Stories for July 12, 2012
San Onofre has repaired four times as many tubes as the combined total of repaired tubes at all other U.S. nuclear power plants.
Inmates who went through a five-year pilot program in San Diego County were less likely to re-offend than other prisoners, reducing crime and saving money, according to a report issued today by the San Diego County Association of Governments.
Backers of a redistricting measure on California’s November ballot say they won’t run an active campaign.
An attorney for the family of a man who died after an encounter with San Diego border agents said a federal grand jury has been called to investigate the incident.
A new pilot program by the U.S. Small Business Administration aims to help veterans become entrepreneurs. Camp Pendleton is one of four Marine bases where the pilot program will get its start.
California legislators have suspended some of the requirements of the Brown Act to help close the budget gap.
A record-breaking number of San Diegans are hanging up their keys and heading onto buses.
Architect Moshe Safdie’s extraordinary new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provides the stunning backdrop for a performance-documentary that profiles the Grammy Award-winning Kansas City Symphony, their vibrant artistic director and conductor Michael Stern, and the radiant, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. A concert wrapped by documentary narratives, this special tracks DiDonato’s nostalgic return to her hometown — and her thrilling Kauffman Center debut — after a triumphant appearance with Plácido Domingo at The Metropolitan Opera in New York.
It's no secret that I love zombies so when I had an opportunity to interview Max Brooks ("The Zombie Survival Guide" and "World War Z") at Comic-Con on Wednesday I shambled... um, I mean I leapt at the chance.
A professor at San Diego State has made an exciting discovery. She’s found a human-made protein is able to block the flu virus in mice.
A rope barrier to protect harbor seals at the Children's Pool in La Jolla will not be reinstalled immediately, even though the California Coastal Commission voted unanimously to have it up year-round, the office of Mayor Jerry Sanders said today.
The Camp Pendleton Varsity Boxing Team was disbanded this week—in part because of a recent injury that left a boxer in the Intensive Care Unit of a Los Angeles County hospital.
The wildly popular pop culture extravaganza known as Comic-Con International kicked off in downtown San Diego today, luring celebrities to town to promote their projects to diehard fans, many of whom showed up in outlandish costumes.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office announced the family of Junior Seau has donated some of the former Charger's brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contributed to his decision to commit suicide.
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San Diego is monitoring 11 percent more of the post-prison release offenders than the state projected.
A veterans' group is delivering 5,000 petitions to MCRD San Diego and other Marine Corps recruiting stations around the country, calling on the Corps to stop sponsoring the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). They say the UFC is sexist, racist, and homophobic.
In the 10th season premiere episode, Elyse Luray and Wes Cowan investigate whether they have found rock’s Holy Grail, the long-lost electric Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan plugged in at the ’65 Newport Folk Festival, changing rock ‘n’ roll forever. Tukufu Zuberi tracks down some autographs allegedly signed for two brothers in Miami Beach during the Beatles’ legendary 1964 “British Invasion” tour of the United States. Gwendolyn Wright investigates a $5 thrift store find and unearths a little-known artistic side of musical iconoclast Frank Zappa.
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Comic-Con weekend is chock-full of fun festivities for anyone and everyone.
The National Football League has plans to place sensors in players' helmets to gauge the severity of head injuries as they happen. The NFL is following the Army's lead - U.S. soldiers have been wearing the sensors for years.
A federal grand jury is investigating the death of an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was shot by U.S. border authorities with a stun gun, a move that suggests the government is considering criminal charges after more than two years of silence on the politically charged case.
La Jolla-area beachgoers would be wise to watch out for stingrays today, a day after a whopping 41 people were stung by the bottom-dwellers.
A government program that was suppose to help members of the U.S. military get through airport security screening more quickly was due to be implemented in the busiest national airports by now - but so far, it's only available in two.
Rare thunder and lightning are expected to roll through San Diego County today. The summer storm could rumble neighborhoods and light up the skies -- from the mountains to the coast.
More than 100,000 pop culture fans invade downtown San Diego this week. Comic-Con 2012 promises a cultural and economic bang for San Diego businesses.
This Friday marks the final Friday the 13th of 2012. San Diegans looking to test their luck on this superstitious day can find plenty of things to do.