Stories for August 17, 2010
Chula Vista is tackling next year’s budget deliberations six months early. Even after four years of cuts, the city’s budget hole is larger than ever.
"The Expendables" reunites iconic action stars and and Julia Roberts stars in the film adaptation of the bestselling memoir "Eat Pray Love." It was a big weekend at the box office. We'll talk about both of those films this Film Club of the Air, along with "Cairo Time," "Mesrine," and "Life During Wartime."
Chula Vista's Parks and Recreation Department received a $50,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente for a program to teach low-income elementary school children how to swim.
Homes sales in San Diego County plunged 19.4 percent in July, compared to the same month a year ago, while prices increased 5.6 percent during the same period, a real estate information service reported today.
A stay has been granted supporters of Proposition 8 that will ban same-sex marriages from taking place in California indefinitely. On this Legal Update we'll discuss the Prop 8 appeal process. We'll also examine which parts of Arizona's new immigration law were blocked by a federal judge and why legal marijuana can still get you fired.
UCSD was tied at 35th with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Topping the list was Harvard, Princeton and Yale. The rankings appear in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2011" issue.
A shark warning in and around La Jolla was no longer in effect today after lifeguards determined many reported sightings were of dolphins, not sharks.
It's not clear what California will get out of the new $600-million border security bill. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin expects the initial deployment will be in Arizona.
San Diego public school students posted big gains on state standardized test scores last year but there remains a persistent achievement gap affecting black students. Educators say despite a better understanding of the disparity, things remain the same.
San Diego County school districts saw improvements in their state standardized tests scores last year despite big budget cuts. Some districts did better than others.