Stories for May 21, 2010
In this episode, Edward's abdication was the worst possible news for his younger brother, Bertie, Duke of York. Happily married with two young daughters, he longed for a quiet country life. Now, duty compelled him to be King. On May 12, 1937, he was crowned George VI (taking his father's name for continuity). The remarkable strength of his vivacious wife, Elizabeth (The future Queen Mum), helped him find a new confidence and poise.
A Northern California sex offender with a history of parole violations cut off his ankle monitor and went on a two-day crime spree in which he tried to rob or kidnap several women and teenage girls at knifepoint in the San Diego area, authorities said.
"Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry visit Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and its huge collection of political posters and discuss the origins of Uncle Sam. Valuable find: A collection of three Great Basin baskets made in Nevada and given a conservative auction estimate of $60,000 to $75,000.
People working at a Carlsbad school want the air, water and soil tested on campus to check if pesticides once used in the area are making them sick. State officials are gathering information to determine if there's a cancer cluster in the city.
Police and community groups, focused on underage drinking, say the coming graduation season can be a time for parents to worry.
Most Indians and Pakistanis can’t agree where Kashmir is on a map. But ask them who started the conflict, and they will have an answer. Two filmmakers, one Hindu and the other Muslim, sneak their cameras into one of the most beautiful, yet dangerous, places on Earth. In a region where religious alliances have spawned more than half a century of war, can these two filmmakers learn what makes Kashmiris choose their homeland over their own lives, even as their friendship is put to the test?
Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (“Cranford”) stars as the beloved spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular “Miss Marple” series. In this episode, Hollywood glamour arrives in St. Mary Mead when a celebrated actress and her film director husband take up residence there. But when seemingly unconnected people are found poisoned soon after, Miss Marple must track down the killer and discover the reason behind the murders.
A San Diego trauma nurse sings original songs for his patients at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Many are in comas or sedated, but Rod Salasay believes they can all hear him.
A new report by the University of San Diego finds that the non-profits sector is a major economic engine in San Diego.
California's unemployment rate held steady last month at 12.6 percent, despite an increase in national unemployment. The state Employment Development Department released the new figures Friday.
Ask anyone and they immediately know -- they're either a dog person or a cat person. What is this all about? Follow an in-depth investigation into the great divide between dogs and cats and just what draws us to these two polarizing pets. Animal behaviorists, psychologists, trainers and devoted owners all weigh in. From a very special dog named Jerry, to a cat that saved a man’s life, this program presents a portrait of some of the most powerful and remarkable connections we experience as humans—the unbreakable bonds with our pets.
Voters in Chula Vista will be asked to vote on a number of political offices, and a controversial proposition when they go to the polls next month. We discuss the races for the city's mayor, city attorney, city council, and Proposition G.
A recent federal appeals court ruling could, at least temporarily, make it possible for political parties to donate an unlimited amount of money to City Council candidates running in the June 8 primary. We discuss how the decision might affect the upcoming election.
On June 8, voters in the City of San Diego will be asked if the strong mayor form of government should be made permanent, and if a ninth council district should be created in 2012. We discuss the arguments for and against Proposition D.