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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 San Diego City Council is scheduled to discuss today preliminary measures to take to implement Proposition B, the voter-passed pension overhaul initiative.
The case could be a turning point in the Supreme Court's 200-year history with the Commerce Clause.