Stories by Megan
A major water contract is in the works that will affect San Diego's future supply and what we pay for water. What are the pros and cons? San Diego County Water Authority unveils a contract that would commit the region to investing in a huge desalination plant in Carlsbad. It is vital that our region finds ways to become more water independent, but is this the best way? The public has a chance to comment for just a few more days.
News that Southern California Edison is laying off 730 employees at the San Onofre nuclear power plant has many questioning what the future holds for the idle plant. Both reactors have been offline since January, when leaks were found inside tubes that carry radioactive water through the steam generators. We take a look.
A San Diego bankruptcy judge ruled in favor of San Diego county's last licensed medical marijuana co-op. The Mother Earth Alternative Healing Cooperative can stay open for another 45 days. This is the latest in the tug of war between federal and state law. Medical marijuana activists are working to get approval for collectives onto city ballots around the county.
Not long ago, San Diego seemed to be on the path to bankruptcy as a way out of chronic multimillion dollar deficits. Now San Diego's mayor says chronic deficits are a thing of the past here. We'll hear about the factors that have contributed to the financial meltdown in San Bernardino and whether other California cities are also headed off the financial cliff into bankruptcy.
An excessive heat warning for San Diego County's desert areas remained in effect for a second day today, when highs are forecast to climb well above 100 degrees. Over the weekend on Mount Helix a man accidentally started a fire with his weed wacker while trying to clear dry brush. We'll find out about safe practices for clearing brush or when using power tools when it's hot out.
Health care reform is already full steam ahead in California. It will affect everyone -- whether you have health insurance or not. Employers are beginning to take stock of how the Affordable Care Act will affect them. What they decide will affect employees. And, what options will thousands of San Diegans who can't currently afford health insurance have?
UC San Diego researchers find another downside to drugs that control bad cholesterol. The drugs are the popular statins like Lipitor and Crestor. The new study finds that the drugs can cause fatigue, especially if you're trying to increase physical exercise. We'll talk about this newest downside to statin drugs.
The battle over the memorial on Mount Soledad, including the 43-foot-tall cross, has been going on for more than two decades. The U.S. Supreme Court justices are expected to make decisions on the Mount Soledad case, the Arizona Immigration Law and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the coming days. We'll hear a preview.