And, what's causing the commercial real estate market to struggle?
San Diego County public health officials say the best way to prevent against getting infected with the H1N1 influenza virus is to get vaccinated. County officials made that announcement on Wednesday, following the news that a 5-year-old girl from Otay Mesa died from swine flu last week.
Many school districts in San Diego County are making plans to deliver swine flu vaccinations for local children.
"Where the Wild Things Are" (opening October 16 throughout San Diego) follows Max (Max Records), a rambunctious and sensitive young boy who is always seeking adventure. Max leaves his home after a fight with his Mother (Catherine Keener). He finds a boat by the sea and sails until he lands upon an island inhabited by giant creatures that befriend him and know him as "king".
A senior partner of Tijuana's Arellano Felix Drug Cartel has accepted a plea deal with the U.S. government in federal court in San Diego. The man says he helped traffic hundreds of tons of drugs to the United States.