Stories for July 10, 2012
A San Diego assemblyman's bill to allow prosecutors to use information stored in their case management databases to run queries in response to public records requests was signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The San Diego City Council today formalized an agreement to allow the Convention and Visitors Bureau (ConVis) to book events at the Convention Center.
California ended its fiscal year with revenues falling short of expenses by $1.4 billion. But Controller John Chiang says a strong final month helped the state close its books on June 30th in slightly better financial shape than before.
A plan to close eight schools in the San Diego Unified school district was shelved today.
San Diego Convention Center staff are developing plans to replace the iconic sails atop the bayfront facility, a Convention Center Corp. director said today.
California’s Community College system is closer to changing how schools decide who can sign up for what classes.
The San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson will be off-line for the next seven months as it undergoes planned maintenance. Roughly $110 million worth of repairs are planned for the Vinson.
From the producers of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, the hit PBS series and the forerunner of television’s popular antiques and collectibles genre, comes a new adventure for treasure seekers: MARKET WARRIORS. This series follows antiques pickers—Bob, John, Kevin, and Miller—on a nationwide treasure hunt, scouring flea markets for antiques and vintage valuables with an eye toward selling their finds for profit at auction. In the series premiere, the pickers head to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, home to Renningers Adamstown, a large indoor/outdoor flea market.
New data out today show the Western U.S., including California, is leading the country in home price recovery.
Governor Jerry Brown says Californians won’t see a statewide ballot measure this fall that would overhaul the state’s underfunded pension system.
Lawyers for a city of San Diego employee labor union and the state Public Employment Relations Board asked a judge today to halt the implementation of a voter-approved pension reform initiative.
Brothers Raul and Fidel Villarreal are accused of using their positions as Border Patrol agents to smuggle undocumented immigrants from Tijuana to San Diego.
The 1997-1998 rainfall season was the second wettest (47.22 inches) in the 149 seasons recorded beginning in 1849. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 1998 trip to the City by the Bay featured a modest-looking Eskimo hunting helmet with an estimated value that has swelled from its original $65,000 to $75,000 to $100,000 to $125,000, while a 1385 English silver spoon declined from $10,000 to $20,000 to $5,000 to $8,000.
The railroad industry announced today its goal to hire more than 5,000 veterans by the end of 2012.
The Save Our Heritage Organisation announced Tuesday it will legally challenge the San Diego City Council’s approval of the Plaza de Panama proposal for Balboa Park.
Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a world of virtual bullying, but very real murder, when Professor Miranda Thornton is found dead after her dating video is leaked onto a vicious website. Although it appears to be a suicide, the deeper they investigate, they realize that Miranda's death is actually the final revenge of an old enemy. Toby Stephens ("Jane Eyre") guest stars as David Connelly.
A 53-year-old "Twilight'' fan in town to attend Comic-Con International 2012 was struck and killed by a station wagon today as she tried to run across West Harbor Drive to get to the San Diego Convention Center.
Less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the "Stolen Valor" law, a lawmaker is pushing his revised version of the measure in Congress.
The San Diego City Council today approved a four-year contract for the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, or ConVis, to provide sales and marketing services for the Convention Center.
UC San Diego officials announced today that a university in China will establish a Chinese studies center on the La Jolla campus.
A deadly Osprey crash in Morocco that killed two Marines was caused by pilot error.
Larry Tye's history of the square-jawed guy in the blue tights and red cape looks at his origins, what he means to us, and how he changed when he suddenly became big business.
Ballykissangel is a small, rural village in the heart of the Irish countryside, where life revolves around the local church and its next door neighbor and rival, the village pub. It's the kind of town where everyone knows everyone else, and where any matter in dispute is settled by taking bets on the outcome. Needless to say when the new priest, Father Peter Clifford, arrives curiosity is aroused. Not only is he young and open-minded, he's also English. Early on it would seem that this former inner city priest has bitten off more than he can chew.
Much of the political focus when discussing the Bush-era tax cuts is on the wealthy, but they're not the only ones who would be affected if the tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of this year.
The U.S. Army will no longer sponsor NASCAR vehicles, citing budget concerns. The military has used NASCAR sponsorship as a recruiting tool for years.
An excessive heat warning was in effect today in San Diego County desert areas, where high temperatures are expected to be between 114 and 121 degrees.
About 90 of the athletes headed to London for the summer Olympics got their training in San Diego.
The denial of regional accreditation for Ashford University, a for-profit school owned by Bridgepoint Education sent the San Diego-based parent company's stock prices tumbling Monday.
There is no cure for food allergies. But that's not stopping some chiropractors from saying they can completely eliminate food allergies through the use of a laser.
The first heat wave of the summer is expected to scorch parts of San Diego County this week. It's also the first test of the region’s energy supply without the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.