Stories for December 6, 2012
Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up on the social media site: mug shots.
Mexican immigrants in the U.S. make less on average than immigrants from any other part of the world, according to new research based on U.S. Census and labor data.
On Thursday in Tecate, Mexico, a partially constructed-drug tunnel was discovered by the Mexican army.
The city of San Diego will receive $6.9 million after the state Supreme Court ruled that counties miscalculated fees for the administration of property taxes, and the funds should go straight into public safety needs, Mayor Bob Filner announced today.
A San Diego citizen activist is challenging Southern California Edison’s attempt to change San Onofre’s operating license agreement.
Elections and resignations have led to a game of political musical chairs in south San Diego County. But different deadlines and jurisdictions means it’s unlikely one special election can sort everything out.
The sharp decline of unauthorized Mexican immigrants living in the United States continues, says the Pew Hispanic Center.
Italians may still be light-years ahead when it comes to gelato, but when it comes to extra-virgin olive oil? Watch out: U.S. producers are on it.
The Mormon Church has a new website to clarify its position on "same-sex attraction" and to reach out to all of its members, including gays and lesbians, "with love and understanding."
As the New Jersey city of Camden blasts through its all-time-high homicide record -- exceeding 60 murders so far this year -- city officials have an unusual solution to rising crime: laying off the entire police department.
Most subway stations in New York City affected by Superstorm Sandy have opened by now, but the South Ferry station at the southern tip of Manhattan is still closed. And when you get inside, it's easy to see why.
The Internet has not been kind to House Speaker John Boehner in recent days. On Twitter, there are some new, not-so-subtle hashtags going around: #boehnermustgo, #fireboehner and #purgeboehner.
When it comes to the economy, consumers and business owners have very different takes right now. Consumers are feeling positive, but the mood among businesses is at recession levels.
The San Diego Unified School District will swear in its new and re-elected trustees at a special meeting scheduled for Monday.
For the past decade, Spelman College, a historically black women's school in Atlanta, has fielded NCAA teams in basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball and other sports. But when its small Division III conference started dwindling, college President Beverly Tatum says the school decided it was time to change focus.
A Texas state representative says he's sending a bill to Mexico's new president for illegal immigration.
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The American Psychiatric Association's manual that classifies mental disorders has changed the designation of some autistic disorders. How will this affect families in San Diego?
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Leaders of the group that brought the lawsuit that took down the county's regional transportation plan explain why they challenged the RTP in court.
The year is coming to an end and the holidays are in full swing. Culture Lust contributor Alex Morales shares her top 10 arts and culture picks for December.
From local art shows to unique, four-course meals inspired by the drinks they're paired with, here are a few events to check out this weekend.
The U.S. and Mexican governments have completed a two-month program to fly deportees deep into Mexico, and the U.S. is looking to the new administration of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on whether to continue the effort aimed at relieving overwhelmed Mexican border cities.
California officials say they're going full speed ahead with plans to close the popular Healthy Families program and move kids to Medi-Cal.
A month after Hurricane Sandy pounded the New Jersey Shore, Atlantic City is back in business. Even though most of the casinos and restaurants received very little damage in the storm, they're now suffering from a lack of visitors. But the city has launched an effort to change that.
As President Obama and Capitol Hill lawmakers assess the need for spending cuts and tax increases against the risk of triggering a new recession, they might look across the Atlantic for insights from those who have already grappled with those budgetary questions.