Stories for June 7, 2011
Busing of San Diego city school students could get an overhaul over the next five years.
San Diego County's first fully developed rapid bus service officially got on the road today.
The Brown administration is releasing its plan to reduce California’s overcrowded prisons by tens of thousands of inmates in the next two years. That plan attempts to satisfy a recent US Supreme Court order through a mix of short-and long term action.
San Diego's union workers say they won't cross picket lines if local grocery workers go out on strike. Ten-thousand checkers, baggers and butchers at the region's largest chains have been working without a contract since March.
Angela Carone is on vacation. While she's gone, Pat Finn offers a few choice words on a particular form of social networking.
Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam has been living and working in Mexico City for 3 months now, and she's finally learning to acclimate. Read more about her travels in the second part of her series for Culture Lust.
A fierce debate over California’s budget is right around the corner. Democratic legislative leaders say they plan to call votes in the Senate and Assembly as soon as Wednesday's deal or no deal.
San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer has announced he will not run for mayor. The Republican Faulconer said he is endorsing District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.
The aircraft carrier that buried Osama Bin Laden's body at sea is due to stop in Hawaii on its way home to San Diego.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is struggling politically at home because of her handling of a financial crisis in Europe. Amid her troubles, Obama is giving her a state dinner and presenting her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration says his stalled plan to shift thousands of inmates from state prisons to local jails will eventually address a U.S. Supreme Court order to slash California's prison population by 33,000 inmates.
Today is California's deadline to submit its plan to reduce the state's prison population to the Supreme court. We'll hear details of the plan.
We will be providing a forum to discuss one of the most controversial religious traditions of modern American times- Scientology.
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Former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon is being detained by the Mexican military as they investigate him on suspicion of illegal firearms possession and organized crime ties. We discuss the latest details of Rhon's detainment with San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Sandra Dibble, and a graduate student from UC Irvine who is studying security issues in Tijuana.
A group of Camp Pendleton Marines is spending some quality time in California’s breadbasket to learn about farming – with the idea that they’ll pass on what they learn to Afghans.
They admit the errors of their ways at a televised news conference. And they insist that they're taking full responsibility for their mistakes. But what exactly does that mean?
The region's main labor organization today will urge San Diegans to respect picket lines in case grocery workers go on strike.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says pension and health care costs are eating the U.S. military alive. And the Pentagon predicts the cost will keep growing.
San Diego’s primary election is a year away, but already, there are a half-dozen political heavyweights vying for the city’s top job.
This isn't so much a rant as it is an observation. I want to highlight the difference between how the character of Lisbeth Salander was presented to us in the Swedish film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2009) and how she is being represented by Rooney Mara for the upcoming American remake.
If your plans for the summer include checking out a library book and heading to a city pool or park, you’re in luck.