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Stories for January 21, 2013

New Commuter Airline To Fly Between San Diego, Imperial County

New Commuter Airline To Fly Between San Diego, Imperial County

Jan. 21
City News Service

A commuter airline based in Portland, Ore., announced today it will begin serving San Diego on March 1.

City Says Bike Lane May Have Made Intersection More Dangerous

City Says Bike Lane May Have Made Intersection More Dangerous

Jan. 21
By Tom Fudge

San Diego officials say a bike lane on a busy road near SDSU made a nearby intersection no safer, and possibly more dangerous.

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When It Comes To Inaugural Fashion, First Family Stays The Course

Jan. 21
Padmananda Rama / NPR

The first lady is well known for her wardrobe choices, and for the inauguration, Michelle Obama showed off her ability to make multiple style statements during a single day.

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To Catch A Marten: Seeking Clues In Olympic National Forest

Jan. 21
Ashley Ahearn / NPR

It's about 25 degrees on a clear Saturday morning when Gregg Treinish -- executive director of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit that puts volunteers to work gathering data for scientists around the world -- gathers a small group of outdoor adventurers around him near the Duckabush River in the Olympic National Forest in Washington state.

San Diego School Board To Vote On Resolution Opposing San Onofre

San Diego School Board To Vote On Resolution Opposing San Onofre

Jan. 21
By Kyla Calvertand City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education will consider a resolution tomorrow opposing the proposed restart of a reactor at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station until its operator undergoes a rigorous license amendment process.

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Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say

Jan. 21
Steve Henn / NPR

One of President Obama's gun control proposals appears to have widespread support -- universal background checks for gun purchases. Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing gun crime.

Zion Condor Found Dead; Was Likely Lead Poisoning

Zion Condor Found Dead; Was Likely Lead Poisoning

Jan. 21
PAUL FOY, Associated Press

A California condor found dead at Zion National Park is believed to have died from lead poisoning after foraging on a bullet-ridden game carcass, in another setback for the recovery project on the Utah-Arizona border, officials said Monday.

Resolute Rhetoric: Obama's Confident Case For Government

Resolute Rhetoric: Obama's Confident Case For Government

Jan. 21
Liz Halloran / NPR

President Barack Hussein Obama began his second term Monday with an ardent defense of government as essential to the nation's economic and moral fiber.

New Blood In San Diego Politics

New Blood In San Diego Politics

Jan. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Amita Sharma, Alison St John

Both the Democratic and Republican parties in San Diego have new blood in the ranks of leadership.

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Ahead of Inauguration Ceremony, Anticipation And Memories In The Making

Jan. 21
Julie Rovner / NPR

Update 12:15 p.m. Among those congregating along the National Mall Monday, were a group of seniors from Detroit, who spoke with NPR's Sonari Glinton.

Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address

Jan. 21

The remarks of President Obama, as released by The White House and prepared for delivery:

Six Men Robbed Someone At Gunpoint On SDSU Campus

Six Men Robbed Someone At Gunpoint On SDSU Campus

Jan. 21
City News Service

San Diego State University police today were looking for six men who robbed someone on the campus at gunpoint.

Inauguration Of A Latino Voting Bloc

Inauguration Of A Latino Voting Bloc

Jan. 21
By David Martin Davies

As President Barack Obama prepares to once again take the Presidential Oath of Office, Washington D.C. is turning into Party Town. Latino elected officials and community leaders are celebrating, and growing expectations of Obama are mounting. Will he make good on his pledge to push for comprehensive immigration reform?

San Diego Honors Late Martin Luther King Jr. With Events, Celebrations

San Diego Honors Late Martin Luther King Jr. With Events, Celebrations

Jan. 21
City News Service

Numerous events to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day were held around San Diego today, led off by the 18th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast.

What Now? Obama Leads Polarized Government Into Second Term

What Now? Obama Leads Polarized Government Into Second Term

Jan. 21
Alan Greenblatt, NPR

Unlike with his first swearing-in, Barack Obama does not face two ongoing wars and an economy on the verge of collapse. But thorny issues remain, and there's less hope than there was four years ago that Obama can bend Washington to his will.

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Live Blog: President Obama's Second Inauguration

Jan. 21
Mark Memmott / NPR

As President Obama takes the oath of office again today and lays out his vision for the next four years, we're live blogging before, during and after the ceremony.

City Owes Downtown Property Owners Thousands In Overcharged Fees

City Owes Downtown Property Owners Thousands In Overcharged Fees

Jan. 21
By Claire Trageser

The city of San Diego owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to people who live downtown. While city officials acknowledge these overcharges take place, they haven’t yet repaid anybody.

Katie Couric Lands Manti Te'o 'Exclusive'

Katie Couric Lands Manti Te'o 'Exclusive'

Jan. 21
Mark Memmott / NPR

While Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o has spoken to ESPN -- and said he did not participate in the hoax about a "dead" girlfriend who turned out to be neither real nor dead -- that wasn't on camera or recorded.

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Join Us For Coverage Of Inauguration Day; Here's The Schedule

Jan. 21
Mark Memmott / NPR

Though he and the vice president have already taken their oaths of office, President Obama is due this noon to stand outside the Capitol for his ceremonial swearing in and then to deliver his second inaugural address.