Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for August 14, 2012

State Parks Employee Says She Told State Her Department Was Hiding $20 Million

Aug. 14
DON THOMPSON, Associated Press
0 Comments

A former California state parks employee says she told state attorneys that her department was hiding about $20 million in a special fund several months before officials announced discovering the surplus money, according to a sworn declaration filed in court Tuesday.

Firefighters Extinguish La Jolla Brushfire

Aug. 14
City News Service
0 Comments

It took firefighters about a half-hour today to subdue a blaze that tore up a brushy hillside next to Interstate 5 in La Jolla, threatening homes briefly but causing no structural damage.

San Diego-Built Exxon Valdez Is Being Dismantled

Aug. 14
By Tom Fudge
0 Comments
Tease photo

The infamous Exxon Valdez was built in San Diego. Now it's being dismantled on the coast of India.

Grapevine Canyon Fire Prompts Evacuations In Ranchita

Aug. 14
By KPBS and CHANNEL 10 NEWS
0 Comments
Tease photo

Authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in the Ranchita community as hundreds of firefighters continue to work by ground and air to contain four lightning-sparked East County blazes that have blackened thousands of open acres.

Water Gun Fight Spills Into San Diego Mayor's Race

Aug. 14
By Katie Orr
14 Comments
Tease photo

The water fight gone wrong at the Balboa Park lily pond continues to cause ripples in the San Diego mayor’s race.

Lawsuit Filed In Calif. Over Brockovich Chemical

Aug. 14
Associated Press
0 Comments

Environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the California Department of Public Health for failing to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film "Erin Brockovich."

Central Valley Congressman Resigns, Citing Parenting Challenges

Aug. 14
Associated Press
0 Comments
Tease photo

Democratic Rep. Dennis Cardoza, whose district includes Modesto, Stockton and Merced, announced his resignation in a statement on Tuesday. It takes effect at midnight.

San Diego Housing Market Shines In Latest Report

Aug. 14
By Erik Anderson
1 Comment
Tease photo

Southern California's housing market got another positive report card in July. Home prices ticked up and more homes were sold.

Meteorologists Say Current Heat Wave Is Sign Of Climate Change

Aug. 14
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
13 Comments
Tease photo

The San Diego summer suddenly got a lot hotter, but nowhere near as steamy as it is in the middle of the country. We look at what's up with the weather (the temperature), what's going on with the climate (change), and whether they are related (maybe).

N.J. Gov. Christie To Keynote Romney's Convention

Aug. 14
Frank James, NPR
0 Comments

The man some Republicans once hoped would be their party's 2012 presidential nominee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, will instead deliver the keynote speech at the national convention that will make Mitt Romney the GOP's official standard bearer.

Live Chat: Hot Weather And Lawn Care

Aug. 14
Midday Edition
0 Comments
Tease photo

Gardening expert Nan Sterman joins us to talk water conservation and keeping your lawn green. Plus, Nan will address all your gardening questions in a live chat after Midday Edition from 1-2 p.m.

Port Commissioners To Consider Lane Field Hotels

Aug. 14
City News Service
1 Comment

The Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is scheduled today to consider preliminary approval of a project that could result in as many as three high-rise hotels being built near the foot of Broadway.

Agency Calls For Rate Cut Over San Onofre Outage

Aug. 14
Evening Edition
0 Comments
Tease photo

An advocacy group is calling for a reduction in what San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison customers are being charged because they have continued to pay to support the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station even though it has been shuttered since January.

San Diego Heat Wave Lingers, Prompting Call For Energy Conservation

Aug. 14
By Susan Murphy
0 Comments
Tease photo

San Diego’s scorching heat wave has entered its second week. The unrelenting hot temperatures have triggered another call for energy conservation.

Grantville Is Split On Subject Of 'Riverbend'

Aug. 14
By Tom Fudge
0 Comments
Tease photo

A plan to turn some beat-up industrial land along the San Diego River into the Riverbend housing development has won over the people Grantville... unless they are opposed to it.

SDSU Classes Bridge The Face-To-Face Versus Digital Divide

Aug. 14
By Kyla Calvert
0 Comments
Tease photo

San Diego State and other California State campuses are offering students courses that blend in-person and online learning, hoping they'll get the best of both worlds.

Firefighters Battle 4 Lightning-Sparked Fires Near Julian

Aug. 14
Associated Press
0 Comments

A cluster of four lightning-sparked wildfires in northeastern San Diego County now covers 2,352 acres.