Stories for March 18, 2010
Hailed as a miracle surgery, the lobotomy brought hope to mentally ill patients and their families, but when the devastating long-term effects began to emerge, the once-championed procedure was condemned as one of the most barbaric mistakes in modern medicine. “The Lobotomist” is the gripping and tragic story of an ambitious doctor, the desperate families who sought his help and the medical establishment that embraced him.
Civil libertarians say the government isn’t revealing all it knows about a three-day immigration raid in San Diego and Imperial Counties in December. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint in federal court alleging a violation of the Freedom of Information Act.
"Antiques Roadshow" caps its sojourn in Baltimore, Maryland, at Geppi's Entertainment Museum, where appraiser Phil Weiss gives host Mark L. Walberg a collector's eye view of comic strip art. At the Baltimore Convention Center, "Roadshow" draws a wide array of objects, including a rare violin made in 1798 by renowned French violinmaker Nicolas Lupot, accompanied by a bow crafted in the style of Dominique Peccatte, one of the most influential bow makers in history.
A new report says the California Department of Public Health has dropped the ball on enforcing new patient safety laws in hospitals.
Throughout a long golden era, the American movie musical transformed Hollywood into a Mecca for the biggest singing stars and leading songwriters of the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s. Hosted by musician and musicologist Michael Feinstein, "The Great American Songbook" offers a dazzling parade of American popular songs as seen and heard in some of the most beloved films ever made.
An attempt to impose what is believed to be the nation's most far-reaching smoking ban in state parks has stalled in the California Legislature.
A California Highway Patrol officer responding to a report of a runaway Toyota Prius last week arrived to find a Border Patrol agent near the driver with emergency lights on.
The San Diego Italian Film Festival is one of the youngest festivals in town but it keeps digging back into Italy’s rich cinema history for film events. Tonight you can enjoy Roberto Rossellini’s 1959 film “Il Generale della Rovere” at the UltraStar Flower Hill at 7:30pm. The film will also play March 24 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.
Quint Contemporary Art hosts an exhibition of new works by San Diego-based artist Robert Irwin. This will be Irwin's first gallery exhibition on the West Coast since his "One Wall Removed" project at the Malinda Wyatt Gallery in Venice, CA in 1980. The exhibition, "Works in Progress," will change every two weeks during the run of the exhibit.
From an early age, society teaches that monogamy is the only option for having a family and living a long, happy life. But does society have room for those who do not fit this mold? What are the legal, individual and social ramifications for those who seek non-monogamous relationships? We speak with a law professor, marriage and family therapist and a pioneer in the polyamory community about the future of relationships.
Cases of swine flu have dropped dramatically. So has the demand for vaccinations.