Stories for December 1, 2011
Although Santa Ana winds caused problems in southern California this week, they've so far spared San Diego of serious damage.
The Pew Hispanic Center released a report today estimating that nearly two-thirds of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. have lived here for longer than a decade.
A San Diego woman has admitted she sent money and recruits to the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab.
A new San Diego County initiative aims to encourage more people to get an HIV test.
Presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, the ceremony is a time-honored holiday tradition which includes the illumination of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse just south of the White House. The event features Carson Daly, with performances by Marsha Ambrosius, OneRepublic, Big Time Rush, Rodney Atkins, Ellie Goulding, Kermit the Frog and more.
This holiday-themed show, attended by nearly 7,000 people annually and featuring 1,000 performers, represents the diverse cultures and holiday traditions found in Los Angeles' myriad neighborhoods. This edition of the Emmy-nominated music and dance extravaganza yields distinctive interpretations of holiday classics and a glimpse into how world cultures mark the season.
The wealth gap between the rich and the poor in America continues to rise, and by many measures the gap is the widest it has ever been. At the same time, the wealth gap between younger and older citizens is at its highest ever. Pew Research Center has released a study showing the increasing gap between economic well-being of the young and the old in America.
Celebrity chef, author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich celebrates culture through food. Join her for an Italian Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes with actors Mo Rocca and Stanley Tucci; a Mexican-American Christmas Day with four generations of the Cortez family in San Antonio, Texas; a Chinese New Year feast and celebration with the Fong-Torres family; and a Jewish-American Passover seder with the Russ family of the famed specialty shop Russ and Daughters and food author Ruth Reichl.
This holiday season, two-time Grammy-nominated, platinum selling artist, Jim Brickman, is creating a musical celebration for audiences seeking an escape from the hectic demands of the holiday season. In a spectacular concert, Jim and his very special guests present an evening of dazzling solo piano and vibrant vocals, plus plenty of warmth and humor.