Stories for October 8, 2010
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared to back pedal on a deal to sell the state-owned Del Mar fairgrounds during an appearance in San Diego Friday. A bill introduced and withdrawn from the state senate earlier this week spelled out the property’s sale.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a stop here Friday to praise the passage of a state budget.
Erected by the ancient Greeks as a temple to Athena, the Parthenon has served as a church, a fortress, an ammunition dump and the model for countless banks, courthouses and museums across the world. It has been shot at, exploded, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its magnificent sculptures and subjected to restorations that have been termed “catastrophic.” With unprecedented access, NOVA presents the inside story of the official restoration, which reaches far beyond the challenges and controversies of conserving one of the world’s best-known buildings.
Sometimes —even if your kids don't want to talk about the news— it's important to find a way to talk anyway. PBS Parents offers tips on how to talk to kids about the news, especially crime and school violence.
San Diego Unified school officials say Mission Bay High School was on lockdown Friday after a student brought mercury to school.
This is no old-fashioned science fair. The “Quick Pitch” competition is a fast-paced, high-tech, high-stakes investment competition for a variety of new products, drugs and websites.
At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, experts unveil more masterworks, including a pair of paintings by noted Hudson River School artist John F. Kensett – bought at a yard sale for $35; a dazzling three-carat, Asscher-cut, yellow diamond ring; and a trio of autographed baseballs featuring signatures from the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals, Ted Williams in his 1939 rookie season and an authenticated autograph from Babe Ruth himself in the late 1940s. Together, this triple play wins an auction estimate of $34,000 to $46,000.
Tax money is going to continue to flow into downtown San Diego development. The California legislature passed a bill last night that will allow downtown's redevelopment to keep operating for years to come.
A blog post by a writer for The Atlantic magazine led me to a story about what it was like to be poor in San Diego in 1977. Blogger Joshua Green stumbled upon the old article, which fascinated and affected him so much he offered it up to his readers.
People concerned about domestic violence in San Diego will hold a rally in Balboa Park on Saturday. They'll be calling for an end to family violence.
State lawmakers have sent Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger the main bill in a legislative package aimed at ending California's record budget impasse and closing a $19 billion deficit.
The idea of building a permanent housing and service center for the homeless downtown is moving closer to reality. We discuss what issues still need to be worked out before the project is officially approved. Plus, why has it taken so long to get this long-discussed idea off the ground?
The City Council approved a set of financial reform proposals offered by a group of business leaders earlier this week. We discuss how the financial reform plans could affect the city's budget in the future. And, how will this action impact the business community's support of Proposition D.
The California legislature finally approved an $87.5 billion spending plan this morning, ending a record-long 100-day budget stalemate. What are the key elements of the budget agreement? And, how does the plan address the state's long-term financial problems?
The federal government says deportation of undocumented immigrants is at an all-time high. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talks to Morning Edition about the record-breaking Immigration Enforcement Statistics achieved under the Obama Administration.
Supporters of San Diego’s proposed sales tax increase says public safety budgets will be slashed if the proposition fails. But tax opponents reject that idea.
One of North County's biggest community health providers has launched a major expansion. The Vista Community Clinic was one of 85 health centers in the nation to get a federal grant to increase capacity.