Stories for December 2, 2010
A Ramona father of two who raised pit bulls at his home for dog fighting was sentenced today to a year in custody.
A woman wanted for alleged drug and weapons crimes prompted a SWAT standoff this afternoon by holing up in a North County home when authorities showed up to take her into custody.
Some residents in the Central Valley town of Kettleman City, are concerned about a toxic dump, pollution and a cluster of birth defects.
About 80 employees of SeaWorld San Diego were laid off today, part of a corporate-wide restructuring that eliminated 350 salaried and hourly workers at 10 parks and the company's headquarters in Orlando.
In its sixth annual survey of women in the workforce, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management found that men continue to outnumber women in top management positions by a wide margin.
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center was named one of the top 65 hospitals in the United States in a survey of patient quality and safety, it was announced today.
The company that owns the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks plans to lay off 350 workers around the nation.
The San Diego City Council today overrode a mayoral veto of a council-passed ordinance to force developers to conduct economic and community impact studies before so-called "Big Box" superstores can be built.
Workers began building a protective barrier today alongside a condemned North County home to be burned to the ground to dispose of large amounts of illegal explosive chemicals and other bomb-making paraphernalia found inside it two weeks ago.
It’s been closed for nearly a year, but now a program that helps low-income women get breast cancer screenings is re-opening. It’s known as “every woman counts.”
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders today urged members of the new City Council to support his managed competition money-saving plan.
A post-election survey finds that California voters aren’t thrilled with the initiative process, but they do value it – especially when they’re unhappy with their legislators according to the new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.
An email from the U.S. EPA said state regulators did not monitor air quality at a toxic dump in rural Kettleman City, during a period when there was a spike in the number of area babies born with birth defects.
In the new book of photographs and essays called THE LAST GOOD WAR, we see pictures of over 100 World War two veterans as senior citizens, some from here in San Diego. And in the essays, they tell their stories, what their missions were during the war, how they were injured, who they met and who they lost.
Some 900 Christmas trees will be given away to Marines and their families at Camp Pendleton today as part of an annual "Trees for Troops" program.
A 17-year-old boy who died after crossing into oncoming traffic on state Route 78 in Vista apparently intended to die, authorities said today.
As I have mentioned before I like to follow the progress of films that I feel a connection to so I am happy to report that the marvelous documentary "Marwencol" that won the Best Documentary Award at this past Comic-Con International Film Festival has just nabbed a Best Doc nom at the Independent Spirit Awards.
A planning commission in Southern California has unanimously approved plans for a mosque after a contentious 5 1/2-hour meeting that included more than 80 speakers.
Will local home sales pick up in the new year, or will high unemployment and the expiration of state and federal tax credits keep the sales volume low? We speak to local real estate experts about the latest trends in the San Diego housing market.
If everything goes as planned, San Diego’s winter homeless shelter will open Thursday, a week later than organizers would have liked.