Stories for July 10, 2012
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.
California’s Community College system is closer to changing how schools decide who can sign up for what classes.
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.
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.
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.
UC San Diego officials announced today that a university in China will establish a Chinese studies center on the La Jolla campus.
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.
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.
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.