Stories for January 25, 2011
San Diego County's non-urban areas have been covered by a patchwork of small fire agencies. Five more agencies have agreed to join the county’s regional fire authority, bringing it one step closer to having a coordinated response system.
Medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego County will have to pay an annual fee of about $11,000.
More than half of eighth-grade students in California are performing poorly in science. That's based on a national assessment referred to as the "Nation's Report Card."
Supervisors approved a $4 million contract to begin work on new public space along San Diego’s downtown bay front.
San Diego home prices climbed 0.1 percent between October and November last year. That may not sound like much, but it was the only major city in the U.S. to see any gain in that period.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a new, unpublished report on Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans to Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) under the Freedom of Information Act, which VCS has provided to this blog.
In this episode, landing a human being on another celestial body was the first step to living beyond our planet. The breathless pace and daring of the Apollo program sees NASA’s team master previously unimagined tasks and machines toward the most incredible climax in the history of human endeavour. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon and return safely to Earth, the whole planet throws them a party.
Another water rate hike in the city of San Diego has left a bad aftertaste for many residents. The new water rate hike will add about $4 a month to the average residential water bill. But water rate payers in the city of San Diego are beginning to total up a dramatic increase in bills in recent years. And, there's controversy over how the news went out about the latest water rate hike proposal.
The Health Care reform law has been in the news lately; we'll hear what aspects of the law are set to kick in this year and how the new law has impacted San Diego so far.
Unemployment is twice as high for veterans compared to the average Californian. The state's unemployment rate is 12.4 percent, but young vets have it worse with one out of four out of work. Many have turned to business, and others are trying to figure out their options. We talk about the reasons why vets struggle to find work, and the programs out there that can help them find jobs or start businesses.
A new for-profit national chain of urgent care clinics is testing the waters in San Diego. The first clinic opened in Santee, and another will soon come to Oceanside.