Stories for March 29, 2010
Proposition 13 was meant to stop people from being taxed out of their homes. But advocates for tax reform say commercial property owners have been the prime beneficiaries of Prop. 13. They want legislators to tinker with the 32-year-old law to get businesses to pay higher property taxes.
It’s been 32 years since Proposition 13 passed, but there’s hardly an aspect of economic life in California that isn’t touched by its influence. It changed how we pay for our schools, fire departments, police forces, and libraries. This 30 minute news special explores whether Prop 13 was the best thing that ever happened to home-owners – or whether it’s to blame for California’s fiscal crisis.
A statewide legal aid organization that helps senior citizens says more older Californians are being hurt by home foreclosures.
The two candidates vying for Republican support in the California Governor’s race spoke today at forum put on by San Diego’s Regional Economic Development Corporation. Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman differ sharply on how to deal with California's water problems.
A study of environmental impacts of a consolidated automobile rental lot on the north side of Lindbergh Field was under way today, according to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
An anti-crime group filed suit in San Diego today to stop the release of California inmates. This is the second attempt by the group to get a district judge to consider its case.
Ventura County officials say the arrest of a man dubbed Mexico's "King of Heroin" has removed a half-million doses of the drug from California streets.
On June 6, 1944, more than 52,000 American sailors on board thousands of ships arrived off a quiet stretch of coast in Normandy, France. Operation Neptune-Overlord was the largest amphibious and landing assault operation in the history of war. On this historic day, the U. S. Navy would prove critical to the success of the Allied invasion of Western Europe. "Navy Heroes Of Normandy" spotlights a dedicated group of Navy veterans who set out to ensure that the crucial role they played on that day would never be forgotten.
Caltrans said work to widen Interstate Highway 15 will cause closures of a freeway interchange and several on- and off-ramps in Escondido during the next two months.
Most people best know the chicken from their dinner plates – whether as thigh, wing or drumstick. Consumers rarely pause a moment to consider the bird's many virtues. Filmmaker Mark Lewis expands the frontiers of popular awareness and delightfully reveals that this small, common and seemingly simple animal is as complex and grand as any of Earth's creatures.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was leveled by one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history. Those responsible for handling the catastrophe, including the Haitian state and the United Nations, were crippled by the magnitude of the disaster and struggled to respond. In the confused aftermath, survivors were left without food, water or shelter. "Frontline" correspondent Martin Smith and team arrived in Port-au-Prince within days, and in this powerful report, bears witness to the disaster and the ill-coordinated relief efforts in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.
Prop 13 has had a profound impact on California. We'll examine the huge savings to property owners and the negative impacts on education.
The San Diego Padres have named an Opening Day starter. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
If you think San Diego's North County is a sleepy, bucolic area where nothing happens, think again. Our editors take a look at what's going on north of the 56, including the rejection of a major development, the continuing fallout from the murders of Chelsea King and Amber Dubois and the ever-changing roster of candidates for offices in Poway.
March has been like a lamb the past couple of weeks, but the month could go out like a lion with rain and snow coming to San Diego County, a National Weather Service meteorologist said today.
On Tuesday, California will celebrate its first ever “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” Jose Ramos has been waiting a long time for this recognition. He was 19 when he went to Vietnam as a medic.
Republican gubernatorial candidates Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman are scheduled to discuss job growth and economic development today during separate appearances at an event organized by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds is trying to marshal opposition to a bill that’s been introduced by State Senator Christine Kehoe.
The California Department of Social Services is trying out military-style cameras to make sure the elderly and disabled who receive in-home care aren't committing fraud.