Stories for February 19, 2010
The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says America's investment in science is key to stimulating the economy. Francis Collins is in San Diego for the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Writer, cultural anthropologist, chronicler of folk roots and ethnic traditions, daughter of a former slave, Hurston was one of the most celebrated — and most controversial — figures of the Harlem Renaissance, the creatively expansive era in the 1920s when “the Negro was in vogue.” She attained unique success in all areas, but her words and her conclusions were often mired in contention — she was called everything from flamboyant to outrageous, unpredictable to bodacious.
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and the first to cross the North American continent alone. Her exploits as an aviator, her beauty and intelligence, her independence and charm made her a national heroine. Seemingly invincible, Earhart tirelessly traveled and lectured, a champion of aviation and equal opportunity for women. But her cheering public didn't know the cost of her courage.
In Madison, Wisconsin, "Antiques Roadshow" investigates the shocking heist of artifacts from the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Highlights include photos of the owner's family taken by noted American photographer Edward Weston in the late 1930s or early 1940s; a table crafted for the owner's parents circa 1956 by mid-century-modern master furniture maker George Nakashima; and an ornate silver, enamel and turquoise-studded exhibition piece, crafted by Tiffany for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.
San Diego County Planning Commissioners took another step today to reach agreement on a major overhaul of the blueprint for future development in the back country.
"Mine" tells the poignant and powerful story of animals left behind during Katrina, and of the struggles of hurricane victims to reunite with their beloved pets. A meditation on the essential bond between humans and animals -- this program is an equally compelling story of race and class — and the power of compassion — in contemporary America.
A bill to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana has been re-introduced in the state assembly. Supporters say the current prohibition against the drug just doesn't work.
Sally Hawkins ("Little Britain") appears as Anne Elliot, destined for spinsterhood at age 27 after being persuaded eight years earlier to refuse the proposal of dashing Captain Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones, "Casanova"). Then chance brings them together again, but now he is now rich and free to play the field among eligible young beauties.
The legislation would require the Del Mar Fairgrounds to develop a 100-foot-wide greenway along the north bank of the river, stretching from Interstate 5 to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and including an extension of the Coast to Crest Trail toward the ocean.
A $20.2 million federal economic stimulus grant will help fund construction of an interchange between State Route 905 and Interstate 805 in the South Bay, the San Diego Association of Governments announced today.
Is the off-campus party an indication of the attitudes of UCSD students? We discuss how state and local officials are responding to the so-called "Compton Cookout."
The race is on for two county board of supervisor seats, will anyone oppose the incumbents? We discuss why two local officials thought to be running against Supervisor Ron Roberts decided against entering the race in the last month.
We'll discuss the threat by the district attorney's office to boycott a third judge. Is the DA's office violating due process or was there cause to challenge these judges?
A Pacific storm of moderate intensity will move through San Diego County tonight through Saturday, bringing with it rain and mountain snow, forecasters said.
A nagging question in the Tea Party movement has surfaced again. Who's actually paying the bills? Some Tea Party leaders announced earlier this month that they're forming a fundraising corporation. Its goal is to raise money from other corporations and rich individuals. But they set it up so it doesn't have to disclose who those donors are.
The challenge of preparing Californians for jobs in biotechnology has resulted in a new education training program in San Diego. It's a partnership between the biotech industry and education that's called the Bridge project.
Sempra Energy's planned sale of a portion of its commodities trading unit to JP Morgan Chase for nearly $1 billion is receiving mixed reviews from national credit rating agencies. Sempra is the parent company of San Diego Gas & Electric.