Stories for February 2, 2011
Reservoirs in San Diego County and northern California contain much more water than they did at this time last year, but dry forecasts for the coming months might offset December's rains, San Diego's Public Utilities Department reported today.
"Reagan" is a two-part biography of the actor, governor, and president who saw America as "a shining city on a hill," a beacon of freedom to the world. When he left the White House in 1988, Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular presidents of the century — and one of the most controversial. A failed actor, Reagan became a passionate ideologue who preached a simple gospel of lower taxes, less government and anti-communism.
Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to better-than-the-box chewy brownies at home. Next, host Christopher Kimball visits NYC's famous Magnolia Bakery to find out what all the fuss is about! Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the ultimate chocolate cupcakes. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus divulges the best baking gadgets.
Host Rick Browne is as quick with his wit as he is with a fork. Author of the travelogue/cookbook "Barbecue America," Browne leads viewers to the smoky heart and soul of barbecue culture. Shot entirely on location, each episode features a different barbecue event, festival, cook-off or restaurant. In this episode, Rick Browne journeys to the Carolinas for a barbecue and blues contest.
Santa Ana winds gusting up to 60 mph caused problems throughout San Diego County on Wednesday.
Farmers Insurance agreed to pay $700 million for the naming-rights to a proposed NFL stadium in Downtown Los Angeles. The deal would be one of the most lucrative naming-rights agreement in history, and the stadium hasn't even been approved yet. What does this news mean to the Chargers future in San Diego?
Score one for Walmart. The San Diego City Council voted yesterday to overturn its controversial ordinance requiring proposed bog box "supercenters" to conduct economic impact reports before building in the city.
National City public-school teachers hope a strike planned for Friday will be averted through mediation.