Stories for August 19, 2010
Anti-tax activist Richard Rider today filed a lawsuit against Proposition D, the city of San Diego's proposed half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot.
In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to super-light and crispy tempura at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop invites host Christopher Kimball to taste mirin, a Japanese sweet cooking wine. Gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the best mortar and pestle set, and finally, test cook Becky Hays translates Thai pork lettuce wraps into an easy home recipe.
Thousands of people are looking forward to more silent nights in downtown San Diego. A ceremony Thursday marked the start of a construction project to create "quiet zones."
In the first of this three-part series titled "Paris," presenter and art historian Sandrine Voillet reveals how Paris battled through turmoil and trauma to become the city of dreams. From the Louvre to a magical fairy tale park which is one of Paris' best kept secrets Sandrine uncovers a Paris very rarely explored.
People opposed to the Interstate 5 expansion between La Jolla and Oceanside are organizing. Opposition groups will hold a town hall meeting Thursday to talk about the project.
There are many health benefits from breastfeeding for infants and mothers. We'll talk about efforts to increase breastfeeding rates in California.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic tale of love and prejudice, "South Pacific," revived in its original glory by Lincoln Center Theater, comes to the television screen courtesy of Live From Lincoln Center. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples ― U.S. Navy nurse Nellie Forbush (Kelli O’Hara) and French plantation owner Emile de Becque (Tony Award-winner Paulo Szot), and Navy Airman Joe Cable and a young local native girl, Liat ― and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of the war and by their own prejudices.
How are U.S. combat operations continuing to evolve in Afghanistan? Tony Perry, from the Los Angeles Times, joins us live from Helmand Province, Afghanistan to talk about the latest challenges facing local Marines stationed in that area.
Scripps Glaciologist Helen Amanda Fricker was awarded the Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica for her work on sub-glacial lakes and remote sensing techniques. We'll talk to her about Antarctica, which she calls the most unobservable place in the world, and the work she's doing to detect changes in the ice sheet. We'll also find out about the iceberg, four times the size of Manhattan, which just broke apart from Petermann Glacier in Greenland and began drifting into the Nares Strait.
Home Again of United Way announced Project 25 yesterday, a project to take the 25 hardest homeless cases and provide them with housing and services. The project involves multiple partnerships with groups such as the City and County of San Diego.
The U.S. military presence in Iraq took a symbolic turn Thursday as the last full Army combat brigade left the country, ahead of President Obama's end-of-the-month deadline for ending combat operations.
UCSD Medical Center hosts an educational forum today on how policy changes could increase breastfeeding in California. The state already has laws designed to encourage breastfeeding.
Over the past few decades, hospice care has become a more common choice for people who have a terminal illness. These patients forgo life-prolonging treatments and instead get help to make their final days as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
A new report says controversial reading reforms adopted in San Diego City schools more than a decade ago produced big results in literacy.