Stories for July 20, 2010
The United States Senate is one step closer to extending unemployment benefits for people out of work for 26 weeks or longer. A workshop in San Diego is aiming to help long-term jobseekers avoid burn out.
A group of civic leaders is calling the San Diego Unified School District a "failing school district." The leaders blame a series of leadership changes within the top ranks.
The City Council paid tribute today to the history of Marine Corps aviation by declaring it "Flying Leathernecks Day'' in San Diego.
Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology are testing a drug that could dramatically improve the lives of people with sickle cell anemia.
This year's Rock `n' Roll Marathon had a $54 million impact on San Diego's economy, including $34 million in direct visitor spending, according to a study released today by race organizers.
Women in Sub-Saharan Africa are at especially high-risk of getting infected with HIV. Health officials say a clinical trial testing a new method of HIV prevention has shown remarkable results.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's 71st season of horse racing gets under way tomorrow in Del Mar with the traditional showiness, including the "One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest.''
The City of San Diego will present voters with a choice in November of whether to build a new city hall or renovate the existing building. Very few people opposed the plan to build a new city hall at a public hearing last night.
State employees in California get a reprieve from the governor's minimum wage order. We'll talk about that with Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.
The San Diego City Council has voted to raise fees at city parks and recreation centers for the second year in a row. The increases will raise $123,000 dollars for the city’s general fund. The city is facing a $72 million deficit.
Whooping cough is now an epidemic in California. So far this year, nearly 1,500 Californians have been infected with whooping cough, and state health officials are pushing a more aggressive vaccination policy.
Democratic and Republican party leaders gathered near the capitol today to throw figurative pies at each other about the late state budget.
Find out what San Diego leaders need to do to ensure an adequate supply of water for the people of the region.
Summer means eating fresh food in the fresh outdoors. We'll talk about great cooking and eating with summer produce and fresh ingredients.
"Satan's Playground," a new book by SDSU Professor Emeritus Paul Vanderwood, chronicles the rise and fall of the gambling industry that developed in and around Tijuana, particularly the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino, as prohibitions against alcohol, horse racing, gambling, and prostitution swept the United States.
A 19-year-old U.S. citizen was behind bars today accused of trying to sneak an arsenal of firearms - including machines guns - into Mexico through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, authorities said.
The U.S. Coast Guard today was investigating a volunteer worker's fatal fall off the Star of India docked into San Diego's bay. Gregory Vance Gushaw, 68, of Coronado was conducting an annual test on the historic ship when he fell about 50 feet from its rigging around 10:15 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.