Stories for February 15, 2011
A state audit has revealed that local governments are misappropriating millions of dollars from casino-operating Indian tribes that are supposed to address the negative effects of gambling.
Amtrak today launched an express run of its Pacific Surfliner service, designed to get business travelers from San Diego to Los Angeles by 10 a.m.
A woman whose leg was crushed by a taxi that veered off a street and pinned her against a building in the Gaslamp Quarter is likely to spend years recuperating and could wind up losing the limb, a doctor assigned to her case said today.
The San Diego Unified School District plans to open a school supplies fund with help from the San Diego Foundation, an umbrella group for area charities, it was announced today.
You can add affordable housing advocates to the list of people upset by Governor Brown’s budget proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies.
A contract was approved Tuesday by the San Diego City Council which will enable the U.S. Geological Survey to study groundwater below Chollas Creek and the San Pasqual Valley to determine if it can be used for drinking water.
A new study finds the federal health-reform law will greatly reduce the number of Californians who are uninsured. The report says nearly 5 million Californians will be eligible for coverage.
A new plan to cut state spending could jeopardize the state's open records laws by eliminating the requirement that government bodies give fair notice to the public about meetings.
Secretary of State Debra Bowen is jumping into the race to succeed Democratic Rep. Jane Harman in Congress.
Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, introduced a bill today that would allow renters to post political campaign signs in the windows of their apartments or homes.
Construction is under way on the first of two projects at San Diego State University to replace the Aztec Center student union, the school announced Tuesday.
One state lawmaker says permanently adding an additional test to newborn screenings could save lives and save the state money.
The father of 14-year-old murder victim, Amber Dubois, has returned to Sacramento to seek more state legislation he says will protect children.
We'll find out about the status of the "crash tax" in California. Where did the idea for the tax come from and who is responsible for paying?
Nine members of San Diego Writing Women are organizing an offshoot group, not only for themselves but for aspiring writers in San Diego who want some advice on how to write that book and get it published.
A recent report finds nearly half of teenage boys arrested in San Diego County are gang members. When they return home from juvenile hall, they are faced with living a normal lifestyle, which includes going back to school.
The paintings of Sir Thomas Gainsborough could be viewed as the 18th century version of celebrity portraiture. Gainsborough's portraits of notorious and fashionable women of the day are currently on view at the San Diego Museum of Art, along with the work of 20th century abstract painter Howard Hodgkin.
San Diego-based Qualcomm slipped a bit on the Barron's list of the most respected firms among the 100 largest publicly traded companies.
The City of Vista holds a budget workshop this morning to figure out how to plug a $9 million budget gap. The measures should get residents’ attention.
The number of San Diego homes changing hands last month was down more than 29 percent from December. San Diego-based Dataquick tracks real estate trends in California.