Stories for May 27, 2011
This three-part series provides a unique insight into how the technological revolution of the last 40 years has transformed all our lives. "Electric Dreams" features the Sullivan-Barnes family, who have bravely agreed to be transported back to 1970 - the dawn of the digital age - and then fast-forwarded at the rate of a day per year through the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties.
Critical mass is part bike ride and part protest, and it’s happening tonight as it does on every final Friday of the month.
On Monday, the San Diego County Grand Jury issued a report saying the costs of staying at City Hall rather than building a new civic center were exaggerated by the city and that the city can have a safe and functional city hall without spending almost 300 million.
Every 10 years San Diego City Council districts are redrawn. This time, a ninth City Council seat will be added. Seven citizens have been appointed to the influential San Diego Redistricting Commission. Both the committee and the process are generating some controversy.
It's been nine years since a federal court first declared the crowding in California's prisons an emergency. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2002 lower court ruling that gave California two years to move tens of thousands of prisoners our of the state's overcrowded prisons.
Congress scrambled to renew three controversial provisions of the anti-terror Patriot Act that otherwise would have expired at midnight Thursday.