Stories for July 9, 2010
As Hollywood keeps turning to 80s films for remakes, let’s try to remember one thing: those films weren’t always that great to begin with. So with that in mind here comes “Predators” (opening July 9 throughout San Diego), the not quite a remake, not quite a sequel, not quite a reboot of the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle “Predator.”
A North County city could become the hometown of a minor league baseball team owned by the San Diego Padres. Escondido may be positioned to land the team.
The 57th annual World Championship Over-The-Line Tournament starts tomorrow at Fiesta Island, complete with the traditional colorful team names and an abundance of revelry.
This three-part series chronicles the career and contributions of Secretary of State George Shultz, the key shaper of foreign policy in President Ronald Reagan’s administration. The first episode introduces George Shultz through the details of his early life: his service as a U.S. Marine, his academic career as a free-market economist at MIT and as dean of the business school at the University of Chicago and his early cabinet posts as secretary of labor and secretary of the treasury under President Nixon.
Can HISTORY DETECTIVES reunite the mouth and head of a vandalized sculpture of President Andrew Jackson that had been dismembered for more than 150 years? Host Elyse Luray discovers that vandals chopped the bust of Jackson off the frigate "USS Constitution" in the segment “Andrew Jackson’s Mouth.” Then, in “Barton Letter,” Eduardo Pagán traces a letter from Clara Barton to Burnt Cabins, Pennsylvania. Why did the Red Cross founder write this letter about a Civil War soldier? Finally, in the segment “Spybook,” Gwen Wright tracesa notebook’s history back to anarchist Emma Goldman. Did the notebook once belong to a World War I spy?
At the Salt Palace Convention Center, ROADSHOW appraisers discover treasures with local roots, including a writing desk made by the owner's great-grandfather, Robert Nell, one of the original Mormon pioneers; a mid-19th-century shotgun passed down from the owner's great-great-grandfather, an employee of the Overland Mail Company stagecoach service; and an extremely rare, 1851 first edition copy of "The Pearl of Great Price" - the third volume of Mormon scripture - inherited from the owner's grandfather and valued at $45, 000 to $55,000.
Two local congressmen are weighing in on the federal government's attempt to block Arizona's new immigration law. The law is scheduled to take effect this month.
The federal government has proposed expanding rules designed to protect patient health records. The proposal would hold billing companies and other businesses that handle medical information to the same privacy standards as doctors.
This program chronicles the day-to-day battles of four low- wage earners fighting to lift their families out of poverty. Shot over a three-year period in the northeast and California, this observational documentary captures the dreams, frustrations and accomplishments of a diverse group of people who struggle to live from paycheck to paycheck.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has penalized a Santa Rosa farming operation for falsely labeling its products as organic.
From its powder-white beaches to snow-capped mountain peaks, the Isle of Mull, off the coast of western Scotland, hosts an amazing diversity of life: golden eagles, rare white tailed eagle gulls, oystercatchers, curlew, skylarks in the air; minke whales, bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and basking sharks in the sea; and otters, deer, mink, and perhaps the elusive wild white goats on land. Cameraman Gordon Buchanan turns his lens on his birthplace to give viewers an unparalleled insight into the wild characters of this remarkable island.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said he wants to sell the Miramar Landfill, but some people say privatizing the landfill may create an environmental problem.
Shot entirely on location, "New Scandinavian Cooking" offers a rich visual tour of Nordic cuisine, culture and history. Andreas Viestad travels to northern Norway and Bodo, where despite the variety of fish, the locals’ favorite remains the modest pollock. Andreas finds out why and then makes seared pollock with onion jam, lingonberries and asparagus, homemade fish fingers with remoulade sauce and pollock gratin.
In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to super chewy chocolate cookies. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's choice for portion scoops. Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball how to make thin and crispy oatmeal cookies, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to a tasting of oats.
Will the battle over how to enforce federal immigration laws affect business as usual in San Diego ?
Gaucho describes the cowboys of northern Argentina and southern Brazil. These rustic cattle herders developed a simple yet powerful style of grilling over an open wood fire, a tradition still celebrated around Planet Barbecue today. Here are three indispensable gaucho favorites: Chicken roasted in a salt crust, from Uruguay’s celebrity grill master, Francis Mallmann; the monster beef ribs that made the reputation of Brazil’s famous grill house, Fogo de Chao; and a dessert from Brazil’s cattle country, a pineapple you roast on the rotisserie.
The city is poised to make an important decision about how to tackle the problem of homelessness in San Diego. We discuss what's at stake.
More than 100 buildings in San Diego do not meet earthquake codes. We'll find out where some of those buildings are.
Polls show a majority of Americans agree with Arizona's new anti-immigration law, but a USC professor says the number of undocumented Mexicans in the U.S. could start to decline in about five years.