Stories for May 20, 2010
U.S Federal law enforcement authorities say diggers tapped into the storm drain system that runs beneath the International Wastewater Treatment Plant property, about a mile west of the San Ysidro border crossing. It's not clear if there is a U.S. exit.
Mexican authorities say they arrested a group of kidnappers who've nabbed more than 100 migrants trying to cross the border illegally into the United States. Mexican authorities say they're probing the group's ties to the murder of a Border Patrol agent last year.
President Barack Obama today nominated San Diego Magistrate Judge Anthony Battaglia to a U.S. District Court judgeship. Battaglia has served as a magistrate in the Southern District of California -- which includes San Diego -- since 1993.
Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect oven-roasted salmon. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of California olive oils. Finally, science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind nonstick seasoning, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Kimball the foolproof method to perfectly grilled salmon steaks.
State regulators have penalized four San Diego-area hospitals for incidents that put patients' lives at risk. Scripps Green Hospital was fined a total of $125,000 for two separate events.
California Secretary of Education Bonnie Reiss said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will oppose a lawsuit which claims the state's current school finance system is unconstitutional.
In this episode, "Chefs A' Field" investigates a looming crisis that could affect a third of the plants we see growing around us -- thus having a profound effect on agriculture as well as the economy. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a term first coined in 2006 for a phenomenon in which worker bees mysteriously vanish from a beehive.
A cross honoring America's war dead that was stolen from a federal park in the Mojave Desert has been mysteriously replaced or returned, officials said Thursday.
A remote lake in Southeast Asia conceals evidence of Earth's greatest volcanic cataclysm of the last 100,000 years. Miles beneath its placid surface lies a magma chamber that exploded so violently during the Ice Age that gases and ash may have encircled the globe and blotted out the sun for years on end. The Toba eruption may have helped kick the climate into an unprecedented freeze and perhaps even pushed ancestral human populations to the brink of extinction. In a classic science detective story, NOVA pieces together the clues about this great catastrophe and probes questions raised about human evolution and Earth's fragile ecosystems.
San Diego's history as a gem mining and gem producing center is one of the county's best-kept secrets. The new exhibit called ALL THAT GLITTERS at the San Diego Natural History museum uncovers those sparkling secrets. We'll speak with the exhibit's curator and the owner of a present-day gem mine in San Diego.