Stories for February 18, 2011
California authorities report a murder conspiracy was foiled and three hit men allegedly hired by a Tijuana drug gang were arrested without incident.
A 7-month-old koala at the San Diego Zoo will be named "Cambee," but the sex of the joey remains unknown, park officials announced today.
Governor Jerry Brown today showed us why he really should have stuck with the program and become a Jesuit friar.
There’s a sports saying that goes “go big or go home.” That appears to be the City of San Diego’s philosophy when it comes to locking in redevelopment money.
When Egypt rose up in mass protests, would you have been out there in Tahrir Square? If you were a 23-year-old unemployed man with no promise your situation would change, you probably would have.
A San Diego man is recovering today following a rare type of surgery at Thornton Hospital that left him with two beating hearts.
In the golden era of television, Jackie Gleason was king. The one-hour special, "Jackie Gleason: Genius At Work," features a collection of Gleason’s most memorable characters and skits from his long-running network television series, insightful commentary from host Jeff Garlin (from HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm") and a special appearance by wife Marilyn Gleason.
This episode focuses on five key sitcoms: "I Love Lucy," "The Honeymooners," "Make Room for Daddy," "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." In a rare occurrence, both Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke recount their years on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Hundreds of episodes were culled for the most entertaining clips - including one particularly side-splitting bit by Don Knotts.
Apartment owners would be required to offer recycling service to tenants under a new bill introduced by state lawmaker, Bob Blumenfield.
He may not leap tall buildings in a single bound or fly through the air with the greatest of ease, but he loves to unleash the power of investigation! This season "Sesame Street" introduces an all new segment- “Super Grover 2.0.” As he observes, questions, investigates, and reports, our hero literally stumbles across solutions to problems all across the planet.
Councilman Carl DeMaio has already announced his plans to run for mayor in 2012, but who will support him? The polarizing politician has few allies in city government after taking on some of the city's most powerful entities. We discuss DeMaio's disagreement with the mayor over eliminating free trash pickup, and his efforts to switch all city employees to a 401 (k)-style retirement plan.
The San Diego City Council recently was given a list of almost 300 options to cut its projected $56.7 million deficit for next fiscal year. We take a look at the budget cuts menu, and discuss how politics will play a role in what's decided. Plus, we talk about the disagreement between the mayor's office and the city's independent budget analyst over the amount of next year's deficit.
The San Diego Unified School District faces a budget hole of $120 million for 2011-12 academic year. The school board is considering two scenarios. If voters support a proposal to extend state tax increases, the debt could be cut in half. If not, as many as 500 teachers could be laid off. We discuss how the uncertainty is affecting the district.
The California Senate Budget Committee has approved a number of cuts to the MediCal program. Doctors are upset about a 10-percent pay cut.