Stories for June 22, 2010
Health insurers would be required to help Californians kick the smoking habit if one state lawmaker gets his way. Democratic Senator Leland Yee is pushing a measure to make coverage of patches, gums, counseling and other anti-smoking treatments mandatory.
Abandoned mines in the Sierra Nevada could be posing health problems for recreational visitors. The Sierra Fund, a Nevada City environmental group, released those findings Tuesday in Sacramento.
The San Diego City Council gave final approval Wednesday for a plan to improve safety at railroad crossings in downtown San Diego.
San Diego County Sheriff's deputies say their crackdown on underage drinking parties in Vista last weekend was a success. Officials say the city's social host ordinance is having a deterrent effect.
Two San Diego area educators are among 34 science teachers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico named today as recipients of the 18th annual Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence.
Late last week, the San Diego Union-Tribune laid off its veteran visual arts critic, Robert Pincus. For a city with multiple museums, galleries, working artists and nationally respected university art programs, this marks a major loss for San Diegans and the visual arts community. We want to know what you think.
The Board of Supervisors today authorized staff to seek bids for the design and construction of a once-controversial replacement for the Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility in Santee.
Scripps Health announced plans today to build a $185 million proton therapy center in Mira Mesa to treat cancer patients.
San Diego has regained the title of eighth-largest city in the country, surpassing Dallas in population last year, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
California governor and Senate elections discussion with Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
Ninety days have passed since Congress approved healthcare legislation, with many of those policies taking effect in 2014. That means the next several years will be what the White House calls “a bridge period.” For most California counties, it’s going to be a tough few years.
Have you ever wondered how to maintain a healthy libido or what your libido says about you? We speak to San Diego obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Diana Hoppe, about her new book, "Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You."
A new documentary, "8: The Mormon Proposition," focuses on individuals and families impacted by Prop 8. We speak to filmmaker Steven Greenstreet. Closing arguments in the Prop 8 Marriage trial took place last week. A ruling is expected this summer.
Sixty-five years after the battle of Iwo Jima, retired Sgt. John Thurman talks about his experience as one of the first Marines to hit the beaches of Iwo Jima in steel amtracs.
Sempra is dealing with a legal challenge that threatens to shut down the San Diego-based company's facility near Ensenada.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a devastating disease that is almost always fatal and has no known cure. We discuss the challenges the scientific and medical communities face in their efforts to fight the disease. We'll learn about some innovative research taking place in San Diego, and meet a man who is living with ALS.