Stories for August 3, 2010
Marvin Hamlisch hosts a television special featuring performers re-creating their big hits from the 1970s: BJ Thomas, Three Dog Night, Debby Boone, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Ray Stevens, Freda Payne, Guy and Ralna, Bobby Goldsboro, Billy Joe Royal, Peaches and Herb, Jonathan Edwards, Gloria Gaynor and Hamlisch himself.
Chart-topping “American Idol” vocalist Clay Aiken brings his clarion voice and personal interpretations to new arrangements of iconic songs, including “Mack the Knife,” “It’s Impossible,” “Moon River,” “Misty,” “Unchained Melody” and a duet with Broadway star Linda Eder on Roy Orbison’s classic lament “Crying.” Fellow “American Idol” star Ruben Studdard guest stars.
California Controller John Chiang says since he checks the books of California cities and counties, he’ll post the salaries of all city and county officials on his website.
County and regional officials have unveiled a draft plan to equip San Diego with at least 1500 electric car charging stations.
A panel of San Diego Ethics Commission members is recommending a $25,000 fine for the former head of the Centre City Development Corp. for an alleged conflict-of-interest with a downtown developer, it was announced today.
A decision by the State Department is pending on whether to grant a presidential permit for a cross-border pedestrian bridge that would link Tijuana's Rodriguez International Airport to Otay Mesa, officials said today.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors gave final approval today to a November ballot measure for changing the county charter to ban pre-bid deals with labor unions for taxpayer-supported projects.
A small fishing boat that apparently had ferried undocumented immigrants into the United States overnight was found abandoned on a North County beach today.
Governor Schwarzenegger says he won't sign a budget deal if pension increases aren't addressed. We're joined on Morning Edition by Sacramento Bee columnist, Dan Walters.
A bill aimed at increasing transparency for pet insurance has cleared a key fiscal committee in the California Legislature.
With state lawmakers returning to the capitol to finish up this legislative session, there are several high profile health care bills to be considered.
Has OxyContin abuse in San Diego County been exaggerated? How do you think authorities should handle cases of prescription drug abuse?
California will soon have a new set of academic standards that it will share with other states. In a move that’s being called historic, the State Board of Education voted unanimously today Monday to approve the change.
La Jolla Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley has long wanted to stage his vision of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a vision that came to him in a fever dream. Now that dream has come true and it includes acrobats, an on-stage orchestra, and a topsy-turvy world for the Bard's lovers.
Do you think the problems that face California are bigger Democrat versus Republican or left against right? "California Crackup" is a new book that offers some solutions. We talk to the book's co-author, Mark Paul, and UCSD Political Scientist, Thad Kousser, about what they think could fix our broken government.
What issues need to be worked out before the City Council's scheduled Wednesday vote on a sales tax increase/financial reform package for San Diego? We speak to Metro Reporter Katie Orr about the latest news on the council's efforts to craft a ballot measure before Friday's deadline.
The San Diego Unified School Board is considering whether to expand options for physical education credits, and cheerleading could soon be offered as a class.