Stories for April 26, 2010
California public schools are now required to lift educational barriers affecting the children of military families. Hundreds of military and school officials in San Diego County attended a forum on Monday to talk about putting the change into practice.
Anthem Blue Cross has called off a premium increase that was scheduled to take effect this Saturday. The insurer won't say when some 800-thousand individual policy holders in California will have to pay higher premiums.
California's largest utility came under fire from state lawmakers Monday for billing practices associated with its "smart-meter program," which has generated nearly 1,000 customer complaints to regulators.
SANDAG will hold a series of workshops in late April and early May to gather public input as the agency works on a draft of the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan, a document that sets the course for how the region's transportation network will connect to homes, jobs, and schools in the coming decades. Is the region on track to reduce greenhouse gas levels in line with the requirements set by the California Air Resources Board?
In honor of National Preservation Month, the City of Coronado is offering a tour of the craftsman homes of Frederick Winchester, an early 20th century mid-western transplant who worked with Congressman William Kettner to develop real estate in Coronado. 17 of the homes he developed still exist, some thanks to the relatively new Coronado Historic Resource Commission.
San Diego County is projected to grow from 3 million people to 4.4 million people by the year 2050. The San Diego Association of Governments starts a series of workshops tonight inviting the public to get involved with the plan to deal with the region's growth.
How downtown San Diego continues to develop could be decided at a city council meeting Tuesday. The council will get its first chance to vote on whether the city’s downtown redevelopment arm should continue to exist.
The UCSD Medical School has hired a director of outcomes research. David Chang will examine which health care treatments show the best results.
Arizona's strict new immigration law has sparked debate in San Diego, however, many people agree the law is a wake-up call for the federal government to overhaul the immigration system.