Stories for October 5, 2011
Just two weeks after the San Diego City Attorney's Office filed complaints to shut down a dozen marijuana dispensaries, a judge today signed orders closing nine of the businesses.
Apple Inc. said the company's co-founder died Wednesday.
Throughout October solo drivers in San Diego County have lots of incentives to try commuting alternatives, including carpooling, vanpooling, biking and using using public transit.
Farmers throughout California are keeping anxious eyes on the skies this week, as a strong storm moves through the state. They’re concerned the weather may create problems for harvests that have already been delayed.
Investigators sought today to determine what caused the deaths of two inmates found lifeless in their cells on the same day at Donovan State Prison and nearby George F. Bailey Detention Facility.
A man accused of fatally stabbing his detective mother and 18-year-old sister in their Rancho Penasquitos home is mentally incompetent to stand trial and will be sent to a state mental hospital.
Pamela Finkel is a professor emeritus, counselor and an advocate for the academic success of students with disabilities. Ms. Finkel has dedicated her life to making sure students with disabilities have the necessary resources to ensure their educational success. For nearly 20 years, she has been a professor at San Diego Community College (SDCC). Her work with SDCC includes the Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS), a campus resource center that provides academic support, counseling services and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, helping them to be independent and achieve their academic and vocational goals.
Bill Bodry is the founder and president of the Challenge Center, which he established after a spinal cord injury left him paraplegic at the age of 27. Faced with the challenge of finding affordable medical and physical therapy services, Mr. Bodry has made it his life's work and mission to provide programs and services to people living with severe disabilities. The Challenge Center has been recognized as one of the fifteen "Best of the Best" nonprofit rehabilitation facilities in the nation by the Christopher Reeves Foundation. In 2010, Mr. Bodry received San Diego’s ABC/Channel 10 News Leadership Award.
A panga boat carrying several suspected illegal immigrants washed ashore in northern Pacific Beach early today and at least some of those passengers were injured, one fatally.
Drunk driving deaths have declined nationwide, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the percentage of driving fatalities that are alcohol-related have not.