Stories for September 8, 2010
The city of San Diego is preparing to inform its residents of another water rate increase. Critics say the city should only pass the extra cost of water along to users if water agencies adopt reforms.
State regulators have approved Health Net's application to raise insurance premiums an average of 16 percent for individual policy holders. The increase follows approved rate hikes for Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross.
Work will begin this week to begin dredging the Mission Bay Channel to make it safer for recreational and commercial boaters accessing the Pacific Ocean, it was announced today.
SeaWorld San Diego officials hope to find out why a performing killer whale died in the prime of its life. Park veterinary staff hope tissue and blood samples will provide answers.
"John Denver: A Song's Best Friend" celebrates the late singer/songwriter's legacy with classic performances from his popular 1970s television specials, rare footage from his Sing Australia! (1984 and 1994) and Red Rocks concerts (1973 and 1982), and interviews with the people closest to him, including ex-wife Annie and producer and arranger Milt Okun. Recorded August 2004.
San Diego faces a $1.3 billion unfunded retiree health liability. Do you think the city should have the right to change benefits promised to workers? Why do you think the city has let this problem go on for so long?
A study by the Urban Institute shows some 700,000 California children who are eligible for state paid health programs are not enrolled. That's a third of the state’s 1.5 million uninsured children.
Governor Schwarzenegger leaves Thursday for a six-day trade mission to Asia. He’s decided to go despite the fact that California still has no budget in place. Schwarzenegger will visit China, Japan and South Korea to promote investment in California and the state’s products.
Negotiations between San Diego and its unions over how to lower retiree health costs haven’t officially begun. But the two sides showed their positions Tuesday at a city council meeting and the talks could get off to a rocky start.