Stories for March 31, 2010
You may think you’ve seen bad movies but you haven’t seen anything quite as bad as “The Room” (playing Friday and Saturday at midnight at Landmark's Ken Cinema). Listen to my radio feature about how a film’s badness is turning it into a cult hit on the midnight movie circuit. This is like a car crash that you cannot avoid looking at.
State, county, and most city offices are closed in honor of Cesar Chavez today. Many people make it a day of service to honor the late labor leader. More people are giving freely of their time every day in California.
San Diego Gas & Electric says an audit of its fire insurance purchase process is unwarranted. Ratepayers' advocates had asked for the audit last month to better understand why the power company wants to raise customer rates to offset higher insurance premiums since the 2007 fires in San Diego County.
San Diego Gas & Electric is buying some renewable energy from a geothermal plant in Northern California. The new agreement moves the utility closer to meeting a state renewable energy mandate.
California Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek) expressed relief that California is not on the list of proposed federal offshore oil drilling locations announced by President Barack Obama and Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday.
State, county and city offices will be closed today in honor of Cesar Chavez Day. State offices such as the Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed, as will the court system.
Yesteryday, for the first time ever, the state celebrated "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day." One man has been fighting for this recognition for nearly a decade.
We discuss the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers movement.
It only takes a couple of minutes and you'll be helping your community and your nation. That's what all the commercials and advertising have been telling us about the 2010 census. Filling out the form and returning it is required by law but if you don't, you should expect to get a visit from a census taker. The government is that serious about getting an accurate head count. We'll answer your census questions and find out how this year's count is going. We'll also learn about the history behind collecting information about race and ethnicity.
The City of San Diego's temporary winter homeless shelters will close today. Where will the hundreds of homeless who have used the shelter over the last few months go? We speak to the Bob McElroy, who operates the winter shelter, about the impact it has on the local homeless population.
A Pacific Storm was expected to bring rain, snow and possibly thunderstorms to San Diego County today.