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Stories for April 7, 2010
California's electric grid operators have promised to explain how a short but massive power outage occurred in the San Diego region last week. Energy watchers says that review should be done by outsiders.
California lawmakers took a step Wednesday toward cracking down on the middlemen that help private investment firms land lucrative contracts with the state's giant pension funds.
San Diego’s fire chief says University City and Rancho Penasquitos face the most risk because of fire department cutbacks.
A popular comedian was among those asking voters to approve California's comprehensive water bond package at a forum Wednesday in Balboa Park.
Leaders of area fire departments and law enforcement agencies reminded motorists today to slow down and pull over for emergency personnel, in the wake of the death of a medic who was setting out flares at the scene of a traffic accident.
On this day in 1933, "King Kong" hit theaters and a screen legend was born. I just want to celebrate the big guy's birthday.
While the U.S. has unequaled offensive cyberwar capability, experts say it is unprepared to fend off a massive cyberattack. "I see this as possibly one of the gravest intelligence battles the U.S. has ever fought, and it's a battle we're currently losing," says cyberpolicy analyst James Lewis.
For this month's pet segment, we are focusing on exotic animals: birds, reptiles, small mammals, amphibians, etc. We talk to Dr. Jeff Jenkins about how to properly care for exotic pets, from nutrition to cage cleaning.
Craig Noel, the founding artistic director of the Old Globe theater and often called the father of San Diego theater died at his San Diego home over the weekend. He was 94. We talk with Pam Kragen, North County Times arts editor and president of the San Diego Theater Critics Circle.
Are California's sex offender and parole laws being properly enforced? What are the economic and social costs of implementing stricter laws? We'll look at the battle to make sure California's legal system is working properly.
This morning, we begin a series of political updates on the candidates and issues on San Diego's June primary ballot. First up, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis' uncontested bid for a third term. And, a look at the County Treasurer/Tax Collector and County Assessor races.
The advent of the working mother meant parents, moms in particular, were spending less time with their kids. But research by two UCSD economists shows that trend has turned around. For the past twenty years the U.S. has seen a dramatic increase in the time that college-educated parents spend with their children. But it's unclear whether this is what we would call quality time.
Last month I got an advance peek at "Kick-Ass" (opening April 16 throughout San Diego) and I fell in love. Check out this trailer and see if you feel any chemistry.
James Franco was recently accepted to Yale's doctoral program, landed a major book deal, and enjoys writing about dragon bongs. But Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam wants to know how other actors-slash-authors in Hollywood measure up, and are a PhD and good writing mutually exclusive?