Stories for July 6, 2010
In the Egyptian wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Artists Den hosted a once-in-a-lifetime concert pairing music legend Ringo Starr with modern folk-funk master Ben Harper and Relentless7. As an added surprise, singer-songwriter Joan Osborne sang backing vocals on selected songs, including “With a Little Help From My Friends.”
The sixth “inning” of Ken Burns’s landmark 1994 film "Baseball" leads off with the baseball season of 1941. Joe DiMaggio hits in 56 straight games, the longest hitting streak in history. Ted Williams becomes the last man to hit .400. The Brooklyn Dodgers win their first pennant in 20 years. Then the war intervenes and baseball’s best players become soldiers. On their return, the game — and the entire country — are changed forever. Branch Rickey integrates baseball on April 15, 1947, when Jackie Robinson takes the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Baseball finally becomes what it had always claimed to be: America’s national pastime.
Churches in Ocean Beach are holding a public meeting tonight to discuss solutions to the problem of panhandling by the homeless.
The local Republican Party vowed today to mount an "unprecedented campaign'' in opposition to a possible November ballot measure that would ask San Diego voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase.
A work crew accidentally ruptured an underground electrical line while digging in a North County neighborhood this afternoon, knocking out power to about 2,200 homes and businesses.
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck inland North County today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
California's new fiscal year started almost a week ago and there's still no budget in-place. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
Fifteen suspected illegal immigrants were arrested after coming ashore in Encinitas early today.
California biotech companies could benefit greatly from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on patent law. Some patent experts believe the ruling could allow companies to eventually own genetic materials.
A team of California scientists has developed HIV resistant cells. The University of Southern California researchers hope their findings could one day be applied to people.
A new image has been created in response to the "Please Don't Feed Our Bums" stickers currently being sold at The Black in Ocean Beach. We'll talk to the organization that created the "Together We End Homelessness" sticker, and discuss the latest on the debate taking place in OB.
The risk for wildfires will be higher over the next few months as the temperatures rise, and the local vegetation continues to dry out. What should San Diego County residents do to prepare? We speak to two fire chiefs about wildfire preparedness, and the current status of our local fire resources.
The cities of Oceanside and Poway each hold swearing in ceremonies today to inaugurate new council members elected in June.
Weather forecasters say temperatures are on the rise in San Diego, so it should feel more like summer by the end of the week.