Stories for August 23, 2010
San Diego County is heating up after a relatively mild summer. A heat wave with low humidity is forecast this week throughout the region, with the hottest temperatures expected Tuesday and Wednesday, said Philip Gonsalves, forecaster with the National Weather Service.
Local republicans are hoping a statewide voter registration push could return their party to the majority in San Diego County. But Democrats are confident they'll hang on to the edge they first gained in 2008.
Thirteen Tijuana police officers detained a year-and-a-half ago for their alleged ties to organized crime have been freed. They were arrested as part of an unprecedented crack down on police corruption.
Long ago in the age of dinosaurs, a volcano in eastern China erupted and buried a host of strange creatures in ash, creating exquisite fossils that preserved a big surprise--many dinosaurs were covered in feathers. In "The Four-Winged Dinosaur," NOVA investigates the most bizarre of these feathered dinosaurs, which has rekindled a fierce, decades-long debate over the origin of bird flight.
A new report estimates the number of uninsured Californians grew in every county in the state last year. Nearly 650,000 people in San Diego County lacked health coverage in 2009.
The Padres have the best record in the National League, but are still not getting the respect they deserve from the national media. We speak to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about why the Padres are playing so well, and how the Chargers and Aztecs are faring as they prepare for the upcoming football season.
The California Republican Party says it has nominated its "most diverse ticket ever" for the November 2010 election. We speak to the chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County about his goals for this year, and how the state party will move forward now that their fall convention has concluded.
The eyes of California’s political community were on San Diego this weekend. They were watching the state’s Republican Party convention. San Diego delegates said they left the convention focused on expanding their local base.
Two candidates for Duncan Hunter, Jr.'s seat in the House are on a hunger strike until he agrees to debate; Helix Water District has announced a rise in rates that has large homeowners up in arms; and the state's handling of a drunk driving fatality has outraged many.
As California's budget impasse drags on, community clinics are bracing for some financial pain. Beginning this week, the state will no longer pay clinics for Medi-Cal services.
San Diego County farmers are waiting to find out when a federal quarantine takes effect due to an invasive pest. The Light Brown Apple Moth is a potential threat to the county's multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry.