Stories for September 20, 2012
Dozens of people, some wearing red "Save Our Jobs" T-shirts, packed a public meeting on Thursday to testify that a key component of California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law will impose enormous costs on them and consumers.
Republican City Councilman and San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio held a news conference today to announce he’s creating a bipartisan job creation coalition made up of people from across the political spectrum. That includes several members from a group called Movement To the Middle, which was created during the primaries.
A San Diego assemblyman today announced plans to introduce legislation to place restrictions on the terms of school district construction bonds.
The Chargers home game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons will not be televised in Southern California, the team announced today.
“American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen” is a public media initiative – supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success. AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY is an unprecedented full-day broadcast and outreach event dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis with special celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople and compelling stories from the students themselves. Each half hour will feature a 23 minute segment about a national organization working to keep kids on track and in schools.
"I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" has got to be one of my favorite television shows. It's got drama, comedy, and always ends on a happy note. Well, there's now a military candidate for the reality show. A British soldier gave birth Tuesday at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, and claims she had no idea she was carrying a child.
A seven-day streak of dropping prices ended today when the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose six-tenths of a cent to $4.133.
Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills has made remarkable progress since losing parts of all four limbs in April during his deployment in Afghanistan. Mills, one of only five quadruple amputees to survive the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, plans to return to his hometown in Michigan next month for his alma mater's homecoming parade.
In this NEED TO KNOW Election 2012 special, Maria Hinojosa visits one of the country’s most surprisingly diverse communities, a home to residents from more than 40 countries who speak more than 60 languages and dialects. Clarkston, Georgia, a town of 7,500 people, was 90 percent white in the 1980s; today, it is less than 14 percent white. The program looks at how a rising multicultural population may influence American culture and affect the 2012 presidential election.
Census figures show nearly seven million Californians are living in poverty. The Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey also shows 26 percent of Fresno residents are below the poverty line to rank the second-highest in the nation.