Stories for August 9, 2011
Anyone holding stock in San Diego's larger and well-known firms weathered the economic storm of the past week fairly well, buoyed by today's 430-point gain on Wall Street.
The cost of California’s ambitious high-speed rail project is going up according to new environmental reports from the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority.
America looks different than it did 10 years ago – it is more diverse, with a growing foreign-born population. In this documentary on the 2010 Census, we take a closer look at the demographic changes in the Southwest United States. We’ll take a trip along the Mexico-U.S. border and visit communities that are experiencing change; we’ll meet some of our country’s new immigrants; and learn more about why they came to America.
More than four years after they landed on Mars, NASA's twin robot explorers, Spirit and Opportunity , have lasted 16 times longer and driven 20 times farther than expected. Since May 25, 2008, they've had new company on the red planet: NASA's Phoenix probe, which dramatically "tasted" water ice on the planet in July. NOVA "Is There Life on Mars?" showcases the latest scientific results from the rovers and Phoenix , which are poised to reveal provocative new clues in the tantalizing search for water and life on the Red Planet.
A migrant education program at California State University-San Marcos has been recognized for helping students of farm working families get a higher education.
San Diego County opened a new, expanded probation office in Chula Vista this week. It will serve two purposes.
The Pentagon today announced the combat deaths of two Camp Pendleton-based Marines in Afghanistan.
The federal government credit downgrade and Wall Street sell-off are raising questions about their impact on California. But a credit rating change might not be the state’s biggest concern.