Stories for October 15, 2010
The voter registration deadline for the November 2 election is Monday, October 18. But some people have already voted.
Cuts that would shutter city pools, recreation centers and libraries were proposed today to help close San Diego's projected $72 million budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year.
The U.S. Forest Service upholds the Record of Decision allowing construction of the proposed Sunrise Powerlink transmission line through the Cleveland National Forest.
Tijuana diabetes patients are testing wireless technology to see if it can help them manage their disease. It's a collaboration between health centers and wireless technology companies in both San Diego and Tijuana.
San Diego County is first in the nation to test a new mobile emergency alert system. The service will send a free text message alerting cell phones of a nearby emergency.
Since Roman times, the Italian focus-hearth-has made monumental contributions to the world of live fire cooking. A new addition to the "Primal Grill" equipment collection, an authentic Italian-style wood-burning oven, inspired this show's menu: two versions of Italy's iconic food, pizza, cooked on the floor of the oven but easily adapted to a conventional grill; wood oven-roasted sweet and sour duck; and monster bone-in pork chops glazed with a reduction of red wine, honey, and balsamic vinegar.
As the search continues today for a man whose wife was found murdered in a San Diego City College bathroom this week, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis still has not explained why she didn't press assault charges against the man when his wife accused him of kidnap and assault last month.
The California Coastal Commission did not vote Friday on the issue of a restoration plan proposed by the developers of a desalination plant in Carlsbad.
The largest and most active street gang in Oceanside has been slapped with a gang injunction on Friday. The ban targets 50 of its members.
Today, "Everyday Food," is all about planning ahead. Sarah starts with a tender roast beef with peppers, onions and potatoes. Margot uses the extra roast beef for our beef mango wraps. Healthy and colorful, it’s a fantastic sandwich to have for lunch. For something more substantial for dinner, serve the wraps with a bowl of Black Bean Relish. With the extra mangoes, Emma prepares a quick dessert: Mango Brown Betty. Lucinda makes a Spice-Rubbed Turkey Breast with Sweet Potatoes that is a fast and hearty dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
Take a dazzling architectural journey inside those majestic marvels of Gothic architecture, the great cathedrals of Chartres, Beauvais and other European cities. Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, some cathedrals now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse. To save them, a team of engineers, architects, art historians, and computer scientists searches the naves, bays, and bell-towers for clues. NOVA investigates the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect their towering, glass-filled walls and reveals the hidden formulas drawn from the Bible that drove medieval builders ever upward.
This groundbreaking mini-series establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning 300 years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native-American perspective. Benjamin Bratt narrates. The first episode explores the polar strategies — peaceful diplomacy and warfare — the Wampanoag people employed in their struggle to maintain their identity.
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 this episode, "The Fifth Woman," two seemingly unconnected cases leads Wallander to believe he is on the trail of a serial killer bent on revenge.
In Tucson, Arizona, host Mark Walberg and appraiser Rosalie Sayyah are at the picturesque Arizona Inn for a conversation about traditional American Indian jewelry of the Southwest. "Roadshow" experts at the Tucson Convention Center continue their own tradition of discovering hidden treasure, including a vibrant 19th-century Navajo chief’s blanket; a silver brooch made in the 1940s by then-struggling sculptor Jose DeRivero, whose works now grace the most noted museums and galleries; and a 1776 French harp, bought for a modest sum at an estate sale and identified as the work of Jean-Henri Naderman — harpmaker to such aristocrats as Marie Antoinette — that commands an estimated value of $60,000.
Chula Vista, San Diego’s second largest city, is looking at more major cuts to public services in the next budget. Much depends on the result of labor negotiations and a utility tax increase on next month’s ballot.
"This Old House" opens a brand new season by helping the Sharma family renovate their 1940s house on Boston’s famous Charles River. In this episode, landscape contractor Roger Cook preps for the new foundation of the entry hall by removing the old overgrown and badly pruned yews. Out back, host Kevin O’Connor finds general contractor Tom Silva and lead paint specialist Ron Peik demolishing the sun porch within the limits of the new national EPA lead law that now affects all contractors working on houses from 1978 or earlier.
The U.S. Attorney General has finally broken his silence on Proposition 19, which would legalize all manner of marijuana use and marijuana cultivation in California. As I suspected, the feds said they will not look the other way and ignore federal law that bans marijuana use.
Echo, the remarkable matriarch of a family of elephants in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, was most studied elephant in the world, the subject of several books and documentaries, including two NATURE films. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herd.
Supporters of Prop. 19 say that Mexican drug cartels will take a major financial hit if marijuana is legalized in California. A recent study by the Rand Corporation calls into question some of the figures that are being cited by Prop. 19 proponents. So, what kind of impact could Prop. 19 have on the cartels, and drug trafficking in the state?
Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if the state's voters approve a ballot measure to legalize the drug.
The San Diego Unified School District is facing a $140 million deficit for the next academic year, and the district is asking voters to support a $50 million parcel tax to help offset the debt. In the midst of all this, a group of concerned citizens has proposed a ballot measure to overhaul the structure of the school board. We discuss the latest news on the district's budget problems, and the efforts to change the way the school board operates.
The Chargers are getting closer to their goal of building a new stadium downtown. A bill removing the cap on downtown redevelopment spending was added to the state budget by local Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. We discuss why this action removes the need for a public vote on a Chargers stadium. And, we talk about the additional hurdles the team faces in its efforts to get the downtown stadium proposal off the ground.