Stories for August 16, 2010
With classes getting underway around California, school nurses are urging parents to vaccinate their children against meningitis.
Same-sex couples in San Diego and across California will have to wait until at least December before they can get married, a federal appeals court panel ruled today.
A new study from UC San Francisco finds childhood obesity rates in California have leveled off for Latino children, but are on the rise for African-American kids. Experts believe the environment has a lot to do with it.
The federal Bureau of Land Management is conducting an official review of a weekend accident at an off-road race in the California desert.
San Diego public school students posted gains on state standardized tests last year, despite a district budget that's been slashed by more than $300 million over the past few years.
State Schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell releases annual state standardized test scores today. Local and state educators say they're trying more this year to help close the persistent achievement gap affecting black students.
A research consortium, co-led by a scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, won a $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the immune system's response to the early stages of HIV infection, it was announced today.
The lawyers defending California's gay marriage ban are making one last argument on why an appeals court should block same-sex weddings while it decides the case.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's show tonight may be sold out, but you can still get a primer on this Mexican rock duo courtesy of Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam. They're an ex-metal group who draw on Metallica as much as Santana, and were discovered on the streets of Dublin by Damien Rice. Need we say more?
The down economy, and state budget delays are dominating the political conversations in Sacramento these days. We speak to non-partisan political consultant Leo McElroy about why the budget is more complicated this year, and how the state's financial woes will play into the governor's race.
Zachary Freeman loved to fish, dirt bike and camp - but most of all, he loved to watch off-road truck racing in the vast Mojave Desert northeast of Los Angeles. That love would cost the 24-year-old pipe welder and seven other off-road enthusiasts their lives when a truck competing in the annual California 200 careened off the sand track Saturday and into the crowd, instantly killing Freeman and his best friend.
California has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to renewable power, and the state's clean energy business is flourishing. One of the first large-scale wind farms in the country was built just outside the Bay Area at the Altamont Pass, and this year, California regulators are reviewing twice as many renewable power contracts as last year.
A bill to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico border could be a mixed blessing for San Diego. That's because paying for more for border security will require a hike in H1B visas.
San Diego Gas and Electric has not reached a consensus with a group of stakeholders who oppose the company’s plan to shut off power if winds cause a high fire risk. The power company believes it has the authority to go ahead with a modified version of the plan.