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Stories for July 25, 2011

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San Diego Council Repeals Medical-Pot Ordinance

July 25, 2011
Neiko Will

The San Diego City Council repealed an ordinance establishing restrictions on where medical-marijuana dispensaries could be located.

Union Jobs Would See Boost If AT&T And T-Mobile Merge

July 25, 2011
By Andrés Barraza

T-Mobile employees would join telecom union if merger is approved.

Local Somalis Raising Money For Famine Victims Back Home

July 25, 2011
By Amita Sharma

A local man said the food crisis is so bad that people are "dying like flies" outside refugee camps.

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Jerry Brown Signs Lesser Of Two California "DREAM" Acts

July 25, 2011
By Ruxandra Guidi

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill 130, which will allow undocumented immigrant students living in California to receive private financial aid.

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City Council-Repeal of Medical Marijuana Ordinance?

July 25, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Restrictions on medical marijuana collectives are before the San Diego City Council today - and the matter could end up before voters. Advocates gathered enough signatures to qualify for a referendum. The city council takes up the issue at a meeting today.

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Navy's "Ship Of The Future" Is Disintegrating

July 25, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

It's not unusual for the Navy to experience problems and glitches with new ships and weapons systems. But it's not often that a new vessel will actually start to dissolve in less than a year.

Controversy Against Fire Fee Heats Up

July 25, 2011
Marissa Cabrera

A San Diego County supervisor is joining the effort against a controversial fire-protection fee.

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Norway Suspect Arraigned In Closed Hearing

July 25, 2011
By Npr

In an extraordinary measure, the judge decided Monday to hold the arraignment behind closed doors at the request of police.

"Eagle Fire" Still Burning In NE San Diego County

July 25, 2011
By City News Service

The fire was 40 percent contained Sunday and the cause remains under investigation.

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Challenging Obama, House GOP Unveils New Debt Bill

July 25, 2011

The GOP proposal has been rejected by The White House. Senate Democrats have also proposed an alternative.

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Comic-Con's Disabled Fans

July 25, 2011
By Angela Carone

Superheroes and fans have packed up and left town, as another Comic-Con comes to a close. The world’s largest pop culture convention drew big crowds again this year, including many men and women with disabilities. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says comics’ relatable characters and Comic-Con’s disabled services are part of the appeal.

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Medical Marijuana High On San Diego Council's Agenda

July 25, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Strict rules limiting where medical marijuana shops can operate can be overturned or sent to the voters next spring. The city council Monday addresses the issue Monday.