Stories for January 28, 2010
Thick forests, vast wetlands, deep chasms - this is a wild, inaccessible place that belongs more to myth than reality. The landscape looks as if it was taken straight form Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." But here there are neither orcs nor elves; rather, bears and wolves. This is not Middle Earth; rather it is middle Europe -the Balkans. Through the centuries this land has burned its way into the soul and spirit of its people. The jagged contours have thrown long dark shadows over the history of the peninsula, always in the middle, between forces of the East and the West.
The San Diego Unified School District is considering whether companies should be allowed to advertise on campuses in exchange for much needed revenue.
California was awarded $51 million in federal economic stimulus funding today to make improvements to Amtrak's Surfliner route, which links San Diego and San Luis Obispo via Los Angeles.
Weekend Preview: Count Basie Orchestra, The Piano Lesson, No Child, The Residents, And The North Park Craft Mafia
On this weekend preview, we'll look at two new plays on San Diego stages as well as an avant-garde band called The Residents and the Count Basie Orchestra that still knows how to swing.
The San Diego Opera opens their 2010 season with Giacomo Puccini's classic La Bohème. We'll talk with members of the cast, including San Diego-based soprano Priti Gandhi, who performs the role of the irrepressible flirt Musetta in La Bohème. We'll also talk with San Diego Opera's Dr. Nic Reveles about why La Bohème is such an enduring story.
The cost to California ratepayers of moving energy through SDG&E's planned $2 billion Sunrise Powerlink project may go up another billion dollars. That's because planners of the state's power grid now say major reinforcements are needed to move energy from the desert to the customer.
California lawmakers got feedback yesterday on how new rules to catch cheating within an in-home care program for the disabled are working.
San Diego State University officials and Baja California's Secretary of Public Safety plan to work together to create systems to securely share information across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Legislation to require California grocery and convenience stores to charge shoppers for paper or plastic bags did not make it out of committee this week. But environmental groups plan to push for legislation intended to reduce plastic litter in state waterways.