SAN DIEGO–A San Diego contractor Jesse Denome pled guilty Monday in federal court before Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo to conspiring to bribe a federal official and filing a false tax return. The plea is subject to final acceptance by United States District Court Judge Larry A. Burns before or at the time of sentencing. According […]
Record high water levels inundate Mississippi in the U.S.
BEVERLY HILLS–Twelve students from nine U.S. colleges and universities and three students from outside the U.S. have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. The student filmmakers will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry-related activities and social events that […]
I had the opportunity to watch President Obama’s thank-you speech to the Special Operations troops at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on Friday, May 6th. As a former Air Force Special Ops team member, I’ve had a pretty businesslike reaction to the successful raid that eliminated Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last week. Basically a “good job, […]
WASHINGTON–Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the selection of the USNS Cesar Chavez as the 14th Lewis and Clark class of dry cargo/ammunition ships. Continuing the Lewis and Clark-class tradition of honoring legendary pioneers and explorers, the Navy’s newest underway replenishment ship honors the memory of Mexican-American civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Chavez […]
SAN DIEGO–San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will soon begin construction to stabilize portions of the coastal bluffs along the railroad tracks in Del Mar. The periodic stabilization of the bluffs is designed to help preserve trackbed support to ensure uninterrupted passenger and freight rail service along the region’s North Coast Corridor. Construction will occur […]
SACRAMENTO–California State Parks plan to close up to 70 of its 278 parks due to budget cuts. The closures are necessary to achieve an $11 million reduction in the next fiscal year 2011/12, and $22 million in the following fiscal year 2012/13. These cuts were mandated by AB 95, which was passed by the Legislature […]
SACRAMENTO–Governor Jerry Brown today unveiled a revised state budget that reduces by nearly $3 billion the amount of taxes needed to balance the budget, spurs job creation through new tax incentives and pays off most of the $34.7 billion debt built up over the last decade. “California’s economy is growing, but we still face a $10 billion […]
SAN DIEGO–San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis announced May 11 that her office has filed a civil lawsuit in San Diego County Superior Court, seeking to nullify the Governor’s commutation of Esteban Nunez’ prison sentence. The lawsuit is believed to be the first-of-its kind in the nation filed by a District Attorney on […]
Hours after Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 80 people in northwest Pakistan, State Department spokesman Mark Toner condemned what he called a brutal attack.