Stories for November 7, 2011
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Improved investment performance and lower pay increases for municipal workers could mean that the city of San Diego's retirement pay contribution will be smaller in the next fiscal year.
The plight of two small businesses impacted by the Occupy San Diego protest has drawn a lot of attention in the past week. KPBS looks at why they’re being singled out.
Brian Greene takes us on the ultimate time traveling adventure, hurtling 50 years into the future before stepping into a wormhole to travel back to the past. Along the way, he will reveal a new way of thinking about time in which moments past, present, and future — from the reign of T. Rex to the birth of your great-great-grandchildren — exist all at once. You'll never look at your wristwatch the same way again.
Mexican federal officials have arrested a top drug cartel member in Tijuana, allegedly responsible for countless deaths and a wave of violence in 2008.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking into the death of 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Mario Arias, who was found dead in his barracks at Camp Pendleton on Saturday.
Developer Doug Manchester told the Voice of San Diego today that he is interested in buying the venerable San Diego newspaper.
Harpy eagles are the most powerful birds of prey in the world, but scientists know very little about harpy eagles. NATURE enters their secret world with wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley and his team of cameramen as they locate a nest and struggle to document the lives of these elusive birds in Venezuela’s Orinoco River jungle.
The nationwide Occupy movement might be targeting Wall Street, but it's arguably municipal governments that have felt the biggest impact so far.
“War Redefined” reframes the understanding of modern warfare through probing conversations with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her female predecessors, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright; Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee; Bosnian war crimes investigator Fadila Memisevic; Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International; globalization expert Moises Naim; and Cynthia Enloe of Clark University, among others. Geena Davis narrates.
Occupy San Diego protestors promoted Bank Transfer Day on Saturday in response to their dissatisfaction with increasing bank fees. Did you switch to a credit union this weekend? We find out if the effort still has momentum.
San Diego Unified School Board Trustee, Scott Barnett, wants to ask taxpayers.
When the going gets tough... People need to laugh. We check in with Mad House, a comedy club having its grand opening tonight at Horton Plaza, and with The National Comedy Theater, one of San Diego's longest running improv groups to see how San Diego's comedy scene is doing in tough economic times.
In another push to help reduce veteran unemployment, bipartisan legislation being heard in the Senate this week would provide a tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.
The federal government's efforts to resettle the refugees has left some schools, hospitals and other local services overwhelmed.
Raising the eligibility age to 67 would save the government money but may increase overall spending.
The weekend earthquakes were among the strongest yet in a state that has seen a dramatic, unexplained increase in seismic activity.
A fire at a California home care facility for the disabled killed five people, and federal authorities on Sunday were helping local investigators determine the cause of the blaze.
The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic downturn that has wiped out job opportunities for young adults and saddled them with housing and college debt.
2011 could turn out to be a year that San Diego drivers want to forget, because the average price at the pump could be a record-breaker.
The system Congress set up 21 years ago to clean up toxic air pollution still leaves many communities exposed to risky concentrations of benzene, formaldehyde, mercury and many other hazardous chemicals.
It’s been a bumpy few years for San Diego’s pension fund. Today the city council will hear how the fund’s been performing since 2007.