Stories for December 3, 2010
North County Congressman Darrell Issa has become one of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives. The Republican is incoming chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Rep. Issa has pledged to increase scrutiny of the Obama Administration in an effort to cut government spending. How might Rep. Issa's rise to national prominence affect our region?
Pat Shea is a bankruptcy attorney and a one-time candidate for San Diego Mayor. But in 2001 he was president of Brown Field Aviation Partners, an investor group that wanted to turn the airfield near the Mexican border into San Diego’s cargo airport.
With all the votes cast in the November election tallied and squared away, San Diego’s Registrar of Voters notes that the way people prefer to vote is changing.
The Anaheim man was arrested at Lindbergh Field Thursday after taking a flight from Dubai.
UCSD researchers say action is needed now to keep carbon dioxide from making the world's oceans more acidic. The scientists are highlighting the problem at a climate summit in Cancún, Mexico.
The angel-voiced former Celtic Woman steps out on her own for the first time in this new public television concert event. Singer/harpist Orla Fallon performs with special guests David Archuleta (2008 "American Idol" runner-up), country sensation Mark Wills, and former Celtic Woman Meav - the first time the two original members of Celtic Woman have performed together since their years with the group!
San Diego State University received more than 60,000 undergraduate applications for the fall 2011 semester, a 2 percent drop from a year ago, but still the third-highest total ever, it was announced today.
The body of an apparent homicide victim turned up early today in a parking lot near Sweetwater County Park.
More than 70 acres of sensitive habitat in the North County will be preserved, under a joint purchase announced today by the San Diego Association of Governments and county of San Diego.
"The Peter Yarrow Sing-Along Special" is a family celebration of America's favorite folk songs performed by some of America’s most beloved folk singers. Starring Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb Mo, Billy Jonas and Bethany & Rufus, this concert will inspire the whole family with joyous and tender sing-alongs by a theater full of kids, their parents and grandparents.
This heart-warming Celtic Thunder show features holiday standards such as "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas," "Let It Snow," "Winter Wonderland" and "Silent Night" as well as a few specially-written originals, "Going Home For Christmas," "Christmas Morning Donegal" and "Our First Christmas Together."
An East County man who skipped bail five weeks ago while facing charges of robbery, domestic violence and attempted murder in several criminal cases was captured Thursday.
A man accused of making explosives at his rented Escondido home -- one of which injured a gardener -- was indicted by a federal grand jury, so local charges were dismissed today.
Mexican soldiers arrested a 14-year-old, born in San Diego, suspected of being a killer for a drug cartel. The boy told reporters in Cuernavaca that he had been working for the cartel since he was 11.
The film that started it all, "ADD And Loving It?!" starring comedian and actor Patrick McKenna. Watch as Patrick gets his own diagnosis and learns from top experts about Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This ground-breaking documentary is a blend of humor, hope, and science that dispels common myths about ADD/ADHD.
A gang member who shot an 18-year-old man in the head in rival gang territory last year was sentenced today to 32 years in prison.
A 22-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine was killed in combat this week in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced.
Two 16-year-old boys were in custody today accused of being part of a group of juvenile gang members who attacked a group of young women in Colina del Sol, sending one of the victim to the hospital with a stab wound, police said.
Both outgoing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and incoming Governor Jerry Brown are focused on the state’s budget mess.
Vista's Darrell Issa continues to elevate his role as one of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives. The Republican, incoming chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, pledges to increase scrutiny of the Obama Administration in an effort to cut government spending. How might Rep. Issa's rise to national prominence impact San Diego?
San Diego will welcome two new city council members next week, and say goodbye to longtime Councilwoman Donna Frye and Council President Ben Hueso. The council will also select a new president on Monday, and begin discussing how to cut the city's $73 million budget deficit. How will the makeup of the council change once Lorie Zapf and David Alvarez take office? Who will be the next council president? What impact will Donna Frye leave on city government? We discuss what's on the agenda for the new San Diego City Council.
The holiday season could be tough for San Diegans looking for work. Federal benefits for the long-term unemployed expired this week, and it doesn't look like Congress will extend them in the near future. What impact will the expiration of benefits have on San Diego? Is it harder to find a job in San Diego than other parts of the nation? And, how might the local job market change in 2011?
Declaration implored Somalis to withold support, material and moral, to the Islamist insurgents which the U.S. State Department has branded a terrorist group.