Stories for December 16, 2010
California air-quality regulators spent Thursday hearing testimony on the nation's most sweeping greenhouse-gas-regulation systems. Air Resource Board members are expected to vote Thursday night or Friday on the proposal, which would involve financial incentives for power plants and other major polluters to cut emissions.
California may soon have the nation’s most extensive cap-and-trade program for reducing carbon emissions. The Air Resources Board spent all Thursday hearing testimony on the proposed cap-and-trade rules.
You can expect a lot of activity on the state budget over the next couple of months. Governor-elect Jerry Brown said earlier this week he hopes to have a spending plan in place within 60 days. Democratic Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg supports that goal.
A pipeline break disrupted water service to scores of residents in a North County neighborhood for about six hours today.
The Pentagon released the name today of a 28-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Two San Diego men were among four people arrested Thursday on suspicion of conspiring to distribute confidential financial information, amid a nationwide crackdown on insider stock trading.
The Sempra Energy Foundation today announced $1 million in charitable donations to nonprofit organizations in California and the U.S. Gulf Coast region.
Continuing its longstanding holiday tradition, "Great Performances" returns to the stately splendor of Vienna’s Musikverein for its 27th annual New Year’s Day celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic. News veteran Paula Zahn hosts with Franz Welser-Mőst leading a festive selection of Strauss Family favorites to welcome the New Year with public television audiences.
The California attorney general's office announced Thursday a $13 million settlement with DirecTV, plus restitution for customers who were subjected to misleading sales and marketing practices on the part of the satellite television company.
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission’s final six members were chosen Wednesday. Now, the commission has about half a year to redraw political district lines.
"Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story" traces the remarkable show business career of this legendary actress of Hollywood's Golden Era. Rosalind Russell was the star of Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows. An innovative and highly talented performer, Rosalind earned four Oscar nominations, won five Golden Globes and a Tony Award.
There were an unusually high number of crashes on San Diego County's rain-slicked highways and freeways today, authorities said.
Commissioned by BBC1 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II, LAND GIRLS follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four young English women who left their homes and families to join the Woman's Land Army. In this episode, with evidence of an unidentified sympathizer in the village, sadistic Sergeant Tucker tries to find the culprit. But when he gets Esther to screen the girls' mail, he discovers Nancy has a secret.
Commissioned by BBC1 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II, LAND GIRLS follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four young English women who left their homes and families to join the Woman's Land Army. A civilian organization, the WLA sent city women to rural farms to replace the male workers who had been called up to the military. In the first episode, Nancy joins the WLA and hates every minute of it. But when she finds herself in a life or death situation with Annie, will her priorities change?
Artist Roy McMakin wants to know what your favorite color is and why. The acclaimed artist and UCSD grad will be in La Jolla this weekend constructing a mural using the favorite colors of passers-by. We'll talk with McMakin about interactive mural-making, color and his career in art, architecture and design.
Foreclosures are continuing at above normal levels in San Diego. More of the people being foreclosed on now are people who have lost their jobs or who have only been making payments on their mortgage's interest and now also have to pay down the principle. What are the things homeowners need to know about foreclosure and loan modification? What resources are out there to help them?
It seems logical that if 70% of Americans support a specific political policy, it should be made law. Yet, lawmakers continue to pass legislation that the majority of Americans oppose. The outrage over the insurance purchase mandate in the federal health care reform bill could derail the policy from going into effect in 2014. If so many people are opposed to the idea, why was it included in the legislation? The author of the "Progressive's Guide to Raising Hell" talks about how the power of the people can influence political change.