Stories for April 12, 2010
A federal employee who for almost eight years accepted cash bribes and other items from people in exchange for jobs as government subcontractors was sentenced today to 75 months in federal prison.
San Diego City Council has approved the mayor’s proposal to outsource part of the city's IT department. The vote marks a step toward the mayor’s goal of using managed competition to outsource city services, if it saves money.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says San Diego County programs to protect and conserve habitat of threatened and endangered species will receive more than $12 million in grants.
Tijuana's ruling National Action Party (PAN), has picked a 34-year-old ex-federal congressman as its mayoral candidate in this summer's election. Analysts say Carlos Torres would provide continuity to the city if he wins.
"When Families Grieve" features several families coping with the death of a parent. This special, starring Katie Couric and the "Sesame Street" Muppets, performs a valuable service to families everywhere -- in both the military and the public at large -- by creating awareness of the courageous struggles of parents and children, and sharing the strategies that have helped them to move forward while keeping the memories alive.
Health care reform was the first big policy deal taken on by the Obama administration. Many say the president has bet the mid-term elections, possibly his presidency, on the outcome. In a new investigation, FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors at the White House, in Congress and the boardrooms of the giant health care lobby to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined Barack Obama’s endeavor.
Are you struggling to finish your tax returns in time for the April 15 filing deadline? We have representatives from the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board on to take your calls, and offer last-minute tax tips
What kind of economic impact did last Sunday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake have on businesses and residents who live in the Imperial Valley? We speak to Brad Jennings, editor of the Imperial Valley Press, about the latest damage estimates, and the recovery efforts taking place in his area.
Phil Mickelson has his third green jacket. The San Diego native won the Masters by three strokes over Lee Westwood.
Secret documents in a sexual molestation lawsuit against former Northern California Boy Scout leader and Mormon Elder William Knox could reveal abuse in San Diego.
The legislation would regulate paper carryout bags at supermarkets, retail pharmacies and convenience stores throughout the state.
Border Patrol agents in El Centro say they've seized five times the amount of cocaine in the half year than they did in all of fiscal 2009. Agents says, at the same time, marijuana seizures dropped by 40 percent.
A bill that would increase state oversight over disability insurers has passed its first test in the California Assembly. The measure would prevent insurance companies from being the sole authority on whether or not a person is disabled.