Stories for March 6, 2012
San Diego Unified will finalize a list of possible layoffs at its Tuesday meeting.
There's something funny happening in Ohio according to CNN's exit poll — Mitt Romney is appealing to some of the very income and education groups in Ohio that were supposed to be Rick Santorum's strength, voters with relatively low incomes and no college.
It was business as usual Tuesday at the California State Capitol following Monday's protests and an attempt to occupy the building.
Backers of a California initiative that would create a hard cap on state spending may not attempt to qualify that measure for the November ballot after all.
While Republican candidates slug it out for their party's White House nomination, President Obama is getting a head start on the general election. His campaign is opening offices, lining up volunteers and identifying supporters in swing states, including Virginia, which holds its GOP primary Tuesday.
Mitt Romney is expected to prevail in a plurality of the 10 states holding GOP presidential contests. But the decisive blow that could assure him the nomination may still remain elusive. Polls begin closing at 7 p.m.
The head of California’s high-speed rail project says lawmakers won’t be asked to approve extra state bond funds this year after all. He’s clarifying comments he made in a recent interview.
A couple dropped off an 81 mm mortar at a California Highway Patrol office in the Morena-area today, prompting a bomb squad rollout and evacuation.
In 1986, the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary marked their 25th anniversary with the taping of their very first PBS special. Now, two and a half decades later, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the formation of the group in Greenwich Village, this joyous yet deeply moving live concert is being re-broadcast. "Peter, Paul And Mary 25th Anniversary Concert" features songs that became, for many, the soundtrack of their generation. Songs include such timeless classics as “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “If I Had a Hammer,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.”
In celebration of his 85th birthday, the legendary Tony Bennett released the critically acclaimed "Duets II." Featuring his greatest hits, performed by today’s biggest stars, it was recorded live in studios from Los Angeles to London, New York to Italy, with Nashville in between. Joined by a diverse roster of contemporary artists, including, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse in what became her last recording, the sessions were filmed to capture the magic of these performers singing with the master of the Great American Songbook.
Department of Education statistics find that black students in Los Angeles, and other major school systems around the country, are being suspended at higher rates than other race groups.
A Potrero man who had been drinking accidentally shot a homemade cannon into his own home early today, fatally injuring his wife inside, authorities said.
Despite the number of recent murder-suicides in San Diego County, mental health professionals say suicide is preventable.
President Obama backs diplomacy; the Israeli leader says his country must remain master of its fate.