Stories for March 1, 2011
A nationwide crackdown on drug gangs led to 45 arrests in San Diego County, federal authorities said today.
Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, today introduced a bill to allow veterans in California and four other states to avoid foreclosure by refinancing their adjustable and interest-only mortgages.
It’s been an unusually cold, wet winter on the streets of San Diego. That makes recent progress on a permanent homeless shelter in downtown welcome news.
California's job market is among the worst in the country in a new Gallup Poll.
The California water outlook remains positive this summer. Department of Water Resources hydrologists measured the water content of the snow pack Tuesday.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, fired his press secretary for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, because he shared e-mail correspondence with reporters with a journalist working on a book, the congressman confirmed today.
State lawmakers are expected to decide this week whether to restore funding to adult day health care centers. More than 300 programs statewide provide skilled day treatment to disabled and frail seniors.
The Black Contractors Association of San Diego was awarded nearly $1.1 million to operate a program that prepares youth for construction jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.
Federal agents nabbed two suspected drug traffickers today as the pair landed on a Del Mar beach in an open fishing boat laden with nearly 400 pounds of pot.
California's attorney general has asked a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex unions.
Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. returned to the Main Stage with a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style featuring Connick’s big band, and a 12-piece string section with Connick on both a Steinway grand and upright honky-tonk piano.
One state lawmaker said people who get cancer at a young age shouldn't have to choose between treatment and future fertility.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors agreed today to consider raising the insurance requirement for taxis in unincorporated areas from $350,000 to $1 million.
California Governor Jerry Brown is scaling back some parts of his proposal to realign certain state and local government responsibilities.
Based on his brain-imaging work with tens of thousands of patients over the last 20 years Dr. Daniel Amen has discovered two of the major secrets why most diets don’t work. And contrary to what you might think, they have nothing to do with your lack of desire to lose weight or your willpower. In fact, he shows you that for some people the harder they try to lose weight the worse it gets. If you want a better body the first place to always start is by having a better brain.
Authorities Tuesday were looking into a shooting in Alpine in which a suspect in a San Diego murder investigation was shot dead while he was allegedly advancing toward deputies with a shovel.
As the Arab World explodes, most Americans cannot access news and information from Al Jazeera, the international broadcast service based in that area. The network has a roster of veteran, international reporters in the region, while American networks have slashed their overseas bureaus. But Al Jazeera also has a big credibility problem with many Americans and a very hard time getting permission to broadcast on US Cable systems.
As part of a $61 billion package of cuts, House Republicans passed a proposal to eliminate $430 million in funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray joins us to talk about why he voted in favor of eliminating funding for the CPB. And, KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo talks about why he thinks federal funds should continue be used to help pay for public broadcasting.
Former San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre says he’s not running for public office again, even though the California Bar Association has dropped its investigations against him. But that doesn’t mean Aguirre is ready to leave the public spotlight.
Artist Robert Wilson's portraits of celebrity performers are strangely familiar. They are videos that look like still images, and they reference paintings by the old masters. Even more surprising? These contemporary works are on view at the Timken Museum of Art. We'll talk to the museum director and a producer who works with Wilson on his portraits.