Stories for May 1, 2012
Investigators are responding to a report of pipe bombs planted at Imperial Beach school.
A credit rating agency on Tuesday warned that California could return to budget gimmicks this summer, in part because a court has removed an incentive for lawmakers to pass a budget that is truly balanced.
The heads of California’s three higher education systems are lobbying Governor Jerry Brown and state lawmakers to change their budget priorities.
The commanding officer of Navy Drug Screening Laboratory San Diego was fired today. Capt. Mike Macinski, commanding officer of Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, relieved Cmdr. Lee D. Hoey of his duty, citing "a loss of confidence in Hoey's ability to command due to fostering a poor command climate."
San Diego State University, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego were honored to host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's first visit to America's finest city, April 17-19, 2012. This program is a taping of the conference at SDSU on April 19. The public lecture at SDSU provided an opportunity for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to share his views on upholding ethics, practicing forgiveness, tolerance and coping with the challenges found in today's modern society.
A judge today dismissed an entire jury pool after lawyers for six same-sex marriage activists accused of trespassing complained that prosecutors had challenged prospective jurors based on their sexual orientation.
On August 19, 2005 Roy Koch, along with 4,400 airline mechanics, custodians, and cleaners, went on strike against Northwest Airlines, the fourth largest airline in the world. Northwest, otherwise known as “The Red Tail” by its employees, wanted to lay off 53% of their union and outsource their jobs. What followed was a 444-day strike that would end with 4,000 union members out of work, including Roy. Instead of being left in the wake of this battle, Roy and his daughter Melissa set on a journey to meet the worker to whom Roy’s job was outsourced in China.
Analysts say Californians can expect a slow pace of economic recovery for a few more years.
Last September's historic Southland blackout, which left communities from northern Mexico to Orange County and Arizona without electricity for almost 12 hours, stemmed from inadequate preparedness and subpar coordination among the agencies that operate the region's power systems, according to a government-industry report released today.
Cross the country with host Yul Kwon to look at traditional and not-so-traditional types of manufacturing. Meet the men and women who create the world's best and most iconic products, engineers who are reinventing the American auto industry and steelworkers who brave intense heat to accommodate radical new ideas about recycling. Investigate the emerging notion that manufacturing itself is changing — from a system based on the movement and assembly of raw materials to a system in which ideas and information are the raw materials of a new economy.
The county of San Diego has a backlog of unfunded or partially funded major capital improvement projects of nearly half a billion dollars, according to a report scheduled to be presented to the Board of Supervisors today.
Federal authorities say they are reviewing their detention policies after leaving a forgotten 24-year-old student from the University of California, San Diego in a holding cell for five days.