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Stories for December 12, 2012
For the first time, the Humane Society has partnered with a pet store for animal adoptions.
Less than two weeks after his inauguration, Mexico’s new president Enrique Peña Nieto met with business leaders in Tijuana on Wednesday. He got a long list of requests.
San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria proposed creation of a new city committee and named new committee chairs.
After years of layoffs, San Diego school trustees are laying foundations for future teacher hiring.
Changes in San Diego voter demographics that became apparent with the election of Bob Filner as mayor are probably permanent, with the city's political power shifting toward independents and residents south of Interstate 8, according to a study released today.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer, which his physician says was caught at an "early stage." The governor's office announced the news today, adding that Brown's work schedule has not been disrupted.
Gov. Jerry Brown's office says the California governor is undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer.
The San Diego County Water Authority is in the midst of a major pipeline project that will extend the life of underground water pipes in the San Carlos area.
The likelihood of having elective surgery largely depends on where you live. A new report reveals some wide variations on elective surgeries among different parts of the West.
San Diego County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler, who is retiring before the end of the year, said today she is anxious to return to her home in Sacramento and spend quality time with her husband and granddaughter.
Eighteen months ago Eden Full was finishing up her sophomore year at Princeton University. She was on the crew team as a coxswain. She had spent the previous summer in Kenya building an innovative, low-cost contraption to make solar panels more efficient.
To many beer fans, the arrival of the Westvleteren 12 Trappist ale in American shops today is a chance to try a beer they've only read about on beer-geek blogs and sites -- where it's often given a "world-class" rating of 100.
November home prices in San Diego were up by nearly 14 percent compared to a year before.
Solving the water woes of the Colorado River Basin is the subject of a new study released today by the Bureau of Reclamation.
No one can argue the setback to organized labor served up by Michigan's new law, which bars unions from requiring workers to pay dues even if they don't join their workplace bargaining unit.
In the six months since a new law opened a path to temporary legal status for some young immigrants in the U.S., more than 300,000 people have applied -- and have rushed to request qualifying documents from their schools.
In the small town of Claxton, Ga., two bakeries make more than four million pounds a year of the holiday treat. Both bakeries say Claxton is the fruitcake capital of the world, despite a similar claim made by a company in Corsicana, Texas.
The children waited patiently for the recreation leader to announce the next activity. He pulled out two brightly colored, round parachutes. Once untied, each one billowed, revealing colors of red, green, yellow and blue. There were not enough handles on the parachutes for every child, but that didn’t matter. They listened carefully to the leader’s instructions. It was apparent in their faces of anticipation that they all knew exactly what to do.
In vitro fertilization currently isn't covered by the VA for veterans with combat injuries which prevent them from naturally conceiving a baby. And legislation that would have changed this now looks like it won't make it out of Congress alive.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his foundation are suing one of the former organizers of his celebrity golf tournament in southern California, saying the organizer cheated benefactors of the foundation out of thousands of dollars he kept for his own marketing firm.
Claims of coercion in recent drug smuggling across the U.S. border could signal a new tactic being used by drug cartels.
When California voters approved Proposition 30 in November, many thought the landmark tax measure meant the beginning of the end of school budget woes. Last night San Diego Unified School Board approved its first budget, which included more cuts to make up a $84 million deficit.
Work began today on a five-acre Sumatran tiger habitat at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, to be named after movie producer Thomas Tull and his wife, Alba. The exhibit will be named the Tull Family Tiger Trail to man behind the "Dark Knight'' films and other popular movies like "The Hangover'' and "300.''
Shankar was responsible for making Indian classical music popular in the West, collaborating with artists as diverse as the Beatles and Yehudi Menuhin.
Army Capt. James M. Johnstone will be buried today in Arlington National Cemetery. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced last week that Johnstone's remains had been identified after excavation in Laos. The Army captain had been missing in action since 1966.
In the U.S., the Latino community is the youngest ethnic group. It's also becoming among the most supportive of gay marriage and homosexuality.
The office of Rep. Duncan Hunter has told the U-T San Diego that the Department of Defense will not reconsider awarding San Diego Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta the Medal of Honor.
The most popular wolf in Yellowstone National Park was shot by a hunter last week, a big blow to scientists and many wildlife enthusiasts who loved following her story.
Army Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan on December 10, according to the Department of Defense. Williams, 25, was a native of Clark County, Ohio. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
The military's small, top-secret version of the space shuttle rocketed into orbit Tuesday for a repeat mystery mission, two years after making the first flight of its kind.
North Koreans danced in the streets of their capital Wednesday after the Pyongyang regime successfully fired a long-range rocket, defying international warnings and taking a big step forward in its quest to develop a nuclear-tipped missile.
The Armed Services YMCA this morning will open its annual SuperParent holiday gift shop, where military parents can pick out donated gifts for their children.
A cold Pacific storm is expected to bring rain and snow to San Diego County starting late today and lasting through Thursday, along with hazardous travel conditions in the mountains.
Federal health reform is expected to increase the number of non-native English speakers with insurance. Refugees living in City Heights say they already need a more culturally competent health care experience.
Last month geologists published a paper in the journal Science that concluded the Grand Canyon -- or at least part of it -- is much older than most researchers think. The study reopened a contentious debate among scientists.
There are harrowing stories this morning from the shopping mall just outside Portland, Ore., where a festive holiday scene turned into a nightmare when a gunman opened fire Tuesday afternoon.
Among the loose ends that lawmakers would like to tie up before the end of this lame-duck session is the farm bill, which is made up mostly of crop subsidies and food stamps.
At an oceanfront park in Long Branch, N.J., Tim Dillingham looks out over the beach in awe of how much the pounding waves and high waters of Hurricane Sandy have changed the Jersey shore.
At least in public, Republicans have been clear that they see the current budget negotiations as a chance to address what they see as the source of Washington's deficit problem: Major entitlement programs