Stories for August 14, 2012
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
A cluster of four lightning-sparked wildfires in northeastern San Diego County now covers 2,352 acres.