Stories for October 6, 2009
An unknown young woman sets herself on fire in a field, leading to a search for her identity. Could her suicide be connected to a string of grisly ax murders that are felling members of Swedish high society? And why is the killer scalping the victims? Ominously, a profiler tells Wallander that he should be looking for someone who seems completely normal.
The first 28,000 doses of H1N1 nasal spray vaccine have arrived or are on their way to San Diego County and will be distributed primarily to children, health officials said today.
About three dozen people protested in front of the San Diego offices of Anthem Blue Cross today. Protesters demanded the insurance company stop lobbying against healthcare reform.
San Diego county today gave patients their first doses of swine flu vaccine, in the form of a nasal mist. The vaccinations are being given to a select group of people.
A San Diego Superior Court judge is now enforcing new procedures for cameras in his courtroom.
Acclaimed director Jane Campion's new film about English poet John Keats is a stunner. If seeing it makes you want to write poetry, then you can participate in the film's contest for the winning homemade love letter or most poetic tweet. Alas, "a thing of beauty is a joy forever" has already been done.
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is the only State-run prison in San Diego County. It was built in 1989 and was designed to accommodate 2,208 medium to high-custody inmates -- today more than double that number, 4,680 inmates, call the facility home. What are conditions like for the prison population?
A stand-up comedian gets sued over a mother-in law joke; a jury is made to swear it won't "google;" and a cutback in hiring may signal another Supreme Court Justice is about to retire. It's time to talk about some of the most fascinating current legal issues with These Days legal analyst, Dan Eaton.
What is the Slow Food movement, and how is it hoping to change the food system? We speak to Erika Lesser, with Slow Food USA, and organic gardener Loren Nancarrow about the principles of Slow Food.
The people of San Diego will likely see fewer city services in the coming months. City leaders are just beginning to grapple with a record breaking $180 million deficit.
Mexican officials are looking to the San Diego Police to help train a new team of Mexican tourist police working along the Mexican coast.