Stories for August 27, 2010
The San Diego-based Privacy Rights Clearinghouse says there have been more than half a billion data breaches in the United States since 2005.
A brush fire broke out today on a hilltop just north of Grossmont College, a Heartland fire dispatcher said. The blaze began about 11 a.m. north of Grossmont College Drive and west of state Route 125, the dispatcher said.
America's top gumshoes are back to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. In this episode, the detectives explore a box of cartoon drawings and cels that tell an unexpected story about animation's early days. Why did a regional governor care enough about a slave to sign her emancipation papers? Did this dagger once belong to Benito Mussolini?
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW wraps up its visit to the Cream City - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - nicknamed for the locally manufactured, off-white bricks that mark the city's mid-19th-century architecture. A Persian rug the owner used to cover furniture in the rain; a stained glass figurine originally commissioned for the owner of horse racing legend Dan Patch; and two milestone game baseballs autographed by Milwaukee Braves legend Warren Spahn.
Chef Keller teaches shrimp basics by demonstrating a rub, a stock, a sauce, and a great technique for wrapping shrimp in zucchini. The second recipe is a refreshingly unique ceviche with a twist that includes both shrimp and salmon. Recipes: Zucchini Wrapped Barbecued Shrimp; Shrimp and Salmon Ceviche.
What are the biggest challenges facing Camp Pendleton-based Marines who are currently serving in Afghanistan? We discuss how the conflict in Afghanistan is different, and in some ways more challenging than the war in Iraq. Plus, we'll talk about what benchmarks need to be achieved before U.S. combat troops can withdraw from Afghanistan.
Opponents of Proposition D are hoping to prevent the sales tax/reform measure from appearing on the November ballot. We discuss why the "No on D" supporters are asking a judge to remove the ballot measure. We'll also talk about why advocates for Proposition D think it is crucial city voters pass the measure in November.
This episode is the season premiere of "Inspector Lewis: Series III." While on a routine disturbance call, Lewis is shocked to encounter a rock star he once idolized, who was believed to have died years ago. Could her sudden reappearance and attempt at a comeback album have any connection to the murder of a young orphan nearby? Joanna Lumley ("Absolutely Fabulous") guest stars as the sultry singer.
Local firefighters have been busy all week as the record-high temperatures and dry vegetation have caused numerous brush fires around the county. We discuss the improvements that have been made since the 2007 wildfires, and how our firefighting resources have been impacted by state and local budget cuts.
The whooping cough our parents -- or even grandparents -- were exposed to is probably not the same whooping cough now causing the worst epidemic in California in 50 years. The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed six of the seven cases it’s studied so far have been caused by a strain which produces more toxins.
As President Obama prepares to address the nation next week on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the casualties continue to mount. Since the beginning of this year, 299 military service members have died in Afghanistan and 2,512 have suffered injuries. The Naval Medical Center in San Diego treats many of those injured.