Stories for January 7, 2010
Four Mexican teenagers are among the more than 20 people killed since Monday in Tijuana. At one high school, gunmen ambushed three teenagers.
Genetically altering stem cells in order to test new drugs may have become easier thanks to research at U.C. San Diego.
Following in the tradition of hit reality series such as Bravo’s "Top Chef," "The Winemakers" follows 12 men and women from all walks of life as they vie for a chance to create and launch their own wine label. Set in California's wine country, "The Winemakers" takes viewers inside the making of one of the world's most storied beverages. The contestants plunge head-first into one of the most challenging yet rewarding (and often romanticized) professions to experience every aspect of wine making — from viticulture and enology to sales and marketing. A seasoned panel of top winemakers, educators, columnists and culinary celebrities oversee the true-to-life challenges the prospective wine-makers would face in the real world.
Fear is growing over the possibility that Governor Schwarzenegger may end a $5 billion California program that provides in-home care for the disabled and elderly. The move would be part of the governor's effort to patch a $20 billion budget hole.
Donna Frye, elected to represent the 6th District on the San Diego City Council in 2001, is termed out at the end of this year. We talk with her about her advocacy of open government, the budget crisis of 2009 and what's next in 2010, both for the city and for Frye herself.
Three Mexican high school students were gunned down in Tijuana as they were leaving school Tuesday afternoon. The killings come as the battle between drug gangs in the border city is heating up again.
James Cameron's "Avatar" may be all the current rage, but according to our critics, 2009 offered plenty of great movies. We'll talk with Beth Accomando and Scott Marks about their picks for the best and worst in film for 2009. We'll also talk about some of the big stories from the year, including a little movie by a San Diegan that scored big at the box office.
We talk to San Diego author Linda Patterson about her self-published book, 'Hate Thy Neighbor: How the Bible is Misused to Condemn Homosexuality.'