Stories for July 30, 2010
There were about two dozen people who came in response to an Internet call to protest a planned mosque in Temecula. Some, like Mano Bach, came because of personal experience with Muslim extremism. He was born in Iran, and says he fled to America after the 1979 revolution.
The City Council has crafted a tentative measure for the November ballot that asks San Diego voters to approve a temporary half-cent sales tax increase that would be levied only if a set of nearly a dozen financial reform milestones are met.
Supervisor Bill Horn is under fire for giving $80,000 in public money to a local Christian organization. And, the board of supervisors agreed to give the district attorney and sheriff pay raises of more than $10,000 while working with a budget that Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price described as "the worst budget I've seen since my early years on the board."
Arizona's controversial illegal immigration law was set to go into effect this week, but a federal judge has blocked some of the major elements of the bill. We discuss how the legal battle over Arizona Senate Bill 1070 could play out, and the long-term impact the law might have on our region.
Governor Schwarzenegger made a stop in San Diego Thursday to discuss California's overdue budget with local business leaders.
Will San Diego voters be asked to decide on a ballot measure that includes a sales tax increase, and a package of financial reforms?
U.S. federal officials have launched a new online system to help relatives and attorneys find people who are in immigration lock-ups. In the past, locating people was sometimes impossible.