Stories for December 14, 2010
The potentially deadly disease hantavirus was found in a wild harvest mouse trapped for testing at Torrey Pines State Park, San Diego County vector control officials announced today.
Brigham Young University will play in next year's San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, if the Cougars are bowl-eligible at the end of the regular season, it was announced Tuesday.
Doctors could soon be deciding when injured student athletes are allowed to return to competition.
The U.S. Justice Department said an alleged leader of Mexico's Arellano Felix drug cartel has been extradited from Mexico to face criminal charges in San Diego.
California gas prices have gone up 12 cents in the past month and they’re not expected to go down anytime soon. According to a new report, Wall Street can be blamed for the increase.
In this sequel to “Cloud: Wild Stallion Of The Rockies,” filmmaker Ginger Kathrens continues to chronicle the lives of a band of horses living wild and free in the mountains of Montana. Cloud is now father to Bolder, a stallion in the making, but all the horses must face the obstacles of a Bureau of Land Management round-up, the unpredictable fires of the American West and the harsh weather.
Researchers at UC Riverside have identified components of pomegranate juice that block the spread of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory. It's not the first study to show pomegranates have anti-cancer potential.
The artificial sweetener saccharin is removed from the list of substances posing a risk to humans.
A new report says the number of public school teachers has reached a decade-low in California, and the job is getting less attractive amid state budget cuts.
University of California employees would work longer before retiring – and pay more for health care when they do. The changes were approved by the UC Board of Regents Monday.
The Rescue Task Force, the East County-based international disaster aid organization, announced today that routine activities are being scaled back in response to a drop in donations.
James Bowersox, former longtime Poway city manager, was sworn in today as a member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say more than 200 people were turned back at six California ports of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border between Friday and Monday.
Why is a disease that was nearly extinct 30 years ago, finding its way back not just in this state, but in other parts of the country as well? A four-month investigation by KPBS and the Watchdog Institute, a nonprofit investigative center based at San Diego State University, has found that many people who have come down with whooping cough have been immunized. We'll hear the details of the investigation.
The Pentagon today announced the deaths of six Army soldiers in Afghanistan, including a 21-year-old specialist from San Diego.
Monopoly is old hat; Parcheesi is boring. The new generation of board games features debates, co-operative planning and decision-making and are as interesting to parents as to their children.