Stories for January 4, 2011
Governor Jerry Brown met with leaders from California counties Tuesday to discuss shifting more responsibilities to their level. It’s one of the goals he laid out in his inaugural address this week as part of a plan to deal with the state’s budget crisis.
The unemployment rate rose in more than two-thirds of the nation's 372 largest metro areas in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Commissioned by BBC1 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II, LAND GIRLS follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four young English women who left their homes and families to join the Woman's Land Army. In this episode, Annie develops a relationship with an Italian POW but is then shocked when she realizes that her husband Cedric is still alive. As Bea prepares to have her baby, she receives an unexpected marriage proposal.
Commissioned by BBC1 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II, LAND GIRLS follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four young English women who left their homes and families to join the Woman's Land Army. In this episode, Joyce's husband goes AWOL and when he turns up on the farm, Joyce is forced to hide him against her better judgment. The hunt for the sympathizer continues and things come to a head for Nancy, when she must betray Joyce to save herself.
A government agency on the front lines of the immigration debate has begun installing lifesaving buoys in a fast-moving canal along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants drown each year as they sneak into the country illegally.
Time off at Christmas gave me a chance to sift through a pile of junk in my garage. I put some of the stuff up on shelves. Some stuff I threw away. And I found something interesting.
The common cold virus might be good for something, after all, with scientists at the La Jolla-based The Scripps Research Institute using part of it to develop a vaccine against cocaine addiction.
An Orange County-based paint company will pay $1 million to six district attorney's offices in California -- including San Diego County -- to settle a lawsuit alleging illegal transportation and mismanagement of hazardous waste and materials.
San Diego County Supervisors Bill Horn and Ron Roberts warned today that tough times were ahead, as they and other elected officials took their oaths of office today.
Besides governor and attorney general, there are several other new constitutional officers.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi said she had no regrets on her last day as House speaker Tuesday, a reign that lasted four years and is ending after the November elections.
The San Diego City Council and county Board of Supervisors today unanimously ratified separate declarations of local emergencies due to millions of dollars in damage resulting from the rainstorms of the past few weeks.
As the new year begins, those who indulged over the holidays may resolve to put down the cookies and pick up the dumb bells. What roles do exercise and genetics play in weight gain and obesity? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? We'll speak to science writer Gary Taubes who questions what's making us fat-and how we can change in his new book, "Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It."
What are the education stories to watch in 2011? What impact might the new state schools superintendent and new governor have on California schools? Could change be coming to the San Diego Unified School board? We speak to Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis and Scott Himelstein, president of San Diegans 4 Great Schools.
What will David Alvarez bring to the San Diego City Council? We speak to Councilmember Alvarez about his goals for District 8, and we discuss how he thinks the council should go about cutting the city's $73 million budget deficit.
A new report reveals African-Americans are hospitalized at a higher rate than other ethnic groups in California. This disparity is found for a variety of different health conditions.