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Stories for September 19, 2011

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San Diego Zoo Starts Live Condor Camera

Sept. 19, 2011
City News Service

The webcam will give a glimpse into a California condor nest at the Safari Park.

Review Sought In CA School's Religious Banner Case

Sept. 19, 2011
Associated Press

The case of a math teacher being forced to remove religious banners in his classroom is going to an appeals court.

Fire Burns 3 Acres Near Lakeside

Sept. 19, 2011
City News Service

A fire blackened about three acres east of Lakeside today; there were no injuries or structural damage.

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Two Marines Killed In Helicopter Crash On Camp Pendleton

Sept. 19, 2011
By Beth Ford Roth

Two Marines were killed in a helicopter accident at Camp Pendleton on Monday.

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Calif. Community Takes Action Against Sex Trafficking

Sept. 19, 2011
Denise Tejada, NPR

Over the last year, parents and advocates in the San Antonio neighborhood became active when they realized pimps were targeting their middle school girls.

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City Replacing Streetlights With More Energy Efficient Bulbs

Sept. 19, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

City officials announced today that a program to replace more than 35,000 streetlights with brighter, energy efficient bulbs is under way.

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San Diego Man Hands Out Food Aid In Somalia

Sept. 19, 2011
By Amita Sharma

A San Diego man delivered aid to 250 families in Somalia this week. He said Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is now a massive refugee camp.

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Grocery Stores, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Sept. 19, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

We'll discuss the latest in the negotiations between grocers and union leaders.

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Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Fades In 3 Years

Sept. 19, 2011
MIKE STOBBE, AP

The vaccine against whooping cough falters after only about three years, a preliminary study suggests, adding support to school rules requiring kids to get the vaccination periodically.

Current Legal Issues Feature GPS Surveillance, Religious School Banners

Sept. 19, 2011

Can GPS devices be used to track anyone the government is investigating for a crime and placed on a person's vehicle without a warrant? This legal issue will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court soon.

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Oceanside Museum Highlights Tattoo Art

Sept. 19, 2011
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

Over the weekend the Oceanside Museum of Art opened "Inspired by Ink," its fourth exhibition of tattoo art. Returning as guest curator is tattoo artist Chris Winn.

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Obama To Propose $1.5 Trillion In New Tax Revenue

Sept. 19, 2011
Associated Press

Drawing a bright line with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama is proposing $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue as part of his long-term deficit reduction plan.

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In Win For Mexico, Dolphin-Safe Label For Imports Ruled Illegal

Sept. 19, 2011
By Ruxandra Guidi

The "dolphin-safe" labels in imported canned tuna are now considered illegal by the World Trade Organization. This ruling follows a 20-year lobby from the Mexican government.

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San Diego Summer Sports Clinic Brings Veterans From Around The Country

Sept. 19, 2011
By Alison St John

The VA in San Diego is hosting its fourth annual Summer Sports Clinic for injured veterans this week, and the event is attracting veterans from around the country.

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Plan To Reduce Overcrowding Will Move Prisoners To County Jails

Sept. 19, 2011
By Alison St John

The San Diego County Sheriff’s office estimates about 300 women prisoners will serve their sentence in county jail instead of state prison.

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California Grocery Workers Reach Settlement

Sept. 19, 2011
By Erik Anderson

A strike by 10,000 grocery workers in San Diego County was averted today when union negotiators struck a tentative agreement with the owners of Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons/Pavilions.