Stories for May 19, 2010
Despite being known as a portrait painter Rembrandt used his talent to push the boundaries of painting. This direction made him unpopular in the later years of his career as he shifted from being the talk of the town to becoming adrift in the Amsterdam art scene and criticized by his peers.
The City of San Diego is considering its options following a decision by a federal appeals court to allow unlimited campaign contributions from political parties.
A new building has broken ground in San Diego's East Village. But this complex is a bit different from the pricey condo buildings nearby.
A report released today by the county grand jury labels Qualcomm Stadium a losing proposition, finding that the city-owned facility has an annual operating loss of more than $17 million.
The head of the San Diego Fire Chiefs' Association told county supervisors they need to make public education part of their fire-fighting strategy. The comments came as supervisors accepted a comprehensive report on fire fighting resources.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted today to direct staff to develop a plan to implement recommendations in a comprehensive report on area fire preparedness.
The critical acclaim surrounding John Wray's third novel "Lowboy" led to many interviews with Wray in the press. Now he gets his chance to conduct an interview, with "writer" Zach Galifianankis. They share a beer and talk writing and noodles. Classic.
What can pet owners do to prepare for the end of their animal companion's life? It's usually a conversation that people don't want to have, but planning ahead can help to improve the animal's quality of life in those final days. We speak to a pair of local veterinarians about end-of-life care for pets.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon is in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for the start of a state visit in which insecurity in Mexico and Calderon's drug war are likely to be high on the agenda.
Judicial elections are often straight-forward, uncontested races. But in the June primary, a conservative group is challenging four incumbent San Diego Superior Court judges. We'll explore why this group thinks the judges are not following the law.
As we approach another election season, we look at the status of voting in San Diego County and across the state, including the modified open primary, mail-in ballots and the lack of standardized voting procedures.
Our California Primary preview coverage continues with a rundown of the statewide Propositions on the June ballot.
The trouble with getting affordable health care in the U.S. has caused many people to look south for solutions. This isn't surprising in San Diego, where the medical resources of Mexico are within a half-hour drive.
The U.S. drug czar toured the San Diego-Tijuana border Tuesday. The director of the Office Of Drug Control Policy says he heard a lot of praise for the border fence.
Roughly 160 teachers in Chula Vista who were notified in March they would be let go will keep their jobs for the next school year. But teachers in other San Diego County school districts are not so lucky.