Stories for October 4, 2010
The San Diego City Council is promising to make more budget reforms. But the city is not actually obligated to carry those reforms out.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has approved an eight-year extension on a measure that allows local governments to decide whether pharmacies can sell syringes over-the-counter.
A Coast Guard investigating officer has found no legal justification for a deadly collision last year between a Coast Guard boat and a smaller vessel before a holiday parade in San Diego bay.
Episode one, "Putting On The Tailfins," focuses on the 1950s and ‘60s, when the Great American Songbook was in competition with new forms like rock ‘n’ roll, and rhythm & blues. As Feinstein crisscrosses the country performing with big bands, symphony orchestras and jazz combos, viewers learn how iconic singers like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney kept the Songbook alive by reinventing pop standards of the 1930s and ‘40s.
FRONTLINE/World journeys to the remote rainforests of Brazil, where several American companies have been on the hunt for an increasingly valuable new commodity -- carbon. But investing in big tracts of forest in order to soak up the carbon they may have to account for in proposed energy legislation is not without its costs.
A comprehensive look at the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and the resultant political firestorm, but also an intensely intimate look into the conscience of a gifted and intelligent man who National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger told his staff was “the most dangerous man in America who must be stopped at all costs.” Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
While NASA astronauts were captivating the world with the Apollo lunar landings, the U.S. was engaged in a top-secret military manned space program. Investigative author Jim Bamford probes the untold story of the elite corps of clandestine astronauts who were never told of the true purpose of their training program. Bamford will travel to Russia to reveal the secrets of the Soviet response -- the prototypes of the "Almaz" military space stations that, if deployed, might have led to a Cold War showdown in outer space.
The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's order to furlough state workers, providing a a major victory for part of the governor's budgeting plans.
Latinos make up almost a third of San Diego County residents. Come November 2nd, their vote may be crucial -- especially for young, first-time voters.
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. It turned out, the minor had sex with a 20-year old man she met online. He is now in jail. But the story raises questions of how false accusations like this impact communities of color -- already vulnerable to institutionalized racism.
Nearly $69 million in welfare money meant to help California's neediest families have been spent or withdrawn at locations such as Hawaii, Las Vegas casinos and cruise ships from Miami.
Our North County pundits look at how the proposed Escondido Ballpark is changing the election dynamic there; who's in the running for mayor of Carlsbad; the continuing antics on the Vista City Council; and the lethargic race for the 50th Congressional District.
Tight budgets and a vegetable garden are the perfect motivations to learn about canning and preserving food. And even if all you want to do is learn the proper way to freeze extra food, you'll get tips during this Food Hour edition of These Days.
There will be more money talks at the San Diego City Council meeting today. The council will consider additional reforms meant to get San Diego back on the right financial path.
The San Diego Foundation has released its Parks for Everyone report. It found not everyone living in the region has the same access to parks and playing fields.