Stories for July 8, 2010
It may soon be easier for veterans to qualify for disability benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.
A San Diego AIDS researcher says this year's discovery of powerful AIDS antibodies is good news for developing a vaccine, but teaching the immune system to create those antibodies remains a big hurdle.
"America's Finest City" is out of the running to host the 34th America's Cup, leaving San Francisco as the sole candidate in the U.S. to host the prestigious sailing tournament, it was announced today.
Historian Kevin Starr's new book, "Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge," recounts the history of this grand public work, its dazzling engineering, creative financing and its status as an American icon.
What is your perception of the homeless in San Diego? Jeff Pastorino, a homeless man who spend most of the last two decades on a bench in Point Loma, died last year. After his death, Point Loma writer Howard Jones wanted to find out about the man's life. What he found was that Pastorino's life touched members of the community in surprising ways.
How are demographic shifts in Mexico impacting the future of immigration to the U.S.?
Gasoline use declined in California during the first quarter of the year, but the numbers still show there's promising news about the state's economy.
A new documentary tackles one of the great philosophical debates of all time, “The Nature of Existence” (opening July 9 at Reading's Gaslamp Stadium Theaters). But you might be better off with Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life.” NOTE: Filmgoers will have a chance to speak with filmmaker Roger Nygard on Friday July 9 following the evening shows at 5:15, 7:30, and 9:45.
For seven years the San Diego Unified School District has provided free summer lunches to kids. Some people say the program is needed now more than ever.