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Stories for February 15, 2012

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Police: Fugitive Who Caused I-8 Shutdown Also Involved In Councilman Robbery

Feb. 15, 2012
CITY NEWS SERVICE

Police have identified a suspect who abandoned a car alongside Interstate 8 in La Mesa this week as one of the alleged perpetrators of a violent home-invasion robbery of former San Diego councilman Harry Mathis.

Calif. Community Colleges Like Obama's $8 Billion Career-Tech Proposal

Feb. 15, 2012
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

President Obama's budget may be getting a rough reception on Capitol Hill, but California community colleges are excited about his call for eight billion dollars to fund career-technical education.

Economic Study Says Job Growth Will Continue Slowly In California

Feb. 15, 2012
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

A new economic study says job growth in California is moving - slowly - in the right direction, and will continue to do so.

Navy Names Ships After San Diego War Heroes

Feb. 15, 2012
City News Service

The next three Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyers will be named after military heroes with ties to San Diego County, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced today.

Millions Of Californians Taking Advantage Of Health Care Reform

Feb. 15, 2012
By Kenny Goldberg

More than 9 million Californians got at least one free preventive service in 2011, thanks to health care reform.

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San Diego Home Sales Increased 4.9 Percent In January Over Last Year

Feb. 15, 2012
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The number of homes sold in San Diego County increased 4.9 percent last month over January 2011, and the median price climbed by $1,000, La Jolla-based DataQuick announced today.

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San Diego Ships Move Through Strait of Hormuz

Feb. 15, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Home Post Blog: The USS Cape St. George and the USS Sterett, both San Diego-based ships, accompanied the USS Abraham Lincoln as the aircraft carrier made its way through the international hotbed of the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday.

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SD Port Commission Says No To U-T Plan

Feb. 15, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The Commissioners of the Port of San Diego don't like the plan for the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal proposed by developer and U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester. They say the Port is a vital part of San Diego's economy.

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'Black Girls Run' Act As Ambassadors For Exercise

Feb. 15, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The Network for a Healthy California and Black Girls Run are teaming up to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority.

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Students Registering Students To Vote At UC San Diego

Feb. 15, 2012
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo, Joanne Faryon / inewsource, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Last year, UC San Diego was dead last in student voter registration rates. This year, it's second only to UC Santa Barbara. The difference is easy and immediate access to voter registration materials the day freshmen move in.

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Report: Nearly 2,000 Veterans Are Homeless In San Diego

Feb. 15, 2012
City News Service

Between 1,700 and 2,000 veterans are either living on the streets or in temporary shelters in San Diego County on any given night, according to a study released today.

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Syrian Activists Live Stream Their Revolution

Feb. 15, 2012
Kelly McEvers, NPR

The Syrian government is now nearly two weeks into its bombardment of the city of Homs. The U.N. says at least 300 civilians have been killed.

Storm To Bring Snow, Rain And Wind To San Diego County

Feb. 15, 2012
City News Service

A cold Pacific storm is expected to bring snow, rain and gusty winds to already saturated San Diego County today.

In Contraception Clash, Catholic Latinas Stray From Doctrine

Feb. 15, 2012
By Adrian Florido

In their push to reverse Obama's contraception rule, Catholic leaders aren't likely to find Latina allies.

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About 170 Couples Tie The Knot On Valentines Day In San Diego

Feb. 15, 2012
By Dwane Brown

It was a fun, festive, and emotional day for many San Diego couples at the County Administration building downtown. That's where the number of public wedding ceremonies double on Valentines Day.

Regulators Ask SDG&E To Take Corrective Steps On Golden Eagle Nesting Zones

Feb. 15, 2012
By Amita Sharma

Regulators now say there were actually four incursions into nesting areas by SDG&E in the last three weeks, not three.

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Without Family To Lean On, One San Diego Student Is Determined To Thrive

Feb. 15, 2012
By Kyla Calvert

Courtney Medlin, 16, travels an hour-and-a-half to Scripps Ranch High School each morning. She was determined to stay after leaving her family for a group home.