Stories for February 14, 2011
New state and federal laws guarantee health insurance for children…even kids with pre-existing conditions. But a critical enrollment period is winding down.
Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, introduced legislation in the state Senate today to allow San Diego County to hold all- mail elections.
Less than half of teens and pre-teens in San Diego County are up-to-date on vaccinations for meningococcal meningitis, a disease that can be fatal, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported today.
California legislators have introduced a bill to ban the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins used in a traditional soup.
Police are interviewing more than 60 people to determine why a San Diego taxi driver plowed through a crowded sidewalk, injuring more than 30 people during the weekend.
On June 1, 2009, Flight AF447, an Air France Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all 228 lives. How could a state-of-the-art airliner with elaborate electronic safety and navigation features and a faultless safety record simply vanish without a trace? NOVA assembles a team of seasoned pilots, engineers and safety experts to examine the evidence that emerged in the weeks following this horrific disaster.
Columnist Robert Samuelson has emerged as the nation's most prominent critic of high-speed rail. And today he had another in a series of stories on the subject that appeared in the Washington Post.
In this episode of NOVA scienceNOW, journey back in time to the birth of our solar system to examine whether the key to our planet's existence might have been the explosive shockwave of an ancient supernova. And see how the head louse, a creepy critter that's been sucking our blood for millions of years, is offering clues about our evolution. Finally, meet neuroscientist André Fenton, who is looking into erasing painful memories with an injection.
"Justified," the dramatic series starring Timothy Olyphant, is back for its second season on FX. Culture Lust contributor Pat Finn is very glad to see it and was blown away (pun intended) by the first episode.
Cash-strapped cities around California have adopted a new emergency response tax as a way to raise revenues. But the tax is not only unpopular, it is not raising as much money as expected.
More knees are being replaced than ever before and younger people are the beneficiaries. That's one topic on tap at a huge gathering of orthopedic surgeons in San Diego this week.
There have been a lot of suggestion about how to deal with San Diego's budget problems. Now the City Council will consider them all at once.