Stories for January 17, 2011
Like wireless and biotech, cleantech is now an emerging hub in San Diego. The city is at the center of research focused on developing algae as a biofuel. We take a look at how the local industry has fared, where the green jobs are and how much progress has been made with algae.
How will the Aztecs' football program be affected by the departure of Brady Hoke? Who's likely to replace Ron Rivera as the Chargers' defensive coordinator? We speak to Jay Paris, of the North County Times, about the latest local sports news.
Chinese President Hu Jintao's scheduled visit to the White House this week comes at critical moment in U.S.-China relations. America has entered a new year with a rising national debt and deficit projections. Meanwhile, China continues its ascent as a global economic player. In the years to come, an economically bruised U.S. may have to share the superpower spotlight with the competition.
How to manage San Diego County's growing population will be at the core of many issues this year. Proposals include expanding freeways and managing growth. We talked with some of the county's environmental leaders to get their take on what issues they see as priorities this year.