Stories for August 6, 2009
The Apatow name has evolved into one of the most trusted names in the film industry ever since the success of 2005's "The 40-Year Old Virgin." Since then, Judd Apatow, of the Apatow name, has ushered in a plethora of modern day classics like "Superbad," "Pineapple Express," and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" to name a few. But very few of them have actually come under the helm of Apatow himself but he now directs "Funny People," (currently playing in San Diego theaters).
A San Diego Superior Court Judge has rejected a legal challenge to a proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad. Poseidon Resources says the ruling means construction of the plant can start later this year. But environmental groups say "not so fast."
The federal government offered a second six-figure reward today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever gunned down a Border Patrol agent last month near the Mexican border in Campo
Outside the capitol today, a small group protested against the governor’s recent line-item vetoes to the state budget.
Miss Marple is asked to help her old friend Carrie-Louise (Penelope Wilton, "Pride & Prejudice"), who has been slowly poisoned by an unknown hand. Together with Carrie's husband, Lewis Serrocold (Brian Cox, "Troy"), and sister Ruth van Rydock (Joan Collins, "Dynasty"), Miss Marple must race to find the culprit and save her friend from a mysterious menace.
Scripps Green gets the highest marks from San Diego patients in new hospital ratings issued by Consumer Reports. The grades are based on eight different measures of patient satisfaction.
Josh Groban belongs on stage. With his natural charisma and vocal virtuosity, it's no wonder that he has a devoted legion of "Grobanites." Groban has been an internationally-renowned performer since the release of his self-titled debut album in 2001. Since then he has sold millions of albums and made countless television appearances. This special Soundstage presentation was captured in front of 15,000 screaming fans at the Energy Solutions Arena.
The farms in San Diego County generated more green last year. The county’s crops were valued at more than $1.5 billion in 2008.
The San Diego Superior Court has turned back a legal challenge to a proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad. Poseidon Resources says the ruling upholds a state agency's approval of the project.
The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve.
San Francisco lawmaker says he’s found a way to steer money to domestic violence shelters hurt by state budget cuts.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it lost $2.4 billion between April and June. It's on track to be $7 billion in debt by the end of September. "What has occurred with the economy is unprecedented," Postmaster General John Potter said. "It's created, obviously, a much bigger challenge than we are able to respond to in a very quick manner."
An anti-illegal immigration group in San Diego has settled a lawsuit claiming the state violated its free-speech rights by removing its Adopt-A-Highway privileges near the Mexican border.
It is almost impossible to defeat an incumbent, long-serving San Diego County Supervisor. They have the power of the purse, the ability to raise large sums of money as sitting elected officials and that priceless commodity called name recognition. Next year might be different. Supervisor Ron Roberts’ 4th District seat is up for election in 2010 as is the 1st District post held by Bill Horn.
As Congress heads home for the August recess, many are addressing the debate over healthcare reform in their districts. We'll talk with San Diego Congressmen Brian Bilbray and Bob Filner about what they want to see if the healthcare reform bill.
The number of confirmed cases of swine flu reported in San Diego County since the pandemic began earlier this year stood at 809 this morning, health officials said.
A new study says the effects of divorce may linger even after remarriage. We speak with an expert about how divorce affects your health and how to cope with life after divorce.
National cemeteries for veterans are under unprecedented pressure to expand. But suitable land in southern California is not easy to come by. Fort Rosecrans is dealing with the growing number of veterans looking for a final resting place.
Tonight the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park kicks off its The Creepy Crawlies: Bugs on Film Series with the original 1958 version of “The Fly” (screening at 7:00pm). The series continues with the Disney/Pixar animated film “A Bug's Life” on Saturday, August 8th at 1:00pm and concludes with the fabulous Japanese kaiju (giant monster) film “Mothra” on Thursday, August 13th. I highly recommend “The Fly” and the 1961 “Mothra” because you don’t get many opportunities to see these classics on the big screen.