Stories for June 14, 2010
A moderate earthquake shook Southern California Monday night. The magnitude-5.7 earthquake was centered near Ocotillo, approximately 70 miles east of San Diego, along the Mexican border.
Legal watchers say the failed attempt by Christian conservatives to unseat four incumbent judges in San Diego is unlikely to be the last effort to influence the make-up of local courts, according to legal watchers.
San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio delivered boxes of signatures to the city clerk today. He is spearheading an initiative for the November ballot that would make it easier to contract out city services.
Late-season storms that provided a robust snowpack and improved pumping conditions have prompted the federal government to increase water supplies to San Joaquin Valley farmers.
A new report reveals arts groups funded by the City of San Diego return a big economic dividend. The arts commission report shows these organizations generate more than $181 million in salaries and other expenditures.
Culture Lust contributor Pat Finn shares her disappointment in the HBO drama "Treme," as it nears the end of its first season.
U.S. geologists have discovered vast mineral wealth in Afghanistan, possibly amounting to $1 trillion, President Hamid Karzai's spokesman said Monday.
A year ago, swine flu was a major issue. Now the attention to the so-called H1N1 virus has died down, but health officials say the threat is still there.
"The Legend Of Pancho Barnes And The Happy Bottom Riding Club" chronicles the thrilling life and extraordinary times of aviation pioneer Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes, one of the most colorful and accomplished women pilots of the early 20th century. Narrated by Tom Skerritt, with Kathy Bates as the voice of Barnes.
If you lived through the 1980s or have even the slightest inkling of affection for 1980s popular culture, then for you this past weekend is either incredibly exciting or excruciating, as two major pillars of that decade are getting the 21st-century Hollywood makeover.
We'll look at how the San Diego Housing Trust Fund has provided funding for thousands of low-income homes in the 20 years since it was created, and the difficulty it is having to find continued revenue for the program.
We'll discuss the benefits and the harms of sun exposure, how to protect your skin from the sun, and how to properly use sunscreen. We'll also talk about the ABCs of skin cancer, how to do a self-exam, reduce your risk and about advances in skin cancer treatments.
In North County election results, County Supervisor Bill Horn was forced into a runoff, Betty Rexford was booted off the Poway City Council, and Oceanside is now a charter city. Elsewhere, five Tri-City Hospital nurses were fired for discussing patient cases on Facebook.
Culture Lust rounds up some of San Diego's best, most interesting, and most surprising art stories from the weekend so you've got plenty of material for this week's water cooler chatter.
In Southwest Arkansas, rescuers continue the search Monday for the lone person authorities believe is still missing after flash floods ravaged a campground early Friday morning.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited Camp Pendleton on Sunday. The base lost five Marines in Afghanistan last week. The First Lady challenged communities across the country to find more ways to support military families.
There’s a new player involved in the ongoing struggle to transform San Diego’s downtown waterfront. A local developer it trying to provide a way forward.
San Diego City Council is scheduled to approve its 2011 budget today. But it turns out this year’s budget isn’t balanced yet.
Thousands of San Diego city students rely on their parents or the yellow school bus to get to class. But other students are not so fortunate. They say just finding a way to get to school is the biggest challenge. However, one high school principal is trying to change that.