Stories for May 13, 2010
In San Jose, "Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford meet up at the historic Fallon House to examine works by prolific Western painter Astley David Middleton Cooper. Valuable find: A painting entitled "The Wet Nurse," by the German genre painter Carl Herpfer, valued at $80,000.
The military in San Diego is building closer ties with civilian firefighting agencies to be ready for the wildfire season. Today Marine helicopter pilots practiced water drops in an aerial firefighting exercise on Camp Pendleton, part of an annual training program that started after the 2007 wildfires.
Explore one family's unforgettable journey as they travel halfway across the world in search of a miracle to heal their autistic son. The film blends footage from the family's adventure through the Mongolian countryside with scenes from their life at home in Texas. Bolstered by testimony from autism experts, including Dr. Temple Grandin, this compelling film exquisitely captures an astonishing physical and spiritual journey.
The Metropolitan Transit System board today endorsed a route for the proposed Mid-Coast extension of the San Diego Trolley from Old Town to University City.
Four bilingual front office staff are being transferred out of the county's tuberculosis clinic. County officials say they'll be replaced and the public won't notice the difference, but the displaced workers disagree.
Newly retired, Foyle is drawn to the case of a well-connected local man who is condemned to death for aiding the Nazis during the war. Foyle suspects the doomed man is concealing evidence that will exonerate him. Meanwhile, Sam (Honeysuckle Weeks) and Adam (Max Brown) fight for the survival of their rooming house — and discover they make a great team.
This is a story of the interconnection of life, how every species is important, no matter how big or small. At the center is the humble horseshoe crab, a creature that has remained virtually unchanged for 300 million years. Its annual spring spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird called a red knot, which migrates 10,000 miles from South America to the Arctic each year.
The U.S. State Department's travel warning for Mexico has put the brakes on cross-border collaboration in the San Diego-Tijuana region. California State University's ban on student travel to Tijuana has put decades of research and relationships on hold.
The death penalty is the ultimate punishment a society can impose on its citizens. We'll explore the pros and cons for having the death penalty in a democracy.
Put down the candy and remote control, Mom and Dad. If you want to reduce the risk of raising an overweight child, it's time to clean the pantry of processed foods and start pedaling that bike.
A state auditor’s report shows San Diego County uncovers more public assistance fraud then other large California counties, but the county also investigates a disproportionately high number of welfare and food stamp applicants.
Before you yell at me for bad grammar or punctuation, let me just say that Kim Jee-Woon's new kimchee western has its title displayed exactly like this in the opening credits: "The Good The Bad The Weird" (opening May 14 at Landmark's Ken Cinema). The film riffs on Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" but apparently doesn't have time for commas or conjunctions. Listen to my review.
The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board voted Wednesday not to renew water discharge permits for the South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista.