Stories for February 8, 2010
New Orleans has a lot to celebrate this month: a Super Bowl win, Mardi Gras, and the new album by five-man funk band Galactic. The album is called "Ya-Ka-May" and drops tomorrow, February 9th. You can see the band live at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on March 3rd. Check out a little preview of all the New Orleans musicians Galactic worked with on "Ya-Ka-May."
A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman say that Manuel Garcia Simental and Raydel Lopez Uriarte, who allegedly operated in Tijuana, were detained by Mexican law enforcement in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Monday morning.
Mexican federal police say two drug gang leaders arrested Monday morning in La Paz were Teodoro Garcia Simental's successors. Before his arrest, Teodoro Garcia Simental, or "El Teo," headed a drug gang in Tijuana that sparked the most violent period in the city's history.
As if Mardi Gras isn't enough, New Orleans now gets to celebrate its first N-F-L title. Joining us on Morning Edition LIVE FROM MIAMI is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
A 150-year-old oak tree has crushed a house in northern San Diego County. The 30-foot-tall tree began leaning against the porch of the Ramona home after the soil was saturated by heavy rains last month and the family -- a couple and their 7-year-old daughter -- moved to a hotel because of the danger.
President Obama wants to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law which bars homosexuals from serving openly in the military. We'll look at what it will take to change the law and the impact it will have on the military.
What were the highlights from Super Bowl XLIV? And, what does the future hold for the Chargers, now that we know LT will not be back with the team next year? We speak to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the end of the NFL season.
As San Diegans prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day with their "one and only," there are towns in America where Valentine's Day is a lot more complicated. We'll explore the phenomenon of POLYGAMY IN AMERICA, the feature story in this month's National Geographic magazine.
A member of the World Anti-Doping Agency says gene therapy is the new frontier in the fight against performance-enhancing substances.
Education advocates in California are moving forward with efforts to lower the threshold to pass a parcel tax for schools.