Stories for June 15, 2012
The Salton Sea State Recreation Area is slated for closure on July 1st. But an organization is working with the state and private donors to keep the park open.
San Diego's Monarch School for students who've been homeless congratulates nine high-school graduates.
School districts turn to furlough days to balance budgets, but those days may hurt student learning in the process.
Unionized janitors who picketed in recent months in downtown San Diego and University City announced today the ratification of a four-year contract that will give them a 3.5 percent raise.
President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country and work. Immediately embraced by Hispanics, the extraordinary step touched off an election-year confrontation with congressional Republicans.
Democratic lawmakers have approved a plan to balance California's $15.7 billion deficit without Gov. Jerry Brown's endorsement so they can keep collecting their paychecks.
The first visit to Phoenix was in 1997, when Arizona’s biggest story was a UFO sighting dubbed the “Phoenix Lights.” Flash forward 15 years for these believe-it-or-not ROADSHOW moments: “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” the original 1897 letter to the New York Sun, was appraised at $20,000 to $30,000 and gets a nice current value of $30,000 to $50,000; on the other hand, a circa 1890 mechanical bank, then worth $3,700, gets a lump of coal and a current value of $1,000 to $1,500.
In the turbulent 1960s, an ordinary man rose to face extraordinary challenges and powerfully shaped the future of California. Told from his granddaughter's perspective, a dynamic American dream story unfolds in this unique portrait of Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, whom Tom Brokaw refers to as "the Godfather of modern California." The filmmaker provides compelling anecdotes and her perspective provides great structure for the amazing archival footage and commentary from figures ranging from Richard Nixon to Dianne Feinstein.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 8.8 percent, the same as the revised figure in the prior month, but lower than the 9.8 percent in May 2011, the state Employment Development Department announced today.
The Sweetwater Union High School District and its teachers have reached a tentative contract agreement that could reduce the school year by nearly three weeks.
San Diego County sheriff's homicide detectives today investigated the death of an 8-month-old boy killed in a dog attack at a Lemon Grove home from which three pit bulls were later confiscated, authorities said.
Gay and lesbian troops are getting singled out for praise from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. He recorded a special thank you to gay and lesbian troops in honor of Pride month, less than a year the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal went into effect. The Pentagon is also planning on holding a Pride event this month.