Stories for October 4, 2012
Challengers in two of San Diego's highest-profile races for the November general election received major endorsements today.
Proposition 38-backer Molly Munger came to town Thursday to promote the measure.
Two men in their early twenties have been arrested in connection with the so-called "Dare Me Bandit" robberies that occurred at 12 businesses around San Diego this summer.
More than two-thirds of American voters (69%) oppose proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with Americans across the political spectrum against such a cut. This is according to a national survey by the bipartisan research firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint in 2011.
With the flip of a switch, the KPBS 89.5FM transmitter is now broadcasting from Mt. Soledad in La Jolla. The move allows the station to boost its power, increasing the strength of the radio signal. As a result, most listeners will be able to receive a stronger, clearer signal at 89.5 FM.
Las Azaleas are a gutsy team of women rodeo riders vying to represent the U.S. at the National Charro Championships in Mexico — where “to be Charro is to be Mexican.” Escaramuza, or skirmish, describes both the daredevil horseback ballets, ridden sidesaddle at top speed, and the intensity of the competition season. Neither life-altering challenges at home nor cartel violence across the border can keep Las Azaleas from their goal.
Home Post brought you the story last month of Sgt. Karl Hofle, veteran who served 20 years in the military, only to be medically discharged with PTSD. His service dog, Jake, was helping him heal from PTSD, but then Jake became ill and the cost to heal him was too much for the Hofle family, who had to consider euthanizing Jake. Well, today we've got an update - and it's a good one.
Women in the U.S. military have been flying warplanes for years, and recently began serving in artillery and tank units. But they're still barred from direct ground combat. Now, for the first time in the course's 35-year history, the Marine Corps is putting the first women through its grueling Infantry Officer Course: 86 days crawling through obstacle courses, lugging heavy machine guns, navigating the woods at night.
A change in leadership of naval air forces is scheduled to take place at Coronado's Naval Air Station North Island today. Vice Adm. David Buss is scheduled to relieve Vice Adm. Allen Myers, who is moving to the Pentagon to be deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources.