Stories for December 9, 2010
California’s population increased a tiny bit compared to last year according to a new report from the Department of Finance.
"A Christmas Concert From Norway" is a one-hour program of popular classical and traditional holiday music. The concert, to be recorded at the historic Vang Church in Hamar, Norway, features world-renowned musicians in glorious performance. They include the Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman, who delighted millions of international television viewers when she sang at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Olympics.
This program is a music and dance special highlighting the top performances from the 50th Annual L.A. County holiday celebration on December 24, 2009, at the Music Center of Los Angeles. The program reflects the cultural mosaic of Los Angeles and the broader "melting pot" of the United States as performers of African, Asian, European and Latino backgrounds join to express the joy of the season.
The Obama administration is taking $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money away from Ohio and Wisconsin and awarding it to 12 other states, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday.
Celebrating its 87th year, the lighting of the national Christmas tree signals the start of the holiday season across the country. Taped at President's Park in Washington, D.C., the 60-minute special is hosted by hip-hop artist Common and will include appearances and performances by blues legend B.B. King, Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles, new singing sensation Jackie Evancho, Jim James of the alt-rock band My Morning Jacket and others.
"Battle for the Bible" explores the dramatic, violent and world-shaking story of the most famous and widely-read book in history -- the Bible in English. It's the tale of how, in the 15th and 16th centuries, a group of men set out on a new crusade: to bring the Scriptures to people in their own language for the very first time. In so doing, they would help launch a religious revolution that would ultimately change the course of history in England, America and beyond.
The Pentagon released the name today of a 31-year-old Camp Pendleton-based Marine who was fatally wounded in combat in Afghanistan.
U.S. officials have confirmed an alleged 14-year-old drug gang killer in Mexico is a U.S. citizen.
The San Diego Housing Commission announced Thursday it has created 720 affordable housing units by leveraging the equity on its real estate holdings.
How is it that dinosaurs managed to survive and even thrive in the gloom of the dark and frigid polar regions? This is one of today's most intriguing, little-known enigmas in paleontology. Now, a unique field expedition, covered exclusively by NOVA, will set out for Alaska's North Slope to defrost a jackpot of new fossil clues.
A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans — Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim — preparing to become the nation’s next generation of religious leaders, “The Calling” follows their transformation from idealistic students into ordained religious professionals. This four-hour two-part special event explores the forces that are drawing a new generation of young people to serve their communities and their faith.
House Democrats defied President Obama on Thursday, shooting down a deal between the White House and Republicans lawmakers to renew the Bush-era tax cuts in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits.
Highlights in this episode include: an 1863 Temperance lithograph illustrating the evils of imbibing spirits; a letter from Gerald Ford, written when he was House minority leader, to his kindergarten teacher in Michigan who called him “naughty little Gerry Ford”; and a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film "Some Like It Hot" that was so tight she had to be sewn into it, valued at $150, 000 to $250,000.
Carl DeMaio has proposed to cut the city's funding to arts groups by 25% in his plan to balance the budget in 2011. We look at how small and medium arts organizations operate, how they use the city's grants, what would happen if they were cut 25% and what the city as a whole would lose.
If the volume of lawsuits filed against the City of San Diego has decreased, why has the cost of fighting them increased substantially over the last seven years? We speak to reporters from the Watchdog Institute about their investigation into the city's increasing legal costs.
The cost of handling claims and lawsuits against the city of San Diego has more than tripled in recent years, and the tab is still running in a few of the most expensive legal battles, including those against developer Roque de la Fuente and the city’s own police officers.