Stories for December 30, 2010
Five electronics companies are donating more than $1 million worth of televisions and other audio-visual equipment to schools and other public institutions in California because they exaggerated the size of their TV screens, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced Thursday.
Monday begins the first work week of 2011 and there are new workplace safety laws in place for the new year.
With New Year's Day falling on a Saturday, there will be a patchwork of holiday closures in the days ahead, with most city, county and federal offices closed on Friday.
Most bakeries in California have already stopped using trans fats ahead of a state imposed deadline -- but for those that haven’t, it’s going to be tough to keep their doughnuts consistent.
A $2.4 million settlement was reached in San Diego with the perpetrators of a scheme that utilized phony documents appearing to originate from a government office to get money from law-abiding businesses.
The season’s first snow survey yielded phenomenal results, according to the Department of Water Resources.
Most people have heard of “Amber Alerts,” where freeway signs and emergency broadcasts notify the public of abductions in hopes of catching the suspect. Starting January 1, California will also have a “Blue Alert” system – which does the same when a police officer is killed or seriously injured.
Organizers of a petition drive seeking a special election to repeal a new ordinance that requires a study before so-called "big box" superstores can be built in San Diego collected nearly 54,000 signatures, according to the City Clerk's Office.
Starting with the New Year, restaurant chains in California will have to post calorie count information on their menus.
A single unconfirmed report of a possibly sinking pleasure craft in the ocean off Point Loma prompted the U.S. Coast Guard today to conduct a roughly five-hour search that turned up no vessels or boaters in distress.
The seventh increase in eight days pushed the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County to its highest amount since Oct. 17, 2008 today.
The new city council will grapple with the same problems that have dogged San Diego for years: how to the cut the city's budget deficit without hurting public safety. We talk to KPBS Reporter Katie Orr about what the two new councilmembers bring to the table, and how they may impact budget decisions next year.
You may be starting the New Year off with a couple of resolutions you’ll soon forget. But some people are taking on a slightly bigger commitment.
San Diego’s unemployment rate has hovered above 10 percent through all of 2010. The picture may still be bleak but this year was better than the last.