Stories for November 12, 2009
Culture Lust Weekend recommends some music, some theater, and even some choice shopping for your weekend.
Herb Roast Turkey - Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball the secrets to achieving intensely herbed turkey, with a powerful, aromatic flavor that permeates well beyond the meat's surface. Then, he demonstrates how to carve a turkey the right way. Fluffy Mashed Potatoes - Bridget Lancaster unveils the test kitchen's solution to a mashed potato recipe that allows for more of the prep work to be done in advance, but still delivers a fully smooth mash with robust, earthy potato flavor. Potato Ricers - For silky-smooth mashed potatoes, the test kitchen has always recommended a potato ricer. This device resembles an oversized garlic press.
A new federal report shows the adult smoking rate in the U.S. has been virtually unchanged since 2004. California has fared much better than the national average.
Senator Barbara Boxer was at UCSD today to draw attention to money from the federal stimulus package that's gone to fund medical research.
A federal program launched six months ago has helped law enforcement authorities identify more than 6,000 illegal immigrants as they are booked into San Diego County jails. Federal officials say the program is a success.
Americans are eating more fish these days, and half of it is farmed fish. The demand for fish has caused an explosion in fish farming and a search for new sources of fish feed.
Eating fish is an often-heard recommendation for a healthy diet. You've probably heard that fish, especially salmon, is rich in omega-3's an essential fatty acid. Are all fish created equal? We discuss the differences between farmed and wild-caught fish.
Some great music and theater takes place around town this weekend, including a play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and a solo project by Interpol frontman Julian Plenti.
When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was promoting a complex legislative package to rebuild California's water system, he often appeared alongside farmers who were unable to cultivate their land amid a third year of drought and federal pumping restrictions.
What are Fire Chief Javier Mainar's goals for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department? We speak to Mainar about his promotion, and the challenges the fire department faces in these difficult budget times.
Governor Schwarzenegger is heading to Iraq next week to visit American soldiers. The announcement comes on the heels of the governor’s appearance at a Veterans' Day ceremony in Los Angeles.
People are typically diagnosed with autism when they're very young. But kids grow up, and kids with autism carry their disability into adult life. What happens when autistic kids become adults, and still need a lot of care?
UC San Diego researchers will study 100 couples in Tijuana to learn what role female sex workers' husbands and boyfriends might play in spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
United States and Mexican human rights groups have asked an international human rights commission to investigate thousands of deaths along the border since 1994. The American Civil Liberties Union and Mexico's Commission on Human Rights say the deaths are a humanitarian crisis.
San Diego County has entered the field of veterans care to supplement the care provided by the VA. Thousands of new veterans are now returning to San Diego, and their families need help adjusting.