Stories for February 10, 2012
In November, experienced pilot Jeff Boatman crashed his helicopter just south of the Grand Canyon. He found his cell phone and dialed 911. Rosie Rodriquez took the call.
Democrats are out in force in San Diego this weekend for the statewide annual party convention. Democratic House leader, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, joined them Friday.
In a potentially precedent-setting decision, a federal judge in San Diego ruled that the Sweetwater Union High School District unfairly favored boys' sports over girls' sports at Castle Park High School by giving the boys better athletic facilities, resources and opportunities.
A City Council committee next week will receive a proposed ordinance to ban smoking in housing complexes if the smoker is asked to stop by another resident, according to documents displayed on the city's website.
The San Diego Unified School District today announced a tentative agreement with its Police Officers Association to hold the line on salaries and maintain furloughs for the next school year.
The State Controller’s office says January revenues came in well below what Governor Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposal had projected them to be.
A Republican state lawmaker wants to make serving in the California legislature a part-time job. She's gathering signatures for an initiative she hopes to place on the November ballot.
Combining startlingly fresh and candid 16mm footage that had lain undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for the past 30 years, with contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars, ”Mixtape” looks at the people, society, culture and style that fueled an era of convulsive change, 1967-1975. Utilizing an innovative format that riffs on the popular 1970s mixtape format, this is a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities of America.
New report finds that on average, less than half of all community colleges students across the state are passing math courses required for an associate degree or for transferring to a four-year college.
A former San Diego police officer who bribed and sexually assaulted women he stopped in the Gaslamp District for drunken driving and other offenses was sentenced today to eight years and eight months in prison.
This program features three stories of students and their communities standing together to stop hate and bullying. Fifty years after James Meredith became the first black student at the segregated University of Mississippi, football fans revive the chant “The South will rise again.” Student leaders confront the divisive practice, sparking a campus visit from the Ku Klux Klan. The college town of Bloomington, Indiana, shocked after a Korean student was murdered by a white supremacist a decade ago, bands together again after anti-Semitic attacks on the eve of Hanukkah. In Lancaster, Calif., a middle school counselor starts an anti-bullying program that inspires a citywide campaign after teen suicides in nearby towns shake the town into action.
Beginning Monday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol will crack down on motorists who use their cellphones to talk without hands-free devices or text while driving.
No matter how much California’s High Speed Rail costs balloon, the Federal Government will continue to support the project.
Democrats from around California are assembling in San Diego this weekend for the State Party Convention. One of the hottest topics will be how redistricting and the new Open Primary will affect the Party.
Now that backers of a major pension overhaul have ended their attempt to qualify a November ballot measure, any changes to California's public employee retirement system this year will have to come from the Democratic-controlled legislature.