Stories for February 23, 2011
UC San Diego signed a five-year deal with a major player in the world of concert promotions. Live performances are now expected to put the university on the musical map.
UCSD researchers say people need to increase their intake of vitamin D to cut their risk of getting colon cancer and several other diseases. The matter of how much vitamin D is enough is controversial.
Barack Obama has said his administration will no longer legally defend the Defense of Marriage Act. The move brought to mind Governor Schwarzenegger's refusal to defend Proposition 8.
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the FBI say they have become paranoid that the agency is following them and monitoring their phone calls after an informant was ordered to target Muslims for surveillance when he infiltrated California mosques.
San Diego County authorities say two suspected illegal immigrants died of hypothermia.
The unrest in Libya is pushing up the international price of oil and pushing down the value of the U-S stock market.
As recent gas prices have reached as high as $4 in San Diego, alternative energy sources for vehicles becomes a pressing issue. A collaborative program called Smart City San Diego is tackling some of these concerns. This morning we speak with Byron Washom, director of strategic energy initiatives and Lisa Bicker, President and CEO of CleanTECH San Diego, to discuss how Smart City San Diego is involved with the future of electric cars in San Diego.