Stories for August 30, 2012
AAA says more Californians will be traveling this Labor Day holiday weekend compared to last year.
California officials held a trial auction to test the state's new system for selling carbon credits Thursday. Starting this November some companies will be required to pay for their pollution emissions as part of California’s cap and trade system.
A bill that reduces the emphasis on standardized test scores in evaluating schools has passed the California Assembly and now moves to the Senate.
California lawmakers are expected to vote Friday on the pensions deal reached earlier this week by Governor Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats. The public has only seen the bill for a couple of days and reactions are just starting to come in.
Landmark's Ken Cinema turns 100 this year and as part of the celebration Landmark is hosting The Ken's 100th Anniversary Film Series that kicks off tomorrow morning at 11am with "Intolerance." Watch for my video feature about the Ken tonight on Evening Edition. [Please note that after the publication of this article Landmark Theaters retracted its claim that the Ken Cinema was built in 1912, a revised estimate sets the time in the late 30s or 40s.]
California would devote the $20 million found hidden in a state Department of Parks and Recreation special fund to keeping all parks open under a bill approved by the state Senate.
Join conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the renowned Vienna Philharmonic under the stars in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Vienna Ballet dancers join the orchestra in celebration of the world of dance in music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. The concert also features performances of Debussy’s “La Mer” and the Austrian favorite “Wiener Blut” (“Viennese Blood”) by waltz king Johann Strauss.
The University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County rose 0.3 percent in July over the previous month, the ninth monthly advance in a row.
A flotilla of more than a dozen tall ships will enter San Diego Bay today as the San Diego Maritime Museum's 2012 Festival of Sail gets under way.
Four San Diego County bus drivers may have fallen ill from eating drug-laced goodies provided by a fellow worker.