Stories for July 11, 2012
The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to keep a rope barrier designed to protect harbor seals up year-round at the Children's Pool in La Jolla.
A 1,905-acre parcel of open space on the northeast flank of Mount San Miguel in Jamul has been acquired by the San Diego Association of Governments and U.S. Department of the Interior, the agencies announced today.
Governor Jerry Brown says he hopes more California cities won’t file for bankruptcy – but warns of a “continuing rocky ride.”
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed new legislation intended to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosures.
The U.S. Navy is building up its forces in the Persian Gulf as a way of preventing Iran from closing the Strait of Hormuz in response to increasing international sanctions.
The National Institutes of Health awarded the Scripps Research Institute a major grant to fund work on an elusive target: an HIV vaccine.
I haven't been able to screen Morgan Spurlock's documentary "Episode IV: Comic-Con A Fan's Hope" (screening tonight at 8:30pm in Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con) and I am curious why the film about Comic-Con has screened elsewhere but in San Diego till tonight.
San Diego was dealt two legal setbacks today in its efforts to implement Proposition B.
The six soldiers killed on Sunday in Afghanistan by a single IED blast were all based at Fort Bliss, Texas. One of the soldiers killed grew up in the Central Valley town of Porterville, California.
Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution. In summer 2010, the high school’s EVX Team raced against mega-sized auto manufacturers, multimillion-dollar start-ups and university teams from around the world in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition.
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San Diego will host the 25th annual Stand Down for homeless veterans this weekend. The three-day event will provide services such as food, shelter, clothing, health screening and VA and Social Security benefits counseling.
Food truck operators will be required to display the same health inspection letter grades as restaurants under an ordinance passed unanimously today by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
An event this Saturday -- on both sides of the border -- celebrates a traditional Mexican folk music.
Two Camp Pendleton Marines in Afghanistan talk about the role they play as an Explosive Tandem Team in keeping their comrades safe.
A Southern California police department received a nearly $3 million grant to fight money laundering along the border.
President Obama campaigned in Iowa on Tuesday, promoting his plan to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for those who make under $250,000 a year — but not for more wealthy Americans. Republican Mitt Romney was in another swing state, Colorado, hitting a new Republican charge that some of Obama's policies have helped create jobs overseas at the expense of the domestic job market.
Surprisingly, the U.K. is made up of about 6,000 different islands, and some of the most unfamiliar ones are often the most fascinating. In ISLANDS OF BRITAIN, actor Martin Clunes ("Doc Martin," "Men Behaving Badly," "Reggie Perrin") sets out to explore these beautiful but remote communities, shedding new light on their history, culture, flora and fauna. The three-part series showcases all sorts of island dwellers — from people who live off the land, to the mega rich who use their islands to escape the paparazzi.
The family of Army medic Rudy Acosta, a Santa Clarita native, has federal wrongful death lawsuit against a Canadian contractor. The suit alleges Tundra Strategies hired the Afghan security guard that ended up murdering Acosta, even though the man had a history of threatening U.S. troops.
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An excessive heat warning for San Diego County's desert areas remained in effect for a second day today, when highs are forecast to climb well above 100 degrees. Over the weekend on Mount Helix a man accidentally started a fire with his weed wacker while trying to clear dry brush. We'll find out about safe practices for clearing brush or when using power tools when it's hot out.
A man who perched on a San Diego freeway sign for more than eight hours, jamming traffic for miles, has surrendered to authorities.
The Department of Defense is planning to set up a database of military medal winners, in the wake of the U.S Supreme Court ruling that found the Stolen Valor Act of 2005 unconstitutional. The law struck down by the court made it a crime to lie about having earned military medals.
The City Council in San Bernardino voted Tuesday night to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, making it the third California city in less than two weeks to make the rare move.
People who live in the South Bay have a new place to turn for help in overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. Volunteers of America have been on a six year journey to find the perfect location in National City.
A baby boom of gray whales migrated through California waters this spring. There were twice as many calves born this season over last, according to NOAA.