Stories for August 6, 2010
California Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a motion Friday calling for resumption of same-sex weddings in the state. Brown filed the motion after U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker previously overturned Proposition 8, California's voter-approved gay marriage ban.
Court papers don't say how a former San Diego man was allegedly recruited by a Somalian terrorist organization. One expert says slick new Internet videos combined with radical Islam's push for a global movement is rapidly making recruitment easier.
San Diegans gathered at the Peace Bell on Shelter Island this morning to mark the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. One of the speakers was a man who survived the explosion.
Two generations of prominent Chicago families say this 12-gauge shotgun played a role in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Can "History Detectives" confirm their story? Then, combing through documents in one of Manhattan’s first taverns, a man finds a miniature painting of George Washington’s profile. Why is this find much more than a piece of art? And, 65-years ago a fellow prisoner sketched George Silva’s portrait from inside a World War II German prisoner camp.
San Diego's summer has been a bust so far if you're a fan of sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Forecasters expect the pattern to continue.
The U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition is expected to draw more than 350,000 people to the shores of Imperial Beach this weekend.
The vote to send a reform and revenue measure for San Diego city voters to decide in November felt anticlimactic. It was the whirlwind of activity and unusual political cooperation that led up to the vote that was the drama. We'll debate the details.
It should be called the Bell effect - the rush to expose to public scrutiny city employee salaries and benefits. The Los Angeles Times uncovered that the small California city of Bell was paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to city officials, that money came from property taxes from Bell's 40,000 residents, 17 percent of whom live in poverty. Bell has the second highest property tax bill in Los Angeles County.
A California company is recalling about one million pounds of ground beef products after seven people were sickened by E. coli contamination.
Proposition 8 -- California's ban on same-sex marriage was overturned Wednesday in federal court. Chief District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote in his ruling "Proposition 8 both unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates an irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation." Proponents of prop 8 have appealed the ruling to the U.S. 9th circuit court of appeals.
A former San Diego man has been charged with helping a Somali terrorist group. Joining us on Morning Edition to tell us more about Jehad Serwan Mostafa is KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma.