Stories for July 13, 2010
The San Diego Unified Board of Education will consider today how much it would tax district residents in order to offset several years of state budget cuts. It’s part of a plan for a new parcel tax.
Democrat Mary Salas is raising money to pay for a recount in the 40th state senate district election. Salas wants to review her primary defeat by only 22 votes.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a 10-year plan aimed at improving the delivery of health services.
An exhibition documenting the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in San Diego was unveiled today at City Hall to coincide with the start of Pride festivities.
Military training exercises sparked a brush fire that blackened scores of acres at Camp Pendleton today, sending heavy smoke over northern San Diego County but causing no structural damage or injuries.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors decided today to put a ban on Project Labor Agreements before the voters on the November ballot.
Homes sales in San Diego County rose 5.2 percent in June, compared to the same month a year ago, while prices increased 6.8 percent during the same period, a real estate information service reported today.
The City Council today formalized the approval of a $185 million new central library in downtown San Diego's East Village, clearing the way for construction to begin later this month.
The federal minimum wage for state workers is still a hot issue at the state capital. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
Most Californians are still happy with the President – but they’re not pleased with the direction the country’s headed.
Don Winslow is the author of more than a dozen thrillers, many set in San Diego. His new book "savages" revolves around a deadly and vicious battle between slacker Laguna Beach marijuana entrepreneurs and a Tijuana cartel.
Author Chris Cleave's "Little Bee" is a garnering literary and Hollywood buzz (no pun intended) for its tale of a young Nigerian refugee and a London magazine editor's unlikely connection. Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam gave it a read, and she'd like to explain why its themes of redemption and human strength are so effective.
Some major provisions of the health reform bill will go into effect in September 2010. How will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affect individuals and families?
Researchers from the University of California Davis's Wildlife Health Center have been working to monitor mountain lions as they navigate a southern California landscape increasingly fragmented by roads, housing developments and the border. As the Puma Project enters its second decade, new data is revealing the challenges facing wildlife in the region.
NASSCO, the last major shipbuilder on the West Coast, has announced the layoff of about 300 workers and 270 subcontractors. It's bad news for the San Diego economy, but not as bad as the 11-hundred workers NASSCO said it might layoff last Spring. We'll hear the reasons for the layoffs and how the rank and file is taking the news.
Paying state workers the federal minimum wage wouldn’t do any favors for California’s still-struggling economy. One expert says it would really hurt California’s retailers.
A group of anti-tax advocates in San Diego says a sales tax hike will not restore cuts made to fire service, parks and libraries. They say instead the money will go toward back-filling San Diego's massive pension deficit.