Stories for November 25, 2009
Some 1,200 homebound seniors will get a special holiday meal tomorrow, thanks to hundreds of local volunteers.
In our efforts to help the homeless, we often overlook the possibility that they might have something that could help us. People who've learned to live rough on the streets can have a wisdom and resilience most of us will never know. San Diego photojournalist Susan Madden Lankford documents these hard lives, and hard lessons in her new book of photographs.
Photographer Ryan McGinley has shot a new advertising campaign for jeans giant Levi's called "Go Forth." If you go to the movies this holiday weekend or watch football, you're likely to see one of the commercials as they seem to be everywhere. In a likely effort to battle designer jean labels, these ads try to fuse youth, rebellion, freedom, and America.
What kind of hardships will the local homeless population be facing this holiday season? We speak to representatives from the Alpha Project, the San Diego Rescue Mission and the United Way about the services available to local homeless people. Plus, we look ahead to talk about what can be done to end chronic homelessness in San Diego County.
Three small earthquakes rattled Baja California today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The first temblor struck at 12:54 this morning with a magnitude of 3.2, its epicenter 9 miles north of Guadalupe Victoria and 112 miles east of Tijuana, according to a computer-generated USGS report.
We'll talk about the movies that are opening this Thanksgiving weekend, including the new animated film from Wes Anderson, the much-talked about "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," and an independent film starring Woody Harreson as a soldier who notifies families who have lost a loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The number of San Diego County resident deaths linked to the swine flu pandemic stood at 38 today, according to public health officials. The latest deaths, reported Wednesday, involved five roughly middle-aged men and women, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.