Stories for December 13, 2011
Despite the wet weather, San Diego's Meals-on-Wheels program managed to get office workers out to sample some food truck fare at lunchtime today.
In this special performance, live from Los Angeles, the internationally acclaimed troupe adds an array of exciting Indian dance styles, including Bollywood and bhangra, into their already varied mix of bellydance styles that range from Egyptian cabaret to American tribal styles; hence the show title "Bombay Bellywood." "Bombay Bellywood" represents the pinnacle of the art of bellydance today but will also inspire fans of Indian dance - indeed dance enthusiasts of all genres.
“Forever Young” is a celebration of objects for the young and the young at heart. As the show’s lovingly preserved appraisals prove, it’s not only toys and teddy bears that capture the spirit of youth. Highlights include original art for a Dr. Seuss lunchbox; a child’s shoe autographed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig; and a colorful embroidered silk picture, sewn by the owner’s great-great-great-aunt in 1819, at the age of 15, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.
The winter storm is causing the usual traffic problems, with 222 crashes reported between midnight and 10 p.m. Monday.
Albert Ecke immigrated from Germany to Southern California in 1902 and opened a roadside stall selling fruits and vegetables. By the 1920s his son Paul started selling some of the wild poinsettia plants that grew in the hills above their stall. From these small beginnings, it is now estimated that over 90% of all flowering poinsettias get their start at the Paul Ecke Ranch.
San Diego's Board of Education is considering dramatic budget plans to avoid the kind of state takeover that happened in Oakland in 2003.