Stories for May 7, 2012
Three San Diego-based environmental organizations expressed opposition today to a plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to consolidate state regional water quality control boards in Southern California.
This program gives a human face to the issue of global climate change. It is the story of a Pacific Island community fighting to preserve what really matters in the face of rising tides. Takuu Atoll is an idyllic home to articulate, educated people who maintain a 1,200-year-old culture and language. The island is disintegrating and when scientists arrive to investigate, residents realize that their attempts to preserve the atoll are making the situation worse.
Social service agencies in nine north county cities have decided it’s better to work together rather than compete for scarce resources. The Alliance for Regional Solutions plans to expand.
This is the story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. Both are female, sisters born as white as snow in May 2009 in South Africa’s Kruger Park. Growing up on the savanna, they must overcome not only the same survival challenges that all young lion cubs must face, they must also overcome the threats their high visibility brings.
Marti Emerald excelled as a broadcast journalist for 30 years before taking the oath of office for the San Diego City Council in 2008. Most notably, Marti was the Consumer Advocate (The Troubleshooter) at San Diego’s ABC television affiliate for 22 years, earning more than 100 awards for community service and journalistic excellence.
I'm a candidate for the newly created majority Latino City Council District 9. I'm an immigrant like many District 9 residents.
I will protect your neighborhoods from over-development. I will fight for your fair share of funding for libraries, parks, roads, fire and police. I will balance the budget and protect taxpayer money.
Scott Sherman isn’t a San Diego native. He moved here with his military family when he was five months old and never looked back.
Mat was raised in the San Carlos and Del Cerro communities of San Diego and attended Pershing Middle School and Patrick Henry High. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from San Diego State University and, after graduation, moved to Washington, D.C. to work for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein.
I recognize how difficult it is to entrust someone, as your representative, make the right choices for you and your community. I know it is even more challenging to know who that person should be.
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Mark Kersey is the founder and principal analyst of Kersey Strategies, an independent research and consulting firm in San Diego, CA that focuses on the HDTV, IPTV, telecommunications and cable industries.
District Three voters elected Todd Gloria to represent them on the San Diego City Council on November 4, 2008. As a third generation resident of District Three, his roots in the community are deep and his commitment to the community is strong.
I am a public interest attorney running for San Diego City Council, District 1, in the June 5, 2012 election. As an elected city councilmember, I will continue fighting for environmental protection, governmental transparency and fiscal responsibility.
Since taking office in 2008, Councilmember Sherri Lightner has served the communities of District 1, balancing fiscal responsibility with preserving public safety and neighborhood services.
City Council candidate Ray Ellis spent most of his life building businesses and raising a family. Like many of us he wasn’t involved in the politics of our city –when he wanted to help the community he got involved in private organizations and charities.
This is the story of 130 young men from Hawaii who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific. For the young men, who were unaware of the true purpose of their role as colonists, what ensued is a tale of intrigue, courage, and ultimately, tragedy.
Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. John Patrick “J.P.” Huling, left for his deployment to Afghanistan on Good Friday last month, even though he didn't believe the U.S. should be fighting the war there. He was killed yesterday by a bullet to the chest, shot by a militant dressed in an Afghan Army uniform, according to his grieving mother and the Department of Defense.
Should post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, be renamed post-traumatic stress injury? Would a different moniker reduce the stigma attached to the word "disorder"? These are some of the questions a group of psychiatrists will grapple with today at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting.
The San Diego City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on renaming a city street after Harvey Milk who is recognized as one of the first openly gay politicians to hold public office in the United States.
A 92-year-old retired school teacher who made at least $42,000 from sales of kits designed to help people commit suicide and failed to pay taxes on those earnings was sentenced today to five years probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
At the end of this week, nearly 100,000 Californians will lose their unemployment benefits.