Stories for March 3, 2010
They look like them and they sound just like them! “The next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” raves the Denver Post. All the music and vocals are performed totally live! "RAIN" covers the Fab Four from the earliest beginnings through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days.
So far, four of the six San Diego County officials running for reelection on the June ballot face challengers. Two Supervisors, the District Attorney, the Sheriff, the Assessor and the Treasurer are all running for reelection.
Members of Congress are expanding their investigation into health insurance companies. It all began when Anthem Blue Cross decided to raise rates up to 39 percent in California.
Kyocera International announced plans to start manufacturing solar modules in San Diego. The expansion means up to 75 new jobs for the region.
Haiti's catastrophic earthquake, in addition to leaving lives and institutions in ruin, also exacerbated a much more common and lethal emergency in Haiti: dying during childbirth. Challenges in transportation, education and quality health care contribute to Haiti having the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere, a national crisis even before the earthquake struck.
In May 2006, history was made in the Arab world and WIDE ANGLE cameras were there. At a graduation ceremony at an imam academy in Rabat, Morocco, 50 women pioneers stood with the male graduates — among the few contemporary women in the Arab world to be officially trained as religious leaders. Empowered to do everything that male imams do, except lead Friday prayer in a mosque, the women would soon disperse throughout Morocco to work as spiritual guides in mosques, schools, hospitals and prisons, and even appear on television and radio talk shows. Class of 2006 tells of this remarkable event.
The San Diego Democratic Party is looking for another candidate to challenge incumbent Ron Roberts for the seat.
John Albert Gardner III will be arraigned this afternoon in San Diego Superior Court on suspicion of murder and rape of missing Poway teenager Chelsea King.
Last spring, Orchestra Nova San Diego announced the world's first classical music talent competition. The competition includes voting from the Internet community and by members of concert audiences. The orchestra has announced the three finalists from the internet voting and panel judging portion of the competition. Now it's up to live audiences to go and see them perform this weekend with Orchestra Nova to declare the winner. The three finalists join us in studio with Orchestra Nova artistic director and conductor, Jung-Ho Pak.
What's been learned from the recent earthquakes in Chile and Haiti? And, what do local residents need to do to prepare for the possibility of a large earthquake in our region? We speak to a local geology professor, and a representative from the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services.
The suspect in the death of Poway teenager Chelsea King is due in a San Diego courtroom this afternoon. John Gardner is in police custody on suspicion of murder and rape in the King case. Gardner is a registered sex offender. King's death has left some parents frustrated over whether Megan's Law is really working.
San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater Price has issued a statement concerning her failure to report free tickets she received from arts organizations.
A new report by the U.S. State Department says drug cultivation in Mexico hit an all time high last year while drug eradication dropped.
A new study shows logging beetle-killed trees in remote backcountry forest areas may not reduce fire risk or beetle outbreaks. Researches say the logging is a waste of money.