The legislation was passed in December as a first step to close a deficit estimated at $42 billion over the next 18 months. It has been held up as Democratic leaders and the Republican governor
attempted to negotiate a deal that can win Schwarzenegger's signature.
The Democrats say they've given Schwarzenegger 75 percent of what he's demanded in additional budget cuts and economic stimulus proposals.
But they say the governor seems to be getting cold feet about signing the legislation even with those concessions.
Republican lawmakers and anti-tax groups sued Tuesday to block the Democratic package. They contend it's illegal because it includes tax increases passed without two-thirds votes, as required
by the state Constitution.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
The public was invited Saturday to place American flags at grave sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, in preparation for the
annual Memorial Day observance.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.
Vacationing homeowners were hit by thieves in Mira Mesa, but thanks to a smartphone app, the crooks did not get away with it.
Signs warning people to stay out of the water are once again posted in Imperial Beach after a new spill from Mexico dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River - polluting the South Bay.
Two defense contractors were sentenced to prison Friday for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton that the military had planned to ship overseas to treat injured Marines.
It was all the buzz then, and four decades later people are still crazy over Star Wars. The original film opened 40-years ago this weekend and it was an instant sensation. News 8's Eric Kahnert went into our own archives to take us back to that day in history.
News 8's new mother Shannon Handy was walking with her mommy group Friday morning at Torrey Pines when an unexpected baby joined the group. Take a look!