Stories for March 15, 2011
All workers from a crippled reactor at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, have been evacuated. Also, white smoke was rising from the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima Daichi power plant. The developments follow a new fire at an already fire-damaged reactor.
Fear over the escalating nuclear crisis in Fukushima Daiichi, Japan has led to increased sales of potassium iodide pills in San Diego. But do they work?
Democratic leaders have called afternoon budget votes in both houses of the legislature Wednesday, even though there’s no deal yet with Republicans.
Two state agencies have launched investigations into Health Net, after the insurer announced it suffered a large security breach. The personal information of more than 845,000 Californians could be at risk.
Japan’s main export is cars and the devastating earthquake resulting tsunami have wreaked havoc on the industry. But the effects have yet to be felt on the local level.
The Red Cross created a website to connect worried family members with their loved ones after a disaster. The Department of Defense is urging servicemembers based in Japan to use this website, called Safe and Well, to let their friends and family know they are OK:
One San Diego group is using its annual art show on March 26 and 27 in Balboa Park as a way to raise donations for the Japan relief effort.
A new fire broke out Wednesday in an already fire-damaged reactor at a crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan.
Desperate operators of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, on Wednesday are having second thoughts about a plan to stave off a meltdown in a fire-damaged reactor by dumping water on it by helicopter.
New research from UCSD finds the prevalence of heavy smoking in the United States has declined dramatically over the last four decades. California led the way.
California education lobby is increasing the pressure on lawmakers to send Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed tax extensions to voters.
A 22-year-old San Diego State student whose body was found in a river in Madrid, Spain after he apparently stumbled away from a nightclub will be memorialized in Encinitas on Sunday.
Imagine an MTV for classical music lovers, performed live! Such is the experience of a Luscious Noise concert at Anthology.
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On our Legal Update we hear how far you can go on a business complaint line; a lawsuit over characters on the TV Show CSI and claims that a company's drug tolerance policy may be a form of discrimination.
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As fears grow over the possibility of a catastrophic meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan many are now wondering what would happen to our nuclear power plant if a large earthquake struck near San Diego. We speak to Environment Reporter Ed Joyce about the safety of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
The San Diego Latino Film Festival serves up a number of sidebar programs. This year non-fiction films are highlighted in a showcase called Documania.
San Diego County Supervisors will listen to recommendations from the community on how to improve the food stamp program, now known as Cal Fresh. The board is working to change its reputation as the county with the lowest food stamp participation rate in the nation.
There are few things more dangerous to a fetus than alcohol. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is one of the leading causes of birth defects. Babies who are born with fetal alcohol syndrome have physical abnormalities and face a lifetime of learning and behavioral problems. Surprisingly, doctors don't know how prevalent the condition is.
San Diego school lunchrooms are increasingly going green. In fact, the San Diego Unified School District is tapping into the ‘farm-to-table movement’ found in many restaurants today.