Stories for March 9, 2010
San Diego City Council has approved a refinancing deal that saves the city money in the short run. But it will cost San Diegans more in the long run.
Filmed in October 2009 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, this concert is a celebration of Rounder Records’ 40 years in the music industry and features Grammy® winning Rounder artists Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck and Irma Thomas along with musical host Minnie Driver and special guests Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas and jazz/R&B pianist Henry Butler. The special also includes select performances from Steve Martin’s show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, from Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s 2008 CMT “Crossroads” special and from Madeleine Peyroux’s 2009 concert in Los Angeles.
Human rights attorneys say law enforcement authorities in Tijuana will provide protection for two women who've been threatened for pursuing human rights cases. The attorneys met with law enforcement in Tijuana Tuesday.
André Rieu brings an outstanding group of guest stars and musical themes together for this special, taped in July 2006 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The special features five-year-old violinist Akim Camara, the Harlem Gospel Choir, the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Rieu's vocal choir. Musical selections range from standards to classics to show tunes.
A California Highway Patrol officer described a harrowing, high-speed ride on Interstate 8 as he tried to help a Prius driver whose car wouldn't stop accelerating.
Neither a protest from the animal rights group PETA nor the recent death of trainer of killer whales has hurt business at SeaWorld. A spokesman for San Diego's biggest tourist attraction says attendance has been solid.
A Bakersfield lawmaker's DUI arrest is turning into a story about his sexuality. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
Service men and women return to San Diego, following tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, suffering from both physical and emotional injuries. The Naval Medical Center San Diego has developed an unusual program, a surf clinic, to help injured vets heal. Exercise physiologist Betty Michalewicz, who runs the program, says that surfing has helped program participants with pain management in ways that she can't quite explain.
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook the Julian area but apparently caused no damage or injuries, authorities said.
San Diego Gas & Electric wants to charge its customers more to pay for higher insurance premiums as a result of the 2007 wildfires. Advocates for customers say the utility hasn't turned over key information to prove its case.
The California Assembly swore in its first gay speaker last week. Jerry Brown has officially announced his intention to run for governor. And, the next budget debate in California could pit education advocates against supporters of social service programs. We speak to John Myers from "The California Report" about the top stories in Sacramento.
Mexican human rights attorneys plan to ask government officials in Tijuana Tuesday morning to protect two Tijuana women who've come under threat for pursuing human rights cases.