Stories for March 17, 2011
A wrongful-death lawsuit against the federal government was filed yesterday, charging that Anastacio Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant was brutally beaten by immigration agents last year.
The city of Oceanside has repealed a fee levied on people involved in traffic accidents. The so-called “crash tax” did not prove to be an effective way to raise extra revenue.
NPR likes to report the news, not be the news. But their preferred standing got inverted today as the U.S. House voted to defund the network. This follows last week's news of the resignation of the network's CEO.
A 12-year-old California boy who pulled on a pair of socks to ease cold feet suddenly got to thinking about the homeless - and socklessness.
California lawmakers have begun chipping away at the state’s nearly $27 billion budget deficit and they’ll be back at work again Thursday. But, the toughest issues are still unresolved.
The SDSU basketball team is about to play in the NCAA tournament after winning the Mountain West Conference. Coach Steve Fisher and North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris discuss the upcoming tournament.
"Roadshow" appraisers at the Palm Springs Convention Center thank their lucky stars for the discovery of a 1956 signed photo of the guest at ten years-old, posed between baseball Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella — pioneers in breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball — valued at $6,000 to $8,000.
Juan Melendez, spent nearly 18 years on Florida's death row for a crime he did not commit. In 2002 he became the 99th U.S. inmate to be released from death row. Juan will share his story, experiences, and uniquely familiar views on the death penalty. He will also discuss why his story is not rare, the problems he sees with the death penalty system.
As workers try to cool the radioactive materials at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, we discuss the long- and short-term risks this crisis could pose to the Japanese people. Plus, we discuss the lessons being learned from the still unfolding nuclear crisis. We speak to experts from SDSU and UC San Diego about the latest details coming out of Japan.
Last year, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges placed Southwestern College on probation after falling below accreditation standards. As accreditation for the local college is in jeopardy, it is leaving many students in limbo and administrators scrambling. In order for the school to keep its accreditation, SWC must make a number of significant changes recommended by the Accrediting Commission. With us today to speak about the looming accreditation issues is Southwestern Sun Newspaper Adviser Max Branscomb.
The removal of a Muslim American woman from a Southwest Airlines flight raises questions with no clear answers.