Stories for December 26, 2011
Despite rising water costs and other obstacles, growers had a prosperous 2011.
Firefighters battled a blaze in an Old Town church today, before extinguishing it 20 minutes later.
Escondido has impounded more than 3,200 vehicles since 2006, mostly at the federally funded sobriety checkpoints. The city had towed about 1,000 at driver-license-only checkpoints until the American Civil Liberties Union and El Grupo, a Latino advocacy group, threatened a lawsuit in 2009, contending they violated the state vehicle code.
Programs that let students work in the classroom while they earn their teaching credentials have seen an increase in future teachers of color.
The new year brings a slate of new health laws in California.