Stories for March 20, 2012
The San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau will take over the booking of trade shows at the Convention Center that are at least 18 months away, following approval of the proposal today by both the City Council and Convention Center Board of Directors.
Front-runner Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary with ease Tuesday night, defeating Rick Santorum in yet another industrial state showdown and padding his already-formidable delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Fewer teenage girls are having babies in California than ever before. But birth rates vary widely among ethnic groups.
In El Paso, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton head to the Centennial Museum to check out beautiful pre-Columbian pottery from the Casas Grandes culture. Highlights include a 19th-century Fiji split whale’s tooth necklace; Andy Warhol’s 1966 artist’s proof of a print of Jacqueline Kennedy; and a 1937 first edition copy of "The Hobbit," with original dust jacket and author J.R.R. Tolkien’s signature, valued at $80,000 to $120,000.
A 71-year-old former Marine is about to glide across the nation to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund, a charity established to help injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
With Mitt Romney having what seems like an insurmountable lead in delegates but his rivals, especially Rick Santorum, refusing to exit the race, the GOP primaries have entered the grind-it-out-for-every-delegate phase.That means that Illinois, all of a sudden, counts plenty. The three things to watch for on primary night are turnout in the counties around Chicago, evangelicals the Tea Party.
California Governor Jerry Brown is defending the deal he struck to keep a competing tax initiative off the November ballot.
I went to WonderCon just to have fun -- no booth to run, no interviews to do, no video to shoot. But I had so much fun that I want to share a few things with you.
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A celebrated San Diego photojournalist has a new book with the words, drawings and pictures of kids caught up in the juvenile-justice system. After spending 18 months with kids in San Diego juvenile-detention centers, Susan Lankford will join us to share her insights.
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In honor of Women's History Month, we get a crash course in famous American women.
A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit central and southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging some 800 homes near the epicenter and swaying tall buildings and spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City.
One of the most important federal programs to save people from falling into poverty leaves millions of tax credits on the table unclaimed.
Despite plans to freeze enrollment next spring at most of its campuses to combat state funding cuts, the California State University Board of Trustees today approved salary packages for two campus presidents that are 10 percent higher than their predecessors.
The Supreme Court hears arguments in two cases testing life-without-parole sentencing for offenders ages 14 and younger.
A 60 year old tall ship owned by the Indonesian navy made a brief stop in San Diego. Its crew of 77 had to brave San Diego's wettest weekend of the year. But that didn't stop their mission to extend a hand of friendship to anyone who came aboard.
A new bill would require parents who want to exempt their schoolkids from required vaccinations to get information from a health provider first.
An ape, a prehistoric man and a human-sized tree frog interact with museumgoers as part of "Totem," the new Cirque du Soleil show that traces the evolution of man.