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Stories for June 11, 2012
A $2.7 billion spending plan for San Diego municipal government for the fiscal year beginning July 1 was adopted by the City Council today on a 7-1 vote.
When the polls closed last Tuesday, it looked as if the Republican candidate for City Council's District 7, Scott Sherman, had avoided a runoff and won the election outright. But as absentee votes continue to come in, Sherman's lead over his opponent Mat Kostrinsky has narrowed.
The City Council today refused to implement proposed fees for transmitting certain types of computerized documents to residents and media and for extracting computer data involving complicated public records requests.
San Diego’s economy depends heavily on federal military spending, so it’s not surprising a Super PAC to oppose military budget cuts has launched here. San Diego may not suffer significantly under defense cuts in the budget. But the battle will be fierce if bigger cuts, known as “sequestration,” are triggered by Congress’ failure to agree.
The 18th Annual San Diego Book Awards were held over the weekend to honor both published and unpublished authors from the San Diego area. Here are the winners.
Widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs cause fatigue at rest and during exercise, suggests a new double-blind study from UC San Diego.
David Attenborough reveals how our actions are pushing the world's oceans ever closer to the brink of destruction. The Census of Marine Life is the most comprehensive inventory of the world's ocean ever undertaken and draws on the work of 2,000 scientists, from 90 countries. It will transform how we see the world's oceans, giving us a better picture of what lives there, our impact and what the future holds.
A week of intense California budget discussions is under way at the state Capitol. The legislative deadline to pass a budget is Friday at midnight.
California health planners say even if the high court overturns the federal mandate to buy insurance, their effort will move forward.
After President Barack Obama's inauguration, Kreep took on a so-called "birther" lawsuit demanding proof of Obama's birth certificate. He is also currently suing the California Secretary of State, demanding she verify citizenship of all candidates before they appear on the November ballot.
Cherokee Point Elementary School in City Heights is on the cutting edge of a national movement to make school discipline more productive and less punitive. Staff and parents meet regularly and pore over resources to create a guidebook for discipline that actually works. Their goal is to take their results to the San Diego Unified school board to advocate for district-wide change.
Congressman Bob Filner leads City Councilman Carl DeMaio by three points in the race to be San Diego's next mayor, according to a 10News/SurveyUSA poll released today.
The Navy is reporting that one of its drones has crashed during a test flight in Maryland. No injuries on the ground or property damage has been reported.
In a tough economy, the rebound in the housing market is taking its toll. Many homeowners in San Diego County find themselves upside down, owing more on their home than it's worth. We look at options and policy initiatives in place.
The battle over the memorial on Mount Soledad, including the 43-foot-tall cross, has been going on for more than two decades. The U.S. Supreme Court justices are expected to make decisions on the Mount Soledad case, the Arizona Immigration Law and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the coming days. We'll hear a preview.
Isari Flower Studio and Event Design does weddings and centerpieces for business meetings but it also offers classes in Culinary Bouquets and preaches the benefits of horticultural therapy.
The inventive "Peter and the Starcatcher" won five Tony awards at last night's ceremony. The story with origins in Peter Pan - but for adults! - got an early start at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2009 as part of the Page to Stage program.
Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler Jr., 47, of was found dead in his berthing compartment June 8 on board the USS Enterprise.
The Marine Corps has opened an investigation into rocks found on a beach near Camp Pendleton that left a San Clemente woman with third-degree burns last month.
Three present and incoming members of the San Diego City Council and one City Council candidate -- all of whom supported the pension reform initiative passed by voters last week -- endorsed Councilman Carl DeMaio for mayor today.
The Department of Defense is investigating the death of Cpl. Anthony R. Servin, 22, of Moreno Valley, California. He died in Afghanistan on June 8th, according to the Pentagon.
Gov. Jerry Brown wants to shift the safety net protecting California's neediest residents.
Firefighters on Sunday were fighting wildfires that have spread quickly in parched forests in Colorado and New Mexico, forcing hundreds of people from their homes and the evacuation of wolves from a sanctuary.
The San Diego City Council is scheduled to discuss today preliminary measures to take to implement Proposition B, the voter-passed pension overhaul initiative.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting next week to provide an update on what their inspectors have observed at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
The case could be a turning point in the Supreme Court's 200-year history with the Commerce Clause.