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.
UCSD professor of writing and literature Rae Armantrout has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection "Versed."
"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.
President Obama and top officials from 47 countries began negotiations Monday at an unprecedented global summit in Washington to forge a comprehensive plan to halt the spread of nuclear weapons and keep them out of the hands of terrorists.
The USS Carl Vinson and its 3,500 crew members sailed into their new homeport at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego on Monday morning.
Culture Lust rounds up some of San Diego's best, most interesting, and most surprising art stories from the weekend so you've got plenty of material for this week's water cooler chatter.
Spring is here, and that means many plants are blooming. We'll find out how to take advantage of the wet winter rains and how to control weeds in your garden.
In June, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego opens an exhibit featuring 43 artists and collectives living and working in San Diego county. The museum has just announced the artists chosen to participate in "Here Not There: San Diego Now."
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.
San Diego is now the home port to three aircraft carriers. The USS Carl Vinson is scheduled to arrive in San Diego Bay today. The Vinson will join the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Nimitz as one of three nuclear aircraft carriers based at Naval Air Station North Island.
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.