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.
Man’s best friend and his cat pals got some help from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department on Friday.
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.
The word "cast" has a gazillion meanings. Pat Finn is bothered by a couple of them regarding the CBS series NCIS.
If you want to prevent sprawl you should know how it occurs. Here's a road map, courtesy of the New Jersey DOT.
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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.
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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.
Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama will be overhauled by the 2015 Centennial Celebration. A San Diego Councilman is making that vow even though elaborate plans for the plaza have stalled.
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.
America's military alliance with Europe — the cornerstone of U.S. security policy for six decades — faces a "dim, if not dismal" future, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.
Baggers, checkers and butchers at San Diego's three largest grocery store chains may exchange their smocks for picket signs soon.
"Yellowbrickroad" (Friday midnight at AMC Mission Valley) and "True Legend" (opening June 10 at Reading Gaslamp Theaters) were both unavailable for preview but might offer good alternatives to summer mainstream releases.