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San Diego Nonprofits Help Tijuana Sex Workers Start New Businesses

March 19
Midday Edition
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More than 100 women who work in the sex industry in Tijuana were selected to receive microloans to start new businesses.

San Diego Blood Bank Needs O-Negative Donations

March 18
By City News Service
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A patient at an undisclosed hospital is having an emergency procedure that will require a large amount of the blood type, according to the Blood Bank

Blue Shield Of California Loses State Tax-Exempt Status

March 18
By Associated Press
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The decision could put San Francisco-based Blue Shield on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in state taxes each year. The insurer has paid federal taxes for years.

Oceanside To Consider Smoking Ban On Restaurant Patios

March 18
Promise Yee
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Mayor Jim Wood said 90 percent of Californians are nonsmokers, and a city regulation will help restaurant owners say no to smokers.

Plan To Implement San Diego County Alzheimer's Project Gets Green Light

March 17
By Kenny Goldberg
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The Board of Supervisors approved an implementation plan for its ambitious project to tackle Alzheimer’s disease.

California Lawmakers Chew On Dental Program's Shortcomings

March 16
By Kenny Goldberg
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State lawmakers will hold a hearing Tuesday on a recent audit that found serious flaws in California’s dental program for poor children.

San Diego Scientists Show How Late-Night Snacking Affects Heart Health

March 12
By David Wagner
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Late-night snacking could be taking a toll on your heart. And according to a new study, that holds true even when keeping overall daily calories down.

San Diego Doctors Discuss Ways To Help Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

March 11
By Kenny Goldberg
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Hundreds of doctors gathered in San Diego Wednesday to discuss ways they could reduce prescription drug abuse.

Record Number Of Flu Deaths In San Diego County This Flu Season

March 11
By City News Service
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The death toll reached 72, breaking last year's record-setting number of 70.

San Francisco Measure Would Require Warning Labels On Soda Ads

March 11
By Kenny Goldberg
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San Francisco could become the first city in the nation to require warning labels on soft drink ads.