Stories for April 1, 2010
Mole is an idea that's half pre-Columbian, half European, and 100% Mexican - a sauce, a preparation and a national dish that rivals the culinary masterpieces of the world's greatest cuisines. Rick and his daughter, Lanie, set off on a culinary journey to explore the mysteries of mole that takes them from the mile-high piles of dried chiles in Mexico City's vast La Merced market to stalls selling towering mounds of concentrated mole paste.
Some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda. The events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. This film portrays the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina (played by Don Cheadle), a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
San Diego County’s Pension Board is considering a plan to hand over the job of managing the $7 Billion pension fund to a private contractor. But attorneys have warned the board to beware of conflicts of interest.
A lot of furloughed state employees thought they’d be back to work Friday. Just a week ago, a court exempted 50,000 state workers from un-paid furlough days. But Governor Schwarzenegger appealed. And earlier this week, another court granted the governor a temporary stay. That means furloughs are back on.
A $664 million, 10-story, 449,000-square-foot medical facility will be built next to UC San Diego's Thornton Hospital in La Jolla, university health system officials announced today.
Former Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres second baseman Marcus Giles pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor battery charge for assaulting his wife in El Cajon last fall.
Registered sex offender John Albert Gardner III, the man charged in the death of Poway teen Chelsea King, allegedly hid a MySpace page from state prison officials while under their supervision, it was reported Thursday.
Up to 5,536 homes and businesses in the North County were without power today following two outages, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.
One in three San Diego County homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth. That situation has homeowners searching for options to get out of their underwater mortgages. We discuss the pros and cons of doing a short sale, and the difficulties many are dealing with as they go through the process.
More and more school districts in California are turning to a parcel tax -- a flat fee for every parcel of land owned by a resident regardless of worth -- which would go directly to the school district, not to Sacramento. San Francisco is the largest school district to have passed one so far. Would San Diegans support such a tax?
Parts of New England are still underwater after heavy rains. March was one for the record books in much of the region. Three days of steady rain in Rhode Island caused the Blackstone River to swell dramatically — sending waves of water crashing down Valley Falls in the town of Cumberland, just north of Providence.
It’s sometimes said that no one living in San Diego is actually from here. But a new study shows that’s increasingly not the case.
A small freight railway that connects San Diego to the Mexican border showed off its "green" locomotives this week.