Stories for April 5, 2011
Conservatives are picking a fight with organized labor in San Diego. Local Republicans are backing a ballot measure that would weaken unions and eliminate most pensions.
When students sit down to figure out the length of a hypotenuse, they probably aren’t thinking about catching criminals. One Chula Vista crime expert hopes to change that.
Amusement parks around the country saw dwindling attendance numbers in the past few years due to the recession. Park officials report attendance is rebounding -- a trend also being seen at San Diego attractions.
In the final episode, as 1936 comes to a close, 165 Eaton Place is in turmoil: the king is about to abdicate, Agnes (Keeley Hawes) is about to give birth, Persie (Claire Foy) toys with fascism and Sir Hallam (Ed Stoppard) makes a shocking discovery about his past.
In this episode, a German-Jewish refugee comes to 165 Eaton Place as a maid, prompting a range of reactions from upstairs and down. Her experiences culminate in a crisis tied to the fascist movement sweeping Britain. Jean Marsh, Dame Eileen Atkins, Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard star.
The saga continues at 165 Eaton Place with new characters upstairs and down in a three-part sequel to the much-loved MASTERPIECE series from the 1970s. Jean Marsh returns as Rose with a stellar cast including Dame Eileen Atkins (“Cranford”), Keeley Hawes ("MI-5"), Ed Stoppard (“Any Human Heart”), Claire Foy (“Little Dorrit”) and Ellie Kendrick (“The Diary of Anne Frank”). Set in 1936, the lives of masters and servants have never been so captivating. Laura Linney hosts.
Groundbreaking was held today for a project to extend the freeway portion of state Route 905 all the way to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.
A longtime favorite escape of Europe's elite, the Riviera coastline still sparkles with yachts. In fairytale Monaco we listen to the graceful reshuffling of personal fortunes at the casino. Then we follow in the footsteps of 19th century aristocrats along Nice's promenade des Anglais, and visit the picturesque, artist hangouts of Chagall, Matisse and Picasso.
A University of San Diego student was shot in her rib cage, apparently while driving on state Route 163 today, police said.
About 100 Tea Party and Minutemen members rallied at the State Capitol Monday for an immigration bill similar to Arizona’s controversial law. The measure faces a critical committee vote Tuesday.
"Pati's Mexican Table" brings authentic Mexican flavors, colors, textures and warmth into American kitchens. In each episode, chef, cooking teacher and food writer Pati Jinich embarks upon an exciting and entertaining culinary adventure, where each dish serves as a point of departure into Mexico's rich history and culture. This episode will explore how immigrants from Lebanon, Syria and Israel have left a tasty influence on Mexican cuisine over the years. Pati will look at how and why they came to such a far-flung - but fascinating - country and what kind of legacy they've contributed.
The world economy is being derailed by new networks of illicit traders, criminal groups that care less about specific products and more about profit margins. Based on the best-seller "Illicit" by Dr. Moisés Naím, this film tracks the manufacture and sale of goods ranging from fake purses and DVDs to counterfeit pharmaceuticals that can have a devastating impact on human beings.
The San Diego Padres today will open up their 2011 home schedule with the first of two games against the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
On this day of the Padres season home opener, our legal update salutes sports fans. They cheer, they moan, they celebrate victory and they take defeat on the chin, along with the occasional foul ball. They also, occasionally sue. Our legal analyst Dan Eaton is here to explain how the law gets involved when bad things happen to good fans.
Baseball returns to Petco Park, with the Padres hosting the San Francisco Giants. And to celebrate, we'll salute the foods that make an afternoon in the stands a thing of beauty. From nachos to sushi, there's a lot to eat at Petco, including the tried and true hot dog.
We'll speak to one of this year's Kyoto Laureates. Visual artist William Kentridge is being honored for his innovative and haunting "drawings in motion."
What budget options does Governor Jerry Brown have left now that he has walked away from negotiations with state Republicans? We speak to political consultant Leo McElroy about the latest news coming out of Sacramento, and discuss how teachers and other state workers will be impacted if the legislature passes an "all cuts" budget.
It could be a busy week in Washington, D.C. as lawmakers try to work out a spending plan to prevent a possible government shutdown. We speak to NPR White House Correspondent about the budget negotiations, the president's reelection announcement, and the nationwide unemployment rate.
All adults who live in two San Diego communities have been selected for HIV testing. Researchers will go door to door in the 92103 and 92104 zip codes to perform at-home HIV testing as part of a study and prevention project.
A former La Jolla Country Day School student’s court appearance in a lawsuit on Monday highlights a renewed national focus on bullying in schools.