Stories for July 29, 2011
A new operator is taking control of a South Bay toll road that recently emerged from bankruptcy.
The State Bar of California is contemplating whether to admit a new lawyer to its ranks: An undocumented immigrant who passed the tough bar exam in 2009.
At least 10 Oceanside residents have fallen prey over the last week to a telephone scam in which a crook gets the victim to wire him cash by posing as a grandchild in financial straits abroad, police advised today.
Republicans have muscled legislation to extend the government's borrowing authority and cutting spending through the House over solid Democratic opposition.
"Cowboys and Aliens" (opening July 29 throughout San Diego) had it's world premiere at Comic-Con and director Jon Favreau has been courting attendees there for two years.
The sharp slowdown means the economy will likely grow at a weaker pace than last year. And economists don't expect growth to pick up enough to lower the unemployment rate.
San Diego it has to give up $70 million dollars in redevelopment funds this year, and 16 million in subsequent years to the state budget. Cities have filed suit, calling the move unconstitutional. A lot of redevelopment projects, from fixing roads to funding economic development projects, to paying for sports stadiums, are in jeopardy.
We're back to square one in the game of hopscotch that is the medical marijuana business in San Diego. Medical marijuana advocates didn't like the city's regulations, and they got enough signatures to put a measure on the ballot to challenge it at the polls. So now what??
- July 29
- Midday Edition
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Borrowing by the federal government has become so rampant the debt ceiling must be raised if Washington is going to pay the bills, especially if tax increases are off the table. How are our local repressentatives bearing under the pressure?
The message many analysts are bound to take away is that — to a large degree — the tail is wagging the dog, namely members linked to the Tea Party.
An estimated 4 million Americans are affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder. San Diego hosts the nation's largest conference on the condition this weekend.
B.Slade, an award-winning gospel singer, has become a jack of all musical trades, including lead actor in a musical. He's the star of the classic rock opera "The Who's Tommy," now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. Culture Lust contributor Kathi Diamant says it rocks.
What is the sound of a jaw dropping? Pat Finn visited the super-plush Cinepolis luxury cinemas in Carmel Valley and was impressed -- with one large a caveat.