Stories for November 24, 2006
Ever wondered who Horton Plaza was named after? Or Fletcher Hills? One place to find out is the San Diego Historical Society. But the institution is struggling to stay afloat. Well tell you why the society is in financial straits, and how they plan to keep their doors open to the public for decades to come.
On Thanksgiving Day in 1997, gunmen linked to Tijuanas Arellano Felix drug cartel tried to kill Jesus Blancornelas. During the attack, Blancornelass bodyguard died. Blancornelas was badly injured. However, the attack did not hinder his journalism.
For shoppers, the day after Thanksgiving is the opportunity to snap up some deals. But for some economists the coming holiday season will be more of a litmus test. Thats according to Ryan Ratcliffe with the UCLA Anderson Forecast who says hes looking at how the states housing slowdown will play out in consumer behavior.
Nearly 1,000 attorneys around the country are prepared to combat attempts to censor Christmas. For the fourth year, the legal group, the Alliance Defense Fund, has launched its Christmas Project.
Infectious disease experts are advising teens and adults to get re-immunized this winter with a booster shot to ward off whooping cough. Sacramento Reporter Ellen Ciurczak has more.