Wow! “Thousands of dolphins spanning across 7 miles of ocean were sighted off the coast of San Diego on Thursday, a boat captain told NBC 7 San Diego.”
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has partially reopened a 40-mile stretch of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles that was closed for many hours due to snow.
The CHP began escorting southbound motorists through the high mountain pass Friday morning. Northbound lanes are still closed.
Plosser says economy is now in state of permanent shock
“It certainly looks like we’ve had a permanent shock” in the wake of the housing-market bust and resulting recession, Mr. Plosser told a gathering of economists in San Diego. But when it comes to understanding the causes and results of that event, observers “won’t know the answer for many years.”
Morici: Economy Isn’t Growing Due to Two Words – Barack Obama
The U.S. [...]
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser said on Friday that the United States had likely suffered a lasting decline in the trend potential growth rate of its economy as a result of the severe 2007-2009 U.S. recession.
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/feds-plosser-u-potential-growth-rate-likely-lowered-191720898–business.html
A mother pleaded guilty Thursday to drowning her 4-year-old autistic son in a tub because she was too overwhelmed by the task of taking care of him.
Thirty-six year-old Patricia Corby of San Diego wrapped her son, Daniel, in a blanket after drowning him and put him in the back seat of her SUV, then drove to a police station.
She flagged down an officer and told him she had just killed [...]
Where you live matters. Nationwide, the average rate charged for a private room in a nursing home is $248 a day, or $90,520 a year. But there’s a wide geographic range, with costs running parallel the broader cost of living in each state. That room costs $406 a day in ritzy Connecticut (and a bonkers-high $687 a day in Alaska, though I suspect that’s a matter of a small sample [...]
SAN DIEGO, October 25, 2012 – The third party candidate debate on October 23 sponsored by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation turned out to be such a big a hit, the Foundation decided an encore was in order.
Chicago-based nonprofit Foundation asked viewers of the first debate to choose which two candidates would advance to the final debate on Tuesday, October 30 via instant runoff voting online. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, [...]
A seven-year-old boy died from a mysterious rash suspected to be a flesh-eating bacteria after vacationing recently in San Diego.
Teviti Alatini was swimming then began to feel ill — throwing up and complaining of a rash under his armpit. The boy was born with a weak immune system to begin with, his aunt said.
With an alarming reaction, the seven-year-old was immediately rushed to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. He [...]
The Department of Defense is allowing service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history.
The Pentagon on Thursday issued a military-wide directive saying it was making an exception to its policy that generally bars troops from marching in uniform in parades.
The exception is being made for San Diego’s Gay Pride Parade that will take place Saturday.
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SAN DIEGO (CBS) – Tevita Alatini, a 7-year-old originally from Texas, died after developing a mysterious rash under his arm while vacationing with family July 9 at Camp Pendleton’s Lake O’Neill Recreational Park near San Diego.
Alatini was with his family when he developed a small rash that spread quickly. When he complained of a pain in his side, his family rushed him to the emergency room where he died a short [...]
Problems with the steam generators and miles of tubing at the San Onofre nuclear plant are the most severe found in comparable generators in the US and much more severe than previously reported, according to a new report.
The report by Fairewinds Associates (and commissioned by Friends of the Earth) also provides an analysis of leaked documents (pdf) by plant owner Southern California Edison that shows, despite assertions by the company and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, thousands [...]
With summer now in full swing, San Diegans are heading to beaches and pools to cool off and get exercise. But for East-African women in City Heights, taking a dip isn’t so easy. Many of them are Muslim and can’t swim in co-ed pools – but that’s changing.
Each Saturday, staff at the Copley YMCA in City Heights begin clearing out the pool and locker rooms early. They send their male [...]
A young woman is on trial in San Diego accused of luring wealthy businessmen into a honey trap so they could be kidnapped and held to ransom by Mexican drug cartel members.
Nancy Michelle Mendoza Moreno, 22, was arrested last August in Mexico and extradited to San Diego to face charges in the 2007 case. She was just 19 at the time.
She is accused of befriending and flirting with a number [...]
A passenger was forced to cut off a chunk of her hair after superglue became stuck in it during a United Airlines flight.
Karen Reed, a mother of two, was traveling with her children from San Diego to Houston when the unpleasant incident occurred.
She had just boarded the plane when a maintenance worker asked her to step out from her seat so he could fix an overhead luggage bin.
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Ann Romney found herself briefly the subject of a lawsuit at whose core, according to court documents, was a heavily-medicated horse.
Romney and her trainers sold the horse, Super Hit, in 2008 for $125,000. And Super Hit had what a prominent veterinarian described as a staggering quantity of drugs in its system at the time of its examination before being sold, according to a toxicology report that’s part of the lawsuit [...]
Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert dedicated this nightly “The Word” segment to the phrase “Free Lunch” and to discussing the corrosive influence of labor unions on the American way of life.
Unions are killing America’s small towns, said Colbert, “Their demands for a livable wage and accessible fire exits have gutted our economy.”
Fortunately, he said, public employee unions in Wisconsin have been stripped of their right to [...]
A growing number of cities across the United States are making it harder to be homeless.
Philadelphia recently banned outdoor feeding of people in city parks. Denver has begun enforcing a ban on eating and sleeping on property without permission. And this month, lawmakers in Ashland, Ore., will consider strengthening the town’s ban on camping and making noise in public.
And the list goes on: Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Oklahoma City and more than 50 [...]
May 12, 2012
Mike Adams presents a Fukushima mega-meltdown special on the Friday, May 11 edition of the Alex Jones Show. Adams talks with Arnie Gundersen, the chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates and a former nuclear power industry executive. Mr. Gundersen continues to warn about the cataclysmic potential of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant and is now warning about serious problems at the San Onofre nuclear plant in [...]
From The Reformed Broker:
A few weeks back I told you guys about all the amazing startups I got to see at Lindzonpalooza in San Diego. I’m really excited to show you guys this…
Grant Gurtin is a student at Brown University and has been quietly building what I believe will be a major force for sporting event coverage on the web. It’s called Fanium and I suppose the best way to [...]
OCEANSIDE (CBS) — NFL and USC Trojan Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday morning in his Oceanside home from an apparent suicide.
Seau’s girlfriend discovered the body of the 43-year-old NFL standout around 10 a.m. in a bedroom, Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy said.
Paramedics attempted to revive Seau, but they were unsuccessful. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to McCoy . A handgun was recovered from the home.
Police are [...]
WASHINGTON — In a single week last April, 3 people were killed with guns in Philadelphia, 14 more were shot and wounded, 68 robberies were carried out at gunpoint and a total of 144 crimes involving firearms were reported.
During that same week in San Diego, a city of roughly the same size with far fewer police officers, there were no gun-related homicides, 2 people wounded by gunshots, 4 robberies committed [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices dropped in February in most major U.S. cities for a sixth straight month, a sign that modest sales gains haven’t been enough to boost prices.
The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index shows that prices dropped in February from January in 16 of the 20 cities it tracks.
The steepest declines were in Atlanta, Chicago and Cleveland. Prices rose in Phoenix, San Diego and Miami. They were unchanged [...]
A Republican lawmaker is intensifying his push for legislation that would change how the government measures the unemployment rate.
Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) intends to press GOP leaders to move his bill to include the number of individuals who gave up looking for work in the percentage of jobless claims.
Should the government measure unemployment with Hunter’s figure, the unemployment rate would be higher than the current rate of approximately 8 [...]
SAN DIEGO – A local company has released a stunning finding after performing some unique tests on the human brain, including that of famed physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking.
Almost completely paralyzed from Lou Gehrig’s disease, Hawking uses face muscles to operate a voice machine.
Hawking’s face muscles are slowly failing, but soon he may not need them, thanks to technology by La Jolla-based NeuroVigil.
“I’m very enthusiastic about it,” NeuroVigil Chairman Philip Low said [...]
SAN DIEGO – 10News has uncovered a crime against members of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign which may have compromised sensitive information related to Romney’s run for the White House.
Last Friday, two campaign aides left their rented SUV in the Horton Plaza parking garage while they got dinner. When they returned, someone had grabbed all their belongings, including two iPads, two handheld radios and two laptops with detailed information about Romney’s presidential [...]
California’s great public pension battles are heating up, and may be headed for some kind of political explosion.
The Legislature’s Democratic majority appears to be doing its best to ignore significant pension reform, even though Gov. Jerry Brown says the current system is “unsustainable” and an overhaul is needed to persuade voters to raise taxes this year.
Democrats are reluctant to do anything that public employee unions oppose – such as passing [...]
HOUSTON TOPS LIST OF CITIES WITH FASTEST WAGE GROWTH HOUSTON – Business Insider has released a list of the top 10 cities for fastest wage growth in America. Houston is number 1. According to the report the number of jobs in America is now growing and so are full-time wages, at least in some parts of the nation.
Using the PayScale Index, which tracks how private-sector wages have changed, the report shows [...]