Stories for November 18, 2010
The University of California Board of Regents voted to approve an 8 percent tuition hike for students, effective next year.
One of two brothers charged in connection with a $6 million foreclosure fraud scheme in which they allegedly stole the identity of several notaries and forged hundreds of deeds in California will stand trial Jan. 7.
Cities like San Diego cannot wait for the federal government to provide the investment and action needed to spur significant job growth. That’s what former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich told attendees of the Workforce Partnership’s annual summit at Qualcomm Hall in Mira Mesa Thursday morning.
"LENNONYC" is the story of one of the most famous and influential artists of the 20th century and how he found redemption not in the public adoration he craved as a youth, but in the quiet and simple pleasures of fatherhood. It is also a New York immigrant’s tale. John Lennon came to New York City in 1971 seeking what every other immigrant has sought: freedom — the freedom to be himself and not “Beatle John,” the freedom to live a normal life.
California is doing better than the national average when it comes to babies born prematurely. California got a grade of “C” compared to the national grade of “D.”
A majority of Californians consider distracted driving to be one of the biggest problems on the state’s roadways. The California Office of Traffic Safety conducted its first face-to-face statewide survey on driving safety issues.
Free sandbags are being offered to residents in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County to be used to protect properties in advance of a storm forecast to hit this weekend.
University of California San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox received the country's highest science award from President Obama this week.
Thirteen new cases of whooping cough in children and teens around San Diego County were reported this week, county health officials announced today.
A motorist wanted on several felony arrest warrants led deputies on a brief road chase through the far northern reaches of San Diego County today before pulling over and fleeing on foot, leaving behind a woman and child in his car.
This special edition, “Simply the Best,” showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on ROADSHOW. Highlights include: a superlative pair of circa 1795, Massachusetts-made Federal side chairs, valued at $30,000 to $50,000; a staggeringly rare 19th-century Rhode Island rifle and powderhorn, valued at $100,000 to $120,000; and the “holy grail” of American women’s suffrage movement posters — a timely reminder that 2010 is the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution — valued at $10,000 to $15,000.
A Massachusetts man picked up in Vista on outstanding warrants involving a homicide and a weapons violation waived his right today to an extradition hearing.
The Community College League of California wants to triple graduation rates in the next decade.
A San Diego woman charged with supporting a Somalia- based terrorist organization will remain behind bars while her lawyer puts together a case for granting her bail.
Three decades ago, two Crow Indian brothers ran away from home and no one knew why. Their sudden and mysterious deaths sent shockwaves through a tiny upstate New York community and their adoptive family. "Lost Sparrow" is their adoptive brother's journey to bring Bobby and Tyler home and confront a painful truth that shattered his family.
We're coming up on the last weekend before the Holidays begin. The last weekend before family gatherings, decorating, present shopping and Holiday parties crowd your agenda. So, how about something completely different: maybe accordians, puppets, art shows on loading docks. We'll be talking about unusual and interesting ways to fill up the weekend, while you're stomach's not yet filled up with too much food.