Stories for January 23, 2013
Eight influenza patients died in San Diego County last week, bringing the total for "flu season'' to 14, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported today.
In the serenity of the San Diego County mountains, workers armed with chainsaws are in a race against an invasive creature on a path of destruction.
Home foreclosure activity in California fell to a six-year low in the final quarter of 2012.
The withdrawal of U.S. troop in Afghanistan and growing turf battles within the Pentagon were just a few of the topics the top San Diego Marine talked about with the San Diego Military Advisory Council on Wednesday.
One week after Federal Aviation Administration officials grounded Boeing's newest jet, the world's entire 787 Dreamliner fleet remains parked. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said Tuesday he couldn't speculate on when a review of the plane would be complete.
When compared with its neighbors Coney Island and the Rockaways, Manhattan seemed hardly touched by the waters and winds of Superstorm Sandy in late October. But almost three months later, areas of lower Manhattan are still laboring to recover.
The recent crises in northern Africa, from Libya to Mali to Algeria, have raised a host of questions about the role of the American military command responsible for the entire continent.
Changing demographics in San Diego may mean the city’s traditionally African American City Council district could look different in the future.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will lift the ban on women serving in combat in the United States military.
Sometimes all you need is music. And sometimes you need that music live. Welcome to LIVE AT THE BELLY UP. San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What’s more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast. Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District. This episode features Vokab Kompany and Brawley.
- Jan. 23
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A new exhibit explores the untold stories of our state's Gold Rush through photos and artifacts. And if you thought panning for gold is a thing of the past, guess again. Gold prospecting is still alive and well.
Volunteers plant trees to restore two watersheds in San Diego County.
Choosing hospice care is never an easy decision. It's an admission that the end is near, that there will be no cure.
A soldier from Southern California who was killed along with his pregnant wife in a botched Colorado Springs burglary is being remembered today at Fort Carson.
"We were saddened to learn that Junior, a loving father and teammate, suffered from CTE," the family said in a statement released to the AP. "While Junior always expected to have aches and pains from his playing days, none of us ever fathomed that he would suffer a debilitating brain disease that would cause him to leave us too soon.
San Diego has broken a 103-year-old daily temperature record but a winter heat spell may be easing.
With the House set to vote within the hour on a plan from its Republican leaders to avoid another bruising political battle by extending the federal government's borrowing authority for another three months, there's word from the Democratic-controlled Senate that its leaders are OK with the GOP initiative.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has received its largest-ever grant, $42 million to establish a research center for decoding common genetic factors among chronic human diseases.
As the Navy continues its recovery efforts of the grounded USS Guardian off the coast of the Philippines, two ships that will aid in the rescue are en route.
Oceanside resident Peter Robbins -- the voice of Charlie Brown in several Peanuts films and television specials -- pleaded not guilty today to charges that he threatened his girlfriend and the doctor who performed her breast enhancement surgery.
Drug use in the children of military families increases when a parent or sibling deploys, according to a new study from the USC School of Social Work.
- Jan. 23
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The most contentious component of what President Obama is likely to include in his immigration overhaul proposal is a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. What might that look like in one industry with a high percentage of undocumented immigrant workers?
Golf star Phil Mickelson may shed more light today on the "drastic changes'' he plans to make because of increased state and federal taxes.
As mom would say, bundle up. If you go outside today just about anywhere from North Dakota east and south through the upper Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and up into New England, it's freezing.
Half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S come from Mexico, and tomato growers in Florida aren't happy about that. In fact, they're willing to risk a trade war to reverse the trend.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was a strong supporter of the U.S. involvement in Libya in 2011 that helped oust the country's long-time dictator, Moammar Gadhafi.
In one of his first acts as commander in chief, President Obama in 2009 signed an executive order to close the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Farmers who had hoped to get some answers on why prices for their raw milk went into free fall a decade ago were disappointed Tuesday by the settlement of a case accusing Dairy Farmers of America Inc. of creating a milk monopoly in the Southeast.
A few years ago, a doctor started prescribing Michael Israel painkillers for bad cramps in his gut. Israel had been struggling with Crohn's disease, a chronic digestive disorder, since he was a teenager.