Stories for July 23, 2010
San Diego law enforcement officials say the arrest of a Mexican police official will not derail their work with Mexican authorities. The Baja California official worked closely with California authorities and allegedly passed classified information to drug traffickers in Tijuana.
The San Diego County Water Authority Board has agreed to negotiate an agreement to buy water from the developers of a desalination plant in Carlsbad. The terms of the deal are not yet final.
Forty-three people allegedly tied to a Mexican drug cartel were charged with federal conspiracy and racketeering offenses, including murder, kidnapping, drug smuggling and money laundering, authorities said today.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul herself, returns to public television in an all new "My Music" festival of original artist Soul Hits of the 1960s plus some special '70s love ballads. An abundance of long lost archival material has been recovered from England, Germany and France, along with a treasure trove of long buried live performance footage from local television stations throughout the U.S.
I volunteer at the Radio Reading Service because I know first hand how important the service is to the visually impaired in our community. More than 20 years ago, Mom realized something was wrong with her vision. First, the Venetian blinds looked all wobbly. Then, depending on which eye she used, the camera was broken or not. Once, Mom threw out a brand new box of pens because they “didn’t write.” Mom is virtually blind as a result of Macular Degeneration.
Jon Voight and Jennifer O’Neil host a concert in honor of composer Michel Legrand and his legendary work. The event, filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, pays musical tribute to some of Legrand’s Academy Award-winning MGM movies, including "Yentl," "The Thomas Crown Affair" and "Summer of '42." Performers include Quincy Jones, Dionne Warwick, Sting, George Benson, Patti Page, Steve Lawrence and Melissa Manchester.
Last month's unemployment figures came out this week and the job picture in San Diego County is not encouraging. We discuss the impact joblessness has had on our community and how the current situation is different from other times of high unemployment.
How will the economy impact voter reaction to the proposed bond to build a new city hall?
What group in San Diego County seems to be abusing the drug the most? We discuss whether there's a need for a task force to address oxycontin abuse.
It's "Star Wars" day at the Comic-Con International convention in downtown San Diego, where a celebrity-studded party and major comic industry awards ceremony will also be held today.