Stories for August 23, 2011
About a hundred farm workers and activists held a demonstration at the state capitol Tuesday to protest a strawberry pesticide they say is dangerous.
Crime victims' advocates are furious with California corrections officials for not sending more than two dozen paroled criminals back to prison.
Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis teamed with his cool, cerebral partner Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox). In this episode, a reunion at Oxford’s remaining all-female college ends with the murder of a prominent student, which may be connected to a similar, decade-old case. Lewis and Hathaway must delve into the mystery of the college and its secrets to find the culprit. Juliet Stevenson (“Place of Execution”) co-stars.
California lawmakers will consider whether local jurisdictions have the right to ban male circumcision or whether the practice should be covered by statewide rules.
A Libyan man who lives in San Diego says he's watching the news coming out of his homeland like a suspense film. He says there's no telling what will happen next, but he believes one thing is certain: This is the end of Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule.
Part travelogue, part food fantasy and part documentary of self-discovery, "Kimchi Chronicles" follows acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his Korean-born wife Marja as they explore and celebrate Korea's cuisine and culture in the company of chefs, home cooks and their good friend, actress Heather Graham. The premiere episode introduces the basics of Korean cooking, beginning with, of course, kimchi. Jean-Georges and Marja are joined in the kitchen by their real-life neighbors, actors Hugh and Deb Jackman. Together, they prepare two iconic Korean dishes — bibimbap, beef bulgogi and barbeque that can rival Texas. Then, preview the remaining 12 episodes.
In season four, test kitchen chefs Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Erin McMurrer deconstruct each recipe to reveal secrets for foolproof cooking at home. In this episode, Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable roast beef and whipped potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen’s tips and techniques for cooking with salt. And finally, Adam reveals his picks for multi-timers.
America's top gumshoes are back to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Did the first woman photographer assigned to the White House use this camera to shoot President Truman? Then, did families of the Confederate South use a child’s doll to smuggle medicine past the Northern blockade? And, what does this 15th century map, with a mix of French, English and Spanish labels, tell us about how Europe colonized Florida?
In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom. Viewers are introduced to the leaders of the Save The Bay campaign of the 1960s and the birth of the national mass environmental movement. As the Bay Area looks to the future, the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape.
The third hour of the series begins with The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, which accelerated the dispersion of people and industry to the East Bay region. Advances in engineering gave rise to the first of California’s massive water re-distribution projects, paralleling the era of great bridge building. World War II saw the Bay transformed into the greatest shipbuilding center the world had ever known.
A warming trend will begin in San Diego County today, sending temperatures in parts of the region soaring to 100 and above.
More than a dozen bronze plagues have gone missing, according to San Diego Police.