Stories for June 23, 2010
Many San Diegans got mail from Walmart this week urging them to oppose a San Diego City Councilman's attempt to create tougher rules for large retailers.
A fast-moving brush fire spread over brushy open terrain west of Palomar Mountain this afternoon, blackening scores of acres and prompting residential evacuations but causing no structural damage or injuries.
Two UC San Diego researchers were awarded grants totaling $2.5 million today from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
San Diego County Supervisors approved an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries that makes it difficult to site a dispensary in the unincorporated area.
Every three years the world's best young harpists face-off in the USA International Harp Competition. "Harp Dreams" follows several contestants from Russia, France, Switzerland Japan and the United States, as they hone their skills to compete for the grand prize: a performance and recording career and a one-of-a-kind concert harp.
The number of cases of whooping cough in San Diego County is on the rise, and state health officials today declared the disease a epidemic stage in California.
A grocery store chain and major cola company said today they are donating more than a half million dollars for beach clean up, dune restoration, and recycling efforts at state park beaches in Southern California.
California voters will weigh in this November about whether to postpone the state’s landmark greenhouse gas law.
A local community newspaper, the OB Rag, has stirred up a hornet's nest in Ocean Beach. The OB Rag's blog posts encouraging a local store to stop selling stickers that say "Welcome to Ocean Beach/Please Don't Feed Our Bums," has divided the community over how to deal with its local homeless population. We speak to the blogger who originally wrote about the controversial stickers, and the executive director of the Regional Task Force on Homelessness.
We discuss "Toy Story 3."
More than two weeks after the June Primary some local races are still not decided. KPBS political correspondent Gloria Penner updates us on election results where the margin of victory is razor thin.
Time is running out for San Diego’s downtown redevelopment arm. The Center City Development Corporation is nearing the limit on how much tax money it can collect. But a move by the city council last night could buy CCDC some more time.