Stories for May 21, 2012
Today is the last day to register to vote in California’s June 5th primary.
A new political action committee that plans to promote a vigorous national defense strategy is set to launch in San Diego tomorrow.
A bipartisan group of California Assembly members is proposing legislation they say will help save the state parks system.
California State University officials are trying to limit enrollment because of state budget cuts. But applications are on the rise.
The demand for better and faster cell phone service comes with a hidden cost. This joint investigation by FRONTLINE and ProPublica has found that the independent contractors who are building and servicing America’s cellular infrastructure are 10 times more likely than an average construction worker to die on the job. Complex layers of subcontracting insulate the carriers against liability, despite the fact that they set the aggressive schedule that can force subcontractors to cut corners in order to meet deadlines.
Eleven school districts in San Diego County, including some of the region's largest, were among 188 in California -- an all-time high -- reporting perilous financial situations, the state Department of Education announced today.
California State University says it saw a 5 percent increase in applications for the fall 2012 semester, but has held admissions to about the same level as fall 2011.
For the past five centuries, Western civilizations have prevailed around the world. More people have been influenced by Western food, clothing, medicine, government and religion worldwide than by any other civilization. What led the West to be so influential and powerful? And how long will the West sustain its supremacy? As America approaches the 2012 presidential election in the midst of a geopolitical paradigm shift, acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson returns to public television with a timely look at the reasons behind the West’s economic ascendancy and why Eastern civilizations may now be taking the lead.