Stories for April 27, 2010
San Diego is the first city in the nation forced to review its campaign contribution limits after a landmark Supreme Court ruling. A Republican Party suit prompted the city council to double the money political parties can spend on city candidates.
San Diego is an international gateway for child sex trafficking and one of the top cities in the nation for child prostitution, according to law enforcement officials. Community leaders are holding a sex trafficking forum Tuesday night in Imperial Beach to educate the community about the growing problem.
The sentencing hearing for the admitted killer of teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois was moved up two weeks to May 14, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office announced today.
The San Diego County Grand Jury says the city’s Ethics Commission should be more independent. In a report released today, the grand jury also recommends the County form an Ethics Commission.
San Diego County Supervisors used eminent domain laws today to take two pieces of property they say are needed to complete county projects.
Baja Calfiorna's Governor says he's changed his mind. He will not use potentially toxic FEMA trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina to house people who lost their homes in the Mexicali earthquake.
The violence of this month's big Baja California earthquake was captured in scientists' video of tiny fish that live in a deep Mojave Desert cavern.
Diabetes has become a global epidemic, with more than 200 million people estimated to be suffering from the disease around the world. We discuss the factors have led to the growth of diabetes, and what can be done to prevent the disease from spreading.
Second time is the charm for Republican state Senator Abel Maldonado. After months of delays, the state Senate finally confirmed Maldonado to fill the vacant post of lieutenant governor for the remainder of the year. We speak to John Myers about the politics behind Maldonado's nomination, and about the latest news on the governor's race.
The San Diego Unified School board will decide today whether high school students who take an Advance Placement class should get an automatic boost in their grade.
A magnitude-4.7 earthquake was recorded about 18 miles west southwest of El Centro early today.