Stories for March 15, 2011
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.