Stories for September 8, 2009
A new analysis of what San Diego spends on firefighting suggests the region has not caught up with spending in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, in fact it has fallen further behind.
The state assembly will vote Wednesday on a measure that would ban the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) from products designed for young children. Supporters say BPA may cause serious health problems.
Six domestic violence shelters in California have been forced to close while dozens more are scaling back services after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated all state funding for the program that supports them.
San Diego is asking private companies to bid on a $45 million city contract for the first time in 30 years. The city is soliciting competition for its technology service.
Kids who started school today will soon face a double-barreled flu season, as seasonal flu and swine flu will both be a threat.
Okay, "Spamalot" (running September 8 through 13 at the San Diego Civic Theater) is not a movie but since it's based on a movie and it's from my beloved Pythonites I figure it's fair game to cover on Cinema Junkie. And if you have a problem with that there's an argument clinic I know that I could send you to...
Identity theft is getting more sophisticated. Nowadays, teams of thieves work to attack large organizational systems with the goal of stealing thousands of credit card numbers. Your medical records are also at risk, and there are many questions being raised about the privacy on social networking sites, like Facebook. We discuss the newest forms of ID theft, and what you can do to protect your privacy online.
California lawmakers are headed into the final stretch of the legislative session this week. State water supply and prison overcrowding remain unresolved.
The city of San Diego may not be adhering to California rules when it comes to being transparent about complaints against its employees.
It's the first day of the new school year for thousands of San Diego Unified students. The district's school trustees are also back at work today, trying to set educational goals for this year despite a possible superintendent change.
It's the first day of a new school year for many San Diego County students. Some of them will be greeted by a back-to-school message from President Barack Obama. Others will not.
Community college officials in San Diego County say more students can't afford their textbooks this semester.