Stories for February 4, 2011
This week brought news we’ve heard before. But the recurring saga of falling crimes rates got some dramatic emphasis this week, as police said crime in San Diego was the lowest it’s been since 1963.
There’s a new push in Sacramento to keep cell phones out of the hands of inmates. Prison officials say it’s a rapidly growing problem, and inmates use the phones to launder money and harass victims.
Health care reform law is being challenged by Republicans. No other group would have the most to gain--or lose--from its implementation than Latinos.
San Diego turned a little red on Friday in the interest of healthy hearts.
December's heavy rain left San Diego with an estimated $40 million according to an official with the county Office of Emergency Services.
A State Senator wants to require all health insurance plans to include maternity coverage.
Two people were caught after entering the U.S. illegally with the help of dive scooters.
A California man will have more time while a hearing takes place to determine whether there is probable cause to send him to trial on charges of plotting to blow up a mosque in the Detroit-area.
Budget sub-committees are running at full throttle at the state Capitol. A process that usually takes months has been trimmed to a few weeks.
Developmentally disabled adults came to the state Capitol Thursday to protest budget cuts to the state Department of Developmental Services.
The number of homeless sex offenders has increased dramatically since Jessica's Law passed in 2006. The law prevents convicted sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or a park. We discuss why the law's requirements are making it difficult for sex offenders to find places to live, and why some convicted sex offenders in San Diego are challenging the law's residence restrictions.
How could Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies affect Escondido's efforts to build a minor league ballpark? City leaders are concerned the redevelopment proposal could disrupt plans to sell $50 million in ballpark bonds. If redevelopment agencies are eliminated, what will happen to Escondido's ballpark?
Earlier this week, the San Diego City Council voted 7-1 to repeal its supercenter ordinance. The ordinance required supercenter retailers to conduct an economic impact study in order to get building permits. The council reversed its decision after Walmart's successful signature-gathering would have forced a public vote on the issue. We discuss why two councilmembers changed their vote.
A teachers strike has been averted in National City. That means 350 public school teachers will be in their classrooms today.