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Stories for May 9, 2012
Nine public agencies -- including the city of San Diego twice -- were named today as finalists for the San Diego County Taxpayers Association Golden Fleece Awards.
The California Conservation Corps and the US Forest Service are training more than 50 young veterans to fight fires. The goal is to help them transition from military to civilian life and give them a shot at a job with the Forest Service.
The federal government announced today that states could get 11 billion dollars to bolster payments under programs like Medi-Cal.
In the second episode of season two, Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments — top-secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up on the moors.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is reaching out to women voters in her attempt to make it through San Diego's June mayoral primary.
Mayor Jerry Sanders said he supports President Obama's reversal on gay marriage. Sanders had a similar change of heart five years ago.
The move to create a new liquor store next to a mosque in City Heights has led to intense neighborhood opposition.
Community advocates want fines assessed against banks in San Diego that own foreclosed properties but fail to maintain them properly.
You only live once, so discover something new. Culture Lust contributor Alex Morales shares her top 10 arts and culture picks for the month of May.
Musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes discover the extraordinary stories of the free black ancestors they never knew about, while Professor Gates himself and his 98-year-old friend Margarett Cooper delve into the mysteries shrouding the free people of color in their family trees.
A new survey finds when it comes to providing answers to consumers, California health agencies do a good job.
A push by area arts leaders for greater financial backing from the city of San Diego gained tentative support from the City Council today, though votes on the issue will come later.
Facebook is introducing a new suicide-prevention tool aimed at military families, inspired in part by a new Blue Star Families survey that shows Facebook is a lifeline for many isolated military spouses.
Spanning the globe from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil, the programs reveal the artists at work and speaking in their own words as they demonstrate the power of art to alter perception, challenge convention, and change how we see the world around us. This episode features artists Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui and Catherine Opie, who bear witness, through their work, to transformation—cultural, material, and aesthetic—and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects.
President Barack Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, ending months of equivocation on a subject with powerful election-year consequences.
California Proposition 28, called the "Change In Term Limits Initiative," would reduce the number of years a politician can serve in the California legislature from 14 to 12. But, it would increase the time a legislator can serve in either the Assembly or the Senate.
Orchestra Nova celebrates Mother Nature in a new concert series, featuring Beethoven and the world premiere of Joseph Waters' commissioned piece, "Surf".
San Diego political races are entering the final stretch -- absentee ballots were mailed out on Monday and the primary vote takes place on June 5th. San Diego Registrar of Voters, Deborah Seiler gives us a primer on what the open primary, also called the top-primary, means for your ballot.
The military has identified the Marine found dead at Camp Pendleton Monday morning as Lance Cpl. Michael J. Ronner. He was 23-years-old. NCIS is investigating the death as a suicide.
The utility that runs the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California says over 1,300 damaged tubes in its ailing steam generators will be taken out of service.
An increase in plastic debris floating in a zone between Hawaii and California is changing the environment of at least one marine critter, San Diego scientists reported.
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan will head back to San Diego early next year, it was reported today. The Navy confirmed the Reagan's plans on Tuesday, saying it would return to North Island Naval Air Station after completing a year of maintenance work in Washington state, according to U-T San Diego.
San Diego Unified's successful International Baccalaureate programs are at risk thanks to years of budget cuts.
Flor Jacqueline was always aware she was a U.S. citizen, but her mother forbade her from returning to the U.S. Now 18, she has reclaimed her citizenship and is on her way to the U.S. One of her goals: help the family that caused her so much pain.