Stories for June 7, 2012
Now that pension reform has passed, city leaders want to get on with the business of implementing it. But they’ll need the buy-in of the unions to make that happen quickly.
Human activity may be driving the earth's climate toward an irreversible tipping point, say researchers from the University of California and around the world. This could mean major changes to ecosystems we rely on for clean water, fisheries and agriculture.
It appears Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats are about $2 billion apart on how to close the state's $16 billion budget gap. One area of disagreement is Brown's proposed cuts to in-home supportive services, which led to a Capitol rally today.
Health and human service advocates are asking California lawmakers to pass a budget without a reserve.
The damaged San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California is likely to remain offline until at least the end of August.
Volunteer trainers were out in force on San Diego streets today to teach people how to perform CPR.
The FBI placed a San Diego State graduate on the no-fly list. After recently earning his master’s degree in Costa Rica, Kevin Iraniha, a 27-year-old American-born Muslim, was not allowed to fly back home.
A new study says access to workplace retirement plans in California’s private sector fell 5% in the past decade.
A controversial plan to ban vehicles from the center of Balboa Park was unanimously endorsed today by the city of San Diego's Planning Commission.
A new Army policy is making it harder for soldiers with PTSD and other combat-caused ailments to get much-needed service dogs.
The San Diego County Registrar of Voters' website went out of service on election night because a firewall recognized an attempt to hack into the site, officials said today, adding that an investigation was being conducted.
This MY MUSIC special travels to London and around the U.K. to the places where the British Beat was born. The program features a mix of rare archival full-length performance films mixed with live performances from the Zombies, Wayne Fontana, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers and many more — including sets from Chad and Jeremy, and Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone. Petula Clark hosts.
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California’s cap-and-trade program will begin Jan. 1, 2013. Jim Waring, head of CleanTECH San Diego, told KPBS the program will cap the amount of carbon dioxide a business can omit.
Five members of the U.S. Marine Corps committed suicide in May, and 11 others attempted to take their own lives, according to The USMC Suicide Monthly Update for 2012.
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A new play about a young woman who dreams of being a blues singer opens this month at Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company.
At Fay Elementary School, 27 out of 29 teachers received layoff notices this year. This means the elementary school in the Colina Del Sol neighborhood could start the year with almost all new teachers.
"America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in the military. That's his story and he's sticking to it, despite the fact military records show absolutely no evidence of the brain trauma he says was caused by a grenade explosion.
Hard-to-detect head injuries suffered by troops in combat may make them more vulnerable to posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, according to a new study.
Decisive victories for ballot proposals cutting retirement benefits for government workers in two of the largest cities in the U.S. emboldened advocates seeking to curb pensions in state capitols and city halls across the nation.
The votes are all in for the California primary, but many remained uncounted Wednesday, leaving some contests still up in the air, notably the statewide question on whether to increase the tax on tobacco to fund cancer research.
On July 1, the European Union says it will stop buying oil from Iran. Europe is one the most important markets for Iran's oil, and in anticipation of the boycott, Iranian oil exports worldwide are already down by more than 25 percent.
A survey of San Diego companies shows executive pay is less than you might expect.
The shortage of parks in City Heights was caused by poor urban planning. Solving the problem is a question of money.