Stories for December 20, 2010
The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms wants to monitor the sale of semi-automatic weapons in states along the U.S.-Mexico border to help control drug cartel violence.
U.S. and Mexican officials reached a deal Monday for Mexico to defer part of its water allotment from the Colorado River until 2014 while farmers in the Mexicali area repair irrigation networks damaged by an earthquake this year.
A student at Patrick Henry High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and may have exposed other pupils, staff and faculty to the disease, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.
The third-annual exchange of guns for food gift cards was a success at Lincoln Park church.
UCSD Medical Center will use a grant from NFL Charities to develop an imaging technique to detect brain injuries overlooked by conventional methods.
A seven-month crackdown on drug-dealing gangs in Escondido resulted in scores of arrests, along with the seizure of an array of narcotics, nearly three dozen guns and almost $100,000 worth of illicit cash proceeds, authorities reported Monday.
The information people searched for the most this year on the Internet site of Scripps Health involved maternity issues, the hospital system announced today.
Robert E. Lee is celebrated by handsome equestrian statues in countless cities and towns across the American South and by no less than five postage stamps issued by the government he fought against during the four bloodiest years in American history. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.
A new law that takes effect in January allows very ill prison inmates to be released on parole early. The goal is to trim the corrections budget.
From Miami Beach, Florida, "Antiques Roadshow" revs up for its 15th anniversary season premiere. Highlights include a rare 1960 re-release movie poster for the iconic biker film "The Wild One," starring Marlon Brando; a George Ohr vase with a surprising secret; and a 1940s mobile by Alexander Calder — grabbing the number two spot in the list of all-time highest value "Roadshow" appraisals at $400,000 to $1,000,000!
County officials warned parents today about the dangers of loud toys that can damage hearing in children.
In one of Jane Austen's most complex plots, Billie Piper ("Doctor Who," "The Ruby in the Smoke") stars as Fanny Price, who goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park. Fanny navigates a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house, while her cousin Edmund Bertram (Blake Ritson, "Inspector Lynley Mysteries") remains her stalwart confidant. Also starring Jemma Redgrave ("Bramwell") as Fanny's observant aunt.
State Route 67 will again be closed for overnight construction starting tonight and ending Wednesday night, Caltrans officials said.
In 2010, 12 individuals are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community. These honorees represent Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Asian-American Pacific Heritage Month, Jewish Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and American Indian Heritage Month. KPBS and Union Bank honor their endeavors as they strive to make our community a better place to live and work. This annual event is a celebration of the diverse community of San Diego, the individuals who are making a difference and their spirit and vision.
A doctorate student at UC San Diego, who came to this country from the Philippines when he was 10 but was never naturalized because his father died without completing the immigration process, is facing deportation absent intervention by lawmakers, it was reported Sunday.
The families of two teenage boys killed in a car-to-car freeway shooting in Bonita more than 2 1/2 years ago will implore the public once again Monday for help in solving the double murder.
Rain fell steadily around San Diego County Monday for the fourth consecutive day, causing a soggy morning commute.
Along with precious moments, the holidays also generate a lot of garbage. From wrapping paper to plastic packaging, along with all the leftovers and travel and last-minute dashes to the store the holidays are usually a time of excess. We'll talk about ways to cut down on the waste and make the season a little greener.
We speak to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service about how much rain we experienced over the weekend, and to look ahead at the forecast for the rest of the holiday week. Plus, we hear tips from a CHP public information officer for driving safely in the rain.
What will new San Diego Unified School District trustees Scott Barnett and Kevin Beiser bring to the school board? What impact will Kevin Beiser's experience as a public school math teacher have on the decisions he will make on the board? How does San Diego Taxpayers Advocate Scott Barnett think the district should solve its ongoing budget problems? We'll talk to Beiser and Barnett about their backgrounds, and discuss their primary goals for the district.