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.
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.
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.