Stories for November 26, 2010
If you’re out shopping this weekend, be sure to check your receipt, preferably BEFORE you leave the cashier. County inspections show errors are more common than you might think, and they are not usually in you favor!
On this special edition of San Diego Week we bring you some of our most memorable stories from earlier this year. First, the true costs and benefits of illegal immigration, then you'll hear about a gang problem in San Diego's North County, we'll tell you why California's prisons are so crowded and so costly, and why honey bees are disappearing. You'll also hear about one family's journey from an Iraqi refugee camp to a home in El Cajon.
Will San Diego experience a double-dip housing slump in the new year? What impact will the banks' backlog of distressed properties, and the expiration of a federal tax credit have on the market over time? We discuss the latest trends in the local housing market.
What challenges will Governor-elect Jerry Brown face? What can be done to eliminate California's projected $25 billion deficit for next year? We discuss options the new governor should consider, and whether the state legislature is willing to make meaningful changes needed to end the state's financial problems.
How are local cities responding to the decline in sales and property taxes due to the down economy? We discuss strategies being used to counteract the recession. Which strategies are best to improve the long-term economic health of local communities?
Explosives experts have pulled out of a northern San Diego County home with a large quantity of bomb-making materials because it's too dangerous.
The Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that states begin identifying coastal waters impaired by ocean acidification. The idea is to find how pollution is affecting marine life.
A non-profit health information line at UCSD advises pregnant women to be especially careful about what they eat during the holidays.