Stories for October 20, 2009
San Diego State University officials admit they sidestepped getting community input in their rush to end the university's longtime local student guarantee policy.
The budget crunch for the San Diego Unified School District in the next school year will be worse than the current one, and teachers will be hit with layoffs or salary reductions in the next round of cuts, the Board of Education was told today.
A 4-year-old boy has died from swine flu in Santa Barbara County, one week after a 5-year-old died girl from the sickness in San Diego County.
San Diego State University's decision to do away with an admission preference for local students got the attention of a state lawmaker.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are using drug sniffing dogs to help patrol pedestrian crossings along the U.S.-Mexico border in California. Federal officials say it's a pilot program to help crack down on drug smuggling.
A fire of unknown origin blackened about 10 acres in a brushy North County field today, threatening several homes but causing no reported structural damage or injuries, authorities reported.
New data out Tuesday from a San Diego-based real estate tracking firm shows the number of home foreclosures in California has likely peaked. But the high rate of foreclosures is expected to linger for a few more years.
A suicidal woman perched on the edge of an overpass in Golden Hill for more than eight hours today, forced a full freeway closure that created "horrendous" congestion for miles, until she was finally taken into custody by police.
Is the local economy starting to improve, or are more hard times expected in the near future? Why is housing stabilizing, while the commercial real estate market is getting worse? We speak to local experts on the economy and real estate about the latest trends they are seeing.