Stories for October 26, 2010
The debate over San Diego’s Proposition D is getting feisty in the run-up to Election Day. Two of the leading voices on the issue clashed in a forum Tuesday.
More than 10,000 people spent a night in an emergency shelter or transitional housing in San Diego County between October 2008 and September 2009. Homeless advocates estimate thousands more need beds.
The San Diego Unified School District might eliminate its own school police department. The district's police chief is fighting back.
Richard Bangs ventures into the heart of Hong Kong to discover what forces drive a city in which the spiritual concept of chi and the worldly concept of wealth coexist. Bangs begins by taking in one of the most dazzling festivals on earth, Chinese New Year. Then, he wanders beneath the skyscrapers of Central District, meanders down the alleys of Western District and ferries across the harbor to Kowloon. Later, he sails the "dragon-infested" waters to the Geopark, an ecological preserve, before making his way to Lantau Island, and finally north, to the villages of the New Territories.
Attorney General Jerry Brown today announced a $3.3 million settlement in a San Diego Superior Court case involving Bayer Healthcare over the claim its One-A-Day men's multivitamins can reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Join Rick as he weaves Andalucía's rich mix of culture, cuisine, history, and natural wonders into a 60-minute special. The hour includes the major cites of Sevilla, Córdoba, and Granada; flamenco, sherry, and horses; dramatic white-washed hilltowns; and fun in the Costa del Sol sun — plus a dash of Britain in Gibraltar.
Part detective story, part true-life drama, 'Secrets Of The Dead" explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. In this episode, archaeologists are scrambling preserve the fabled, largely forgotten city of Herculaneum. The prosperous town next door to Pompeii was buried after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
Morris Casuto retired this month after 37 years with the San Diego chapter of the Anti-Defamation League. As the long-time head of the ADL's San Diego office, Casuto has fought anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice, and now bullying. He has been the target of threats and grafitti, worn a bullet-proof vest and had police protection at his home.
In National City, the race for mayor features incumbent Ron Morrison vs. three other candidates, including councilmember Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, trading charges over a $4 million deficit and lack of access to the bayfront. The Imperial Beach City Council race features the son of a current Congressman and debates over revenue.
Researchers at UCSD say they've come up with a novel theory of depression. According to their theory, clinical depression is caused by the malfunctioning of the brain's repair system.
A San Diego tax advocate could unseat a 20-year veteran of the San Diego City school board next month. The biggest difference between the two candidates is their personalities.