Stories for June 26, 2012
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved a $4.8 billion operational plan for the next fiscal year today, giving the county the authority to continue spending until its budget is formally adopted in August.
Rick Sebak brings his trademark flair to a road trip in search of America's most interesting, wacky and goofy buildings, celebrating places such as the Big Duck on Long Island, the National Fresh Water Fishing National Hall of Fame (in the shape of a giant fish) in Heyward, Wisconsin, and the world's largest catsup bottle, built as a water tower in Collinsville, Illinois.
The San Diego City Council postponed a vote today on letting Veterans Affairs open a home for disabled veterans near Old Town Academy, a charter school.
Crews are trying to put out a fire at Camp Pendleton that has burned at least 40 acres on the base.
John Thaw stars as this most unlikely detective in the massively popular, award-winning television series of murder mysteries. In these episodes, Avril Steppings is permanently brain damaged following a minor operation that went tragically wrong. When the doctor who runs the clinic is murdered, Morse has an immediate suspect.
The budget package set to go before the California legislature Wednesday contains some new money for the UC and CSU systems for the first time in years – but only under two very big conditions.
A controversial bill that would ban the use of hounds to hunt bears and bobcats stalled in an Assembly committee Tuesday.
The California legislature is considering an education budget bill that would cut more days from the school year if voters reject Governor Jerry Brown’s tax measure.
Tom Bergeron takes the helm as the new host of the star-spangled affair, which features an inspiring Olympic tribute to Team USA with Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno and John Williams conducting his “Olympic Fanfare,” and performances by Phillip Phillips, Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara, Megan Hilty, Javier Colon, Josh Turner, Kool & the Gang, and the National Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jack Everly, topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.
San Diego municipal employees called to testify in litigation over Proposition B, the voter-approved pension initiative, will have to hire their own lawyers or risk a potential conflict of interest with the City Attorney's Office, thanks to the City Council's denial today of a request to hire outside counsel.
Democratic lawmakers are moving a bill that could give the governor's tax initiative top billing on California's November ballot.
Projected savings from eliminating the Healthy Families program might not pencil out.