Stories for August 2, 2010
Helping low income families to apply for federal tax credits could bring an extra $78 million a year into the region, according to a new study by National University’s Institute for Policy Research.
The Environmental Protection Agency will allow San Diego to continue treating its sewage at a lower, primary level. This exception to federal law will save the city more than $1 billion.
Recorded July 2, 1977 and locked away in the archives of legendary promoter Bill Graham ever since, Wolfgang’s Vault Presents Day on the Green 1977 features performances by Grammy Award-winner Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Produced by Bill Graham and directed by Eric Christensen, the historic concert was one of several Day on the Green summer festivals presented by Graham at Oakland Coliseum Stadium in Oakland, California from 1973 to 1991.
The San Diego City Council met briefly this morning to sort out final details of a ballot measure that would allow the city to raise the sales tax half a cent, but only after certain conditions had been met.
Low-income workers in San Diego County get $314.8 million annually in refunds through the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, according to a report released today.
Grossmont College in El Cajon is one of about a dozen open-enrollment colleges newly added to Scholarship America's Dreamkeepers program, it was announced today.
One person died and four others, including three children, were critically injured today when the light plane they were aboard crashed on Admiral Baker Golf Course in Tierrasanta, authorities reported.
The Cold War is over and fears of the U.S. and Russia annihilating each other with nuclear weapons have pretty much become faded memories. But all that has been replaced with a whole new set of fears and anxieties, which Lucy Walker lays out in her documentary “Countdown to Zero” (opened July 30 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema).
A Navy commander says a U.S. destroyer on a training exercise collided into a civilian dive vessel off Southern California's Pacific coast.
The City Council today postponed a hearing on whether place a measure on the November ballot asking San Diego voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase that would be levied only if a set of financial reform milestones are met.
San Diego Chargers had their first practice on Sunday. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
Will two recent acquisitions provide some needed pop to the Padres lineup? How will the holdouts of Shawne Merriman, Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill impact Chargers' training camp? We speak to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the latest with the Padres, Chargers, and SDSU Aztecs' football team.
Last week, a one-month-old baby died in a San Diego hospital of complications from whooping cough. Find out why whooping cough is now an epidemic in California, who is most at risk and how to protect yourself and your family.
Will Escondido get the Padres' Triple-A ballpark? Will Vista City Councilman Frank Lopez be charged with check fraud? Has the question of soil testing at Carlsbad's Kelly Elementary been answered? And what new outrage will be perpetrated on the Cardiff Kook? Inquiring North County minds want to know.
San Diegans who want to find out who are supporting candidates running for public office in the county will find it much easier in the coming election season. The County Registrar of Voters plans to have campaign contributions posted on line.
A study out of the University of California, Davis shows that students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are at high risk of dropping out of high school.