Stories for October 11, 2010
Two bodies were found hanging from a bridge in Tijuana's outskirts early Monday morning. Tijuana authorities also report four young men dead in a separate case.
"Best Band in the Land," examines how popular songs provided emotional solace and patriotic inspiration during World War II. While preparing an original patriotic song, Michael Feinstein weaves in the history of 1940s big bands, USO shows, V-disks, war bond rallies, and the powerful role popular music played in boosting morale.
A new report shows that about 30 percent of the country’s freshmen at four-year colleges do not return for a second year. California spent about $500 million on these students between 2003 and 2008.
The recent suicide of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi and other similar incidents in California have sparked concern over the harrassment and bullying of gay, lesbian and transgender students. We talk with an advisor from Cal State San Marcos, a legal expert and a student activist from SDSU about resources available when students feel threatened or degraded.
Large and small races in the East County worthy of interest are the competitive 77th Assembly District, Mayoral races in El Cajon and La Mesa, and -- believe it or not -- seats on the Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board.
Increasingly, large sums of money are flowing into local election campaigns in San Diego. Fortunately, voters who want to “follow the money” can do it more easily than ever before.
School kids headed back to Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad on Monday. Three days ago an apparently crazed gunman opened fire on students during recess.