Stories for June 11, 2010
"A Capitol Fourth," featuring musical performances by some of the country's best known and award-winning musicians in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, is broadcast live in from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, on National Public Radio and around the world to our troops on the American Forces Radio and Television Network.
The rescue of Abby Sunderland, the teen sailor stranded in the Indian Ocean, could reignite a debate not only about the advisability of minors attempting record-breaking feats, but of the cost of difficult and dangerous search and rescue operations for individuals who knowingly embark on high-risk adventures.
A dead crow found in El Cajon tested positive for West Nile virus, the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health announced today.
World Cup fever has hit Tijuana. City hall and schools have made special accommodations so people don't stay home to nurse their so-called "soccer sickness."
The interim chief executive officer of the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System was selected today to permanently head the city's pension fund.
The San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club has given awards to people protecting the environment. But the group also gives awards to environmental wrongdoers.
What do the June election results signal about the public's mood toward the San Diego Unified School Board? We'll discuss the embattled incumbents, the search for a superintendent and budget woes.
We'll discuss the role of labor, power of name recognition and impact these results will have on the region.
The Pretenders — Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers, James Walbourne, Nick Wilkinson and Eric Heywood — have sold millions of albums and secured their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Pretenders’ concert special, filmed at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, captures one of the many electrifying performances from their 2009 world tour.
We'll discuss the Chula Vista races, the continuing battle between Mary Salas and Juan Vargas and how Prop G will play out.
Richard Allen Morris is a San Diego artist with an enviable national and international reputation. But here in San Diego, Morris' 50-year career gets less attention. Culture Lust contributor Dave Hampton has created a handy guide to Morris' career on the occasion of a new gallery exhibit featuring the painter's latest work.
Most high school students learn about American history by reading textbooks or visiting monuments. However, a group of teenagers at La Jolla Country Day School are learning history from a high school musical.