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How to find a job no one knows about

Phil Blair of Manpower shared some helpful tips for finding a job on KUSI's Good Morning San Diego. In this horrible job market what is the number one way to find a job?  It's to FIND a job, one that is not advertised and the whole world doesn't know about it from some job posting board.  And how do you…

Kelly Elementary School in recovery

It was a week ago when the sound of gun shots and children screaming rang out on the playground at Kelly Elementary in Carlsbad. Authorities say 41-year-old Brandon O'Rourke is the man who was firing at them. Wednesday, O'Rourke was formally charged with seven counts of premeditated attempted murder for wounding two second graders and firing at three others. Authorities…

Big city bonuses

Fire Chief Javier Mainar has joined the battle for a tax increase to preserve public safety. He jumped into the debate after City Council Member Carl DeMaio suggested that a certain “premium pay” for firefighters was questionable and dubious. All firefighters, except battalion chiefs, get an eight and a half percent increase in pay for being an E.M.T. even though…

San Diego testing new cell phone emergency alerts

Soon you may be able to get emergency alerts right on your cell phone. A new text alert system is planned to be tested here in San Diego. Local phone companies are coordinating with the Office of Emergency Services to participate in the first test of the Commercial Mobile Alert System, or CMAS, a national system which uses new technology…

Holder says federal law will be enforced even if Prop 19 passes

The Attorney General's opposition to proposition 19 couldn't have been made more clear. Regardless of how Californians feel about recreational marijuana use it will remain a federal crime. Attorney General Eric Holder essentially says federal law trumps state law when it comes to drug use and drug trafficking. Holder said in a letter to Drug Enforcement Agency that the Justice…

Former Councilman 7 year corruption trial is over

It was one of the most famous public corruption cases in San Diego history. Now seven years after it began one of the defendants, Michael Zucchet, is finally free of all charges. No one familiar with the corruption case of the Government versus Michael Zucchet, Ralph Inzunza and Charles Lewis, will forget that day in 2003 when Federal Agents raided…

Men of the World

The rescued Chilean miners are the new international superstars.  It is going to change their lives and the lives of their families.  They went to work on August 4th in the same old dirty work clothes they wore the day before.  They were lower class, hard working, blue collar men trying to survive.  They went into that hole as workers…

Big business backs Prop D

Another business organization closely aligned with the Mayor has come out in support of Prop D, the proposed half cent sales tax increase. These business leaders are members of the Economic Development Organization, or the E.D.C., which represents some of the larger businesses in San Diego. E.D.C. initially was opposed to the tax because Prop D and its reforms did…

Chilean Miners: The aftermath

It was the miracle that united the world, after spending 69 days buried underground all 33 Chilean miners were rescued safely.    The biggest miracle of all is that most of the miners are not physically sick or injured because of this ordeal and soon all of the men will be going home from the hospital that has been monitoring…

Kelly Elementary School shooter arraigned

The man who opened fire on students at a Carlsbad Elementary School, spent the day in court Wednesday. Brendan O'Rourke pleaded not guilty to seven counts of attempted pre-meditated murder and other charges related to Friday's attack at Kelly Elementary School. Thus far, we've heard chilling accounts of the gunman's assault on little children and school aides. We also know…

KUSI Special Report: What you need to know when choosing a day care

With the economy still sluggish, many families are finding that both parents have to contribute to the family income. Meaning more families need to find adequate day care for their children. Many families are turning away from the large commercial child care facilities and turning to in-home day care, which is typically more conveniently located and better priced. Earlier this…

Rescue order of men pulled from Chilean mine

In order, the men pulled from the San Jose mine in Chile, with some details on each: 1. 12:04 a.m. – Florencio Avalos, 31, the second-in-command of the miners, was chosen to be first because he was in the best condition, and best able to deal with any difficulties that might arise. 2. 1:10 a.m. – Mario Sepulveda Espina, 40,…

Prop 24 could lower business taxes

Over the last two years the legislature approved 1.7 billion dollars in tax breaks for businesses. Prop 24 is an effort by the teachers union to roll back those tax breaks and shift that money to education. The “yes on 24” campaign says these business tax breaks will reduce state revenue by 1.3 billion dollars. The “no on 24” campaign…

Foreclosure problems prompt local and federal investigations

GMAC Mortgage is hardly the only lender governments at both the state and federal levels are looking into after allegations of sloppy paperwork and possible mortgage fraud involving major financial institutions. These accusations have caught the attention of the Attorneys General in many states and in Washington. A senior white house adviser says it's a serious problem, but questions the…

Developing Story: Chilean Miner rescue under way

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) – Chilean officials prepared to lowertwo rescuers almost a half-mile into a collapsed mine Tuesday, theprecursor to fresh air and freedom for 33 men trapped for 69 days.No one in history has been trapped underground so long andsurvived. “We made a promise to never surrender, and we kept it,”President Sebastian Pinera said as he waited…