SAN DIEGO (CNS) - "Obamacare" opponents and a group against a pending Pacific Rim free-trade agreement will demonstrate in San Diego Saturday.
At 9 a.m., members of the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition plan to gather at the County Administration Center to decry the president's national health plan recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
"While I am still in shock that the Supreme Court upheld this huge expansion of government overreach, at this point, the solution can only be political," said Dawn Wildman, president of the coalition. "That means that our group, and tea party and citizen action organizations around the country, will focus on the fact that people will now be taxed for healthcare that will ultimately limited the choices they have and the quality of care they get."
The coalition, which touts itself as Southern California's largest tea party group, says the Affordable Care Act will unleash 20 new taxes.
On the left, an 11 a.m. march from San Diego City Hall led by Occupy San Diego activists and organized labor will be held to rally opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade agreement.
Demonstrators plan to make a racket, banging pots and pans from City Hall to the San Diego Bayfront Hilton Hotel, where the trade talks are taking place.
According to the group, the free-trade agreement will cause more jobs to leave the United States. They contend the talks are being held in secret.
The free-trade agreement, according to the president's trade representative, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, will help create domestic jobs, because it will expand opportunities for exporters. The negotiations, scheduled to continue through Tuesday, are being done in private, Kirk said, because some of the participants are discussing proprietary information, he said.
Adam Shacknai is on the stand Monday, as testimony continues in the wrongful death lawsuit of Rebecca Zahau.
Get your kids in the kitchen with you! Cafe 21 will host a kids’ cooking and craft class Thursday, March 22nd to celebrate Easter and spring.
Caltrans is undertaking a six-week experiment on eastbound state Route 78 in Vista to study whether getting motorists to slow down could actually speed up their commute.
A warming trend that began Sunday in most of San Diego County will continue Monday with dry and warmer weather expected to continue until the middle of this week.
The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Since the shooting massacre last month at a Florida high school, at least 19 threats have been made against San Diego-area schools, and the San Diego County District Attorney's office has charged nine juveniles in connection with those threats and menacing messages.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.