Stories for October 1, 2010
It’s been four years since San Diego voters rejected the nutty idea of moving their international airport to Miramar Air Station and sharing it with the Marines. But that vote of no confidence meant San Diego would still be stuck with a one-runway airport called Lindbergh Field which may someday run out of landing space.
Elia Kazan’s name was brought front and center to the world again during the buzz surrounding the March 1999 Academy Awards. He was to receive an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, an honor that divided Hollywood. "A Letter To Elia," written and directed by Scorsese and his longtime collaborator Kent Jones, is a deeply personal film, a frank portrait and self-portrait, and an equally frank acknowledgement of the closeness and the distance between artists and their art.
At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, appraiser John Sollo of David Rago Auctions discovers a mahogany chair by famous eccentric Arts and Crafts maker Charles Rohlf. One of only four known to exist in this style, the chair blurs the boundary between furniture and art. Sollo stuns the owner, who clearly needs a seat after she learns the chair is valued at $80,000-$120,000 at auction.
Kaiser Permanente will try to set a world record tomorrow by vaccinating some 10,000 San Diegans against the flu. The marathon event will take place at Qualcomm Stadium.
This film is a profile of America's first all-female mariachi band --Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. This 12-member group has taken on a male-dominated musical tradition and expanded the popularity of mariachi music. Combining performances with behind-the-scenes drama, "Compañeras" reveals the intense, passionate world of female mariachi. Terrence Howard hosts.
Kenneth Branagh returns for a second season as detective Kurt Wallander. Based on the novels by best-selling author Henning Mankell, Wallander battles crimes, and his own demons, in the bucolic yet brutal seaside town of Ystad, Sweden. In "Faceless Killers," Wallander investigates the brutal slaying of an elderly couple at an isolated farmhouse. The fallout from the case leads the detective to doubt everything, including his abilities as a police officer.
In this all-new program, Slott answers pressing viewer retirement questions: how not to run out of money in retirement, ROTH IRA conversion traps, 10 steps to pay less taxes, a rundown of key retirement terms, how to pick retirement professionals, and much more. Shot before a live audience, "Lower Your Taxes! Now And Forever" features Slott's humorous and informative style, filled with poignant anecdotes and a fresh new look. Throughout the special, Slott manages to make difficult subjects, including estate planning, family conversations about money, and retirement planning, understandable and fun.
Last week, a 15-year-old Encinitas girl told her parents and police that she'd been kidnapped and raped by three Latino men. Before she admitted that the entire story was fabricated, the police had conducted an intense manhunt in a community already on high alert after the murders of teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois. The story raises questions of how false accusations like this impact communities of color already vulnerable to institutionalized racism.
A group of local business leaders released a report this week calling for the city to commit to a number of fiscal reforms to go along with Proposition D. What kind of reforms are the business leaders calling for? And, how important will support from the business community be to the Prop. D campaign?
California gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman are in a virtual tie in the latest polls. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate? And, how might the debates impact the race for governor?
How many local families have been pushed into poverty as a result of the recession? We discuss the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics on poverty in San Diego, and the measures that can be taken locally to reduce the rate of poverty.
Did you know San Diego State University is home to the nation's first women's studies program? It's now celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Comic book fans, celebrities and superheroes will descend on San Diego for several more summer's to come. Comic-Con officials have decided to stay in town for at least five more years.
The deadline for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto hundreds of bills passed Thursday night. One of the bills he signed into law changes the penalty for marijuana possession.
Could a sales tax increase in the city of San Diego help restore budget cuts to public safety? Two councilmen had different answers to that question in a debate Thursday night over Proposition D.