Stories for February 14, 2011
After more than 50 years of separation, detective novelist Raymond Chandler and his wife Cissy were reunited in a Valentine's Day reburial ceremony at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego.
James Moody wasn't dying to win a Grammy Award, but that's what happened. The late, great San Diego musician won the Grammy for best jazz album on Sunday, two months after he died at the age of 85.
New state and federal laws guarantee health insurance for children…even kids with pre-existing conditions. But a critical enrollment period is winding down.
On the anniversary of an Escondido teen's murder, a state lawmaker today unveiled three bills aimed at making the public aware when a convicted sex offender moves into a neighborhood and closing loopholes that might allow them to slip through the cracks.
Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, introduced legislation in the state Senate today to allow San Diego County to hold all- mail elections.
Less than half of teens and pre-teens in San Diego County are up-to-date on vaccinations for meningococcal meningitis, a disease that can be fatal, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported today.
"Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star" is an affectionate portrait of one of America’s most beloved entertainers, whose career spanned from Vaudeville and Broadway, to radio, film and television. The program is hosted by Les Brown, Jr., son of Hope’s bandleader of 49 years.
A newly made compound may boost the body’s immune response to vaccines.
California legislators have introduced a bill to ban the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins used in a traditional soup.
Police are interviewing more than 60 people to determine why a San Diego taxi driver plowed through a crowded sidewalk, injuring more than 30 people during the weekend.
Bahrain's security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday at thousands of anti-government protesters heeding calls to unite in a major rally and bring the Arab reform wave to the Gulf for the first time.
NOVA presents a gripping investigation of what went wrong when two Boeing 747 airliners collided in thick fog on the runway at a tiny airport in the Canary Islands, killing 583 passengers and crew.
On June 1, 2009, Flight AF447, an Air France Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all 228 lives. How could a state-of-the-art airliner with elaborate electronic safety and navigation features and a faultless safety record simply vanish without a trace? NOVA assembles a team of seasoned pilots, engineers and safety experts to examine the evidence that emerged in the weeks following this horrific disaster.
Columnist Robert Samuelson has emerged as the nation's most prominent critic of high-speed rail. And today he had another in a series of stories on the subject that appeared in the Washington Post.
In this episode of NOVA scienceNOW, journey back in time to the birth of our solar system to examine whether the key to our planet's existence might have been the explosive shockwave of an ancient supernova. And see how the head louse, a creepy critter that's been sucking our blood for millions of years, is offering clues about our evolution. Finally, meet neuroscientist André Fenton, who is looking into erasing painful memories with an injection.
"Justified," the dramatic series starring Timothy Olyphant, is back for its second season on FX. Culture Lust contributor Pat Finn is very glad to see it and was blown away (pun intended) by the first episode.
An inspiring new documentary looks at men and women who are living life to the fullest, well into their 90s. We'll talk with filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz and some nonagenarians, including a local artist and writer.
Today in San Diego, the last chapter in Raymond Chandler's real life love story with his wife Cissie will be played out. More than 50 years after their deaths, Cissie's ashes will be placed in Chandler's grave in a San Diego cemetery.
Women veterans are now coming home having experienced the trauma of war in a way that they never have before. We'll hear about a support retreat for women veterans held in Oceanside last weekend by the Coming Home Project.
President Obama is sending Congress a $3.73 trillion spending blueprint that pledges $1.1 trillion in deficit savings over the next decade through spending cuts and tax increases.
Cash-strapped cities around California have adopted a new emergency response tax as a way to raise revenues. But the tax is not only unpopular, it is not raising as much money as expected.
Some of the highest tides of the year are expected along San Diego's coast this week. San Diego environmental groups plan to photograph high water marks. It's part of a statewide effort related to sea level rise.
More knees are being replaced than ever before and younger people are the beneficiaries. That's one topic on tap at a huge gathering of orthopedic surgeons in San Diego this week.
There have been a lot of suggestion about how to deal with San Diego's budget problems. Now the City Council will consider them all at once.
There's a sport played by many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in a town near you, but you probably haven’t heard of it. Some people call it "Mexican Rodeo." But despite its popularity, it's increasingly hard for its colorful riders to find a place to practice their sport.