Stories for June 10, 2011
State officials want to delay the start of higher payments to foster parents, but a judge says there are no grounds to do so.
California has been slapped with a federal lawsuit over its plan to eliminate funding for adult day health care centers. The programs offer skilled care to some 35,000 seniors and people with disabilities.
California Assemblymember Juan Vargas is raising his profile in preparation for a run for Bob Filner's congressional seat. But Vargas' recent no vote on a bill to help families struggling to avoid foreclosure, has people scratching their heads.
We hear so much about the City of San Diego's budget because it's five times bigger than the next largest city in San Diego County. So let's get some perspective on how different cities are coping with cuts.
The City of San Diego is at the cutting edge of budget deficits because its pension problems have forced it to deal with deficits since well before the economic downturn began.
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson reports from a half mile underground in an abandoned mine, where scientists are using special detectors to look for evidence of a ghostly substance that they believe makes up most of the matter of the universe—a hypothetical entity called dark matter. And while scientists are yet in the early stages of translating research in mice into treatments for humans, it's striking that many Alzheimer's sufferers temporarily improve in an activity-rich environment, providing a tantalizing clue to further research and therapies. Also, a profile on Hany Farid, a self-proclaimed "accidental scientist" is inventing new ways to tell if photos have been faked.
The San Diego County Fair will begin its 22-day run today at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year's theme is "Race to the Fair'' and the fair will feature displays showcasing historic and modern cars, along with music, food and fun.