Stories for May 6, 2010
A plan to target fraud in California's state-funded in-home care would cost almost $42 million for seven years. The proposal comes at a time when the program for the disabled may be facing further massive cuts.
The lower cost of living in Mexico has caused many American retirees to move there, but many of them still come back to the U.S. for health care.
The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, it was announced today.
The head of the Customs and Border Protection is back home in San Diego to talk about the nation's border. Commissioner Alan Bersin is slated to host a public forum Thursday at Point Loma Nazarene University.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has sued two former officials of CalPERS, the nation's largest public pension fund, for fraud. The lawsuit, announced Thursday, is the product of an investigation into the role of so-called placement agents.
Prison could be in the future for the son of a longtime California state Assembly speaker. The 21-year-old Esteban Nunez - son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez - and co-defendant Ryan Jett, 24, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Wednesday.
In Iran, rock music has been illegal to own and to perform for some three decades. But the new film “No One Knows About Persian Cats” (opening May 7 at Reading's Gaslamp Stadium 15) explores the music underground in contemporary Iran. You can listen to my review and hear some selections of Iranian music.
The Broadway production of "Memphis," which originated at the La Jolla Playhouse before transferring to New York, has garnered eight Tony Award nominations, including best director for Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. We'll talk with Ashley about the nominations and the announcement that the Playhouse will stage the world premiere of a musical based on the film "Little Miss Sunshine."
HBO's hit series "True Blood" has launched southern writer Charlaine Harris into a much bigger spotlight. The show is based on her popular southern vampire novels starring the spunky, telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Harris will be signing copies of the latest Sookie Stackhouse novel, "Dead in the Family," in San Diego this weekend.