Stories for June 6, 2011
All eight fire engines taken out of service earlier this year to save money will be back in rotation as of July 1, and libraries will continue operating under normal hours, under a budget passed today by the San Diego City Council on a 7-1 vote.
A new report shows gay, lesbian and bisexual teens are more likely to engage in risky behavior than their straight classmates. San Diego Unified was one of six urban school districts included in the survey.
A federal agency has released health quality data that show troubling statistics about nursing home care in California. The data show almost one in 10 long-term nursing home patients was physically restrained in 2008.
Hundreds of San Diego non-profits are appealing to the County Board of Supervisors today, hoping to get a share of tourist tax dollars. Supervisors each have half a million dollars to hand out.
Former Tijuana mayor and larger-than-life business tycoon, Jorge Hank Rhon is in custody for allegedly stockpiling weapons.
Many Californians have been slammed with repeated health insurance premium hikes. The state senate will take up a measure that would gave regulators the power to reject increases they considered to be unreasonable.
San Diego bars are offering a $30 cab ride, no matter where you're going. Also, Des Moines, Iowa is the place to live if you want get the most for your dollar.
San Diego City Councilmembers Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez will preview budget cuts, what will be spared and how the City Council will address the city's structural deficit.
Starting this week, the people of San Diego get to weigh in on a wide-ranging plan to tailor the county's bus, train, trolley, bike and highway options for the next 40-years when Sandag, the San Diego Association of Governments, holds a series of public meetings on their draft 2050 Regional Transportation Plan.
"Jackie Evancho: Dream With Me In Concert," marks the solo concert debut of the 10-year-old girl with the extraordinary soprano voice. Already familiar to national audiences from her debut appearances on "America’s Got Talent," Jackie is the youngest star in the special "Hitman Returns: David Foster And Friends" concert, performing virtuoso interpretations of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Pie Jesu” and Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro.” Foster will co-host the special, and serve as music director.
Five American troops were killed Monday in central Iraq, U.S. officials said the single largest loss of life for the American military in Iraq in the past two years.
Mexican prosecutors say they are considering organized crime charges against a Tijuana gambling magnate who is accused of keeping 88 guns in his house. The Attorney General's Office says it will hold former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon and 10 of his employees and associates for another two days while officials weigh the charges.
San Diego County Budget hearings begin today. The public cannot weigh in until Tuesday afternoon.
California Tax Receipts jumped more than 8 percent in the first quarter of the year. The jump in revenue could be happening for a couple of reasons.