Stories for August 24, 2009
In "FOLLOWING DREAMS", director Susan Polis Schutz ("Anyone and Everyone") journeys across the United States and South America to document the stories of ordinary Americans pursuing their extraordinary dreams. These remarkable men and women embarked on their own personal pursuits of happiness and found their true callings as dairy farmers, professional magicians and singers, Paralympics medalists and saviors of Amazon rainforest.
Two San Diego couples who were looking for healthy kidneys today described their "paired donor" transplants, which were the region's first transplants of their kind.
An astronaut raised in Lakeside will be at the helm of the shuttle Discovery, which is set to blast off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday. Rick Sturckow, a veteran of three previous space flights, will command the Discovery's 13-day mission to the International Space Station, according to NASA.
Our legal update with Dan Eaton looks at a recent California Supreme Court ruling that involves internet pornography at work.
California's Assembly speaker postponed a vote Monday as she tries to line up enough votes on a controversial plan to trim the state's inmate population to save $1 billion. Speaker Karen Bass already had stripped out the most contentious provisions from a bill that passed the state Senate last week.
It is all but certain that San Diego Unified Superintendent Terry Grier will leave San Diego to become Superintendent of Houston's school district. Why is he leaving? Why has San Diego Unified provided a revolving door for superintendents in the last few years?
Park View Little League will play in its final pool play Tuesday before advancing to the U.S. semifinals of the Little League World Series.
The increasing backlog of U.S. patent applications, and the time it takes to get a patent, are raising concerns in San Diego's biotechnology industry.
San Diego County has experienced a quiet fire season so far, but Supervisor Diane Jacob says the county is ready if the season picks up.