Stories for July 11, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.