Stories for April 14, 2010
California prison officials are making changes in how they apply a new law that allows some parolees to go unmonitored after their release from prison.
California's attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can have additional benefits for poor and minority communities long plagued by dirty air if state regulators take their needs into account, according to a report released Wednesday.
Dr. Ellen Beck is founder of the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project (SRFCP), which serves more than 2,000 low-income patients each year.
Marjory Kaplan is president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) and holder of the Miriam and Jerome Katzin Presidential Chair.
Three same-sex couples are suing the California Public Employees' Retirement System. The couples allege CalPERS is violating their civil rights by excluding same-sex partners from long-term health care plans.
A Camp Pendleton Marine says he has removed his Facebook page after his comments fueled a free-speech debate about whether troops are allowed to criticize President Barack Obama's policies while serving in the military.
The Board of Supervisors will consider authorizing the installation of nearly two dozen prescription drug collection containers at sheriff's facilities around San Diego County in an effort to prevent the abuse of legal medications, it was announced today.
The first lady will tour the New Roots Community Farm on Chollas Parkway, meet with farmers and volunteers, and make remarks, according to the White House.
UC San Diego is offering more minority students admission to the campus for the fall semester.
The title of Federico Fellini's 1973 film "Amarcord" (playing Friday April 16 at 7:00pm at the Museum of Photographic Arts) is translated as "I Remember." And what I remember of this film -- which came out when I was thirteen -- are the two images I've posted. I can't remember if my parents, who took me to a lot of foreign films, actually took me to see "Amarcord" at that time or if these images along with my parents' love for Fellini and constant recounting of passages from his film have just led me to believe I had seen the film when it opened.
UC officials reported Wednesday that 71.6 percent of California freshman applicants were offered admission for fall 2010, compared with 72.5 percent in 2009 and 75.4 percent in 2008.
Last week, the city of San Diego took a major step toward expanding the San Diego Convention Center. Will that be enough to keep Comic-Con International in San Diego? The contract with the popular arts and comics convention ends in 2012 and both Anaheim and Los Angeles have proposals to move the event to their convention centers. We talk with Comic-Con Director of Marketing David Glanzer.
It's been five years since the San Diego City Council voted to require contractors to pay a "living wage" to their workers. Local labor advocates are celebrating the anniversary this week. We will discuss the impact the "living wage" requirement has had in San Diego.
As the recession tightens its grip on San Diego governments, labor unions are trying hard not to lose ground to cutbacks and outsourcing. We'll discuss the role that labor is playing in San Diego's June primary races.
San Diego authorities say a package explosion at a FedEx warehouse appears to have been sparked by batteries and was not intentional. No one was hurt in the explosion.
A strong earthquake and a series of aftershocks in the mountains of China's southwestern Tibetan Plateau killed at least 400 people and injured some 10,000 others Wednesday. Authorities said they feared the death toll would rise because many people were trapped in collapsed houses and buildings.
Millions of dollars in construction projects are waiting in the wings for the economy to move out of its bust cycle and into the next boom. As the economic momentum builds, a battle is underway over who will get those construction jobs. Chula Vista’s Proposition G is one of the battle grounds over so-called “Project Labor Agreements.”