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Stories for June 28, 2012

Brown's Parks Vetoes Irk Lawmakers, But Most Parks to Stay Open

June 28, 2012
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

It now appears nearly all of the 70 California state parks that had been designated for closure will remain open. But that doesn’t mean state lawmakers are happy with Governor Jerry Brown’s newly-announced line-item vetoes to parks spending.

Manufacturers' Report Says Global Warming Act Hurts Business

June 28, 2012
Kathleen Masterson, California Capitol Network

A report commissioned by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association suggests that the state's sweeping law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - known as AB32 - will cost billions and drive jobs from the state.

California Voters Likely To See 11 November Ballot Measures

June 28, 2012
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

California voters will likely see 11 measures on the November ballot. An effort to regulate health insurance rates failed to qualify.

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Rafael Peralta Medal Of Honor Case To Get Full Review, Says Congressman

June 28, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Rep. Duncan Hunter says he has spoken with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who has assured him the Medal of Honor denial of Sgt. Rafael Peralta will get a thorough review.

Brown Signs All 27 Budget Bills; Line-Item Vetos Hit Child Care, Parks

June 28, 2012
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed all 27 bills that will encompass the state budget for the fiscal year that starts on Sunday. He also issued nearly $200 million in line-item vetoes – about $130 million of which are to the state’s general fund.

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USS Essex Heading To RIMPAC (Video)

June 28, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

The San Diego-based USS Essex is on its way to participated in the Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, exercise for 2012. RIMPAC is the world's biggest maritime exercise, according to the Navy. More than 25,000 military personnel from 22 nations take part in RIMPAC.

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Mexico's Presidential Election: What Does It Mean For San Diego?

June 28, 2012
By Alison St John, Patty Lane

This weekend, Mexico will elect a new president. Does the outcome of the election across our border affect us here in San Diego? We take a look.

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Fire Forces Air Force Academy To Relocate Cadets (Video)

June 28, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

The seemingly unstoppable Waldo Canyon fire has forced Air Force Academy officials to relocate 550 cadets to safer ground.

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Weekend Preview: Music And Bartender Portraits

June 28, 2012
By Alison St John, Beth Accomando and Tracy Stegeman

This weekend there's lots of music to choose from plus an art exhibit featuring portraits of local bartenders. Neat.

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What The Supreme Court's Health Care Decision Means For San Diego

June 28, 2012
By Alison St John, Patty Lane and KPBS and City News Service

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that left many of the elements of the Affordable Health Care intact also removed enforcement mechanisms, so the impact of the decision is unclear, a San Diego State University professor said.

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Obama's Supreme Court Health Care Victory Hard To Overstate

June 28, 2012
Frank James, NPR

Obama's big health care win means he can campaign more boldly on the law as a major achievement.

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Stolen Valor Act Struck Down By Supreme Court

June 28, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down the Stolen Valor Act. The federal law made it illegal to lie about having been awarded military medals like the Medal of Honor.

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Unsealed Warrants Could Shed Light On Murder Of Marine Wife Brittany Killgore

June 28, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

A San Diego County judge ordered three search warrants to be unsealed in the Brittany Killgore murder case. The body of the Camp Pendleton Marine wife was found April 17 in Riverside County.

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law

June 28, 2012
KPBS and Associated Press

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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FDA Approves San Diego Company's Diet Pill For Adults

June 28, 2012
By Dwane Brown

The first diet pill approved in the U.S in more than a decade is expected to help obese adults at risk for cardiovascular problems.

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San Onofre Workers Lack State Whistleblower Protections

June 28, 2012
By Amita Sharma

California whistle-blower protections don't apply to San Onofre employees because the plant sits on federal property.