Stories for July 28, 2010
San Diego City Council will hold a special meeting to see if it can hammer out a compromise on a November ballot initiative for a sales tax. The pressure is mounting; citizens at a public safety committee demanded action.
The number of whooping cough cases in San Diego County so far this year is nearly double the level for all of 2009, and is on track to set a new record, it was announced today.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is bringing back furloughs for thousands of state workers until California passes a budget. Schwarzenegger released a new executive order Wednesday that requires state workers to take three unpaid days off per month starting next month.
A cross-border racketeering case against more than three dozen people is having a ripple effect across the San Diego-Tijuana region. The lead prosecutor says the case is historic for Southern California.
The new season of AMC's much heralded drama "Mad Men" began this week. The last season ended with the the world of Don Draper and the advertising firm Sterling Cooper completely upended. We'll talk with two Slate editors who've been following the drama through an online TV club devoted to the series.
Officials today will mark the start of construction on a $185 million new central library in downtown San Diego's East Village.
Currently 21% of all cell phone users in the U.S. have smart phones which can surf the web and play music, movies and games. We look at the current state of the art, especially I Phone 4 and the Android operating system, the future of Blackberry, and how sales are affecting Qualcomm, which produces smart phone software.
What is our county government doing to combat the spread of HIV? We speak to Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg about local HIV prevention efforts, and discuss the big news stories that came out of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria.
Measures placed on the ballot sometimes have the avid support of elected officials. But there are ethics rules that spell out how politicians can legally support those measures.
The city of San Diego will move ahead with a pilot project to test the viability of recycling sewage water to make it fit to drink. The San Diego City Council’s decision to award a contract for a pilot project suggests the unfortunate expression “toilet to tap” may have been flushed out.
Carlsbad school officials may decide today whether to test the soil at one of its campuses to see if toxins in the environment are causing cancer.