Stories for May 17, 2012
San Diego was ranked the least expensive big city in the state in which to do business, it was announced today.
First grade teacher Jon Schwartz uses the blues to get his Oceanside students excited about the "Three R's."
A house panel voted today to stop the United States military from sponsoring NASCAR vehicles. The Pentagon has been using NASCAR sponsorship as a recruiting tool.
California’s Judicial Council held an emergency meeting in Sacramento Thursday to discuss cuts to the court system. Under Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal, the courts would see a 554-million dollar cut.
In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock,” which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels. As the scheme unfolds, Moriarty poses the “final problem,” and a tabloid reporter reveals the “shocking truth” about the great detective.
The DMV and many other state agencies would be open only four days a week – but for longer hours – under a new budget proposal from California Governor Jerry Brown.
Military families are the focus of a new web-only campaign ad featuring President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The ad is just one aspect of the new "Veterans and Military Families for Obama" campaign launched today.
Anti-nuclear activists and worried ratepayers want Sempra Energy to answer questions about the problems at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
The Wabasha Street Caves provide the perfect noir background for host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Simeon Lipman to discuss the history and collecting of flashlights. Highlights include an 1863 Ulysses S. Grant letter; a circa 1950 Charles Shulz Li’l Folks original cartoon; and two paintings — one by Victor Higgins, the other by Spencer — purchased together for $5, but valued at $75,100-$75,200.
Four San Diego high school students -- all girls -- are competing in an international science/engineering fair with a $75,000 prize at sake.
Maj. Gen. John Toolan will soon become Camp Pendleton's top general. The Department of Defense announced Toolan has been nominated for a third star and assignment as commander of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, which is based at Camp Pendleton.
The Cannes Film Festival kicked off last night and while you could find celebrities from all over the globe on the red carpet, the one thing you couldn't find was a women director in competition for the Palm D'Or. The Internet was in an uproar over the fact that female directors have been overlooked in almost all of the Festival's 65 years. But outside the main event, at the Cannes market, Canadian twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska are doing their best to prove that women are not only making films but working in the male dominated horror genre.
UC San Diego will introduce incoming chancellor Pradeep Khosla today, one day after the University of California Board of Regents confirmed his appointment.
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A letter to the city of San Diego from the National Park Service says the plan to remove cars from the center of Balboa Park could put the park's designation as a national historical landmark at risk. But supporters of the Plaza de Panama plan say the letter is nothing more than a scare tactic.
Potential trouble is brewing for renewable energy developers: A federal judge in Mexico accepted a lawsuit from an environmental organization seeking to halt Sempra Energy’s planned Baja California wind farm. This type of third party lawsuit is new in Mexico.
The family of slain Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins, has filed a federal lawsuit against Orange County, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and the Orange County Sheriff's deputy who shot and killed the unarmed Loggins back in February in front of the Marine's two young daughters.
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Salk researchers find it's not what you eat but when that could hold the key to intervention for obesity. We hear from the lead researcher.
Barbarella Fokos, author of Diary of a Diva for the San Diego Reader, and correspondent for NBC, and Enrique Limon, writer for San Diego CityBeat and editor for the website El Zonkey Show have some diverse weekend suggestions.
Who and what limits our freedom of expression? In what ways do cultural differences affect our understanding of art and other forms of communication? How do an artist’s process and choice of medium affect our perception of his or her work? This episode features artists who synthesize disparate aesthetic traditions, present taboo subject matter, discover innovative uses of media, and explore the shape-shifting potential of the human figure.
When the USNS Yukon collided with the San Diego-bound USS Essex yesterday morning, it wasn't the first time the fleet replenishment oiler was involved in an at-sea collision. In fact, the Yukon has been involved at least two other previous collisions since 2000.
IED blasts can cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in troops' brains, the same disease found in NFL players who've suffered repeated hits to the head, according to a new study.
For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.