Stories for May 16, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget proposal for the coming fiscal year released Monday contains some good news for San Diego public schools. Increased education funding could ease the $115 million in cuts the district has been planning for.
The city of San Diego raked in $185,000 after referring more than 34,000 previously ignored parking citations to collections, a treasury official said today.
Four members of the City Council today unveiled a package of proposals to boost the 90,000 small businesses that operate in San Diego.
Richard Bangs travels to the southernmost reaches of civilization to uncover New Zealand's pristine natural beauty, alluring culture and enigmatic mythology. In "New Zealand: Quest For Kaitiakitanga," the father of modern adventure travel traverses the most physically and climatically diverse landmass in Polynesia in the pursuit of an age-old Mâori tradition. Bangs seeks answers to questions rooted in indigenous wisdom, hoping to unearth the meaning and origins of "kaitiakitanga," the responsibility of human beings to protect the natural world.
What started as a fad among West Coast motorcycle gangs in the 1970s—methamphetamine—quickly spread across the United States. FRONTLINE, in association with The Oregonian, investigates the ongoing meth problem in America: the devastating impact on individuals, families and communities, and the state-by-state battles to make pseudoephedrine a prescription drug, a strategy that’s led to significant improvement in Oregon.
Councilwoman Marti Emerald's plan to reorganize the city's redevelopment efforts would have to overcome some procedural obstacles, but nothing that would stop her ideas cold, the City Attorney's Office reported today.
Governor Brown reports more revenue than expected, but said the state still needs tax extensions.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same. It took the tragedy of the fire and the ensuing public outrage to force government action. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.
Suburban San Diego is almost majority-minority and speeders in New York are getting a grim scolding.
Teachers in San Diego and across the stated are bracing for the Governor's revised budget proposal due out today. They are hoping the new budget avoids the worst-case scenario of more deep cuts to California's school districts.
It's still under construction, but Escondido's new Palomar Medical Center West will get some important visitors tomorrow. Executives from other health care systems around the country will get a look at what's being called the hospital of the future.