Stories for October 10, 2012
A San Diego judge today ordered Rite Aid Corp. and its California subsidiary Thrifty PayLess Inc. to pay $800,000 in penalties and costs to settle a consumer protection lawsuit that alleged false advertising and failure to redeem gift cards with balances of less than $10 for cash in Rite Aid stores.
In 1961, in the heady first days of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro asked three visionary architects to build the Cuban National Arts Schools on what had been the golf course of a country club. Before construction was completed, the Revolution became Sovietized, and suddenly the project was denounced as bourgeois and counter-revolutionary. These radical, magnificent buildings become a prism through which we see the turbulent, ever-shifting history of Castro’s Cuba and follow the fates of the three architects, now in their 80s, who may get a second chance to revitalize their utopian project.
The San Diego City Council's Budget Committee gave its approval today to a $25 million bond issue to pay for road repairs and projects to improve libraries.
Despite a nearly 10 percent increase in wholesale water prices, the city of San Diego won't raise its prices in the new year, Mayor Jerry Sanders said today.
Mitt Romney got emotional on the campaign trail Tuesday when he described a chance meeting with former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty at a Christmas Party in La Jolla several years ago. Doherty was one of two former SEALs killed in the Libya embassy attack on September 11. In response, Doherty's mother has accused Romney of using her son's death for political gain.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms could hit the San Diego County coast late today as a fall storm moves inland, forecasters said.
A proposal to have the city of San Diego install high tech water meters, which would allow for easier and more accurate readings at commercial properties, will go before the City Council's Natural Resources and Culture Committee today.
Stories like Jim Stanek's are common and quickly multiplying: An Iraqi war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, he says his life was saved by a dog that gave him the confidence to do seemingly simple things, like go out to dinner and look his wife in the eye rather than watch his own back.