Stories for April 20, 2011
A new study finds about 9 percent of California drivers either talk or text on the road. Researchers for the state’s Office of Traffic Safety observed drivers at 130 intersections in 17 counties statewide.
The crew of the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan got a special visit yesterday from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, according to a Navy news release. As Home Post readers know, the Reagan played an integral part in providing humanitarian aid to the people of Japan devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
If gas prices are increasing, why is the state collecting less in gas-related taxes nowadays? We speak to Business Reporter Erik Anderson about what's driving up gas prices, and how a recent change to the gas tax structure is impacting state revenue.
Why has very little progress been made on the international level to reduce the effects of global climate change? We speak to UC San Diego Professor David Victor about his new book "Global Warming Gridlock," which explores why the international discussions about fighting global warming have yielded very little progress over the last 20 years. We also speak to Dr. Victor about what the United States can do on a federal level to reduce its carbon footprint.
Sarah Palin has almost a half-million Twitter followers. Mitt Romney announced his presidential exploratory committee in a Web video. And on Wednesday, President Obama is visiting Facebook's California headquarters for a virtual town hall.